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Source: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)

Notes: Population with Diagnosed Health Conditions by Condition, Age, and Sex
Estimates of disease prevalence based on self-reported receipt of diagnosis from a doctor, nurse, or other health professional. Estimates of obesity based on BMI computed from self-reported weight and height. 
For diabetes, pre-diabetes, and hypertension, we have ignored self-report diagnoses that were only during pregnancy (but we still have included these respondents in the denominator).
For hypertension, we have ignored “borderline” or “pre-hypertensive” responses (but we still have included these respondents in the denominator).
Estimates of high cholesterol are limited to the subset of the population that reported ever having their cholesterol checked. Among those who were tested, we have only included in the numerator those who reported a diagnosis of high cholesterol.
For all conditions, we have completely ignored the responses “don’t know”, “not sure” and “refused”, in both numerator and denominator.
Estimates based on fewer than 50 interviews have been suppressed due to unreliability.

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