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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): 13.4% (2009-2012)
  • Mean serum total cholesterol level for adults age 20 years and over: 196 mg/dL (2009-2012)

Source: Health, United States, 2014, table 61 [PDF - 9.8 MB]

Physician office visits

  • Percent of visits to office-based physicians with cholesterol measure ordered or provided: 7.8%
  • Percent of visits to office-based physicians with hyperlipidemia indicated on the medical record: 15.7%

Source: National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2010 Summary Tables, tables 16, 17 [PDF - 382 KB]

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