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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for Guilford County

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%)
North Carolina 7,617 2,752 34.0 32.4-35.6 4,865 66.0 64.4-67.6
-Guilford County 374 125 32.8 27.5-38.6 249 67.2 61.4-72.5
GENDER
Male 131 47 37.6 28.6-47.6 84 62.4 52.4-71.4
Female 243 78 29.0 23.0-35.8 165 71.0 64.2-77.0
RACE
White 277 101 35.3 29.1-42.2 176 64.7 57.8-70.9
Other 96 24 26.2 17.1-37.9 72 73.8 62.1-82.9
AGE
18-44 130 18 14.6 8.9-23.0 112 85.4 77.0-91.1
45+ 240 107 46.9 39.7-54.2 133 53.1 45.8-60.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 111 48 40.2 30.4-50.8 63 59.8 49.2-69.6
Some College + 261 76 28.6 22.7-35.3 185 71.4 64.7-77.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 146 53 39.8 30.4-50.0 93 60.2 50.0-69.6
$50,000+ 133 38 27.4 19.9-36.5 95 72.6 63.5-80.1
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 378 134 33.2 28.1-38.7 244 66.8 61.3-71.9
Guilford 374 125 32.8 27.5-38.6 249 67.2 61.4-72.5
Mecklenburg 361 131 34.0 28.7-39.8 230 66.0 60.2-71.3
Orange 346 100 21.0 16.3-26.6 246 79.0 73.4-83.7
Wake 374 107 25.7 21.2-30.9 267 74.3 69.1-78.8
Chatham/Lee 321 117 36.8 30.0-44.2 204 63.2 55.8-70.0
Nash/Wilson 310 106 33.8 27.9-40.3 204 66.2 59.7-72.1
Craven/Pamlico 365 133 34.9 29.2-40.9 232 65.1 59.1-70.8
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 357 143 36.4 30.7-42.5 214 63.6 57.5-69.3
Appalachian/Wilkes 370 163 43.5 37.6-49.7 207 56.5 50.3-62.4
Franklin/Gran./Vance 381 129 32.4 26.5-39.0 252 67.6 61.0-73.5
Graham/Swain/Jackson 330 108 29.1 23.8-34.9 222 70.9 65.1-76.2
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 372 134 35.7 30.3-41.5 238 64.3 58.5-69.7
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 335 143 42.6 35.7-49.8 192 57.4 50.2-64.3
Northeast NC I 365 142 35.9 30.5-41.6 223 64.1 58.4-69.5
Northeast NC II 421 149 31.1 26.4-36.2 272 68.9 63.8-73.6
Northeastern Partnership 786 291 32.7 29.1-36.6 495 67.3 63.4-70.9
Mountain AHEC 1,055 362 32.4 28.8-36.3 693 67.6 63.7-71.2
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 2,660 976 33.2 30.4-36.0 1,684 66.8 64.0-69.6
Piedmont 3,286 1,147 33.9 31.7-36.2 2,139 66.1 63.8-68.3
Western NC 1,671 629 35.9 32.6-39.4 1,042 64.1 60.6-67.4

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*This question is asked only if the respondent reported having blood cholesterol checked.

^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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