Persistence with statin therapy in diabetic and non-diabetic persons: a nation-wide register study in 1995-2005 in Finland

Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2009 Apr;84(1):e9-e11. doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2008.12.015. Epub 2009 Jan 22.

Abstract

Persistence with statin therapy was studied among 562 598 new statin users in 1995-2005 in Finland. Discontinuation was most likely during the first year. Persons with diabetes (15.0% of initiators) were significantly more likely to continue statin therapy compared with person not having diabetes.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Cardiovascular Diseases / prevention & control
  • Confidence Intervals
  • Diabetes Mellitus / drug therapy*
  • Female
  • Finland
  • Humans
  • Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors / therapeutic use*
  • Kaplan-Meier Estimate
  • Male
  • Medication Adherence
  • Middle Aged
  • Proportional Hazards Models

Substances

  • Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors