What is the US prevalence of low HDL cholesterol (hypoalphalipoproteinemia)?

Updated: May 21, 2021
  • Author: Vibhuti N Singh, MD, MPH, FACC, FSCAI; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Hypoalphalipoproteinemia is frequently found in patients with coronary heart disease (CHD). Research indicates that 58% of patients with CHD have high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol levels below the 10th percentile of normal values.

A National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) data brief found that the percentage of adults with low HDL cholesterol dropped from 21.3% between 2009 and 2010 to approximately 20% between 2011 and 2014. [24]

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