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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: Buncombe County

Cholesterol Awareness

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%)
North Carolina 12,979 11,716 81.9 80.3-83.5 1,263 18.1 16.5-19.7
-Buncombe County 391 354 82.4 75.6-87.7 37 17.6 12.3-24.4
GENDER
Male 141 119 74.6 62.9-83.6 22 25.4 16.4-37.1
Female 250 235 89.1 81.1-94.0 15 10.9 6.0-18.9
RACE
White 357 327 84.7 78.0-89.7 30 15.3 10.3-22.0
Other 31 24 60.4 33.3-82.3 7 39.6 17.7-66.7
AGE
18-44 104 79 67.1 55.1-77.2 25 32.9 22.8-44.9
45+ 286 274 96.4 93.5-98.1 12 3.6 1.9- 6.5
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 118 98 66.9 52.9-78.5 20 33.1 21.5-47.1
Some College + 270 253 89.0 81.5-93.6 17 11.0 6.4-18.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 185 160 76.2 65.4-84.5 25 23.8 15.5-34.6
$50,000+ 158 154 96.2 88.0-98.9 4 3.8 1.1-12.0

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^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = 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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