Noncommunicable diseases and mental health

Indicator 17: Cholesterol

Global Monitoring Framework on NCDs

Indicator 17 - Age-standardized prevalence of raised total cholesterol among persons aged 18+ years (defined as total cholesterol ≥5.0 mmol/l or 190 mg/dl); and mean total cholesterol concentration

The global monitoring framework for NCDs will track the implementation of the NCD action plan through monitoring and reporting on the attainment of the global targets in 2015-2020. The 25 indicators and the 9 voluntary global targets of the framework provide overall direction and the action plan provides a road map for reaching the targets.

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