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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics of sample (N = 6580), statin use, and statin eligibility among those not on statins (N = 6043).

From: Cholesterol treatment with statins: Who is left out and who makes it to goal?

  Total Sample Proportion of total sample (N = 6580) Proportion of total sample on Statins (N = 6580) Proportion eligible of those not on Statins, (N = 6043)
Total 6580 1.00 0.08 0.10
Age group     
   21-34 1,915 0.28 0.00 0.03
   35-44 1,236 0.22 0.03 0.06
   45-54 1,153 0.23 0.08 0.12
   55-64 1,030 0.14 0.15 0.18
   ≥ 65 1,246 0.13 0.24 0.30
Female 3425 0.51 0.07 0.05
Race/Ethnicity     
   White 3,267 0.72 0.08 0.11
   Black 1,301 0.1 0.06 0.09
   Hispanic 1,754 0.12 0.03 0.07
   Other 258 0.05 0.11 0.12
Federal Poverty Level     
   <100% 1,068 0.11 0.06 0.13
   100-149% 926 0.10 0.07 0.12
   150-199% 708 0.10 0.07 0.11
   200-299% 1,048 0.16 0.09 0.11
   300-499% 1,492 0.27 0.07 0.08
   ≥ 500% 1,338 0.27 0.08 0.10
Education     
   <12 years 1,893 0.18 0.07 0.15
   12 years 1,529 0.26 0.10 0.13
   >12 years 3,158 0.56 0.07 0.08
No Insurance 1352 0.18 0.02 0.07
Usual Source of Care 5,549 0.85 0.09 0.11
Physician Visits     
   0 1,093 0.16 0.01 0.08
   1 1,203 0.2 0.03 0.08
   2 1,735 0.28 0.09 0.11
   3 1,550 0.22 0.13 0.13
   4 473 0.06 0.11 0.15
   ≥ 5 526 0.08 0.12 0.09
English Spoken at Home 5,434 0.91 0.08 0.08
Survey Year     
   1999-2000 1,385 0.21 0.02 0.12
   2001-2002 1,720 0.26 0.03 0.11
   2003-2004 1,687 0.26 0.12 0.11
   2005-2006 1,788 0.28 0.12 0.09
  1. Notes: Proportions are population weighted. Source: NHANES 1999-2006