Table 3

Effects of statins on the risk of TB

TBPatient subgroupsDRS, adjusted RR
(95% confidence interval)
Interaction p value
Chronic statin user vs non-userUrban area0.64 (0.51 to 0.81)0.230
Countryside area0.85 (0.57 to 1.29)
≥$40 000, New Taiwan dollars0.55 (0.34 to 0.90)0.721
$1–$19 999, New Taiwan dollars0.63 (0.49 to 0.82)
With heart failure0.67 (0.50 to 0.89)0.514
Without heart failure0.59 (0.49 to 0.71)
With cerebrovascular disease0.61 (0.48 to 0.77)0.852
Without cerebrovascular disease0.62 (0.50 to 0.77)
With myocardial infarction0.69 (0.45 to 1.06)0.576
Without myocardial infarction0.60 (0.51 to 0.72)
With diabetes (with chronic complication)0.70 (0.54 to 0.91)0.118
Without diabetes (with chronic complication)0.54 (0.44 to 0.66)
  • DRS, Disease Risk Score; RR, incidence rate ratio.