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Table 2 Summary of current evidence on statins for primary prevention in older people as a comparison between results from meta-analyses of RCTs and our study or other observational studies

From: Association of statin use in older people primary prevention group with risk of cardiovascular events and mortality: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies

  1. Abbreviations: RCTs randomized controlled trials, Ref references, MI myocardial infarction, CV cardiovascular, T2DM type 2 diabetes mellitus, SAMS statin-associated muscle symptoms, NA not applicable, NR not reported
  2. *According to sensitivity analysis
  3. **Bayesian analysis
  4. ***Not reported in any of the included studies
  5. ****Regardless of cardiovascular disease history
  6. Data are reported as odds ratio (95% confidence interval)
  7. ††Not a meta-analysis
  8. †††Data of the general population (including older participants not exclusively of older people) with normal cognition
  9. Data are reported as standardized mean difference (95% confidence interval)
  10. ‡‡Data are reported as relative risk (95% confidence interval)