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Table 3 The Hordaland Health Study (HUSK). Own and familiar cardiovascular morbidity in 3 341 elderly persons (70 – 74 years old), using and not using lipid lowering drugs.

From: Antihypertensive and lipid lowering treatment in 70–74 year old individuals – predictors for treatment and blood-pressure control: a population based survey. The Hordaland Health Study (HUSK)

  Males (n = 1473) Females (n = 1868)
  No drugs (n = 1278 86.8%) Drugs (n = 195 13.2%) No drugs (n = 1642 87.1%) Drugs (n = 244 13.1%)
Cardiac infarction 108 (8.4) 104 (53.3)** 52 (3.2) 61 (25.0)**
Angina pectoris 103 (8.1) 103 (52.8)** 104 (6.3) 69 (28.3)**
Apoplexia 72 (5.6) 15 (7.7) 46 (2.8) 14 (5.7)*
Diabetes mellitus 81 (6.3) 24 (12.3)** 92 (5.6) 25 (10.2)**
Family history of coronary disease 480 (37.6) 108 (55.4)** 749 (45.6) 163 (66.8)**
Family history of cardiac infarction < 60 y 179 (14.0) 46 (23.6) 264 (16.1) 72 (29.5)**
Family history of apoplexia < 70 y 149 (11.7) 27 (13.8)** 249 (15.2) 42 (17.2)
  1. Proportions, given in numbers and percentages, are compared using chi square tests.
  2. *Significant difference between samples with versus without drugs, p < 0.05
  3. **Significant difference between samples with versus without drugs, p < 0.01