ABC News National Cholesterol Test Poll, April 1989 (ICPSR 9246)

Published: Mar 15, 2007

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This survey concerned respondents' knowledge and opinions about cholesterol. Respondents were asked if they had ever heard about cholesterol, if they knew how cholesterol was formed, if they knew their own cholesterol levels, if certain foods were good choices for reducing cholesterol, and if experts recommended an immediate cholesterol test or suggested waiting until the next routine visit to the doctor. In addition, respondents were asked a series of true-false questions covering topics such as recommended cholesterol levels, how to test for cholesterol, how cholesterol is produced, the effect of diet, smoking habits, and exercise on cholesterol levels and how cholesterol can be controlled. Background information includes sex, education, age, and race.

ABC News. ABC News National Cholesterol Test Poll, April 1989. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2007-03-15.

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1989-04-06 -- 1989-04-11

1989-04-06 -- 1989-04-11

The data contain blank and alphabetic characters. A weight variable is included that must be used in any analysis.

Households were selected by random digit dialing. Within household, the respondent selected was the adult living in the household who last had a birthday and who was at home at the time of the interview.

Adults aged 18 and over living in households with telephones in the 48 contiguous United States.

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