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67.6
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Unit: percent
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Cholesterol Test History

Value: 67.5 percent
Measurement
Period:
2007
Location: County : Miami-Dade
Comparison: FL Counties
Categories: Health / Heart Disease & Stroke
Health / Exercise, Nutrition, & Weight
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What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the percentage of adults who have had their blood cholesterol checked in the past two years.
Why this is 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 more than a million people have heart attacks. In 2005, over 650,000 Americans died from heart disease. In addition, 25.1 million noninstitutionalized adults have been diagnosed with 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.
Technical Note:  The distribution is based on data from 67 Florida counties.
Source: Florida Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
URL of Source:   http://www.floridahealth.gov/reports-and-data/survey-data...
URL of Data:   http://www.floridacharts.com/charts/brfss.aspx
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: March 2013

Time Series Data

2002: 74.2 2007: 67.5

percent

Cholesterol Test History by Age

18-44: 56.8 45-64: 77.1 65+: 78.1 Overall: 67.5

percent

Cholesterol Test History by Gender

Female: 67.1 Male: 68.0 Overall: 67.5

percent

Cholesterol Test History by Race/Ethnicity

Black: 75.2 Hispanic: 61.4 White: 85.6 Overall: 67.5

percent

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Unit: percent
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Cholesterol Test History

Value: 67.5 percent
Measurement
Period:
2007
Location: County : Miami-Dade
Comparison: Prior Value
Categories: Health / Heart Disease & Stroke
Health / Exercise, Nutrition, & Weight
What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the percentage of adults who have had their blood cholesterol checked in the past two years.
Why this is 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 more than a million people have heart attacks. In 2005, over 650,000 Americans died from heart disease. In addition, 25.1 million noninstitutionalized adults have been diagnosed with 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.
Technical Note:  The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were not taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Source: Florida Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
URL of Source:   http://www.floridahealth.gov/reports-and-data/survey-data...
URL of Data:   http://www.floridacharts.com/charts/brfss.aspx
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: March 2013

Time Series Data

2002: 74.2 2007: 67.5

percent

Cholesterol Test History by Age

18-44: 56.8 45-64: 77.1 65+: 78.1 Overall: 67.5

percent

Cholesterol Test History by Gender

Female: 67.1 Male: 68.0 Overall: 67.5

percent

Cholesterol Test History by Race/Ethnicity

Black: 75.2 Hispanic: 61.4 White: 85.6 Overall: 67.5

percent

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