Click on a state to view it's level of cholesterol awareness and average cholesterol numbers. Cholesterol awareness is based on the number of respondents who indicated that they knew LDL cholesterol was referred to as “bad” cholesterol. Cholesterol levels are based on the average total cholesterol number provided by respondents on the Cholesterol Counts Poll Personal cholesterol knowledge is based on respondents who indicated on the Cholesterol Counts Poll whether or not they knew their cholesterol levels
Pennsylvania
  • Last Time Cholesterol Was Tested
  • People from PA Responded:
    • True
    • False
    • Not Sure
    LDL cholesterol is considered "bad" cholesterol.
    (Correct Answer: True)
    There is no such thing as "good" cholesterol.
    (Correct Answer: False)
    It's better to have high levels of LDL cholesterol than HDL cholesterol.
    (Correct Answer: False)
    Having high LDL cholesterol levels puts you at a greater health risk.
    (Correct Answer: True)
  • 100%
    50%
    0%
    • Exercise
    • Family History
    • Weight
    • Diet
    • Medication
    • Gender
    • Diabetes
    • Age
    • Blood Pressure
    • Other
    • None
    Factors people from PA responded that can influence cholesterol levels
    (Correct Answer: All of Them)
    • 197
      LDL-C
    • 63
      HDL-C
    • 214
      TOTAL
    Average Cholesterol
    Numbers in PA
    54%
    People in PA who have taken a prescription medication to lower
    Cholesterol
    77%
    Know their cholesterol
    number
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  • Cholesterol
    Awareness Level
  • Average Cholesterol
    Number
  • Average Cholesterol
    Knowledge
HIGH (100%)
LOW (0%)
200
Optimal cholesterol level according to the National Cholesterol Education Program
54%
of people in the US reported they have taken a prescription medication to lower cholesterol.
Last time cholesterol
was tested in the US

(years)
Average Number in the US for each of the following types of cholesterol
  • 197
    LDL-C
  • 63
    HDL-C
  • 214
    TOTAL