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Table 2 Prescription of drug classes for patients aged ≥45 years with diagnoses of AF and diabetes mellitus ( n= 2,413) in primary care attending the 75 PHCCs between January 1st2001 and December 31st2007

From: Effects of prescribed antithrombotics and other cardiovascular pharmacotherapies on all-cause mortality in patients with diabetes and atrial fibrillation – a cohort study from Sweden using propensity score analyses

  Men n = 1,319 Women n = 1,094 Sex difference
  n(%) n(%) p
All antithrombotic agents (B01A) 1,223 (92.7) 978 (89.4) 0.005
 Anticoagulant agents (B01AA) 806 (61.1) 567 (51.8) <0.001
 Antiplatelet agents (B01AC) 822 (62.3) 688 (62.9) 0.77
  ASA (B01AC6, B01AC30) 800 (60.7) 672 (61.4) 0.70
Antithrombotic treatment group:    
 No antithrombotic agent 96 (7.3) 116 (10.6) 0.004
Antiplatelets only 417 (31.6) 410 (37.5) 0.003
 Anticoagulants only 401 (30.4) 290 (26.5) 0.035
 Both antiplatelets and anticoagulants 405 (30.7) 278 (25.4) 0.004
Digitalis (C01A) 521 (39.5) 596 (54.5) <0.001
Specific anti-arrhythmic agents (C01B) 40 (3.0) 17 (1.6) 0.017
Any diuretic treatment (C03) 972 (73.7) 916 (83.7) <0.001
 Loop diuretics (C03C) 794 (60.2) 772 (70.6) <0.001
 Thiazides (C03A, C03B, C03E, C09B C09DA) 357 (27.1) 334 (30.5) 0.061
 Any potassium-saving agent (C03D) 414 (31.4) 420 (38.4) <0.001
  Aldosterone antagonists (C03DA) 276 (20.9) 264 (24.1) 0.060
All beta blockers (C07) 1,008 (76.4) 845 (77.2) 0.64
 Beta1-selective agents (C07AB, C07F) 873 (66.2) 769 (70.3) 0.031
 Non-selective beta blockers (C07AA) 276 (20.9) 203 (18.6) 0.15
Calcium receptor-blocking agents (C08) 535 (40.6) 452 (41.3) 0.071
RAS-blocking agents (C09) 952 (72.2) 708 (64.7) <0.001
 ACE inhibitors (C09A, C09B) 776 (58.8) 519 (47.4) <0.001
 ARB (C09C, C09D) 352 (26.7) 324 (29.6) 0.11
All lipid-lowering drugs (C10A) 670 (50.8) 459 (42.0) <0.001
 Statins (C10AA) 650 (49.3) 452 (41.3) <0.001
Number of cardiovascular drugs    0.53
0 16 (1.2) 19 (1.7)  
1 36 (2.7) 18 (1.7)  
2 69 (5.2) 59 (5.4)  
3 121 (9.2) 82 (7.5)  
4 196 (14.9) 158 (14.4)  
5 264 (20.0) 215 (19.7)  
6 274 (20.8) 226 (20.7)  
7 189 (14.3) 182 (16.6)  
8 107 (8.1) 91 (8.3)  
9 36 (2.7) 36 (3.3)  
10 10 (0.8) 8 (0.7)  
11 1 (0.0) 0 (0.0)  
  1. Prescription is noted at any time during the time period.