Table 3

Adjusted ORs of statin use from multivariable logistic regression model

ORP value95% CI
Age (years)
 50–64 (base)1.00
 65–741.38<0.0001.16 to 1.65
 75+1.330.0221.04 to 1.69
GP visits
 0 (base)1.00
 1–22.46<0.0001.80 to 3.35
 3–43.24<0.0002.34 to 4.47
 5–62.98<0.0002.08 to 4.26
 7+2.51<0.0001.73 to 3.63
Polypharmacy
 No1.00
 Yes1.74<0.0001.39 to 2.19
Lives
 Alone (base)1.00
 With spouse/partner1.350.0041.10 to 1.65
 With other0.950.6400.76 to 1.18
Indication
 MI (base)1.00
 IHD0.980.9480.59 to 1.64
 Stroke0.510.0090.31 to 0.84
 PAC0.25<0.0000.17 to 0.36
 Diabetes0.500.0020.33 to 0.77
 Hypertension0.21<0.0000.15 to 0.31
 High cholesterol0.44<0.0000.31 to 0.64
 None of above0.03<0.0000.02 to 0.04
Observations5528
Pseudo-R2 0.2474
  • The model is a stepwise (backward selection) multivariable binary logistic model, applying a 10% significance level for removal. This means that only variables found to be statistically significant at the 10% level are included in the final model.

  • IHD, ischaemic heart disease; MI, myocardial infarction; PAC, potential atherosclerotic conditions; TILDA, Analysis of The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing.

  • Source: TILDA wave 1 data.