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Figure 1. Screening and Treating Adults for Lipid Disorders: Epidemiology

Figure shows mean total cholesterol (TC) values by age for white and black men and women. While values are similar for all groups from age ranges 25 to 54, TC values for both black and white women rise sharply over age 55. Data from the National Health and Nutrition Survey III, Phase 2, 1991-1994.

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