Increase cholesterol treatment in adults — HDS‑07

Status: Baseline only

Baseline only

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

54.9 percent  *

Desired Direction:
Increase desired

44.9 percent of eligible adults aged 21 years and over received treatment of blood cholesterol in 2013-16  *

Age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population.

Increase the treatment of blood cholesterol among eligible adults

Target-Setting Method
Percentage point improvement


High blood cholesterol can cause coronary heart disease (CHD), which can lead to heart attack and death. Statins, medications that can lower cholesterol levels, are recommended for some people at high risk of heart disease. Making sure this group is taking statins can help reduce rates of CHD.