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2004 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 Table

1.34a Percent of adults age 18 and over who have had their blood cholesterol checked within the preceding 5 years, 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 Table

1.34b Percent of adults age 18 and over who have had their blood cholesterol checked within the preceding 5 years, by State, 2001 and 2002.

State Data Source

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 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

Percents are age adjusted. 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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