Table 2

Measurement of serum lipids among patients surviving at least one year after acute myocardial infarction

OutcomeVariableOdds ratio (95% CI)p Value
Estimates of odds ratios:
*For year of admission, the odds v the odds of the previous year.
†For age group, the odds for the >75 year age group v the odds for the 35–74 year age group.
‡For sex, the odds for a woman v the odds for a man.
CI, confidence interval; LDL, low density lipoprotein.
Proportion of 1 year survivors with lipid measurementsYear of admission*1.34 (1.26 to 1.42)<0.0001
Age group†0.16 (0.14 to 0.19)<0.0001
Sex‡0.62 (0.53 to 0.74)<0.0001
Proportion with total cholesterol <5 mmol/lYear of admission*1.63 (1.53 to 1.74)<0.0001
Age group†0.65 (0.52 to 0.83)<0.0004
Sex‡0.51 (0.42 to 0.62)<0.0001
Proportion with LDL cholesterol <3 mmol/lYear of admission*1.85 (1.72 to 1.98)<0.0001
Age group†0.55 (0.43 to 0.70)<0.0001
Sex‡0.78 (0.64 to 0.96)<0.0001