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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for North Carolina

Cholesterol Awareness

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  Total
Respond.#
1-12 months 1-2 years 2-5 years 5 or more years Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,049 3,883 61.1 59.1-63.0 610 9.7 8.6-10.8 303 4.3 3.7- 5.0 192 3.7 3.0- 4.6 1,061 21.2 19.5-23.0
GENDER
Male 2,327 1,422 57.0 54.0-60.0 256 11.3 9.5-13.3 123 4.1 3.2- 5.1 76 4.0 3.0- 5.4 450 23.6 20.9-26.5
Female 3,722 2,461 64.9 62.4-67.2 354 8.2 7.0- 9.5 180 4.5 3.7- 5.6 116 3.4 2.6- 4.6 611 19.0 17.1-21.2
RACE
White 4,590 2,949 62.5 60.3-64.6 504 10.4 9.2-11.8 256 4.7 3.9- 5.5 162 4.3 3.5- 5.4 719 18.1 16.4-20.0
African American 1,109 741 61.7 57.2-66.1 81 7.4 5.5- 9.9 31 2.6 1.5- 4.5 19 2.1 1.1- 4.2 237 26.1 22.1-30.5
Other Minorities 254 133 39.9 31.2-49.3 19 9.1 5.0-16.2 12 5.0 2.4-10.2 10 2.0 0.7- 5.3 80 44.0 33.9-54.6
HISPANIC
Yes 168 89 46.2 34.5-58.2 15 8.4 4.1-16.5 7 1.8 0.7- 4.6 10 5.4 2.4-11.7 47 38.3 26.2-52.0
No 5,868 3,784 61.6 59.7-63.6 595 9.7 8.7-10.9 294 4.3 3.7- 5.1 182 3.7 2.9- 4.5 1,013 20.6 19.0-22.4
AGE
18-24 520 217 39.2 32.9-45.9 49 9.1 6.3-13.1 19 2.4 1.3- 4.3 9 2.3 1.0- 5.3 226 47.0 40.3-53.8
25-34 1,131 542 42.3 38.1-46.7 113 9.9 7.5-12.8 71 5.4 4.0- 7.3 41 4.1 2.4- 6.8 364 38.4 34.0-42.9
35-44 1,261 707 57.3 53.2-61.3 172 11.2 9.0-13.9 87 6.5 4.8- 8.7 67 6.8 4.9- 9.4 228 18.2 15.3-21.5
45-54 1,112 770 66.2 61.5-70.6 117 11.3 8.7-14.5 66 5.1 3.6- 7.2 33 4.0 2.5- 6.3 126 13.5 10.3-17.3
55-64 816 667 81.5 77.4-85.1 60 7.3 5.1-10.4 26 2.8 1.6- 4.7 16 1.7 0.7- 3.6 47 6.7 4.6- 9.7
65+ 1,146 933 80.4 76.7-83.7 92 8.1 6.0-10.9 34 2.4 1.5- 3.8 24 2.1 1.2- 3.7 63 6.9 4.8- 9.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 792 540 61.9 56.2-67.2 62 8.6 5.9-12.2 22 2.9 1.6- 5.2 17 1.8 1.0- 3.2 151 24.9 20.0-30.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,816 1,151 60.6 57.1-64.1 150 7.4 5.9- 9.4 78 3.3 2.3- 4.5 57 3.7 2.5- 5.4 380 25.0 21.9-28.3
Some Post-H.S. 1,550 991 61.1 57.4-64.7 154 9.6 7.6-11.9 72 4.1 3.0- 5.6 43 3.3 2.1- 5.0 290 21.9 18.8-25.4
College Graduate 1,859 1,181 61.2 57.5-64.8 237 12.7 10.6-15.1 131 6.5 5.2- 8.2 75 5.3 3.7- 7.5 235 14.2 11.7-17.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 566 356 58.1 51.6-64.4 48 8.4 5.4-12.8 20 2.6 1.4- 5.0 18 2.2 1.2- 4.1 124 28.7 22.9-35.3
$15,000- 24,999 989 636 61.0 56.0-65.8 62 6.1 4.2- 8.8 42 3.7 2.3- 6.0 24 1.8 1.1- 3.1 225 27.3 22.9-32.3
$25,000- 34,999 863 512 58.4 53.4-63.2 89 10.8 8.0-14.4 36 2.4 1.5- 3.7 29 3.9 2.3- 6.6 197 24.5 20.5-29.1
$35,000- 49,999 953 584 56.6 51.9-61.1 119 11.9 9.2-15.2 61 6.6 4.7- 9.1 33 4.9 3.1- 7.9 156 20.0 16.4-24.2
$50,000+ 1,570 1,053 66.0 62.1-69.7 189 10.9 8.9-13.3 101 5.7 4.4- 7.3 56 4.6 3.1- 6.7 171 12.8 10.2-16.0
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 418 262 60.2 54.6-65.6 53 11.7 8.7-15.5 28 6.9 4.7-10.2 9 2.4 1.1- 5.1 66 18.7 14.4-24.0
Cumberland 419 267 55.7 47.1-64.0 42 9.7 6.9-13.4 14 3.0 1.5- 5.6 6 1.3 0.6- 3.1 90 30.3 21.5-40.8
Durham 391 256 61.7 54.7-68.3 41 10.2 7.2-14.3 18 4.1 2.5- 6.8 9 1.9 0.9- 3.9 67 22.1 16.1-29.6
Forsyth 443 325 72.9 67.5-77.7 36 8.4 5.3-13.0 15 3.3 1.9- 5.7 9 1.7 0.9- 3.5 58 13.6 10.2-17.9
Gaston 461 317 67.1 62.0-71.8 48 9.6 7.1-12.9 18 3.9 2.4- 6.4 11 2.3 1.2- 4.3 67 17.1 13.3-21.7
Guilford 402 265 66.5 61.1-71.5 43 10.6 7.6-14.5 19 4.2 2.5- 6.9 11 3.2 1.6- 6.2 64 15.6 12.1-19.9
Mecklenburg 420 257 57.4 52.0-62.7 54 13.7 10.1-18.3 28 6.3 4.3- 9.3 12 3.3 1.7- 6.1 69 19.3 14.9-24.6
New Hanover 398 260 59.7 52.3-66.6 42 11.4 8.1-15.9 19 4.7 2.9- 7.6 15 3.2 1.8- 5.5 62 21.0 14.3-29.9
Onslow 422 241 51.2 44.0-58.4 43 8.9 6.2-12.6 26 5.8 3.7- 8.9 17 6.1 2.1-16.6 95 28.0 21.3-35.8
Wake 417 253 56.2 50.5-61.8 49 12.3 9.0-16.6 34 7.8 5.3-11.3 14 3.7 2.1- 6.5 67 20.0 15.4-25.5
Western NC 608 398 63.6 59.1-67.9 51 9.1 6.6-12.5 31 4.6 3.1- 6.8 27 4.3 2.8- 6.4 101 18.4 15.0-22.3
Piedmont NC 652 418 63.2 58.5-67.8 54 8.5 6.3-11.4 28 3.2 2.1- 4.9 27 4.0 2.6- 6.1 125 21.0 17.2-25.4
Eastern NC 598 364 58.7 53.7-63.5 54 8.6 6.3-11.6 25 3.5 2.2- 5.6 25 4.5 2.7- 7.4 130 24.8 20.7-29.5

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*Adults who have never had blood cholesterol checked are included in the denominator.

#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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