Impact of age and sex on primary preventive treatment for cardiovascular disease in the West Midlands, UK: cross sectional study.
OBJECTIVES: To establish the impact of age and sex on primary preventive treatment for cardiovascular disease in a typical primary care population. DESIGN: Cross sectional study of anonymised patient records. PARTICIPANTS: All 41,250 records of patients aged ≥ 40 registered at 19 general practices in the West Midlands, United Kingdom, were extracted and analysed. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Patients' demographics, risk factors for cardiovascular disease (blood pressure, total cholesterol concentra...Expand abstract
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