Cholesterol

Data are for the U.S.

Serum total cholesterol
  • Percent of adults aged 20 and over with high serum total cholesterol (greater than or equal to 240 mg/dL): 11.8% (2013-2016)
  • Mean serum total cholesterol level for adults aged 20 and over: 191 mg/dL (2013-2016)

Source: Health, United States, 2018, table 23 pdf icon[PDF – 9.8 MB]

Physician office visits
  • Percent of visits to office-based physicians with cholesterol measure ordered or provided: 9.1%
  • Percent of visits to office-based physicians with hyperlipidemia indicated on the medical record: 17.1%

Source: National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2016 National Summary Tables, tables 18, 20 pdf icon[PDF – 793 KB]

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Page last reviewed: May 3, 2017