Table 2.

Demographic and health-related characteristics by statin use

CharacteristicsNo statin usea (N = 265) n (%)Ever statin usea (N = 146) n (%)P
Age, y
 30–5489 (33.6)38 (26.0)0.02d
 55–69100 (37.7)76 (52.1)
 ≥7076 (28.7)32 (21.9)
Sex
 Men205 (77.4)129 (88.4)<0.01d
 Women60 (22.6)17 (11.6)
Smoking status
 Never108 (40.8)40 (27.4)<0.01d
 Ever157 (59.3)106 (72.6)
Smoking (pack-years)b
 Mean ± SD16.4 ± 23.922.5 ± 24.50.02e
 Median (min–max)3.0 (0–135)17 (0–122.5)
Educationb
 No college education89 (33.7)46 (31.5)0.65d
 Any college education175 (66.3)100 (68.5)
Waist-to-hip ratioc
 First quartile63 (23.9)41 (28.3)0.27d
 Second quartile66 (25.0)35 (24.1)
 Third quartile72 (27.3)28 (19.3)
 Fourth quartile63 (23.9)41 (28.3)
NSAID use as of baselineb
 Never123 (46.6)39 (26.7)<0.01d
 Former54 (20.5)25 (17.1)
 Current87 (33.0)82 (56.2)
HGD at or before baseline
 No210 (79.3)118 (80.8)0.70d
 Yes55 (20.8)28 (19.2)
  • aEver use of statins defined by current use at baseline interview or over study follow-up.

  • bOne missing value for smoking history, education, and use of NSAIDs among never-users.

  • cOne missing value for waist-to-hip ratio among never-users, as well as 1 missing value among ever-users.

  • dχ2 test of overall distribution.

  • et test assuming unequal variance.