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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for North Carolina

Cholesterol Awareness

Cholesterol check within the last five years*

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  Total
Respond.#
Checked Not Checked Never Checked
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,049 4,796 75.1 73.2-76.8 192 3.7 3.0- 4.6 1,061 21.2 19.5-23.0
GENDER
Male 2,327 1,801 72.4 69.4-75.2 76 4.0 3.0- 5.4 450 23.6 20.9-26.5
Female 3,722 2,995 77.5 75.2-79.7 116 3.4 2.6- 4.6 611 19.0 17.1-21.2
RACE
White 4,590 3,709 77.5 75.5-79.4 162 4.3 3.5- 5.4 719 18.1 16.4-20.0
African American 1,109 853 71.8 67.3-75.9 19 2.1 1.1- 4.2 237 26.1 22.1-30.5
Other Minorities 254 164 54.0 43.7-64.1 10 2.0 0.7- 5.3 80 44.0 33.9-54.6
HISPANIC
Yes 168 111 56.3 43.3-68.5 10 5.4 2.4-11.7 47 38.3 26.2-52.0
No 5,868 4,673 75.7 73.8-77.5 182 3.7 2.9- 4.5 1,013 20.6 19.0-22.4
AGE
18-24 520 285 50.7 44.0-57.4 9 2.3 1.0- 5.3 226 47.0 40.3-53.8
25-34 1,131 726 57.6 53.0-62.1 41 4.1 2.4- 6.8 364 38.4 34.0-42.9
35-44 1,261 966 75.0 71.3-78.4 67 6.8 4.9- 9.4 228 18.2 15.3-21.5
45-54 1,112 953 82.6 78.4-86.0 33 4.0 2.5- 6.3 126 13.5 10.3-17.3
55-64 816 753 91.6 88.4-94.0 16 1.7 0.7- 3.6 47 6.7 4.6- 9.7
65+ 1,146 1,059 91.0 87.9-93.3 24 2.1 1.2- 3.7 63 6.9 4.8- 9.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 792 624 73.3 67.7-78.2 17 1.8 1.0- 3.2 151 24.9 20.0-30.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,816 1,379 71.3 67.9-74.5 57 3.7 2.5- 5.4 380 25.0 21.9-28.3
Some Post-H.S. 1,550 1,217 74.8 71.2-78.1 43 3.3 2.1- 5.0 290 21.9 18.8-25.4
College Graduate 1,859 1,549 80.5 77.2-83.4 75 5.3 3.7- 7.5 235 14.2 11.7-17.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 566 424 69.1 62.5-75.0 18 2.2 1.2- 4.1 124 28.7 22.9-35.3
$15,000- 24,999 989 740 70.8 65.9-75.3 24 1.8 1.1- 3.1 225 27.3 22.9-32.3
$25,000- 34,999 863 637 71.5 66.8-75.9 29 3.9 2.3- 6.6 197 24.5 20.5-29.1
$35,000- 49,999 953 764 75.0 70.5-79.0 33 4.9 3.1- 7.9 156 20.0 16.4-24.2
$50,000+ 1,570 1,343 82.6 79.1-85.6 56 4.6 3.1- 6.7 171 12.8 10.2-16.0
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 418 343 78.9 73.5-83.5 9 2.4 1.1- 5.1 66 18.7 14.4-24.0
Cumberland 419 323 68.4 58.0-77.2 6 1.3 0.6- 3.1 90 30.3 21.5-40.8
Durham 391 315 76.0 68.6-82.1 9 1.9 0.9- 3.9 67 22.1 16.1-29.6
Forsyth 443 376 84.6 80.3-88.2 9 1.7 0.9- 3.5 58 13.6 10.2-17.9
Gaston 461 383 80.6 75.9-84.6 11 2.3 1.2- 4.3 67 17.1 13.3-21.7
Guilford 402 327 81.2 76.6-85.1 11 3.2 1.6- 6.2 64 15.6 12.1-19.9
Mecklenburg 420 339 77.4 72.0-82.1 12 3.3 1.7- 6.1 69 19.3 14.9-24.6
New Hanover 398 321 75.8 67.3-82.6 15 3.2 1.8- 5.5 62 21.0 14.3-29.9
Onslow 422 310 65.9 57.4-73.4 17 6.1 2.1-16.6 95 28.0 21.3-35.8
Wake 417 336 76.3 70.6-81.2 14 3.7 2.1- 6.5 67 20.0 15.4-25.5
Western NC 608 480 77.3 73.2-81.0 27 4.3 2.8- 6.4 101 18.4 15.0-22.3
Piedmont NC 652 500 75.0 70.5-79.0 27 4.0 2.6- 6.1 125 21.0 17.2-25.4
Eastern NC 598 443 70.7 65.8-75.2 25 4.5 2.7- 7.4 130 24.8 20.7-29.5

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* Data in this table were derived from the cholesterol awareness questions 1 and 2.

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50. N = Cell Size, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics.

** Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, Wilson
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Franklin, Granville, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Warren, Yadkin
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, Yancey

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