Table 7.

Factors affecting discharge prescription of lipid-lowering agentsa

Predictive FactorsUnivariate OR (95% CI)Multivariate OR (95% CI)
CrC (per 10-ml/min decrease)0.91 (0.85 to 0.96)b0.91 (0.88 to 0.99)b
Age (per 10-yr increase)0.81 (0.71 to 0.92)b0.85 (0.70 to 1.04)
Female gender0.79 (0.57 to 1.10)0.94 (0.63 to 1.42)
Diabetes1.15 (0.79 to 1.67)0.83 (0.53 to 1.32)
Previously known dyslipidemia5.85 (4.26 to 8.05)b1.87 (1.26 to 2.78)b
Discharge diagnosis of MI0.83 (0.61 to 1.11)1.45 (0.98 to 2.14)
Previous coronary disease1.98 (1.47 to 2.67)b0.69 (0.45 to 1.06)
Use of lipid-lowering agent before admission5.85 (4.26 to 8.05)b19.98 (10.54 to 37.89)b
  • a The multivariate model includes all variables listed in the table.

  • b P ≤ 0.05.