Disparities in Cholesterol Screening: Falling Short of a National Health Objective

David W Brown, Wayne H Giles, Kurt J Greenlund & Janet B Croft
Background. The objective of this study was to determine whether the Year 2000 national health objective for cholesterol screening was attained and to identify disparities in cholesterol screening across racial or ethnic and socioeconomic groups. Methods. Using data from 149,692 persons interviewed by the 1999 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, we estimated the proportion of adults age >/= 20 years who were screedned for high blood cholesterol within the preceding 5 years. Results. Overall, an...
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