Self-reported frequency of cholesterol testing and awareness of test results were collected from 5,246 adults 18 years and older in two semirural communities in South Carolina.
Serum cholesterol was also measured for about 60 percent of this group.
More than half of these persons had serum cholesterol values greater than 200 milligrams per deciliter (mg per dL) and 21 percent had values greater than 240 mg per dL.
One-third of the population had had their cholesterol level measured within the past year; 40 percent reported that their cholesterol level had never been measured.
Mots-clés Pascal : Cholestérolémie, Fréquence, Dépistage, Cholestérol, Examen laboratoire, Autoévaluation, Prévention, Homme, Caroline du Sud, Facteur risque, Autoperception, Epidémiologie, Prise conscience, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Cholesterolemia, Frequency, Medical screening, Cholesterol, Laboratory investigations, Self evaluation, Prevention, Human, South Carolina, Risk factor, Self perception, Epidemiology, Awareness, United States, North America, America
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Cote : 93-0650773
Code Inist : 002B30A03A. Création : 199406.