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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Screening for High Cholesterol

Adults who have had their blood cholesterol checked within the preceding 5 years

Measure Source

Healthy People 2010, measure 12-15.


25 Percent of persons age 18 and over who have had blood cholesterol screening within the preceding 5 years, United States, 1998, by

  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • Income

Data Source

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


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


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


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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