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Table 5 Prevalence, detection, awareness and treatment of hypercholesterolemia in 1993-2007

From: Diet and serum lipids: changes over socio-economic transition period in Lithuanian rural population

Outcome measures Men Women
  1993 1999 2007 1993 1999 2007
Prevalence of HC (TC ≥ 5.0 mmol/l) 79.1*# 62.6* 68.6 79.8*# 62.5 66.4
Proportion of persons with HC having cholesterol measured during the last 12 months 4.3*# 8.8* 20.5 7.7* 8.5* 30.3
Proportion of persons with HC who were aware of their condition 0.4*# 3.6* 10.5 0.9*# 6.4* 17.9
Proportion of persons with HC who were taking lipid lowering medication 0.4* 0.9* 3.8 0.5* 1.2* 5.4
  1. *p < 0.05, compared to 2007; #p < 0.05, compared to 1999
  2. Abbreviations: HC - hypercholesterolemia; TC - total cholesterol