Table 2

Prevalence and treatment of atrial fibrillation in women in 211 general practices in England and Wales between 1994 and 1998

Age (years)All ages
0–3435–4445–5455–6465–7475–8485+
1994
Number with atrial fibrillation1431272335171351202011765567
Prevalence per 10000.61.83.610.428.463.993.710.9
Percentage prescribed oral anticoagulants0.711.016.732.126.814.74.516.7
Percentage prescribed aspirin0.70.85.215.722.930.025.923.6
1998
Number with atrial fibrillation1821923666791759283717337748
Prevalence per 10000.72.24.410.933.071.5109.112.7
Percentage prescribed oral anticoagulants2.24.214.833.739.227.411.025.2
Percentage prescribed aspirin2.72.66.321.433.841.647.135.7