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QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged 20-64 Years with a Blood Cholesterol Check by a Health Professional† During the Past 12 Months, by Poverty Status - National Health Interview Survey, 2012 and 2017¶
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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 58.0% in 2012 to 65.5% in 2017. From 2012 to 2017, there was an increase inthe percentage of adults with a blood cholesterol check among poor (46.3% to 56.0%), near poor (47.9% to 59.0%), and not poor (63.2% to 68.5%) adults. In both years, not poor adults were more likely than poor and near poor adults to have had a blood cholesterol check. Source: National Health Interview Survey, 2012 and 2017 data. Reported by: Michael E. Martinez, MPH, MHSA,, 301-458-4758; Tainya C. Clarke PhD.
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