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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for Guilford County

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%)
North Carolina 9,232 7,677 77.9 76.3-79.4 1,555 22.1 20.6-23.7
-Guilford County 436 375 83.4 78.3-87.5 61 16.6 12.5-21.7
GENDER
Male 160 131 78.2 69.2-85.1 29 21.8 14.9-30.8
Female 276 244 88.0 82.5-92.0 32 12.0 8.0-17.5
RACE
White 307 278 89.9 85.0-93.3 29 10.1 6.7-15.0
Other 128 96 69.2 57.8-78.6 32 30.8 21.4-42.2
AGE
18-44 171 130 73.3 64.2-80.7 41 26.7 19.3-35.8
45+ 261 241 92.5 87.9-95.4 20 7.5 4.6-12.1
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 145 111 71.7 61.2-80.2 34 28.3 19.8-38.8
Some College + 289 262 89.6 84.4-93.2 27 10.4 6.8-15.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 188 147 72.8 63.6-80.4 41 27.2 19.6-36.4
$50,000+ 141 133 93.8 86.1-97.4 8 6.2 2.6-13.9
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 442 378 79.7 73.8-84.5 64 20.3 15.5-26.2
Guilford 436 375 83.4 78.3-87.5 61 16.6 12.5-21.7
Mecklenburg 435 364 74.4 67.6-80.3 71 25.6 19.7-32.4
Orange 434 350 74.9 67.7-81.0 84 25.1 19.0-32.3
Wake 445 376 78.3 72.4-83.3 69 21.7 16.7-27.6
Chatham/Lee 390 324 75.3 68.6-80.9 66 24.7 19.1-31.4
Nash/Wilson 374 313 79.9 74.2-84.6 61 20.1 15.4-25.8
Craven/Pamlico 446 370 77.9 72.3-82.7 76 22.1 17.3-27.7
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 432 362 79.3 73.8-83.9 70 20.7 16.1-26.2
Appalachian/Wilkes 445 371 72.6 64.1-79.7 74 27.4 20.3-35.9
Franklin/Gran./Vance 469 382 71.6 60.7-80.5 87 28.4 19.5-39.3
Graham/Swain/Jackson 413 335 66.6 51.4-79.0 78 33.4 21.0-48.6
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 469 376 77.0 71.9-81.4 93 23.0 18.6-28.1
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 409 340 76.3 69.9-81.7 69 23.7 18.3-30.1
Northeast NC I 451 367 75.8 68.0-82.2 84 24.2 17.8-32.0
Northeast NC II 502 424 78.2 72.6-83.0 78 21.8 17.0-27.4
Northeastern Partnership 953 791 77.4 72.9-81.3 162 22.6 18.7-27.1
Mountain AHEC 1,274 1,062 77.8 72.6-82.2 212 22.2 17.8-27.4
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 3,247 2,689 77.1 74.1-79.9 558 22.9 20.1-25.9
Piedmont 3,958 3,307 79.0 76.8-81.0 651 21.0 19.0-23.2
Western NC 2,027 1,681 75.0 70.9-78.6 346 25.0 21.4-29.1

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^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

** Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (AHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

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

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