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2005 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
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 13,711 11,218 79.9 79.0-80.8 1,390 11.0 10.3-11.7 736 5.9 5.4- 6.5 367 3.2 2.8- 3.7
Have Health Insurance
Yes 12,416 10,337 81.6 80.7-82.5 1,212 10.5 9.8-11.3 600 5.4 4.9- 5.9 267 2.5 2.1- 3.0
No 1,278 866 65.7 62.0-69.2 177 14.9 12.4-17.8 136 10.8 8.6-13.4 99 8.6 6.7-11.0
Body Mass Index
Underweight 206 168 80.1 71.9-86.4 22 12.6 7.5-20.5 10 4.7 2.4- 9.1 6 2.6 0.9- 6.8
Recommended Range 4,332 3,387 76.7 75.0-78.3 529 13.0 11.7-14.4 256 6.1 5.3- 7.0 160 4.2 3.5- 5.1
Overweight 4,808 3,977 80.7 79.1-82.2 449 9.8 8.8-11.0 269 6.7 5.8- 7.8 113 2.7 2.1- 3.6
Obese 3,800 3,221 82.4 80.7-84.0 333 10.1 8.8-11.5 170 4.9 4.1- 5.9 76 2.6 2.0- 3.5
Current Smoker
No 11,168 9,256 80.9 79.9-81.9 1,091 10.7 9.9-11.4 561 5.5 5.0- 6.1 260 2.9 2.4- 3.4
Yes 2,487 1,914 75.4 73.0-77.6 292 12.4 10.7-14.2 174 7.8 6.4- 9.5 107 4.5 3.5- 5.6
Binge Drinker
No 12,671 10,490 81.1 80.2-82.0 1,236 10.4 9.7-11.1 638 5.6 5.0- 6.1 307 2.9 2.5- 3.4
Yes 934 644 67.6 63.5-71.4 142 16.8 13.9-20.3 92 10.1 7.7-13.0 56 5.5 4.1- 7.5
Heavy Drinker
No 13,141 10,796 80.1 79.1-81.0 1,311 10.9 10.2-11.6 695 6.0 5.4- 6.5 339 3.1 2.7- 3.6
Yes 401 286 73.8 68.2-78.7 59 14.3 10.6-19.0 37 7.6 5.2-11.1 19 4.3 2.6- 6.9
Current Asthma
Yes 1,005 853 82.9 79.1-86.0 83 8.7 6.6-11.3 56 7.4 5.1-10.8 13 1.0 0.5- 1.8
No 12,644 10,311 79.7 78.7-80.6 1,304 11.2 10.5-11.9 676 5.8 5.3- 6.4 353 3.3 2.9- 3.9
Diabetes
Yes 1,718 1,628 94.8 93.4-95.9 63 3.6 2.7- 4.8 20 1.2 0.7- 2.1 7 0.3 0.2- 0.8
Yes, During Pregnancy 106 72 65.1 52.8-75.6 17 15.0 8.6-25.0 13 15.3 8.2-26.8 4 4.6 1.2-16.0
No 11,676 9,322 77.9 76.9-78.9 1,301 12.0 11.2-12.8 697 6.5 5.9- 7.1 356 3.6 3.1- 4.1
No, Bordeline Diabetes 202 187 92.4 83.5-96.7 9 4.0 1.5- 9.9 6 3.6 0.9-14.1 0 0.0 . - .

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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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