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Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal


Volume 7: No. 3, May 2010

Prevalence, Awareness, Treatment, and Control of High LDL Cholesterol in New York City, 2004

ATP III Risk Group % of NYC Adults
Normal LDL cholesterol 59.5
High LDL cholesterol/aware 4.3
High LDL cholesterol/unaware 1.0
Normal LDL cholesterol 7.2
High LDL cholesterol/aware 2.8
High LDL cholesterol/unaware 0.5
Moderately high
Normal LDL cholesterol 2.6
High LDL cholesterol/aware 2.5
High LDL cholesterol/unaware 1.5
Normal LDL cholesterol 2.8
High LDL cholesterol/aware 10.1
High LDL cholesterol/unaware 5.0

Figure. Age-standardized prevalence of high LDL cholesterol among NYC adults by ATP-III risk category (5,14), New York City Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2004. High LDL cholesterol defined as currently taking cholesterol-lowering medications or having LDL cholesterol levels at or greater than the ATP-III risk-specific thresholds recommended for initiation of drug therapy: ≥100 mg/dL for the high-risk group, ≥130 mg/dL for the moderately high-risk group, ≥160 mg/dL for the moderate-risk group, and ≥190 mg/dL for the low-risk group.

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