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Table 3 Mean total cholesterol values (SD) and difference between the year 1994 and 2003 (95%CI) in patients with and without lipid-lowering drugs

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

Age 1994 2003 difference
  medication medication medication
  without with without with without with
25–44 205 (38.07) 264 (41.51) 196 (38.50) 223 (48.78) 9 (6.83–11.17)* 41 (31.68–50.32)*
45–64 229 (40.58) 260 (40.68) 216 (36.28) 212 (40.82) 13 (11.14–14.86)* 48 (45.05–50.95)*
65–74 233 (40.78) 255 (41.78) 216 (35.40) 204 (37.35) 17 (14.40–19.60)* 51 (47.51–54.49)*
75+ 232 (45.95) 242 (42.73) 209 (39.79) 200 (38.34) 23 (19.34–26.66)* 42 (47.51–54.49)*
  1. *p < 0.0001