Date lodged: 19 December 2018
To ask the Scottish Government what information it has on how many people have a cholesterol level (a) between 5 and 6.5 and (b) above 6.5 mmol/l, broken down by (i) local authority and (ii) NHS board area.
Answered by: Joe FitzPatrick 9 January 2019
In 2008-2011, 46% of adults aged 16 or over had a cholesterol level of between 5 and 6.5 mmol/l and 12% had a cholesterol level of above 6.5 mmol/l. These estimate come from analysis of blood samples taken as part of the Scottish Health Survey until 2011. The survey does not provide estimates of cholesterol at health board or local authority level and has not included a blood sample since 2011.