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MMWR: QuickStats: Prevalence* of Abnormal Cholesterol† Levels Among Young Persons Aged 6–19 Years, b

Thursday, June 23, 2016   (0 Comments)

During 2011–2014, 21.0% of young persons aged 6–19 years had at least one of the three indicators of abnormal cholesterol. A larger percentage of persons categorized as obese (43.3%) had abnormal cholesterol than persons categorized as normal weight or overweight (13.8% and 22.3%, respectively). This pattern was found for both males and females. There were no significant differences between males and females in the prevalences of abnormal cholesterol within each of the weight status groups (e.g., males with obesity compared with females with obesity).


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