African American Adults Less Likely to Be Treated With Statins

African Americans are less likely than whites to be treated with a statin (570/807 vs 3654/4883).

Racial differences persist in statin use among adults, specifically African American adults, who are less likely to be treated with any statin or guideline-recommended statin intensity compared with white adults, which may contribute to higher LDL-C levels among African American patients, according to a study published in JAMA Cardiology.

Michael G. Nanna, MD, from Duke University Medical Center, in Durham, NC, and colleagues, used the Patient and Provider Assessment of Lipid Management (PALM) registry data to compare statin use and dosing between African American and white outpatient adults who were…

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