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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Cholesterol Awareness-AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALES

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 1,036 336 30.9 26.9-35.2 700 69.1 64.8-73.1
GENDER
Female 1,036 336 30.9 26.9-35.2 700 69.1 64.8-73.1
RACE
African American 1,036 336 30.9 26.9-35.2 700 69.1 64.8-73.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 13 4 42.4 11.9-80.1 9 57.6 19.9-88.1
-English Speaking 13 4 42.4 11.9-80.1 9 57.6 19.9-88.1
Non-Hispanic 1,023 332 30.8 26.8-35.1 691 69.2 64.9-73.2
AGE
18-24 47 2 1.9 0.4- 7.4 45 98.1 92.6-99.6
25-34 140 24 20.9 13.0-31.9 116 79.1 68.1-87.0
35-44 209 53 21.6 14.7-30.4 156 78.4 69.6-85.3
45-54 234 74 32.9 24.6-42.4 160 67.1 57.6-75.4
55-64 171 77 51.1 40.5-61.5 94 48.9 38.5-59.5
65-74 139 63 46.7 34.7-59.2 76 53.3 40.8-65.3
75+ 86 40 51.6 36.4-66.5 46 48.4 33.5-63.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 234 106 50.6 40.8-60.2 128 49.4 39.8-59.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 339 116 30.2 23.4-37.9 223 69.8 62.1-76.6
Some Post-H.S. 249 67 24.6 17.8-33.0 182 75.4 67.0-82.2
College Graduate 211 47 23.0 16.0-31.9 164 77.0 68.1-84.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 218 94 43.4 34.4-52.9 124 56.6 47.1-65.6
$15,000- 24,999 222 66 25.2 17.7-34.7 156 74.8 65.3-82.3
$25,000- 34,999 143 39 27.2 17.8-39.1 104 72.8 60.9-82.2
$35,000- 49,999 100 26 28.4 17.5-42.5 74 71.6 57.5-82.5
$50,000-74,999 56 15 16.3 7.8-30.9 41 83.7 69.1-92.2
$75,000+ 50 12 30.0 15.2-50.4 38 70.0 49.6-84.8
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 14 4 20.3 6.7-47.6 10 79.7 52.4-93.3
Guilford 58 14 20.7 11.2-35.2 44 79.3 64.8-88.8
Mecklenburg 69 22 29.9 19.7-42.6 47 70.1 57.4-80.3
Orange 23 4 16.5 5.9-38.5 19 83.5 61.5-94.1
Wake 48 15 23.9 13.8-38.1 33 76.1 61.9-86.2
Chatham/Lee 41 11 25.1 12.8-43.3 30 74.9 56.7-87.2
Nash/Wilson 69 21 29.9 19.1-43.6 48 70.1 56.4-80.9
Craven/Pamlico 44 17 41.9 22.5-64.2 27 58.1 35.8-77.5
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 6 1 10.1 1.0-55.5 5 89.9 44.5-99.0
Appalachian/Wilkes 5 1 20.5 2.8-69.9 4 79.5 30.1-97.2
Franklin/Gran./Vance 84 26 30.1 20.1-42.3 58 69.9 57.7-79.9
Graham/Swain/Jackson 6 1 15.1 2.0-60.5 5 84.9 39.5-98.0
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 80 25 28.2 18.6-40.3 55 71.8 59.7-81.4
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 87 39 42.8 31.6-54.7 48 57.2 45.3-68.4
Northeast NC I 138 42 26.6 19.2-35.5 96 73.4 64.5-80.8
Northeast NC II 78 24 27.8 18.2-39.9 54 72.2 60.1-81.8
Northeastern Partnership 216 66 27.1 21.0-34.4 150 72.9 65.6-79.0
Mountain AHEC 27 9 33.0 15.0-57.9 18 67.0 42.1-85.0
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 552 188 32.4 26.6-38.9 364 67.6 61.1-73.4
Piedmont 446 137 29.7 24.4-35.7 309 70.3 64.3-75.6
Western NC 38 11 32.8 16.4-54.7 27 67.2 45.3-83.6

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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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