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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: Gaston 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
-Gaston County 346 315 85.1 78.4-89.9 31 14.9 10.1-21.6
GENDER
Male 133 118 82.9 71.6-90.3 15 17.1 9.7-28.4
Female 213 197 87.0 78.2-92.6 16 13.0 7.4-21.8
RACE
White 294 270 84.5 76.7-90.0 24 15.5 10.0-23.3
Other 52 45 87.5 73.5-94.7 7 12.5 5.3-26.5
AGE
18-44 92 71 72.9 60.4-82.5 21 27.1 17.5-39.6
45+ 250 240 95.6 91.7-97.8 10 4.4 2.2- 8.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 188 171 86.3 78.0-91.7 17 13.7 8.3-22.0
Some College + 156 142 83.8 72.7-91.0 14 16.2 9.0-27.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 192 172 80.8 69.9-88.4 20 19.2 11.6-30.1
$50,000+ 86 81 93.3 84.1-97.3 5 6.7 2.7-15.9

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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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