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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for North Carolina

Cholesterol Awareness

Blood cholesterol is a fatty substance found in the blood. Have you ever had your blood cholesterol checked?

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,107 5,046 79.0 77.3-80.7 1,061 21.0 19.3-22.7
GENDER
Male 2,348 1,898 76.6 73.7-79.3 450 23.4 20.7-26.3
Female 3,759 3,148 81.3 79.1-83.2 611 18.7 16.8-20.9
RACE
White 4,633 3,914 82.1 80.3-83.8 719 17.9 16.2-19.7
African American 1,118 881 74.2 69.8-78.1 237 25.8 21.9-30.2
Other Minorities 258 178 56.8 46.2-66.8 80 43.2 33.2-53.8
HISPANIC
Yes 168 121 61.7 48.0-73.8 47 38.3 26.2-52.0
No 5,924 4,911 79.6 77.9-81.3 1,013 20.4 18.7-22.1
AGE
18-24 530 304 54.9 48.1-61.4 226 45.1 38.6-51.9
25-34 1,137 773 61.8 57.3-66.2 364 38.2 33.8-42.7
35-44 1,272 1,044 82.0 78.7-84.8 228 18.0 15.2-21.3
45-54 1,120 994 86.7 82.9-89.8 126 13.3 10.2-17.1
55-64 820 773 93.3 90.3-95.4 47 6.7 4.6- 9.7
65+ 1,165 1,102 93.2 90.4-95.3 63 6.8 4.7- 9.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 808 657 76.0 70.5-80.8 151 24.0 19.2-29.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,830 1,450 75.2 71.9-78.3 380 24.8 21.7-28.1
Some Post-H.S. 1,564 1,274 78.3 74.8-81.4 290 21.7 18.6-25.2
College Graduate 1,873 1,638 85.9 83.0-88.4 235 14.1 11.6-17.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 571 447 72.0 65.5-77.8 124 28.0 22.2-34.5
$15,000- 24,999 998 773 72.9 68.0-77.3 225 27.1 22.7-32.0
$25,000- 34,999 867 670 75.5 71.0-79.6 197 24.5 20.4-29.0
$35,000- 49,999 959 803 80.1 75.9-83.7 156 19.9 16.3-24.1
$50,000+ 1,578 1,407 87.2 84.1-89.8 171 12.8 10.2-15.9
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 419 353 81.3 76.0-85.6 66 18.7 14.4-24.0
Cumberland 423 333 70.2 59.7-78.9 90 29.8 21.1-40.3
Durham 394 327 78.1 70.6-84.0 67 21.9 16.0-29.4
Forsyth 449 391 86.5 82.3-89.9 58 13.5 10.1-17.7
Gaston 464 397 83.0 78.4-86.8 67 17.0 13.2-21.6
Guilford 406 342 84.5 80.3-88.0 64 15.5 12.0-19.7
Mecklenburg 424 355 80.8 75.6-85.2 69 19.2 14.8-24.4
New Hanover 402 340 79.2 70.4-85.9 62 20.8 14.1-29.6
Onslow 428 333 72.5 64.7-79.1 95 27.5 20.9-35.3
Wake 422 355 80.4 74.9-84.9 67 19.6 15.1-25.1
Western NC 610 509 81.7 77.8-85.0 101 18.3 15.0-22.2
Piedmont NC 658 533 79.3 75.0-83.1 125 20.7 16.9-25.0
Eastern NC 608 478 75.6 71.0-79.7 130 24.4 20.3-29.0

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#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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