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Awareness and use of blood cholesterol tests in 40-74-year-olds by educational level.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1594746     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Questions on awareness, use, and results of blood cholesterol tests were included in telephone surveys on cancer conducted in 1988 on random samples of persons 40-74 years of age in Long Island, NY (N = 440), and in Connecticut (N = 453). Educational level was significantly and positively associated with the proportions reporting ever having heard of blood cholesterol tests, ever having had a test done ("by a doctor"), and having a recent test, 1987-88, but not with the proportion reportedly having been told by a doctor that their cholesterol level was "high." In multivariate analyses, greater education (college graduate versus all others) and greater frequency of medical checkups (annual versus other) were significant independent predictors of ever having had a cholesterol test or having been tested in 1987 or 1988. Implications of findings were discussed with regard to monitoring changes over time in awareness and use of cholesterol tests according to educational level and to planning interventions aimed at less educated groups.
A P Polednak
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Public health reports (Washington, D.C. : 1974)     Volume:  107     ISSN:  0033-3549     ISO Abbreviation:  Public Health Rep     Publication Date:    1992 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-07-02     Completed Date:  1992-07-02     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9716844     Medline TA:  Public Health Rep     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  345-51     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06510.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Cholesterol / blood*
Educational Status*
Ethnic Groups
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
Middle Aged
Multivariate Analysis
Population Surveillance
Sex Factors
Grant Support
5-P01-CA42101/CA/NCI NIH HHS
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