Brazil: share of adults with high cholesterol 2016, by age

This statistic shows the results of a survey carried out in 2016 to find out about consumers' lifestyles in Brazil. In that year, 30 percent of respondents aged 45 to 54 claimed to have been diagnosed with dyslipidemia, a disease commonly known for the presence of a high level of cholesterol in the blood. On average, 22.6 percent of respondents said they suffered from this disease.

Share of adults diagnosed with dyslipidemia in Brazil as of 2016, by age group

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Source

Release date

June 2017

Region

Brazil, Central and South America

Survey time period

February to December 2016

Number of respondents

53,210 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

Dyslipidemia is a disease characterized by the presence of an excessive amount of cholesterol, triglycerides and other fats or lipids in the blood.
The phrasing chosen for this statistic may differ slightly from the original.
The survey was carried out in the capital city of each of the 26 Brazilian states, plus the Federal District of Brasília.
More information about this study's methodology can be found in page 22 to 25 of VIGITEL Brasil 2016.

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