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Table 3 Treatment effects (relative risks) with 95% confidence intervals (CI) of the alternative drugs.

From: Cost-effectiveness of medical interventions to prevent cardiovascular disease in a sub-Saharan African country – the case of Tanzania

Drug RR Stroke (95% CI) RR CHD (95% CI) Ref.:
Acetylsalicylic acid (Asa) 0.84 (0.75 – 0.93) 0.68 (0.60 – 0.77) [17]
Diuretic drug (Diu) 0.66 (0.55 – 0.78) 0.72 (0.61 – 0.85) [25]
β-blocker (Bet) 0.71 (0.59 – 0.86) 0.93 (0.80 – 1.09) [25]
Calcium antagonist vs diuretic drug or β-blocker (Cab) 0.87 (0.77 – 0.98) 1.12 (1.00 – 1.26) [25, 26]
Statin (Sta) 0.83 (0.75 – 0.91) 0.39 (0.29 – 0.49) [17]
Hypothetical polypill 0.20 (0.13 – 0.29) 0.12 (0.09 – 0.16) [17]