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QuickStats: Mean Serum Total Cholesterol Level Among Adults Aged >20 Years, by Sex --- National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), United States, 1999--2000 to 2005--2006

QuickStats: Mean Serum Total Cholesterol Level Among Adults Aged 
greater than equal to 20 Years, by Sex --- National Health and Nutrition Examination 
Survey (NHANES), United States, 1999--2000 to 2005--2006

* 1999--2000: N = 4,118; 2001--2002: N = 4,691; 2003--2004: N = 4,476; 2005--2006: 4,481.

From 1999--2000 to 2005--2006, the mean age-adjusted serum total cholesterol level for all U.S. adults aged >20 years declined significantly from 204 mg/dL to 199 mg/dL. The level among men decreased from 203 mg/dL to 195 mg/dL and among women decreased from 205 to 201 mg/dL. The Healthy People 2010 objective to reduce mean serum cholesterol levels among adults to <200 mg/dL (objective 12-14) was met in 2005--2006 for the overall adult population aged >20 years and for men but not for women.

SOURCES: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999--2006. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhanes.htm.

US Department of Health and Human Services. Healthy people 2010 (conference ed, in 2 vols). Washington, DC: US Department of Health and Human Services; 2000. Available athttp://www.health.gov/healthypeople



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