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2007 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 12,859 5,803 39.6 38.4-40.9 7,056 60.4 59.1-61.6
Have Health Insurance
Yes 11,646 5,353 40.8 39.6-42.1 6,293 59.2 57.9-60.4
No 1,193 442 31.6 27.3-36.1 751 68.4 63.9-72.7
Body Mass Index
Underweight 194 46 20.1 14.1-27.7 148 79.9 72.3-85.9
Recommended Range 3,877 1,439 29.7 27.8-31.6 2,438 70.3 68.4-72.2
Overweight 4,559 2,193 42.6 40.6-44.6 2,366 57.4 55.4-59.4
Obese 3,702 1,908 47.5 45.0-50.0 1,794 52.5 50.0-55.0
Current Smoker
No 10,433 4,707 39.8 38.4-41.1 5,726 60.2 58.9-61.6
Yes 2,392 1,078 39.1 36.1-42.1 1,314 60.9 57.9-63.9
COPD
Yes 1,088 661 58.5 53.7-63.1 427 41.5 36.9-46.3
No 11,194 4,890 38.5 37.2-39.8 6,304 61.5 60.2-62.8
Binge Drinker
No 11,792 5,399 40.9 39.6-42.2 6,393 59.1 57.8-60.4
Yes 920 338 28.8 25.1-32.9 582 71.2 67.1-74.9
Heavy Drinker
No 12,216 5,525 39.9 38.6-41.1 6,691 60.1 58.9-61.4
Yes 442 183 33.8 27.9-40.2 259 66.2 59.8-72.1
Current Asthma
Yes 1,061 576 46.7 41.9-51.5 485 53.3 48.5-58.1
No 11,742 5,195 39.0 37.7-40.3 6,547 61.0 59.7-62.3
Diabetes
Yes 1,746 1,168 65.6 62.5-68.6 578 34.4 31.4-37.5
No 10,860 4,485 36.0 34.7-37.3 6,375 64.0 62.7-65.3
Disability
Yes 4,726 2,677 53.2 50.9-55.4 2,049 46.8 44.6-49.1
No 7,628 2,935 33.6 32.1-35.1 4,693 66.4 64.9-67.9
Hypertension
Yes 5,383 3,258 59.3 57.4-61.2 2,125 40.7 38.8-42.6
No 7,459 2,534 29.5 28.0-31.0 4,925 70.5 69.0-72.0

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Asked only of those who have ever had their blood cholesterol checked

^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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