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Volume 5, Number 2—April 1999


Lack of Association between First Myocardial Infarction and Past Use of Erythromycin, Tetracycline, or Doxycycline

Lisa A. JacksonComments to Author , Nicholas L. Smith, Susan R. Heckbert, J. Thomas Grayston, David S. Siscovick, and Bruce M. Psaty
Author affiliations: University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA

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Table 1

Characteristics of case-patients with myocardial infarction and controls

Variable Case-patients
n=1796 Controls
Mean age (yr) 67.0 66.7
Male 38% 41%
Mean duration of enrollment in GHa (yr) 16.8 17.4
Angina 26% 10%
Hypertension 75% 70%
Diabetes mellitus 27% 12%
Current smoker 28% 15%

aGroup Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, Seattle, WA.

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