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Statin accessibility in the public health sector

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Indicates whether or not the country has statins generally available in primary health care facilities in the public health sector. "Generally available" is defined as "in 50% or more pharmacies."

Statin accessibility in the public health sector
Signifies if a country typically has statins accessible in primary health care facilities within the public health sector. "Generally available" means they can be found in "50% or more pharmacies."
Source
World Health Organisation (2022) – with minor processing by Our World in Data
Last updated
November 1, 2023
Next expected update
October 2025
Date range
2013–2021

Sources and processing

This data is based on the following sources

This dataset reflects the availability of statins in primary health care facilities within the public health sectors of various countries. A country is deemed to have statins "generally available" if they are present in 50% or more of its pharmacies. Data is sourced primarily from official country responses to the WHO NCD Country Capacity Survey, with key informant surveys as the preferred data collection method. Collection occurs every two years. For further information, contact Leanne Riley at rileyl@who.int.

Retrieved on
November 1, 2023
Citation
This is the citation of the original data obtained from the source, prior to any processing or adaptation by Our World in Data. To cite data downloaded from this page, please use the suggested citation given in Reuse This Work below.
General availability of statins in the public health sector, World Health Organization. Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO.

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Notes on our processing step for this indicator

Ambiguous or unclear values were standardized. The values "No data received", "No response", and "Don't know" were all consolidated to a single "No data" label.

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“Data Page: Statin accessibility in the public health sector”, part of the following publication: Saloni Dattani, Veronika Samborska, Hannah Ritchie and Max Roser (2023) - “Cardiovascular Diseases”. Data adapted from World Health Organisation. Retrieved from https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/accessibility-of-statins-in-the-public-health-sector [online resource]
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World Health Organisation (2022) – with minor processing by Our World in Data

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World Health Organisation (2022) – with minor processing by Our World in Data. “Statin accessibility in the public health sector” [dataset]. World Health Organisation, “General availability of statins in the public health sector 2022-04-25” [original data]. Retrieved June 19, 2024 from https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/accessibility-of-statins-in-the-public-health-sector