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2003 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Percent of adults 18 and over receiving cholesterol measurement within 5 years.

Measure Source

Healthy People 2010, measure 12-15.

National Tables

1.32a Blood cholesterol screening within past 5 years, persons age 18 and over, United States, 1998.

National Data Source

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey.

National Denominator

U.S. adult population, age 18 and over.

National Numerator

U.S. adult population, age 18 and over, who have had their cholesterol checked within 5 years.

State Tables

1.32b Adults (age 18 and over) who have had their blood cholesterol checked in the past 5 years, by state, 2001.

State Data Source

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.

State Denominator

U.S. adult population, age 18 and over.

State Numerator

Adults who have had their cholesterol checked within 5 years.

Comments

Data are age adjusted to the 2000 standard population. Age-adjusted percents are weighted sums of age-specific percents. For a discussion on age adjustment, see Part A, Section 5 of Tracking Healthy People 2010.

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