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2005 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

1.35a Percent of adults age 18 and over who have had their blood cholesterol checked within the preceding 5 years, United States, 1998 and 2003.

National Data Source

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

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

1.35b Percent of adults age 18 and over who have had their blood cholesterol checked within the preceding 5 years, by State, 2001 and 2003.

State Data Source

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS).

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

Percent of smokers receiving advice to quit smoking. Percent of people age 18 and over who have had their blood pressure measured within the preceding 2 years and can state whether their blood pressure is normal or high.

 

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