Table 3

Medical management after index event at interview: EUROASPIRE III

MenWomenp Value*
Cardiac rehabilitation attendance34.931.00.002
Advice given to current smokers
Smoking among former smokers51.951.90.91
Action taken to control excess body weight
 Following dietary advice50.355.10.04
 Regular physical activity40.333.80.01
 Weight reduction drugs1.82.30.31
 Use of antihypertensive drugs66.880.1<0.0001
 Raised blood pressure in treated patients§61.366.10.004
 Raised blood pressure in treated patients54.461.0<0.0001
 Lipid lowering drug use80.477.90.83
 LDL ≥ 2.5 mmol/l in treated patients46.354.8<0.0001
 Use of pharmacological treatment17.322.8<0.0001
 Glucose ≥7 mmol/l in treated patients78.174.40.35
 HbA1c ≥7% in treated patients49.663.0<0.0001
  • Results are shown as percentages.

  • * Significance between sexes adjusted for age and centre.

  • attending at least half of the sessions.

  • BP≥140/90 or BP≥130/80 mm Hg for diabetic patients or treatment.

  • § In patients treated with antihypertensive drugs.

  • In patients treated with any drug which may lower blood pressure (but not specifically prescribed for this reason).