About the National Data
Baseline: 190.9 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) was the mean total blood cholesterol level for adults aged 20 years and over in 2013-16
Target: 186.4 mg/dL
Total cholesterol is a combination of high-density lipoproteins (HDL), low-density lipoproteins (LDL), and very low-density lipoproteins (VLDL). Total blood cholesterol is measured enzymatically in a series of coupled reactions. A description of the laboratory procedures for the total cholesterol measurement in NHANES is published by NCHS.
1. Because Healthy People 2030 objectives have a desired direction (e.g., increase or decrease), the confidence level of a one-sided prediction interval can be used as an indication of how likely a target will be to achieve based on the historical data and fitted trend.