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Table 1 Characterization of subjects taking statins or in comparator groups.

From: Simvastatin is associated with a reduced incidence of dementia and Parkinson's disease

Drug Name No. of cases Age Average Charlson Index Average no. of hospital stays Cases (%)
   Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD  
CV 394 739 74.6 5.7 2.0 2.0 0.5 1.5 30.6
Warfarin 53 369 75.9 5.7 2.6 2.3 0.8 1.9 4.1
Atorvastatin 53 869 73.5 5.3 2.3 2.2 0.6 1.6 4.2
Fluvastatin 5 136 74.2 5.6 2.0 2.1 0.4 1.2 0.4
Lovastatin 54 052 74.8 5.6 2.1 2.1 0.4 1.4 4.2
Pravastatin 1 778 73.5 5.3 2.4 2.4 0.5 1.4 0.1
Simvastatin 727 128 74.5 5.6 2.0 2.0 0.4 1.3 56.4
Total 1 290 071 74.6 5.6 2.1 2.0 0.4 1.4 100.0
  1. Column 1, medication group; column 2, the number of subjects ≥65 years who exhibited continuous use of statins for at least 7 months; columns 3 and 4, mean age and standard deviation (SD); columns 5 and 6, Charlson Index and SD; columns 7 and 8, hospitalization rate and SD; column 9, percentage of cases in each group.