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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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  Total
Respond.^
1-12 months 1-2 years 2-5 years 5 or more years Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 9,155 5,888 59.1 57.4-60.7 924 10.1 9.2-11.1 520 5.6 4.9- 6.3 268 2.9 2.4- 3.4 1,555 22.4 20.8-24.0
Have Health Insurance
Yes 7,837 5,375 64.8 63.0-66.5 794 10.3 9.3-11.4 429 5.7 4.9- 6.5 201 2.5 2.0- 3.0 1,038 16.8 15.3-18.4
No 1,310 509 32.7 28.7-36.9 129 8.4 6.3-11.1 91 5.3 3.9- 7.2 67 4.9 3.4- 6.9 514 48.7 44.3-53.2
Body Mass Index
Underweight 175 97 55.7 42.2-68.4 15 5.1 2.5-10.0 10 7.0 3.3-14.3 4 1.7 0.5- 5.1 49 30.6 18.4-46.3
Recommended Range 3,156 1,902 54.7 51.9-57.5 336 11.7 9.9-13.7 204 5.7 4.7- 7.0 127 3.3 2.5- 4.4 587 24.5 21.9-27.4
Overweight 3,036 2,009 61.3 58.4-64.0 292 9.8 8.2-11.6 190 6.3 5.2- 7.7 72 2.8 2.0- 3.8 473 19.9 17.5-22.6
Obese 2,260 1,568 66.5 63.0-69.7 225 8.8 7.3-10.7 101 4.8 3.5- 6.5 54 2.4 1.7- 3.6 312 17.5 14.6-20.8
Current Smoker
No 7,044 4,715 60.8 58.9-62.7 711 10.1 9.1-11.3 384 5.6 4.9- 6.5 189 2.8 2.2- 3.4 1,045 20.6 18.9-22.5
Yes 2,073 1,139 53.3 49.8-56.8 211 10.1 8.2-12.3 135 5.4 4.2- 7.0 79 3.2 2.3- 4.4 509 27.9 24.7-31.5
Binge Drinker
No 8,469 5,562 60.7 59.0-62.5 841 9.9 8.9-11.0 469 5.5 4.8- 6.3 248 2.9 2.4- 3.5 1,349 20.9 19.4-22.6
Yes 594 264 40.1 33.9-46.7 80 12.7 9.1-17.4 47 6.1 4.2- 9.0 16 2.9 1.4- 5.6 187 38.2 31.5-45.5
Heavy Drinker
No 8,827 5,711 59.5 57.8-61.2 891 10.1 9.1-11.1 502 5.7 5.0- 6.4 252 2.9 2.4- 3.5 1,471 21.8 20.3-23.5
Yes 234 115 43.5 33.0-54.6 30 15.2 8.6-25.6 14 2.9 1.3- 6.4 11 3.1 1.2- 7.4 64 35.3 24.8-47.4
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 3,168 2,037 60.4 57.4-63.2 328 9.9 8.3-11.7 208 7.0 5.7- 8.6 99 2.8 2.1- 3.8 496 19.9 17.4-22.7
Some Physical Activity 3,586 2,296 59.3 56.7-61.9 408 11.1 9.6-12.9 218 5.5 4.6- 6.6 104 3.1 2.4- 4.1 560 20.9 18.6-23.4
Physically Inactive 2,087 1,337 55.0 51.4-58.6 159 8.8 7.1-10.9 80 3.3 2.3- 4.5 58 2.6 1.7- 3.8 453 30.3 26.8-34.1
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 1,988 1,507 68.1 64.2-71.8 124 6.5 4.9- 8.6 50 1.9 1.2- 2.9 27 1.1 0.7- 1.8 280 22.4 18.9-26.3
No 7,143 4,365 56.9 55.1-58.8 799 11.0 9.9-12.2 470 6.5 5.7- 7.3 239 3.3 2.7- 4.0 1,270 22.4 20.7-24.2
Disability Status
Yes 2,930 2,139 68.4 65.3-71.3 228 7.6 6.1- 9.3 119 4.2 3.2- 5.5 62 2.0 1.4- 2.9 382 17.8 15.2-20.8
No 6,046 3,628 55.2 53.2-57.2 680 11.2 10.0-12.5 396 6.2 5.4- 7.2 200 3.2 2.6- 3.9 1,142 24.2 22.4-26.2
Current Asthma
Yes 712 498 61.9 55.9-67.6 75 12.0 8.8-16.0 27 5.6 3.3- 9.4 17 3.2 1.7- 5.9 95 17.3 12.8-23.0
No 8,421 5,370 58.7 57.0-60.5 848 10.0 9.0-11.1 493 5.6 4.9- 6.4 251 2.9 2.4- 3.4 1,459 22.8 21.2-24.5
Diabetes
Yes 933 831 91.9 89.5-93.8 38 3.6 2.3- 5.5 14 1.1 0.5- 2.4 4 0.1 0.0- 0.3 46 3.3 2.3- 4.8
Yes, During Pregnancy 76 37 54.2 37.9-69.6 13 14.2 6.8-27.3 5 4.8 1.3-16.2 3 2.2 0.6- 7.6 18 24.7 13.4-40.9
No 8,134 5,010 56.1 54.3-57.9 872 10.7 9.6-11.8 500 6.0 5.2- 6.8 261 3.1 2.6- 3.8 1,491 24.1 22.4-25.9
Arthritis
Yes 3,210 2,465 75.1 72.7-77.4 275 9.1 7.7-10.8 143 4.7 3.7- 5.9 58 1.8 1.2- 2.8 269 9.2 7.6-11.1
No 5,887 3,378 52.4 50.3-54.4 648 10.6 9.4-11.9 374 6.0 5.2- 6.9 208 3.3 2.7- 4.0 1,279 27.7 25.7-29.8
High Blood Pressure
Yes 3,103 2,555 79.5 76.8-82.0 222 7.6 6.0- 9.5 74 2.8 1.9- 3.9 38 1.1 0.7- 1.8 214 9.1 7.2-11.4
Yes, During Pregnancy 99 45 40.9 28.6-54.5 15 16.5 9.3-27.8 5 7.9 3.1-18.6 7 4.5 1.4-13.8 27 30.2 18.9-44.4
No 5,947 3,283 50.9 48.8-52.9 687 11.1 9.9-12.3 441 6.7 5.9- 7.7 222 3.6 2.9- 4.3 1,314 27.8 25.8-29.8
High Cholesterol
Yes 2,731 2,337 84.2 81.9-86.2 219 9.1 7.5-11.0 101 3.8 2.9- 5.0 74 2.9 2.1- 4.1 0 0.0 . - .
No 4,809 3,500 71.7 69.7-73.7 699 15.1 13.5-16.9 416 9.0 7.8-10.3 194 4.2 3.4- 5.1 0 0.0 . - .
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 947 826 84.8 80.4-88.4 57 6.2 4.1- 9.1 16 1.6 0.8- 2.9 12 1.4 0.6- 3.3 36 6.0 3.6-10.0
No 8,032 4,935 56.7 54.9-58.4 856 10.6 9.5-11.7 500 6.0 5.3- 6.8 251 3.0 2.5- 3.6 1,490 23.8 22.2-25.6

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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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