High Cholesterol Prevalence - Minnesota Department of Health

Cardiovascular Health Indicator
Measure: High Cholesterol Prevalence

Indicator Date of Most Recent Measure Current Measure Trend
Percentage of adults who have had their blood cholesterol checked and have been told it was high 2019 25.6% Improving


  • In 2019, 25.6% of Minnesota adults reported that they have been told they have high cholesterol, impacting approximately 1 million people.
  • Almost half of Minnesota adults aged 65 or older reported being told they have high cholesterol.
  • One in ten Minnesota adults reported that they have never had their cholesterol checked.
  • Only 58% of adults in Minnesota reporting that they have been told they have high cholesterol also report they are currently taking cholesterol medications.
  • Minnesota adults who have a disability were more likely to report having high cholesterol compared to adults who are not disabled.
  • Approximately one third of adults who experienced 14 or more poor mental health days in the last 30 days also reported having high cholesterol.
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Updated Wednesday, 13-Jan-2021 09:18:01 CST