England: high cholesterol among people older than 55 in 2016/17, by age and gender

This statistic displays the prevalence of high cholesterol among those aged older than 55 years of age in England in the period from May 2016 to July 2017, by age group and gender. High cholesterol is more prevalent in women across all age groups. In this period, approximately 62 percent of women aged 70 to74 were living with high cholesterol, compared to only 38 percent of men in the same age group.

Prevalence of high cholesterol among those aged over 55 years in England in 2016/17, by age group and gender

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Release date

October 2018


United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

May 2016 to June 2017

Number of respondents

2,658 respondents

Age group

55 years and older

Method of interview

Computer-assisted personal interviews (CAPI)

Supplementary notes

High cholesterol level is defined as having a level which is greater than or equal to 5.0 mmol/l.

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