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Cholesterol Awareness Dataenvironmental public health tracking

Purpose

To provide ongoing surveillance on the burden and distribution of high cholesterol in Rhode Island.

Key Information

Adults who do not know their cholesterol status, have never been tested, or have not been tested in the past 5 years may be at risk for undiagnosed high cholesterol.

Rhode Island Numbers 2019

  • In RI, 30.4% of adults (243,700 people) have been diagnosed with high cholesterol.
  • Additionally, 15.4% of RI adults (131,600 people) do not know their cholesterol status, have never been tested, or have not been tested in the past 5 years and may be at risk for undiagnosed high cholesterol.

By Race/Ethnicity, % of RI adults with unknown or outdated cholesterol status

By Type of Health Insurance, % of RI Adults with unknown or outdated cholesterol status

By Federal Poverty Level (FPL)*

Income as percent of Federal Poverty Level (FPL)*

Percent of adults with unknown or outdated cholesterol status

>=400%

10.6%

200-399%

16.8%

Below 200%

16.3%

* In 2019, the FPL=$12,490 for one person and $25,750 for a family of 4.