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QuickStats: Percentage* of Adults Aged 20–64 Years Whose Blood Cholesterol Was Checked by a Health Professional in the Past 12 Months,† by Race/Ethnicity§ — National Health Interview Survey,¶ United States, 2011 and 2016
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    MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep
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    The percentage of adults aged 20-64 years who had a blood cholesterol check by a health professional in the past 12 months increased from 56.0% in 2011 to 61.7% in 2016. From 2011 to 2016, there was an increase in the percentage of adults with a blood cholesterol check among Hispanic (49.0% to 56.7%), non-Hispanic white (56.8% to 62.5%), non-Hispanic black (60.8% to 65.6%), and non-Hispanic Asian (55.8% to 63.0%) persons. In both years, non-Hispanic black adults were more likely than non-Hispanic white adults to have had a blood cholesterol check, and Hispanic adults were the least likely to have had a blood cholesterol check.

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