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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for North Carolina

Cholesterol Awareness

Have you ever been told by a doctor, nurse, or other health professional that your blood cholesterol is high?*

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,018 1,440 28.9 27.0-30.8 3,578 71.1 69.2-73.0
GENDER
Male 1,885 525 27.1 24.3-30.0 1,360 72.9 70.0-75.7
Female 3,133 915 30.5 28.0-33.1 2,218 69.5 66.9-72.0
RACE
White 3,894 1,164 30.2 28.0-32.5 2,730 69.8 67.5-72.0
African American 874 220 24.4 20.5-28.8 654 75.6 71.2-79.5
Other Minorities 178 39 22.8 15.2-32.9 139 77.2 67.1-84.8
HISPANIC
Yes 120 24 21.6 12.3-35.0 96 78.4 65.0-87.7
No 4,884 1,412 29.1 27.2-31.1 3,472 70.9 68.9-72.8
AGE
18-24 303 20 6.7 3.8-11.6 283 93.3 88.4-96.2
25-34 773 105 14.0 10.7-18.2 668 86.0 81.8-89.3
35-44 1,039 221 24.4 20.5-28.8 818 75.6 71.2-79.5
45-54 993 305 30.7 26.3-35.4 688 69.3 64.6-73.7
55-64 769 320 39.9 35.1-45.0 449 60.1 55.0-64.9
65+ 1,087 457 44.6 40.4-48.9 630 55.4 51.1-59.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 647 238 33.7 28.6-39.2 409 66.3 60.8-71.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,441 439 29.3 25.9-32.9 1,002 70.7 67.1-74.1
Some Post-H.S. 1,268 374 31.3 27.6-35.2 894 68.7 64.8-72.4
College Graduate 1,635 384 24.4 21.4-27.7 1,251 75.6 72.3-78.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 441 160 34.8 28.4-41.9 281 65.2 58.1-71.6
$15,000- 24,999 768 252 33.7 28.8-38.8 516 66.3 61.2-71.2
$25,000- 34,999 669 177 26.7 21.8-32.4 492 73.3 67.6-78.2
$35,000- 49,999 801 220 29.4 25.0-34.2 581 70.6 65.8-75.0
$50,000+ 1,404 354 25.0 21.9-28.5 1,050 75.0 71.5-78.1
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 353 97 26.5 21.8-31.8 256 73.5 68.2-78.2
Cumberland 331 95 27.4 22.3-33.3 236 72.6 66.7-77.7
Durham 325 70 18.2 14.0-23.3 255 81.8 76.7-86.0
Forsyth 389 109 26.3 21.7-31.4 280 73.7 68.6-78.3
Gaston 394 129 31.3 26.5-36.6 265 68.7 63.4-73.5
Guilford 340 90 24.8 20.0-30.3 250 75.2 69.7-80.0
Mecklenburg 354 93 24.9 20.3-30.1 261 75.1 69.9-79.7
New Hanover 337 95 27.2 22.2-32.9 242 72.8 67.1-77.8
Onslow 333 77 24.5 17.3-33.5 256 75.5 66.5-82.7
Wake 354 91 26.3 21.4-31.8 263 73.7 68.2-78.6
Western NC 505 162 32.9 28.4-37.8 343 67.1 62.2-71.6
Piedmont NC 527 179 31.6 27.0-36.6 348 68.4 63.4-73.0
Eastern NC 476 153 29.2 24.6-34.2 323 70.8 65.8-75.4

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* This question was asked only of respondents who reported having had cholesterol checked.

#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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