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Table 6 Hazard Event Rates Ratios for prescribing cascades

From: An examination of three prescribing cascades in a cohort of older adults with dementia

Main Analysis (Full Cohorts) Cholinesterase Inhibitor User (n = 5772) No Cholinesterase Inhibitor
(n = 13,770)
Total Number (%) of events (newly dispensed bladder anticholinergic) 366 (6.3%) 868 (6.3%)
Duration of Follow-up, mean ± SD, days 525 ± 75.3 332 ± 27.7
Unadjusted HR (95% CI) 0.77 (0.68–0.87) 1.00 (Referent)
Adjusted HR (95% CI) (age, sex, rural/urban) 0.79 (0.68–0.92) 1.00 (Referent)
Main Analysis (Full Cohorts) CCB User (n = 4639) No CCB (n = 14,903)
Total Number (%) of events (newly dispensed diuretic) 1708 (36.8%) 4536 (30.4%)
Duration of Follow-up, mean ± SD, days 653.1 ± 24.6 651.3 ± 17.4
Unadjusted HR (95% CI) 1.00 (0.94–1.05) 1.00 (Referent)
Adjusted HR (95% CI) (age, sex, rural/urban) 1.04 (0.98–1.10) 1.00 (Referent)
  1. CI confidence interval, HR hazard ratio, SD standard deviation