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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Cholesterol Awareness-AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALES

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,654 608 35.0 32.2-37.8 1,046 65.0 62.2-67.8
GENDER
Female 1,654 608 35.0 32.2-37.8 1,046 65.0 62.2-67.8
RACE
African American 1,654 608 35.0 32.2-37.8 1,046 65.0 62.2-67.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 10 4 36.0 11.5-70.9 6 64.0 29.1-88.5
-English Speaking 8 3 33.2 8.6-72.3 5 66.8 27.7-91.4
-Spanish Speaking 2 1 53.4 6.7-94.8 1 46.6 5.2-93.3
Non-Hispanic 1,644 604 35.0 32.2-37.8 1,040 65.0 62.2-67.8
AGE
18-24 45 5 15.6 6.0-35.1 40 84.4 64.9-94.0
25-34 216 36 19.1 13.4-26.5 180 80.9 73.5-86.6
35-44 333 75 21.5 16.8-27.2 258 78.5 72.8-83.2
45-54 378 156 40.8 35.0-46.8 222 59.2 53.2-65.0
55-64 326 164 49.2 42.7-55.8 162 50.8 44.2-57.3
65-74 213 111 48.3 40.5-56.3 102 51.7 43.7-59.5
75+ 131 59 46.9 37.1-57.0 72 53.1 43.0-62.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 328 160 45.5 39.1-51.9 168 54.5 48.1-60.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 536 191 34.2 29.4-39.3 345 65.8 60.7-70.6
Some Post-H.S. 423 133 30.4 25.4-35.9 290 69.6 64.1-74.6
College Graduate 364 123 32.7 27.2-38.7 241 67.3 61.3-72.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 342 159 43.1 36.9-49.5 183 56.9 50.5-63.1
$15,000- 24,999 396 139 33.2 27.9-39.1 257 66.8 60.9-72.1
$25,000- 34,999 243 78 34.5 27.4-42.3 165 65.5 57.7-72.6
$35,000- 49,999 182 48 24.0 17.4-32.1 134 76.0 67.9-82.6
$50,000-74,999 143 56 38.9 30.2-48.5 87 61.1 51.5-69.8
$75,000+ 117 32 25.1 17.2-35.0 85 74.9 65.0-82.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 633 306 46.7 41.9-51.5 327 53.3 48.5-58.1
No 950 287 29.2 25.8-32.9 663 70.8 67.1-74.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 55 14 25.7 13.9-42.6 41 74.3 57.4-86.1
Non-Veteran 1,593 591 35.3 32.5-38.2 1,002 64.7 61.8-67.5

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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.

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