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Undertreatment and overtreatment with statins: the Oslo Health Study 2000-2001.

Authors
  • Tonstad, S
  • Rosvold, E O
  • Furu, K
  • Skurtveit, S
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of internal medicine
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2004
Volume
255
Issue
4
Pages
494–502
Identifiers
PMID: 15049884
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

People with CVD or diabetes remain undertreated with statins, women more so than men. Use of other preventive drugs, the family history and recent contact with the general practitioner were the most important determinants of statin use in primary and secondary prevention. Amongst healthy subjects aged 60 or 75 years women received statins disproportionately to their low CHD risk compared with men.

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