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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Cholesterol Awareness--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures*

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%)
TOTAL 9,232 7,677 77.9 76.3-79.4 1,555 22.1 20.6-23.7
Have Health Insurance
Yes 7,907 6,869 83.4 81.8-84.9 1,038 16.6 15.1-18.2
No 1,317 803 51.6 47.1-56.0 514 48.4 44.0-52.9
Body Mass Index
Underweight 178 129 69.9 54.3-81.9 49 30.1 18.1-45.7
Recommended Range 3,181 2,594 75.6 72.8-78.2 587 24.4 21.8-27.2
Overweight 3,058 2,585 80.4 77.7-82.8 473 19.6 17.2-22.3
Obese 2,275 1,963 82.8 79.5-85.7 312 17.2 14.3-20.5
Current Smoker
No 7,106 6,061 79.6 77.7-81.3 1,045 20.4 18.7-22.3
Yes 2,087 1,578 72.4 68.9-75.7 509 27.6 24.3-31.1
Binge Drinker
No 8,540 7,191 79.3 77.6-80.8 1,349 20.7 19.2-22.4
Yes 600 413 63.0 55.7-69.7 187 37.0 30.3-44.3
Heavy Drinker
No 8,901 7,430 78.4 76.7-79.9 1,471 21.6 20.1-23.3
Yes 236 172 66.5 54.3-76.8 64 33.5 23.2-45.7
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 3,185 2,689 80.3 77.6-82.9 496 19.7 17.1-22.4
Some Physical Activity 3,608 3,048 79.3 76.8-81.6 560 20.7 18.4-23.2
Physically Inactive 2,115 1,662 70.0 66.2-73.4 453 30.0 26.6-33.8
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 2,012 1,732 77.8 73.9-81.3 280 22.2 18.7-26.1
No 7,196 5,926 77.9 76.1-79.6 1,270 22.1 20.4-23.9
Disability Status
Yes 2,957 2,575 82.3 79.3-85.0 382 17.7 15.0-20.7
No 6,093 4,951 76.0 74.1-77.9 1,142 24.0 22.1-25.9
Current Asthma
Yes 718 623 82.8 77.2-87.3 95 17.2 12.7-22.8
No 8,492 7,033 77.4 75.8-79.1 1,459 22.6 20.9-24.2
Diabetes
Yes 939 893 96.7 95.3-97.7 46 3.3 2.3- 4.7
Yes, During Pregnancy 77 59 75.7 59.7-86.8 18 24.3 13.2-40.3
No 8,204 6,713 76.2 74.4-77.8 1,491 23.8 22.2-25.6
Arthritis
Yes 3,240 2,971 90.9 89.0-92.4 269 9.1 7.6-11.0
No 5,930 4,651 72.6 70.5-74.6 1,279 27.4 25.4-29.5
High Blood Pressure
Yes 3,129 2,915 91.0 88.7-92.8 214 9.0 7.2-11.3
Yes, During Pregnancy 100 73 70.2 56.1-81.3 27 29.8 18.7-43.9
No 5,997 4,683 72.6 70.5-74.6 1,314 27.4 25.4-29.5
High Cholesterol
Yes 2,752 2,752 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
No 4,865 4,865 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 954 918 94.0 90.0-96.4 36 6.0 3.6-10.0
No 8,099 6,609 76.4 74.7-78.1 1,490 23.6 21.9-25.3

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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.

* See Technical Notes for definitions of risk factors/conditions.

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