High cholesterol trends among adults in the U.S. 1999-2018

This statistic shows the trends in high total cholesterol among adults aged 20 years and above in the U.S. from 1999 to 2018. In 2017-2018, a total of 10.5 percent of adults had high cholesterol, a decrease from 18.3 percent in 1999-2000.

Trends in high total cholesterol among adults aged 20 years and above in the U.S. from 1999 to 2018

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Release date

2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

1999 to 2018

Age group

20 years and older

Supplementary notes

High total cholesterol is 240 mg/dL or more. Low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol is less than 40 mg/dL. All estimates are age adjusted by the direct method using the age groups 20-39, 40-59, and 60 and over.

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