QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Percentage*,† of Adults Aged ≥20 Years Who Had Their Cholesterol Checked in the Past 5 Years,§ by Sex and Race/Ethnicity — National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, United States, 2011–2014
Weekly / March 18, 2016 / 65(10);270
* With 95% confidence intervals indicated with error bars.
† Age-adjusted using the direct method to the year 2000 projected Census population using three age groups: 20–39 years, 40–59 years, and ≥60 years.
§ Defined by an affirmative response to the question, “Have you ever had your blood cholesterol checked?” and a response indicating <5 years ago to the question, “About how long has it been since you last had your blood cholesterol level checked?”
Source: Carroll MD, Kit BK, Lacher DA, Yoon SS. Total and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol in adults: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2011–2012. NCHS Data Brief no. 132; 2013. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db132.htm.
CDC. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey Data. Hyattsville, MD: US Department of Health and Human Services, CDC, National Center for Health Statistics; 2011–2014. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhanes.htm.
Reported by: Margaret D. Carroll, MSPH, firstname.lastname@example.org, 301-458-4136; Cheryl D. Fryar, MSPH; Brian K. Kit, MD; Steven M. Frenk, PhD.
Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Percentage of Adults Aged ≥20 Years Who Had Their Cholesterol Checked in the Past 5 Years, by Sex and Race/Ethnicity — National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, United States, 2011–2014. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2016;65:270. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6510a6.
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