Table 2

Absolute number and proportion of men and women dispensed two prescriptions in the dispensation period, by medication class, recorded/not recorded status and diagnosis

StatinsAntithromboticsAntihypertensivesBeta-blockers
Transient ischaemic attackWomenNot recorded827 (46%)1442 (80%)1271 (70%)
Recorded195 (56%)313 (90%)221 (64%)
MenNot recorded992 (57%)1451 (83%)1222 (70%)
Recorded210 (68%)283 (92%)211 (69%)
Ischaemic strokeWomenNot recorded838 (50%)1401 (83%)1276 (76%)
Recorded736 (62%)1074 (90%)893 (75%)
MenNot recorded1122 (61%)1591 (86%)1373 (74%)
Recorded1106 (70%)1441 (91%)1212 (77%)
Haemorrhagic strokeWomenNot recorded120 (62%)
Recorded72 (69%)
MenNot recorded147 (62%)
Recorded149 (84%)
Acute coronary syndromeWomenNot recorded799 (59%)1136 (85%)1210 (90%)1015 (76%)
Recorded767 (71%)1008 (94%)1022 (95%)896 (83%)
MenNot recorded2187 (77%)2561 (90%)2580 (90%)2208 (77%)
Recorded2143 (83%)2414 (94%)2423 (94%)2149 (83%)