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High Cholesterol Survey Review for 8 Countries


General Info
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)
Germany (DEU)
Japan (JPN)
Jordan (JOR)
Mexico (MEX)
Thailand (THA)
England, Scotland
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/1998 - 12/2007
Data type

IHME research, published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization, analyzed the most surveys on high cholesterol to date to generate estimates of prevalence rates, treatment rates, and control rates with confidence intervals for eight countries. The study, "High total serum cholesterol, medication coverage and therapeutic control: an analysis of national health examination survey data from eight countries," covers England, Germany, Japan, Jordan, Mexico, Scotland, Thailand, and the United States. It reveals a wide gap in how patients with high cholesterol are treated in the countries studied.