5 percent (71/459) received a cholesterol screening
as compared to 8.
96 for accuracy as a cholesterol screening
method in three different health care settings.
He calls the move to limit cholesterol screening
"bad public policy.
Chi-square analysis with Yates' continuity correction was used to compare the frequency of cholesterol screening
in patients by quartile of body mass index.
At the same time, cholesterol screening
of children in the school setting[18-19] and of adults in the worksite, when coupled with a multicomponent program and follow-up behavioral intervention, has been shown superior to simple testing alone, Fischer states that, "It is likely that the positive impact of screening in these sites (ie, the workplace, health centers, and schools) is greater than the impact of the more common screening in commercial sites (ie, malls, drugstores, grocery stores).
In general, prevalence of cholesterol screening
was higher among residents of eastern states than western states (Figure).
Snyder noted that both survivors and screening controls received more flu shots (with similar increases over time in both groups), and more cholesterol screening
(with a faster increase in rates among survivors over time) in 2002, compared with 1998.
Further underlining the limitations of cholesterol screening
in assessing heart disease risk, a new study by physicians at UC Davis is the first to conclusively link C-reactive protein (CRP) to formation of blood clots, a major cause of heart attacks, strokes and other vascular disease.
Staffed with US Wellness health care professionals, these centers will offer customers more than 50 health screenings and laboratory testing services including flu shots, cholesterol screening
, bone density screening and strep tests.
A March 1 news bulletin by the American Heart Association (AHA) criticized a recommendation by the American College of Physicians (ACP) to raise the age for cholesterol screening
from 20 to 35 years, thus drastically reducing the number of men and women screened for cholesterol levels.
The medical literature recently has recommended that women obtain mammograms less frequently, endorsed cautious use of MRIs, and expressed doubts as to the value of cholesterol screening
in men and women over age 75.
Despite the tremendous advances of widespread cholesterol screening
, we're left with the problem that most heart attacks occur in low-risk patients," he points out.