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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for Guilford County

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

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%)
North Carolina 9,155 7,332 74.7 73.1-76.3 268 2.9 2.4- 3.4 1,555 22.4 20.8-24.0
-Guilford County 433 359 80.7 75.5-85.0 13 2.6 1.4- 4.8 61 16.7 12.6-21.8
GENDER
Male 160 125 74.7 65.6-82.0 6 3.5 1.5- 8.0 29 21.8 14.9-30.8
Female 273 234 86.2 80.6-90.4 7 1.8 0.8- 3.9 32 12.0 8.1-17.6
RACE
White 305 267 87.1 82.0-90.9 9 2.7 1.3- 5.5 29 10.2 6.8-15.1
Other 127 91 66.6 55.3-76.3 4 2.4 0.8- 7.2 32 30.9 21.5-42.4
AGE
18-44 170 124 70.9 61.8-78.6 5 2.2 0.8- 5.9 41 26.8 19.3-35.9
45+ 259 231 89.4 84.4-93.0 8 3.0 1.4- 6.4 20 7.6 4.6-12.1
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 143 103 67.5 57.2-76.4 6 4.0 1.6- 9.3 34 28.5 19.9-39.0
Some College + 288 254 87.6 82.3-91.5 7 1.9 0.9- 4.2 27 10.4 6.8-15.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 187 142 70.7 61.6-78.5 4 2.0 0.7- 5.7 41 27.3 19.7-36.5
$50,000+ 140 127 90.5 82.6-95.0 5 3.3 1.2- 8.5 8 6.2 2.6-14.0
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 440 365 77.5 71.7-82.4 11 2.0 1.0- 4.0 64 20.5 15.6-26.3
Guilford 433 359 80.7 75.5-85.0 13 2.6 1.4- 4.8 61 16.7 12.6-21.8
Mecklenburg 431 349 71.9 65.1-77.8 11 2.4 1.3- 4.4 71 25.7 19.8-32.7
Orange 430 329 69.7 62.0-76.4 17 4.7 2.1-10.5 84 25.6 19.4-32.9
Wake 443 360 75.7 69.7-80.8 14 2.6 1.4- 4.7 69 21.7 16.7-27.7
Chatham/Lee 389 316 73.3 66.6-79.1 7 1.9 0.9- 4.2 66 24.8 19.1-31.4
Nash/Wilson 372 299 74.9 68.8-80.1 12 4.8 2.5- 9.1 61 20.3 15.5-26.0
Craven/Pamlico 443 359 75.3 69.5-80.3 8 2.3 1.1- 4.9 76 22.3 17.5-28.1
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 426 338 75.5 69.8-80.3 18 3.7 2.2- 6.0 70 20.9 16.2-26.4
Appalachian/Wilkes 441 356 69.9 61.6-77.1 11 2.6 1.3- 5.0 74 27.6 20.4-36.1
Franklin/Gran./Vance 469 368 68.7 58.2-77.6 14 2.9 1.6- 5.3 87 28.4 19.5-39.3
Graham/Swain/Jackson 410 316 63.5 49.1-75.8 16 2.8 1.6- 5.0 78 33.7 21.2-48.9
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 463 362 75.5 70.4-80.0 8 1.2 0.6- 2.4 93 23.3 18.9-28.4
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 406 324 73.5 67.1-79.0 13 2.7 1.5- 4.9 69 23.8 18.4-30.2
Northeast NC I 449 354 73.0 65.3-79.5 11 2.8 1.3- 5.8 84 24.3 17.9-32.1
Northeast NC II 494 400 75.3 69.6-80.2 16 2.6 1.5- 4.5 78 22.1 17.3-27.8
Northeastern Partnership 943 754 74.4 70.0-78.5 27 2.7 1.7- 4.1 162 22.9 18.9-27.4
Mountain AHEC 1,264 1,010 74.4 69.3-78.9 42 3.1 2.1- 4.7 212 22.5 18.0-27.7
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 3,217 2,573 74.2 71.2-77.1 86 2.7 2.0- 3.7 558 23.1 20.3-26.1
Piedmont 3,929 3,160 75.8 73.5-77.9 118 2.9 2.3- 3.8 651 21.3 19.2-23.5
Western NC 2,009 1,599 71.8 67.7-75.5 64 3.0 2.1- 4.3 346 25.2 21.5-29.3

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

^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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