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High Cholesterol Prevalence

This indicator shows the percentage of adults who have had their blood cholesterol checked and have been told that it was high.

High Cholesterol Prevalence

37.6
41.4
Comparison: FL Counties 

35.5

percent
Measurement Period: 2010

County: Miami-Dade

Categories: Health / Heart Disease & Stroke, Health / Exercise, Nutrition, & Weight
Technical Note: The distribution is based on data from 66 Florida counties.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
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Why is this important?

High blood cholesterol is one of the major risk factors for heart disease. Studies show that the higher your blood cholesterol level, the greater your risk for developing heart disease or having a heart attack. Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women in the United States. Every year about 785,000 Americans have a first heart attack. Another 470,000 who have already had one or more heart attacks have another attack. In 2006, over 630,000 Americans died from heart disease. High blood cholesterol does not cause symptoms, so it is important to find out what your cholesterol numbers are. Lowering cholesterol levels lessens the risk for developing heart disease and reduces the chance of having a heart attack. Lowering high cholesterol levels is important for people of all ages, both men and women.
The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to reduce the proportion of adults aged 20 years and older with high total blood cholesterol levels to 13.5%.

High Cholesterol Prevalence : Time Series

2002: 33.6 2007: 36.9 2010: 35.5

percent

High Cholesterol Prevalence by Age

18-44: 16.8 45-64: 37.3 65+: 62.2 Overall: 35.5

percent

High Cholesterol Prevalence by Gender

Female: 36.7 Male: 34.1 Overall: 35.5

percent

High Cholesterol Prevalence by Race/Ethnicity

Black: 41.6 Hispanic: 31.2 White: 39.3 Overall: 35.5

percent

High Cholesterol Prevalence

Comparison: Prior Value 

35.5

percent
Measurement Period: 2010

County: Miami-Dade

Categories: Health / Heart Disease & Stroke, Health / Exercise, Nutrition, & Weight
Technical Note: The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute

Why is this important?

High blood cholesterol is one of the major risk factors for heart disease. Studies show that the higher your blood cholesterol level, the greater your risk for developing heart disease or having a heart attack. Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women in the United States. Every year about 785,000 Americans have a first heart attack. Another 470,000 who have already had one or more heart attacks have another attack. In 2006, over 630,000 Americans died from heart disease. High blood cholesterol does not cause symptoms, so it is important to find out what your cholesterol numbers are. Lowering cholesterol levels lessens the risk for developing heart disease and reduces the chance of having a heart attack. Lowering high cholesterol levels is important for people of all ages, both men and women.
The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to reduce the proportion of adults aged 20 years and older with high total blood cholesterol levels to 13.5%.

High Cholesterol Prevalence : Time Series

2002: 33.6 2007: 36.9 2010: 35.5

percent

High Cholesterol Prevalence by Age

18-44: 16.8 45-64: 37.3 65+: 62.2 Overall: 35.5

percent

High Cholesterol Prevalence by Gender

Female: 36.7 Male: 34.1 Overall: 35.5

percent

High Cholesterol Prevalence by Race/Ethnicity

Black: 41.6 Hispanic: 31.2 White: 39.3 Overall: 35.5

percent

High Cholesterol Prevalence

Target Not Met
Comparison: Healthy People 2020 Target 

35.5

percent
Measurement Period: 2010

County: Miami-Dade

Healthy People 2020 Target: 13.5 percent
Categories: Health / Heart Disease & Stroke, Health / Exercise, Nutrition, & Weight
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute

Why is this important?

High blood cholesterol is one of the major risk factors for heart disease. Studies show that the higher your blood cholesterol level, the greater your risk for developing heart disease or having a heart attack. Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women in the United States. Every year about 785,000 Americans have a first heart attack. Another 470,000 who have already had one or more heart attacks have another attack. In 2006, over 630,000 Americans died from heart disease. High blood cholesterol does not cause symptoms, so it is important to find out what your cholesterol numbers are. Lowering cholesterol levels lessens the risk for developing heart disease and reduces the chance of having a heart attack. Lowering high cholesterol levels is important for people of all ages, both men and women.
The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to reduce the proportion of adults aged 20 years and older with high total blood cholesterol levels to 13.5%.

High Cholesterol Prevalence : Time Series

2002: 33.6 2007: 36.9 2010: 35.5

percent

High Cholesterol Prevalence by Age

18-44: 16.8 45-64: 37.3 65+: 62.2 Overall: 35.5

percent

High Cholesterol Prevalence by Gender

Female: 36.7 Male: 34.1 Overall: 35.5

percent

High Cholesterol Prevalence by Race/Ethnicity

Black: 41.6 Hispanic: 31.2 White: 39.3 Overall: 35.5

percent