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HDS-8 Data Details

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HDS-8 Reduce the mean total blood cholesterol levels among adults

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

Data Source: 
National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
No
Measure: 
mg/dL (age adjusted—see Comments)
Baseline (Year): 
197.7 (2005–08)
Target: 
177.9
Target-Setting Method: 
10 percent improvement
Numerator: 

Sum of all cholesterol values for adults aged 20 years and over

Denominator: 

Number of cholesterol measurements for adults aged 20 years and over

Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective: 
Retained from HP2010 objective
Data Collection Frequency: 
Periodic
Methodology Notes: 

    Total cholesterol is a combination of high-density lipoproteins (HDL), low-density lipoproteins (LDL), and very low-density lipoproteins (VLDL).

    Total blood cholesterol is measured enzymatically in a series of coupled reactions. A description of the laboratory procedures for the total cholesterol measurement in NHANES is published by NCHS.

    Age Adjustment Notes: 

    This Indicator uses Age-Adjustment Groups:

    • Total: 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+
    • Sex: 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+
    • Race/Ethnicity: 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+
    • Educational Attainment: 25-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+
    • Family Income (percent poverty threshold): 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+
    • Country of Birth: 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+
    • Disability Status: 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+
    • Health Insurance Status: 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-64
    • Marital Status: 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+
    • Veteran Status: 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+
    • Obesity Status: 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+

References

Additional resources about the objective

  1. Gunter, E.W.; Lewis, B.G.; and Koncikowski, S.M. Laboratory Procedures Used for the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III), 1988–94. HHS, Public Health Service, CDC, 1996.
  2. National Center for Health Statistics. Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1998–1994, NHANES III Laboratory Data Files (CD-ROM). Public Use Data File Documentation No. 76200. Hyattsville, MD: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1996.