Skip to main content

Table 2 Gender differences in the clinical management of angina pectoris in primary care, N = 1,162 (a male:female odds ratio greater than one favours the clinical management of male angina)

From: Gender differences in the clinical management of patients with angina pectoris: a cross-sectional survey in primary care

  Men   Women   Unadjusted Adjusted*  
  (n = 610) % (n = 552) % Odds Ratio Odds Ratio 95%CI
Risk Factor Recording        
Smoking habit 562 92 493 89 1.40 1.12 0.74 to 1.71
Cholesterol 545 89 453 82 1.83 1.46 1.02 to 2.07
BP previous 12 months 537 88 484 88 1.03 0.99 0.69 to 1.43
Body Mass Index 456 75 381 69 1.33 1.18 0.90 to 1.54
All 4 risk factors recorded 393 64 302 50 1.50 1.35 1.06 to 1.73
Secondary Prevention        
Aspirin 527 86 447 81 1.49 1.35 0.97 to 1.86
Statin 344 56 290 53 1.17 0.92 0.72 to 1.18
Beta Blocker 231 38 155 28 1.56 1.43 1.10 to 1.86
Aspirin+Statin+Beta Blocker 138 23 80 14 1.73 1.47 1.07 to 2.02
Beta Blocker (prior MI, n = 402) ** 106 40 34 25 2.02 1.83 1.12 to 3.00
Investigation        
Exercise Electrocardiograph 332 54 231 42 1.66 1.31 1.02 to 1.68
Coronary Angiography 228 37 123 22 2.08 1.61 1.23 to 2.12
Thallium Scan 15 2.5 10 1.8 1.37 1.12 0.48 to 2.63
Revascularisation        
PCI or CABG or Both 152 25 66 12 2.44 1.93 1.39 to 2.68
CABG 96 16 38 7 2.53 2.02 1.33 to 3.06
PCI 70 11 34 6 1.97 1.59 1.02 to 2.49
  1. Adjusted odds ratios based on 1,161 complete cases (one patient lacked date of diagnosis for angina); 95%CI, 95% confidence interval; BP, blood pressure; PCI, percutaneous coronary intervention; CABG, coronary artery bypass grafting.
  2. * Odds Ratios adjusted (AOR) for age, duration of angina and previous MI using multiple logistic regression.
  3. ** Previous Myocardial Infarction (MI), n = 402 (265 men; 137 women): odds ratio adjusted for age and duration of angina.