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High cholesterol, adult

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High cholesterol, adult by county, 2015, 2017, 2019

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. 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.

Definition

The percent of adults who have had ever had their blood cholesterol checked and have been told by a doctor, nurse or other health professional that their blood cholesterol is high.

Data Source

Citation: Hawaii State Department of Health, Hawaii Health Data Warehouse, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, ''[Chart Title, years]''. [URL.] Published [update date]. Accessed [query date].

How the Measure is Calculated

Numerator:Number of adults who have ever had their blood cholesterol checked and have been told by a doctor, nurse or other health professional that their blood cholesterol is high.
Denominator:Number of adults for whom blood cholesterol status can be determined (excludes unknowns and refusals).
Indicator Data Last Updated On 01/20/2019, Published on 11/23/2021
Hawai'i Health Data Warehouse, 1960 East-West Rd, Biomed D-104H, Honolulu, HI 96822. Email: profiles@hhdw.org