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Table 1 Proportion of patients with a cholesterol test and proportion with a cholesterol test and with lipid-lowering drugs, in the years 1994 and 2003

From: Trends in total cholesterol screening and in prescribing lipid-lowering drugs in general practice in the period 1994–2003

age group proportion of patients in YCG* with cholesterol test proportion of patients with medication in the group with cholesterol test (%)
  1994 2003 1994 2003
  n % n %   
25–44 2304 12.20 2924 15.80 8.72 5.54
45–64 3927 29.69 6493 37.91 32.82 26.17
65–74 2097 39.68 3705 55.91 33.14 40.89
75+ 925 27.78 2672 41.51 11.35 35.40
  1. *yearly contact group (patients seen in the practice during a year)