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Table 3 Correlation coefficients (r) and regression coefficients (β) for statin utilisation vs. acute myocardial infarction (AMI)-incidence

From: No connection between the level of exposition to statins in the population and the incidence/mortality of acute myocardial infarction: An ecological study based on Sweden's municipalities

   Statin utilisation vs. AMI-incidence
   Male Female
Age Year r β 1 r β 1
40-49 1998 0.051 0.005 0.061 0.009
  1999 0.303*** 0.046*** 0.165** 0.024*
  2000 0.131* 0.011 0.115 0.011
  2001 0.126* 0.017* 0.040 -0.005
  2002 0.037 0.001 -0.071 -0.008
50-59 1998 0.141* 0.007 0.086 0.004
  1999 0.287*** 0.028*** 0.017 -0.017*
  2000 0.141* 0.011 0.064 -0.002
  2001 -0.047 -0.016** 0.115 0.004
  2002 -0.000 -0.006 0.148* 0.003
60-69 1998 0.052 0.010 0.097 -0.0005
  1999 0.026 0.003 0.146* 0.002
  2000 -0.032 -0.001 0.146* 0.010
  2001 0.081 0.009 -0.017 -0.006
  2002 -0.042 -0.004 0.051 -0.004
70-79 1998 -0.168** -0.042* -0.137* -0.031
  1999 -0.172** -0.040* -0.154** -0.032*
  2000 -0.170** -0.026* -0.042 -0.006
  2001 -0.024 0.005 -0.036 -0.007
  2002 -0.082 -0.009 -0.062 -0.004
  1. 1 β for statin utilisation in repeated multivariate linear regression analyses with AMI-incidence as dependent variable and deprivation index, utilisation of antidiabetic drugs, statin utilisation and x- and y-coordinates as independent variables
  2. *P < 0.05, **P < 0.01, ***P < 0.001