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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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 7,617 2,752 34.0 32.4-35.6 4,865 66.0 64.4-67.6
Have Health Insurance
Yes 6,815 2,503 34.8 33.2-36.6 4,312 65.2 63.4-66.8
No 798 247 27.6 23.0-32.7 551 72.4 67.3-77.0
Body Mass Index
Underweight 125 27 26.8 16.1-41.1 98 73.2 58.9-83.9
Recommended Range 2,575 752 27.3 24.8-29.9 1,823 72.7 70.1-75.2
Overweight 2,575 999 36.1 33.3-39.0 1,576 63.9 61.0-66.7
Obese 1,944 819 40.3 36.9-43.7 1,125 59.7 56.3-63.1
Current Smoker
No 6,016 2,174 34.2 32.4-36.0 3,842 65.8 64.0-67.6
Yes 1,567 563 32.9 29.5-36.6 1,004 67.1 63.4-70.5
Binge Drinker
No 7,134 2,606 34.5 32.8-36.2 4,528 65.5 63.8-67.2
Yes 411 123 26.5 20.8-33.0 288 73.5 67.0-79.2
Heavy Drinker
No 7,373 2,667 34.1 32.5-35.8 4,706 65.9 64.2-67.5
Yes 170 61 29.0 19.8-40.4 109 71.0 59.6-80.2
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 2,677 848 29.3 26.7-31.9 1,829 70.7 68.1-73.3
Some Physical Activity 3,029 1,092 34.8 32.3-37.4 1,937 65.2 62.6-67.7
Physically Inactive 1,643 708 41.7 38.1-45.4 935 58.3 54.6-61.9
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 1,708 879 49.3 45.6-53.1 829 50.7 46.9-54.4
No 5,892 1,864 30.4 28.6-32.2 4,028 69.6 67.8-71.4
Disability Status
Yes 2,549 1,166 45.8 42.9-48.9 1,383 54.2 51.1-57.1
No 4,920 1,544 29.2 27.3-31.1 3,376 70.8 68.9-72.7
Current Asthma
Yes 620 270 39.4 33.8-45.3 350 60.6 54.7-66.2
No 6,976 2,472 33.6 31.9-35.3 4,504 66.4 64.7-68.1
Diabetes
Yes 877 467 53.1 48.2-58.0 410 46.9 42.0-51.8
Yes, During Pregnancy 59 16 28.2 15.0-46.6 43 71.8 53.4-85.0
No 6,670 2,264 31.9 30.2-33.6 4,406 68.1 66.4-69.8
Arthritis
Yes 2,946 1,377 46.1 43.3-48.8 1,569 53.9 51.2-56.7
No 4,619 1,356 27.9 26.0-29.9 3,263 72.1 70.1-74.0
High Blood Pressure
Yes 2,886 1,479 50.6 47.7-53.4 1,407 49.4 46.6-52.3
Yes, During Pregnancy 73 17 17.0 8.8-30.4 56 83.0 69.6-91.2
No 4,652 1,252 25.7 23.8-27.6 3,400 74.3 72.4-76.2
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 907 536 60.2 55.4-64.9 371 39.8 35.1-44.6
No 6,564 2,162 31.2 29.5-32.9 4,402 68.8 67.1-70.5

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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.

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

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