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Table 2 Numbers of deaths prevented or postponed by risk factor reductions:Relative contributions from primary prevention and secondary prevention, by age and sex

From: Comparing primary prevention with secondary prevention to explain decreasing Coronary Heart Disease death rates in Ireland, 1985–2000

  AGE GROUPS TOTAL
MEN 45–64 years 65–84 years  
Risk Factor TOTAL 585 1,030 1,615**
   Secondary Prevention 190 325 515
   Primary Prevention 395 705 1,100
   Secondary prevention (%) 32% 32% 32%
   Primary prevention (%) 68% 68% 68%
  AGE GROUPS TOTAL
WOMEN 45–64 years 65–84 years  
Risk Factor TOTAL 145 725 870
   Secondary Prevention 55 245 300
   Primary Prevention 90 480 570
   Secondary prevention (%) 38% 34% 34%
   Primary prevention (%) 62% 66% 66%
  1. *All numbers rounded to the nearest 5
  2. **In 25–44 year-olds only 45 fewer CHD deaths occurred, and therefore not shown in this table.
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