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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALES

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%)
TOTAL 1,227 1,004 80.3 76.2-83.8 23 1.7 1.0- 2.9 200 18.0 14.5-22.1
GENDER
Female 1,227 1,004 80.3 76.2-83.8 23 1.7 1.0- 2.9 200 18.0 14.5-22.1
RACE
African American 1,227 1,004 80.3 76.2-83.8 23 1.7 1.0- 2.9 200 18.0 14.5-22.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 13 13 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
-English Speaking 13 13 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Hispanic 1,214 991 80.1 76.0-83.7 23 1.7 1.0- 3.0 200 18.1 14.6-22.2
AGE
18-24 90 46 45.4 30.5-61.1 1 1.3 0.2- 8.6 43 53.4 37.6-68.5
25-34 191 133 79.2 71.5-85.3 4 2.7 0.7- 9.3 54 18.1 12.7-25.1
35-44 259 198 77.5 69.7-83.8 10 3.2 1.6- 6.5 51 19.3 13.3-27.0
45-54 253 228 93.7 89.4-96.3 4 0.8 0.3- 2.3 21 5.6 3.1- 9.7
55-64 181 167 94.3 89.5-97.0 2 0.9 0.2- 4.8 12 4.8 2.4- 9.3
65-74 144 137 96.0 89.0-98.6 1 0.8 0.1- 5.3 6 3.2 0.9-10.4
75+ 97 85 85.6 71.2-93.5 1 0.7 0.1- 5.1 11 13.6 5.9-28.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 279 227 78.4 69.9-85.1 5 1.8 0.6- 4.9 47 19.8 13.3-28.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 411 329 77.0 68.7-83.6 4 0.9 0.3- 3.0 78 22.2 15.6-30.5
Some Post-H.S. 301 241 78.7 69.7-85.5 8 2.8 1.0- 7.1 52 18.6 12.1-27.6
College Graduate 233 204 89.8 84.2-93.6 6 1.9 0.7- 4.9 23 8.2 4.8-13.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 262 211 79.7 72.3-85.5 4 2.0 0.6- 6.6 47 18.3 12.9-25.5
$15,000- 24,999 275 213 77.4 68.5-84.4 6 2.0 0.5- 7.5 56 20.6 14.0-29.3
$25,000- 34,999 161 138 86.8 77.7-92.5 4 2.6 0.9- 7.6 19 10.6 5.4-19.5
$35,000- 49,999 112 98 85.7 72.6-93.1 2 1.3 0.3- 6.1 12 13.0 5.9-26.4
$50,000-74,999 64 54 92.0 82.3-96.6 2 1.2 0.2- 6.1 8 6.8 2.7-16.5
$75,000+ 53 48 89.0 72.2-96.2 2 3.9 0.9-15.6 3 7.2 1.7-25.4
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 16 14 78.8 42.5-94.9 0 0.0 . - . 2 21.2 5.1-57.5
Guilford 69 54 79.5 66.9-88.1 3 3.0 0.9- 9.1 12 17.6 9.6-30.1
Mecklenburg 77 68 83.9 71.2-91.6 0 0.0 . - . 9 16.1 8.4-28.8
Orange 30 23 76.2 57.0-88.5 0 0.0 . - . 7 23.8 11.5-43.0
Wake 54 45 82.1 66.1-91.5 3 3.9 1.2-12.0 6 14.0 5.7-30.8
Chatham/Lee 51 41 77.8 61.0-88.8 0 0.0 . - . 10 22.2 11.2-39.0
Nash/Wilson 81 68 81.8 69.6-89.9 2 5.0 1.2-18.7 11 13.2 7.0-23.5
Craven/Pamlico 57 44 78.2 63.1-88.2 0 0.0 . - . 13 21.8 11.8-36.9
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 8 4 74.2 33.0-94.4 1 6.6 0.7-40.9 3 19.2 3.8-58.7
Appalachian/Wilkes 6 5 71.2 22.3-95.5 0 0.0 . - . 1 28.8 4.5-77.7
Franklin/Gran./Vance 103 82 77.5 66.6-85.6 2 2.2 0.5- 8.2 19 20.3 12.6-31.1
Graham/Swain/Jackson 8 5 51.9 20.0-82.3 1 12.7 1.7-54.6 2 35.3 9.8-73.3
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 92 79 83.0 70.0-91.1 0 0.0 . - . 13 17.0 8.9-30.0
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 98 83 82.7 72.5-89.6 2 1.6 0.4- 6.4 13 15.7 9.0-25.8
Northeast NC I 167 133 76.6 67.9-83.6 3 1.4 0.4- 4.2 31 22.0 15.2-30.7
Northeast NC II 96 74 75.6 64.5-84.1 3 2.8 0.9- 8.8 19 21.6 13.6-32.5
Northeastern Partnership 263 207 76.2 69.4-81.8 6 2.0 0.9- 4.8 50 21.8 16.3-28.5
Mountain AHEC 31 26 84.1 59.9-95.0 1 1.0 0.1- 7.1 4 14.9 4.4-39.9
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 651 536 79.1 72.3-84.7 11 2.2 1.0- 4.9 104 18.7 13.3-25.6
Piedmont 532 433 81.7 76.4-86.0 10 1.4 0.7- 2.9 89 16.9 12.7-22.1
Western NC 44 35 64.0 31.1-87.5 2 1.8 0.4- 8.1 7 34.2 11.0-68.5

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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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