QuickStats: Prevalence of High Total Cholesterol Among Adults Aged 20 Years or Older by Age Group and Sex

June 5, 2020

During 2015–2018, the prevalence of high total cholesterol among adults aged 20 years or older was 11.4%, with no significant difference between men (10.5%) and women (12.1%). Prevalence was highest among adults aged 40–59 years (15.7%), followed by those aged 60 years or older (11.4%), and lowest among those aged 20–39 years (7.5%).

Among men, the prevalence was highest among those aged 40–59 years (14.5%), followed by those aged 20–39 years (9.5%), and lowest among those aged 60 years or older (6.0%).

Among women, the pattern was different, with women aged 20–39 years (5.5%) having a lower prevalence than either women aged 40–59 years (16.9%) or women aged 60 years or older (15.9%).

Prevalence among women aged 20–39 years was lower than that among men in this age group, but prevalence was higher among women aged 60 years or older than it was among men of that age group. There was no significant difference between men and women for adults aged 40–59 years.

Sources: Carroll MD, Fryar CD. Total and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol in adults: United States, 2015–2018. NCHS Data Brief, no 363. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/databriefs/db363.htm. National Center for Health Statistics, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2015–2018. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhanes.htm.


Stats of the States: Arizona

June 3, 2020


Arizona’s fertility rate of 58.6 births per 1,000 women ages 15-44 is lower than the national fertility rate of 60.1. Arizona mostly ranks around the middle of the pack in key health measures, including: 18th highest in teen birth rates, 30th in preterm birth rates, tied for 31st in low birthweight rates and 38th in cesarean deliveries. The Grand Canyon State also ranks 18th in gun-related death rates, tied for 22nd in homicide rates, 20th in drug overdose death rates, and tied for 30th in infant mortality rates. Heart Disease is the leading cause of death in Arizona, followed by: (2) Cancer (3) Accidents (4) Chronic Lung Disease (5) Alzheimer Disease (6) Stroke (7) Diabetes (8) Suicide (9) Liver Disease and Cirrhosis, and (10) Influenza/Pneumonia. The marriage rate in Arizona of 5.5 marriages per 1,000 is significantly lower than the national rate, but the divorce rate in the state of 3.0 divorces per 1,000 is slightly higher than the national rate.

SOURCE: National Vital Statistics System, 2018

LINK:     https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/pressroom/states/arizona/az.htm

Leading Causes of Death in 2018 Among U.S. Men Ages 45-64

June 2, 2020


SOURCE:  National Vital Statistics System, CDC WONDER, 2018