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Table 2 Prescribing pattern of statins and other medications among patients with T2D in Ethiopia, 2018

From: Prescribing pattern of statins for primary prevention of cardiovascular diseases in patients with type 2 diabetes: insights from Ethiopia

Variables Subcategories Frequency Percent
Antidiabetic agents OGLD alone 173 53.9
Insulin alone 57 17.8
OGLD + insulin 91 28.3
Antihypertensive agents ACE inhibitors 157 47.4
Beta-blockers 128 39.6
Calcium channel blockers 39 12.1
Diuretics 69 21.5
Antiplatelets Aspirin 35 10.8
Clopidogrel 5 1.5
Lipid lowering agents Statins 180 55.7
Prescribed type of statins Simvastatin 67 37.2
Atorvastatin 59 32.8
Rosuvastatin 28 15.6
Lovastatin 26 14.4
Statins in various dose-intensity Low intensity 50 27.8
Moderate intensity 83 46.1
High intensity 47 26.1
Source of medication (n, %) For free 188 58.2
  1. ACE angiotensin converting enzyme, T2D type 2 diabetes