High Cholesterol Maps and Data Sources

Interactive Atlas of Heart Disease and Stroke Map

Maps and data sources on high cholesterol for health professionals.

Health professionals can find maps and data on high cholesterol both in the United States and around the world.

Interactive Atlas of Heart Disease and Stroke
Users can view county-level maps of heart disease and stroke and risk factors, including total cholesterol and statin use, by racial/ethnic group, along with maps of social environmental conditions and health services, for the entire United States or for a chosen state or territory.

Data Trends and Maps
This online tool allows users to search for and view health indicators related to heart disease and stroke. Users can search for a specific location, data source, or health indicator. This information can help users plan, carry out, and test prevention measures and policies.

Chronic Disease GIS Exchange
CDC’s Chronic Disease GIS Exchange has a community forum for policymakers, program managers, public health analysts, and mapmakers to share and explore maps that make an impact, to offer geographic information systems (GIS) training, and to provide access to a wide range of GIS resources.

Social Determinants of Health Maps
Social determinants of health are factors in the social environment that either improve or negatively affect the health of people and communities. The maps featured on this webpage provide information that public health and health care professionals can use with other data sources to match heart disease and stroke prevention programs and policies to the needs of local populations.

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
CDC’s state-based Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System includes estimates the following by state: the number of self-reported risk factors for high cholesterol; the use of cholesterol-lowering medicines; and patients’ awareness of having been told by a health care professional that they have high cholesterol.

This website provides a single point of access to a wide variety of CDC’s public health reports and data systems, categorized by topic.

Epi Info™
Epi Info™ is software that helps public health professionals develop a questionnaire or form, customize the data entry process, and enter and analyze data.

PLACES: Local Data for Better Health
PLACES, a collaboration between CDC, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the CDC Foundation, allows local health departments and jurisdictions, regardless of population size and urban/rural status, to better understand the burden and geographic distribution of health-related outcomes in their areas and assist them in planning public health interventions.