Table 2

Baseline treatment given a possible history of IHD

Coronary revascularisationDrug therapy
Cohort*IHDSizeMenWomenAspirinACE inhibitorsβ-blockersStatinsCa-channel blockers†
Age 60No11 9640 (0%)0 (0%)271 (2%)678 (6%)1156 (10%)208 (2%)615 (5%)
Angina59497 (19%)7 (8%)211 (36%)95 (16%)238 (40%)148 (25%)264 (44%)
Single AMI3465486 (18%)77 (11%)1467 (42%)768 (22%)1482 (43%)951 (27%)1080 (31%)
Multiple AMIs721194 (32%)20 (18%)386 (54%)256 (36%)314 (44%)247 (34%)290 (40%)
Age 65No30 2010 (0%)0 (0%)2548 (8%)3299 (11%)3727 (12%)2194 (7%)2709 (9%)
Angina2445512 (25%)30 (7%)1400 (57%)701 (29%)1036 (42%)1164 (48%)1024 (42%)
Single AMI87961532 (23%)334 (16%)5751 (65%)3452 (39%)4011 (46%)4722 (54%)2762 (31%)
Multiple AMIs2086594 (35%)67 (17%)1532 (73%)1072 (51%)946 (45%)1272 (61%)722 (35%)
Age 70No49 7680 (0%)0 (0%)8698 (17%)9756 (20%)7176 (14%)8863 (18%)6820 (14%)
Angina55281263 (28%)125 (12%)3851 (70%)2204 (40%)2376 (43%)3335 (60%)2235 (40%)
Single AMI14 8472811 (26%)730 (18%)11 269 (76%)7770 (52%)6989 (47%)9638 (65%)4461 (30%)
Multiple AMIs35851012 (36%)172 (22%)2918 (81%)2202 (61%)1721 (48%)2524 (70%)1219 (34%)
Age 75No49 8220 (0%)0 (0%)12 592 (25%)12 633 (25%)7945 (16%)11 318 (23%)8574 (17%)
Angina74721652 (29%)225 (13%)5642 (76%)3430 (46%)3188 (43%)4780 (64%)2952 (40%)
Single AMI15 3192705 (26%)835 (17%)12 487 (82%)9226 (60%)7036 (46%)10 395 (68%)4676 (31%)
Multiple AMIs3779954 (35%)230 (23%)3295 (87%)2574 (68%)1759 (47%)2767 (73%)1228 (32%)
  • *The age cohorts included cases with history of AMI who were matched to three controls on sex, year of birth category, and general practice. The prevalence of treatment by the initial ages was affected by calendar year (see online supplementary figure SA2).

  • †First-line drugs prescription until 2007 after which it became a second-line drugs prescription.2

  • AMI, acute myocardial infarction; IHD, ischaemic heart disease.