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Table 1 Estimates relating to the prevention of a first myocardial infarction (MI) or stroke (“disorder”) in people taking the polypill daily from specified ages

From: Quantifying the health benefits of chronic disease prevention: a fresh approach using cardiovascular disease as an example

Taking polypill from specified age to age 99 Proportion of people who will have first MI or stroke in the absence of treatment (%) Proportion of people who will have first MI or stroke whilst taking polypill (%) Relative risk reduction (%) Absolute annual risk reduction (%) Proportion who benefit (HBp) (%) Among those who benefit : average years of life gained without an MI or stroke (HBag)
50 33 15 56 0.37 33 8.0
60 33 15 55 0.45 33 6.7
70 31 15 53 0.55 31 5.1
80 29 14 51 0.74 29 3.4