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2007 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Cholesterol Awareness--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

Blood cholesterol is a fatty substance found in the blood. Have you ever had your blood cholesterol checked?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 14,482 12,964 81.7 80.4-82.8 1,518 18.3 17.2-19.6
Have Health Insurance
Yes 12,655 11,741 87.9 86.7-89.0 914 12.1 11.0-13.3
No 1,799 1,202 54.8 51.0-58.5 597 45.2 41.5-49.0
Body Mass Index
Underweight 243 199 71.3 60.9-79.8 44 28.7 20.2-39.1
Recommended Range 4,476 3,907 78.0 75.5-80.2 569 22.0 19.8-24.5
Overweight 5,081 4,597 83.2 81.1-85.0 484 16.8 15.0-18.9
Obese 4,025 3,727 87.6 85.5-89.4 298 12.4 10.6-14.5
Current Smoker
No 11,546 10,522 83.9 82.6-85.2 1,024 16.1 14.8-17.4
Yes 2,893 2,406 74.1 71.1-76.9 487 25.9 23.1-28.9
COPD
Yes 1,173 1,101 87.2 82.2-91.0 72 12.8 9.0-17.8
No 12,618 11,278 81.8 80.5-83.1 1,340 18.2 16.9-19.5
Binge Drinker
No 13,169 11,887 83.2 82.0-84.4 1,282 16.8 15.6-18.0
Yes 1,145 927 70.7 65.9-75.1 218 29.3 24.9-34.1
Heavy Drinker
No 13,739 12,314 81.9 80.6-83.1 1,425 18.1 16.9-19.4
Yes 510 446 80.8 74.0-86.2 64 19.2 13.8-26.0
Current Asthma
Yes 1,169 1,073 84.3 79.5-88.2 96 15.7 11.8-20.5
No 13,246 11,833 81.4 80.1-82.7 1,413 18.6 17.3-19.9
Diabetes
Yes 1,791 1,763 98.5 97.5-99.1 28 1.5 0.9- 2.5
No 12,416 10,941 79.8 78.4-81.1 1,475 20.2 18.9-21.6
Disability
Yes 5,173 4,788 86.6 84.7-88.3 385 13.4 11.7-15.3
No 8,698 7,663 80.2 78.6-81.7 1,035 19.8 18.3-21.4
Hypertension
Yes 5,616 5,418 94.4 93.2-95.4 198 5.6 4.6- 6.8
No 8,839 7,523 76.3 74.7-77.9 1,316 23.7 22.1-25.3

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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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