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Statin use to prevent the development of cardiovascular diseases

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What you should know about this indicator

Eligibility for statin therapy for primary prevention was defined among individuals with a history of diagnosed diabetes or a 10-year cardiovascular disease risk of at least 20%.

Statin use to prevent the development of cardiovascular diseases
Proportion of eligible individuals self-reporting use of statins for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease
Source
Marcus et al. (2022) – with minor processing by Our World in Data
Last updated
October 5, 2023
Date range
2019–2019
Unit
%

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Retrieved on
October 5, 2023
Citation
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Marcus ME, Manne-Goehler J, Theilmann M, Farzadfar F, Moghaddam SS, Keykhaei M, Hajebi A, Tschida S, Lemp JM, Aryal KK, Dunn M, Houehanou C, Bahendeka S, Rohloff P, Atun R, Bärnighausen TW, Geldsetzer P, Ramirez-Zea M, Chopra V, Heisler M, Davies JI, Huffman MD, Vollmer S, Flood D. Use of statins for the prevention of cardiovascular disease in 41 low-income and middle-income countries: a cross-sectional study of nationally representative, individual-level data. Lancet Glob Health. 2022 Mar;10(3):e369-e379. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(21)00551-9. PMID: 35180420; PMCID: PMC8896912.

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“Data Page: Statin use to prevent the development of cardiovascular diseases”, part of the following publication: Saloni Dattani, Veronika Samborska, Hannah Ritchie and Max Roser (2023) - “Cardiovascular Diseases”. Data adapted from Marcus et al.. Retrieved from https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/use-of-statins-for-primary-prevention-of-cardiovascular-disease [online resource]
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Marcus et al. (2022) – with minor processing by Our World in Data

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Marcus et al. (2022) – with minor processing by Our World in Data. “Statin use to prevent the development of cardiovascular diseases” [dataset]. Marcus et al., “Use of statins for the prevention of cardiovascular disease in 41 low-income and middle-income countries.” [original data]. Retrieved June 15, 2024 from https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/use-of-statins-for-primary-prevention-of-cardiovascular-disease