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Table 3 Causes of statin termination as stated in the medical records of the 54 statin users in the study cohort. Values show number of patients and % within parenthesis

From: Differences in discontinuation of statin treatment in women and men with advanced cancer disease

Reasons for termination of statin treatment Total (n = 54)
n (%)
Men (n = 25)
n (%)
Women (n = 29)
n (%)
Risk for harm greater than benefit 11 (20) 8 (32) 3 (10)
Short lifetime expectancy 10 (19) 4 (16) 6 (21)
Cachexia 3 (6) 1 (4) 2 (7)
Fatigue 1 (2) 0 (0) 1 (3)
Dysphagia 1 (2) 0 (0) 1 (3)
Not specified 28 (52) 12 (48) 16 (55)