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Prevalence of Self-reported High Cholesterol in Adults with Diabetes, Aged 18 Years or Older, United States, 2013

Sex Age-adjusted Rate
(per 100)
Crude Rate
(per 100)
Overall 60.8 66.9
Males 61.7 66.7
Females 60.1 67.2
Age Group
(in years)
Self-reported High Cholesterol Estimated Cases
Attributable to Diabetes
(in thousands)Reports the estimated number of disease cases that are attributed to diabetes, which can be interpreted as the number of cases that would be reduced if diabetes were eliminated.
Estimated Cases
(in thousands)
Crude Rate
(per 100)
95% Confidence Interval
Lower Limit Upper Limit
18-44 1,781.9 53.6 50.5 56.6 1,221.4
45-64 8,084.9 70.4 69.1 71.7 2,760.2
65-74 4,087.7 70.2 68.7 71.7 983.9
75+ 2,627.9 62.2 60.3 64.2 477.7
Total 16,582.4 66.9 66.1 67.8 6,185.8

Data Source: 2013 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.

Note: Self-reported high cholesterol is defined by using the survey question, "Have you ever been told by a doctor, nurse or other health professional that your blood cholesterol is high?"

The numbers of diabetes-attributable cases by age groups do not add up to totals because in some states the numbers for some age groups are not reported due to data unreliability, and thus these numbers by age groups may be underestimated.