HDS-6 Increase the proportion of adults who have had their blood cholesterol checked within the preceding 5 years

National Data Source
National Health Interview Survey (NHIS); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics (CDC/NCHS)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
No
Measure
percent (age adjusted—see Comments)
Baseline (Year)
74.6 (2008)
Target
82.1
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator
Number of persons aged 18 years and over who have had their cholesterol checked within 5 years
Denominator
Number of persons aged 18 years and over
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2008 National Health Interview Survey Heart Disease Supplement:

[NUMERATOR:]

About how long has it been since you had your blood cholesterol checked by a doctor, nurse, or other health professional?

  1. Never
  2. 1-94
  3. 95 or more
  4. Refused
  5. Don’t know

Enter time period for time since last blood cholesterol check.

  1. None
  2. Day(s)
  3. Week(s)
  4. Month(s)
  5. Year(s)
  6. Refused
  7. Don’t know
Data Collection Frequency
Periodic
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Retained from HP2010 objective

Comments

Methodology Notes

An adult was considered to have had their cholesterol checked within the preceding 5 years if they responded that it had been 1-94 days, 1-94 weeks, 1-60 months, or 1-5 years since they had their blood cholesterol checked by a doctor, nurse, or other health professional based on the questions in the NUMERATOR section.

Age Adjustment

This Indicator uses Age-Adjustment Groups:

  • Total: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Sex: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Race/Ethnicity: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Educational Attainment: 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Family Income: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Family Type: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Country of Birth: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Disability Status: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Geographic Location: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+
  • Health Insurance Status: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64
  • Marital Status: 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-64, 65+