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Cholesterol

Data are for the U.S.

Serum total cholesterol

  • Percent of adults age 20 years and over with high serum total cholesterol (greater than or equal to 240 mg/dL): 12.1% (2011-2014)
  • Mean serum total cholesterol level for adults age 20 years and over: 192 mg/dL (2011-2014)

Source: Health, United States, 2015, table 55 [PDF - 9.8 MB]

Physician office visits

  • Percent of visits to office-based physicians with cholesterol measure ordered or provided: 6.6%
  • Percent of visits to office-based physicians with hyperlipidemia indicated on the medical record: 15.2%

Source: National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2012 Summary Tables, tables 20, 21 [PDF - 1.3 MB]

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