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U.S. adults aged 40-64 using prescribed cholesterol-lowering drugs by insurance 2012

This statistic displays the percentage of U.S. adults aged 40-64 years that used prescription cholesterol-lowering medication within the past 30 days in 2011-2012, by health insurance coverage. During this time, 23.9 percent of adults with health insurance reported using cholesterol-lowering medication. 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 40-64 years using prescription cholesterol-lowering medication in 2011-2012, by insurance coverage*

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Release date

December 2014


United States

Survey time period

2011 and 2012

Supplementary notes

* Percentage of adults aged 40–64 who used a prescription cholesterol-lowering medication in the past 30 days, by health insurance coverage.

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