Table 3

 Use of statins after diagnosis of IHD in cases (patients with IHD who died) and controls

Use of statins after diagnosis of IHDProportion of cases (n = 2266)Proportion of controls (n = 9064)
Any statin
    Not prescribed drug1821 (80.4%)6761 (74.6%)
    Last script >90 days before index date119 (5.3%)224 (2.5%)
    Last script ⩽90 days before index date326 (14.4%)2079 (22.9%)
Atorvastatin
    Not prescribed drug2102 (92.8%)8177 (90.2%)
    Last script >90 days before index date53 (2.3%)141 (1.6%)
    Last script ⩽90 days before index date111 (4.9%)746 (8.2%)
Cerivastatin
    Not prescribed drug2227 (98.3%)8897 (98.2%)
    Last script >90 days before index date29 (1.3%)104 (1.1%)
    Last script ⩽90 days before index date10 (0.4%)63 (0.7%)
Fluvastatin
    Not prescribed drug2246 (99.1%)8932 (98.5%)
    Last script >90 days before index date10 (0.4%)50 (0.6%)
    Last script ⩽90 days before index date10 (0.4%)82 (0.9%)
Pravastatin
    Not prescribed drug2238 (98.8%)8897 (98.2%)
    Last script >90 days before index date9 (0.4%)51 (0.6%)
    Last script ⩽90 days before index date19 (0.8%)116 (1.3%)
Simvastatin
    Not prescribed drug2001 (88.3%)7699 (84.9%)
    Last script >90 days before index date89 (3.9%)288 (3.2%)
    Last script ⩽90 days before index date176 (7.8%)1077 (11.9%)