Lipworth L, Fazio S, Kabagambe EK, Munro HM, Nwazue VC, Tarone RE, McLaughlin JK, Blot WJ, Sampson UK. A prospective study of statin use and mortality among 67,385 blacks and whites in the Southeastern United States. Clinical epidemiology. 6(6). 15-25. PMID: 24379700 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC3872085
The primary objective of this study is to examine the race-specific associations between statin use and overall mortality, as well as cardiovascular and cancer mortality, among blacks and whites in the Southeastern United States (US). Little is known about these associations in blacks.