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U.S. adults aged 40+ using prescription cholesterol-lowering medication 2003-2012

This statistic is based on a survey and displays the percentage of U.S. adults aged 40 years of age and over that used prescription cholesterol-lowering medication between 2003 and 2012. In 2007-2008, 18.9 percent of these adults reported using statin alone. Elevated cholesterol levels is a major risk factor in the development of cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease is one of the most common diseases in the country and the leading cause of mortality.

Percentage of U.S. adults aged 40 years and over using prescription cholesterol-lowering medication between 2003 and 2012

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Release date

December 2014

Region

United States

Survey time period

2003 to 2012

Number of respondents

Base: 5,000

Age group

40 years and older

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