Increase aspirin use for secondary prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease — HDS‑08

Status: Baseline only

Baseline only

Most Recent Data:
64.2 percent (2013-16) *

69.7 percent  *

Desired Direction:
Increase desired

64.2 percent of adults aged 40 years and over with a history of cardiovascular disease were using aspirin in 2013-16  *

Age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population.

Increase the proportion of adults with a history of cardiovascular disease who are using aspirin therapy to prevent recurrent cardiovascular events

Target-Setting Method
Minimal statistical significance


Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, and stroke is the fifth leading cause. People who have had ischemic heart disease or ischemic stroke can lower their risk of future recurring heart problems or stroke by taking aspirin every day.