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2007 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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  Total
Respond.^
Past 12 months 1-2 years 2-5 years 5+ years
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 12,761 10,103 75.0 73.8-76.2 1,460 13.4 12.5-14.4 762 7.3 6.6- 8.2 436 4.2 3.7- 4.9
Have Health Insurance
Yes 11,561 9,403 77.9 76.7-79.0 1,248 12.8 11.9-13.8 607 6.1 5.5- 6.8 303 3.2 2.7- 3.7
No 1,183 684 54.5 49.6-59.3 212 18.2 15.2-21.8 154 15.7 11.8-20.6 133 11.5 8.7-15.1
Body Mass Index
Underweight 186 133 62.8 52.0-72.5 32 19.7 12.2-30.3 17 14.7 8.1-25.3 4 2.7 0.9- 7.8
Recommended Range 3,851 2,899 72.1 69.9-74.2 502 14.4 12.7-16.2 288 8.6 7.3-10.0 162 4.9 4.0- 6.1
Overweight 4,542 3,661 76.5 74.6-78.3 492 12.8 11.4-14.3 240 6.4 5.4- 7.5 149 4.4 3.5- 5.5
Obese 3,675 3,013 76.8 74.1-79.2 374 12.6 10.9-14.4 182 6.9 5.2- 9.1 106 3.7 2.6- 5.3
Current Smoker
No 10,350 8,337 76.6 75.3-77.8 1,145 13.2 12.3-14.3 573 6.8 6.0- 7.7 295 3.4 2.9- 4.0
Yes 2,376 1,736 68.9 65.7-72.0 313 14.2 12.2-16.6 186 9.3 7.3-11.8 141 7.5 5.8- 9.8
COPD
Yes 1,078 922 84.6 81.0-87.7 85 8.3 6.1-11.2 38 4.4 2.8- 7.0 33 2.7 1.7- 4.3
No 11,121 8,726 74.3 73.0-75.6 1,317 13.9 12.9-14.9 692 7.5 6.7- 8.5 386 4.3 3.7- 5.0
Binge Drinker
No 11,704 9,360 76.2 74.9-77.4 1,312 13.1 12.2-14.1 671 7.1 6.3- 8.0 361 3.6 3.0- 4.2
Yes 915 634 64.9 60.1-69.5 130 15.6 12.2-19.8 81 9.3 6.9-12.5 70 10.1 7.5-13.6
Heavy Drinker
No 12,123 9,620 75.2 73.9-76.4 1,387 13.5 12.5-14.4 711 7.3 6.5- 8.2 405 4.1 3.5- 4.7
Yes 443 325 67.2 59.2-74.3 53 13.9 8.4-22.3 39 10.0 6.5-15.2 26 8.8 5.5-13.8
Current Asthma
Yes 1,057 862 79.8 76.0-83.2 111 11.6 9.1-14.7 52 6.0 4.2- 8.7 32 2.5 1.6- 3.8
No 11,648 9,196 74.6 73.3-75.9 1,343 13.6 12.7-14.6 706 7.4 6.6- 8.3 403 4.3 3.7- 5.0
Diabetes
Yes 1,724 1,629 93.9 92.1-95.3 74 4.6 3.4- 6.2 12 0.9 0.4- 1.9 9 0.6 0.2- 1.4
No 10,781 8,248 72.4 71.0-73.7 1,371 14.7 13.7-15.8 738 8.2 7.3- 9.1 424 4.8 4.1- 5.5
Disability
Yes 4,683 3,929 80.1 77.8-82.2 414 10.0 8.7-11.5 213 6.6 5.0- 8.6 127 3.3 2.6- 4.3
No 7,583 5,780 72.5 71.0-74.0 993 15.1 14.0-16.4 516 7.6 6.8- 8.6 294 4.7 4.0- 5.6
Hypertension
Yes 5,323 4,822 88.9 87.5-90.2 335 7.7 6.6- 8.9 113 2.5 1.9- 3.3 53 1.0 0.7- 1.4
No 7,418 5,264 67.9 66.2-69.5 1,125 16.5 15.2-17.8 648 9.8 8.7-11.0 381 5.9 5.0- 6.8

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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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