Objective.-To examine the secular trend in serum total cholesterol levels of the US adult population.
Design.-Nationally representative cross-sectional surveys with both an inperson interview and a medical examination that included the measurement of blood lipid levels.
Setting/Participants.-Between 6000 and 13 000 adults aged 20 through 74 years examined in each of four separate national surveys during 1960 through 1962, 1971 through 1974, 1976 through 1980, and 1988 through 1991.
Results.-Mean serum total cholesterol levels in US adults aged 20 through 74 years have consistently declined over the time period 1960 through 1991.
More than half of the decline occurred during the time period 1976 through 1991.
Mots-clés Pascal : Métabolisme pathologie, Epidémiologie, Evolution, Homme, Alimentation, Hypercholestérolémie, Cholestérol, Sérum, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Education nutritionnelle, Politique sanitaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Metabolic diseases, Epidemiology, Evolution, Human, Feeding, Hypercholesterolemia, Cholesterol, Serum, United States, North America, America, Nutrition education, Health policy
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Cote : 93-0523110
Code Inist : 002B22A. Création : 199406.