Cholesterol is created by the body in order to work properly and is found in many foods. Excess cholesterol can accumulate depending on one's diet and the rate at which it is broken down. The narrowing of the arteries can occur when extra cholesterol builds up, thus restricting the amount of blood passing through.
Department of Health Data
- See Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) dataset.
- Behavioral Health Risks of Pennsylvania Adults
- Reports containing data from annual surveys of modifiable risks that affect people's health.
- Healthy People
- A report that tracks the progress of public health objectives in meeting their goals by the end of the decade.
External Data Sources
Cholesterol Facts and Statistics (CDC)