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

Percentage of U.S. adults aged 40 years and over using prescription cholesterol-lowering medication in 2011-2012, by type*

by Statista Research Department, last edited Dec 1, 2014
U.S. adults aged 40+ using prescription cholesterol-lowering medication by type 2012 This statistic is based on a survey and displays the percentage of U.S. adults over 40 years of age that used prescription cholesterol-lowering medication within the past 30 days in 2011-2012, by generic drug name. During this time, 20.2 percent of these adults reported using cholesterol-lowering medication, used Atorvastatin. 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.
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Percentage of U.S. adults aged 40 years and over using prescription cholesterol-lowering medication in 2011-2012, by type*

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Generic drug namePercentage of adults
Simvastatin42%
Atorvastatin20.2%
Pravastatin11.2%
Rousuvastatin8.2%
Lovastatin7.4%
Generic drug namePercentage of adults
Simvastatin42%
Atorvastatin20.2%
Pravastatin11.2%
Rousuvastatin8.2%
Lovastatin7.4%
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by Statista Research Department, last edited Dec 1, 2014
This statistic is based on a survey and displays the percentage of U.S. adults over 40 years of age that used prescription cholesterol-lowering medication within the past 30 days in 2011-2012, by generic drug name. During this time, 20.2 percent of these adults reported using cholesterol-lowering medication, used Atorvastatin. 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.
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