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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Cholesterol Awareness-WHITE 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 4,222 3,526 81.6 79.6-83.4 142 3.4 2.6- 4.3 554 15.1 13.4-16.9
AGE
18-24 207 108 56.3 46.0-66.1 3 1.0 0.2- 4.2 96 42.7 33.0-53.0
25-34 565 350 61.6 55.8-67.2 36 6.1 3.6-10.1 179 32.2 27.0-38.0
35-44 753 598 79.2 74.6-83.1 42 6.2 4.2- 9.2 113 14.6 11.2-18.7
45-54 827 730 91.0 88.4-93.1 31 3.1 2.0- 4.8 66 5.9 4.2- 8.2
55-64 717 671 95.5 93.1-97.1 13 0.9 0.4- 1.8 33 3.7 2.2- 6.0
65-74 621 584 94.8 90.8-97.1 11 1.3 0.5- 3.2 26 4.0 1.9- 8.0
75+ 502 458 89.5 84.4-93.0 6 2.4 0.8- 7.0 38 8.1 5.2-12.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 548 449 81.8 76.3-86.2 20 3.4 1.8- 6.5 79 14.8 10.7-19.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,254 1,019 77.6 73.5-81.2 35 3.1 1.7- 5.4 200 19.3 15.9-23.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,127 956 81.7 77.6-85.3 27 2.5 1.5- 4.3 144 15.7 12.4-19.8
College Graduate 1,286 1,096 84.8 81.6-87.5 60 4.4 3.1- 6.2 130 10.8 8.4-13.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 440 352 79.9 73.8-84.9 18 3.5 1.8- 6.8 70 16.6 12.0-22.4
$15,000- 24,999 719 572 75.0 69.5-79.8 23 2.9 1.5- 5.6 124 22.0 17.4-27.5
$25,000- 34,999 460 379 75.2 67.6-81.5 17 4.4 2.0- 9.3 64 20.4 14.6-27.8
$35,000- 49,999 567 473 78.6 72.2-83.8 26 4.6 2.6- 7.8 68 16.8 12.0-23.2
$50,000-74,999 476 407 86.2 81.6-89.8 15 3.4 1.7- 6.7 54 10.4 7.3-14.5
$75,000+ 572 510 88.5 84.5-91.5 19 3.1 1.8- 5.3 43 8.4 5.8-12.1
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 239 203 84.3 78.3-88.8 8 3.0 1.3- 6.5 28 12.8 8.7-18.4
Guilford 197 177 89.6 82.8-93.9 4 1.4 0.5- 4.0 16 9.0 4.9-15.8
Mecklenburg 174 145 81.4 73.8-87.1 6 4.4 1.9- 9.9 23 14.3 9.3-21.2
Orange 226 189 73.4 59.6-83.8 7 5.4 1.3-19.5 30 21.2 12.0-34.5
Wake 191 163 83.7 76.5-89.0 4 1.8 0.7- 5.0 24 14.5 9.4-21.6
Chatham/Lee 171 148 81.7 72.3-88.4 3 2.5 0.7- 8.3 20 15.8 9.5-25.1
Nash/Wilson 146 122 80.5 71.5-87.2 5 3.0 1.2- 7.3 19 16.5 10.3-25.5
Craven/Pamlico 214 176 77.2 69.8-83.3 5 3.3 1.2- 8.4 33 19.5 13.9-26.7
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 249 205 77.7 70.3-83.6 14 5.7 3.3- 9.9 30 16.6 11.2-23.9
Appalachian/Wilkes 263 215 71.3 59.6-80.7 10 4.5 2.2- 9.0 38 24.3 15.1-36.6
Franklin/Gran./Vance 182 152 80.4 72.0-86.8 4 1.8 0.6- 5.5 26 17.7 11.6-26.1
Graham/Swain/Jackson 223 176 76.0 68.6-82.0 11 4.8 2.4- 9.3 36 19.2 13.7-26.2
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 117 84 69.9 60.0-78.3 6 4.1 1.8- 9.1 27 26.0 18.0-35.8
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 168 143 83.1 74.9-89.0 7 3.8 1.7- 8.2 18 13.2 7.8-21.2
Northeast NC I 135 113 80.9 72.0-87.5 2 1.2 0.3- 5.0 20 17.9 11.5-26.9
Northeast NC II 211 183 84.8 77.9-89.8 9 3.7 1.8- 7.7 19 11.5 7.0-18.2
Northeastern Partnership 346 296 83.7 78.3-87.9 11 3.0 1.5- 5.9 39 13.3 9.4-18.4
Mountain AHEC 720 590 81.6 77.4-85.2 29 3.8 2.4- 5.9 101 14.6 11.3-18.6
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,281 1,062 80.3 76.2-83.9 44 3.2 2.1- 5.0 175 16.4 13.1-20.5
Piedmont 1,784 1,523 83.4 80.7-85.8 52 3.3 2.3- 4.8 209 13.3 11.1-15.8
Western NC 1,157 941 77.7 73.5-81.4 46 3.7 2.5- 5.4 170 18.6 15.0-22.8

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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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