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Table 1 Demographic characteristics and anticoagulant utilization

From: Underutilization of anticoagulants in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation in the era of non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants

  N (%) OAC users (%) p value
Overall 11,056   7238 (65.5)  
Age group      0.001
 65–69 2302 (20.8) 1440 (62.6)  
 70–74 2565 (23.2) 1667 (65.0)  
 ≥ 75 6189 (56.0) 4131 (66.7)  
Sex      0.005
 Male 5751 (52.0) 3695 (64.2)  
 Female 5305 (48.0) 3543 (66.8)  
Insurance type      0.425
 NHI 10,215 (92.4) 6698 (65.6)  
 MedAid/PVI 841 (7.6) 540 (64.2)  
CHF      < 0.001
 No 5759 (52.1) 3679 (63.9)  
 Yes 5297 (47.9) 3559 (67.2)  
Hypertension      < 0.001
 No 1368 (12.4) 777 (56.8)  
 Yes 9688 (87.6) 6461 (66.7)  
Diabetes mellitus      0.030
 No 6771 (61.2) 4380 (64.7)  
 Yes 4285 (38.8) 2858 (66.7)  
Prior stroke/TIA/TE      < 0.001
 No 8798 (79.6) 5621 (63.9)  
 Yes 2258 (20.4) 1617 (71.6)  
Vascular disease      < 0.001
 No 10,260 (92.8) 6818 (66.5)  
 Yes 796 (7.2) 420 (52.8)  
Anemia      < 0.001
 No 9930 (89.8) 6599 (66.5)  
 Yes 1126 (10.2) 639 (56.8)  
Severe renal disease      < 0.001
 No 10,911 (98.7) 7183 (65.8)  
 Yes 145 (1.3) 55 (37.9)  
Prior hemorrhage diagnosis      < 0.001
 No 10,496 (94.9) 6929 (66.0)  
 Yes 560 (5.1) 309 (55.2)  
Type of medical institution      < 0.001
 Tertiary 4424 (40.0) 3221 (72.8)  
 General 5291 (47.9) 3380 (63.9)  
 Primary & others 1341 (12.1) 637 (47.5)  
Region      < 0.001
 Capital 3112 (28.1) 2126 (68.3)  
 Metropolitan 2944 (26.6) 1950 (66.2)  
 Others 5000 (45.2) 3162 (63.2)  
Aspirin use      < 0.001
 No 9326 (84.4) 6860 (73.6)  
 Yes 1730 (15.6) 378 (21.9)  
AF type      < 0.001
 Paroxysmal 4847 (43.8) 2951 (60.9)  
 Persistent 1475 (13.3) 1084 (73.5)  
 Permanent 1160 (10.5) 816 (70.3)  
 Atrial flutter 46 (0.4) 24 (52.2)  
 Others 3528 (31.9) 2363 (67.0)  
  1. AF atrial fibrillation, CHF congestive heart failure, MedAid medical aid, NHI National Health Insurance, PVI Patriots & Veterans Insurance, TE thromboembolism, TIA transient ischemic attack