Relevant Population CharacteristicsNationally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have documented that screening for high blood cholesterol is lowest among those 18-44 years, Hispanics, and those with lower levels of education. They recommend that public health practitioners, health care providers, and educators emphasize cholesterol screening among these populations and among men. (Source: MMWR, Prevalence of cholesterol screening and high cholesterol among adults--United States, 2005, 2007, and 2009. September 7, 2102/61(35); 697-702).
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