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2005 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 13,746 5,458 36.3 35.2-37.3 8,288 63.7 62.7-64.8
Have Health Insurance
Yes 12,449 4,982 37.0 35.9-38.1 7,467 63.0 61.9-64.1
No 1,280 471 30.8 27.7-34.1 809 69.2 65.9-72.3
Body Mass Index
Underweight 206 56 23.7 17.4-31.4 150 76.3 68.6-82.6
Recommended Range 4,362 1,464 29.3 27.7-31.0 2,898 70.7 69.0-72.3
Overweight 4,816 2,012 38.3 36.6-40.1 2,804 61.7 59.9-63.4
Obese 3,784 1,730 43.0 41.0-45.0 2,054 57.0 55.0-59.0
Current Smoker
No 11,206 4,439 36.4 35.3-37.5 6,767 63.6 62.5-64.7
Yes 2,485 986 35.1 32.7-37.5 1,499 64.9 62.5-67.3
Binge Drinker
No 12,708 5,091 36.8 35.7-37.8 7,617 63.2 62.2-64.3
Yes 930 319 30.6 27.1-34.4 611 69.4 65.6-72.9
Heavy Drinker
No 13,173 5,249 36.4 35.4-37.5 7,924 63.6 62.5-64.6
Yes 398 145 33.4 27.7-39.5 253 66.6 60.5-72.3
Current Asthma
Yes 1,009 466 40.8 37.0-44.7 543 59.2 55.3-63.0
No 12,675 4,960 35.8 34.8-36.9 7,715 64.2 63.1-65.2
Diabetes
Yes 1,718 1,044 59.6 56.6-62.5 674 40.4 37.5-43.4
Yes, During Pregnancy 106 30 28.0 18.2-40.4 76 72.0 59.6-81.8
No 11,718 4,285 33.2 32.1-34.3 7,433 66.8 65.7-67.9
No, Bordeline Diabetes 196 95 48.3 39.5-57.3 101 51.7 42.7-60.5

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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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