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, 2017, table 55 Cdc-pdf[PDF – 9.8 MB]

Physician office visits
  • Percent of visits to office-based physicians with cholesterol measure ordered or provided: 10.3%
  • Percent of visits to office-based physicians with hyperlipidemia indicated on the medical record: 20.2%

Source: National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2015 State and National Summary Tables, tables 19, 21 Cdc-pdf[PDF – 692 KB]

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Page last reviewed: May 3, 2017