TABLE II

Estimated years of life gained, costs, cost effectiveness, and incremental cost of six strategies for coronary heart disease risk reduction in 7840 men and women aged 35-64

No of year of life gained (not discounted)Discounted total% Of cost on cholesterol lowering drugsCost effectiveness ratio (pounds sterling1000 life year gained)Change in cost effectiveness from previous strategy (pounds sterling1000 life year gained)+Cost effectiveness rates (pounds sterling1000/discountedlife years gained)
Strategy*MenWomenMenWomenMenWomenMenWomenMenWomenMenWomen
1132789720672870.732.651.244.73
218210317329571820.952.851.533.471.645.15
321112125042170811.193.472.656.972.046.27
421612426344469801.223.592.499.572.096.48
521812526346569811.213.700.1812.472.086.70
622713328750369791.273.782.725.042.186.85
  • *See table I for definition.

  • +Calculated before rounding of numbers.