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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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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 3,673 1,363 35.8 33.5-38.1 2,310 64.2 61.9-66.5
AGE
18-24 111 16 19.4 10.1-34.1 95 80.6 65.9-89.9
25-34 386 73 20.0 15.0-26.2 313 80.0 73.8-85.0
35-44 643 145 24.1 19.7-29.2 498 75.9 70.8-80.3
45-54 760 258 33.1 28.3-38.3 502 66.9 61.7-71.7
55-64 689 330 51.4 45.8-56.9 359 48.6 43.1-54.2
65-74 594 313 51.6 45.9-57.3 281 48.4 42.7-54.1
75+ 463 214 45.8 39.1-52.7 249 54.2 47.3-60.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 476 244 52.6 45.6-59.4 232 47.4 40.6-54.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,051 437 41.3 36.8-45.9 614 58.7 54.1-63.2
Some Post-H.S. 978 356 30.9 26.8-35.2 622 69.1 64.8-73.2
College Graduate 1,161 322 28.3 24.6-32.2 839 71.7 67.8-75.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 373 187 50.9 43.1-58.6 186 49.1 41.4-56.9
$15,000- 24,999 593 252 42.3 36.2-48.6 341 57.7 51.4-63.8
$25,000- 34,999 397 133 29.4 23.2-36.5 264 70.6 63.5-76.8
$35,000- 49,999 496 177 33.9 27.9-40.4 319 66.1 59.6-72.1
$50,000-74,999 424 133 32.0 26.1-38.5 291 68.0 61.5-73.9
$75,000+ 531 143 27.5 22.5-33.1 388 72.5 66.9-77.5
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 212 72 31.2 24.7-38.6 140 68.8 61.4-75.3
Guilford 182 64 32.4 25.3-40.5 118 67.6 59.5-74.7
Mecklenburg 152 53 34.1 26.4-42.8 99 65.9 57.2-73.6
Orange 196 58 20.4 14.4-28.3 138 79.6 71.7-85.6
Wake 168 42 22.5 16.5-29.9 126 77.5 70.1-83.5
Chatham/Lee 150 63 43.3 35.0-52.1 87 56.7 47.9-65.0
Nash/Wilson 126 46 36.8 28.1-46.5 80 63.2 53.5-71.9
Craven/Pamlico 181 67 34.8 27.8-42.6 114 65.2 57.4-72.2
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 220 86 35.3 28.8-42.4 134 64.7 57.6-71.2
Appalachian/Wilkes 227 103 44.3 36.3-52.5 124 55.7 47.5-63.7
Franklin/Gran./Vance 156 57 33.7 24.5-44.4 99 66.3 55.6-75.5
Graham/Swain/Jackson 184 64 31.2 24.2-39.1 120 68.8 60.9-75.8
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 90 33 35.1 25.1-46.6 57 64.9 53.4-74.9
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 150 59 37.9 29.6-47.0 91 62.1 53.0-70.4
Northeast NC I 115 51 44.8 35.2-54.8 64 55.2 45.2-64.8
Northeast NC II 195 72 31.4 24.9-38.8 123 68.6 61.2-75.1
Northeastern Partnership 310 123 34.9 29.3-41.0 187 65.1 59.0-70.7
Mountain AHEC 618 215 33.3 28.6-38.4 403 66.7 61.6-71.4
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,106 419 35.9 31.6-40.5 687 64.1 59.5-68.4
Piedmont 1,577 562 35.5 32.2-38.9 1,015 64.5 61.1-67.8
Western NC 990 382 36.4 32.3-40.7 608 63.6 59.3-67.7

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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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