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Cholesterol Test History

This indicator shows the percentage of adults who have had their blood cholesterol checked in the past two years.

Cholesterol Test History

71.6
67.6
Comparison: FL Counties 

67.5

percent
Measurement Period: 2007

County: Miami-Dade

Categories: Health / Heart Disease & Stroke, Health / Exercise, Nutrition, & Weight
Technical Note: The distribution is based on data from 67 Florida counties.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: March 2013
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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 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.

Cholesterol Test History : Time Series

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

Cholesterol Test History

Comparison: Prior Value 

67.5

percent
Measurement Period: 2007

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 not taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: March 2013

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 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.

Cholesterol Test History : Time Series

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