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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Cholesterol Awareness-AFRICAN AMERICANS

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
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 1,822 1,603 79.8 75.5-83.4 219 20.2 16.6-24.5
GENDER
Male 602 507 77.9 72.0-83.0 95 22.1 17.0-28.0
Female 1,220 1,096 81.2 74.9-86.2 124 18.8 13.8-25.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 16 15 98.8 91.2-99.9 1 1.2 0.1- 8.8
Non-Hispanic 1,805 1,587 79.5 75.3-83.2 218 20.5 16.8-24.7
AGE
18-24 83 44 46.4 32.3-61.2 39 53.6 38.8-67.7
25-34 199 141 69.6 59.8-77.9 58 30.4 22.1-40.2
35-44 284 244 84.3 76.2-90.0 40 15.7 10.0-23.8
45-54 402 359 89.4 83.7-93.3 43 10.6 6.7-16.3
55-64 402 380 95.4 92.3-97.4 22 4.6 2.6- 7.7
65+ 435 419 95.8 90.5-98.2 16 4.2 1.8- 9.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 305 260 74.7 62.9-83.7 45 25.3 16.3-37.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 652 556 74.0 65.7-80.9 96 26.0 19.1-34.3
Some Post-H.S. 453 402 80.7 72.6-86.9 51 19.3 13.1-27.4
College Graduate 408 382 91.4 86.0-94.8 26 8.6 5.2-14.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 346 288 70.8 59.6-80.0 58 29.2 20.0-40.4
$15,000- 24,999 384 340 84.1 76.5-89.5 44 15.9 10.5-23.5
$25,000- 34,999 202 174 80.0 68.4-88.2 28 20.0 11.8-31.6
$35,000-49,999 217 198 81.7 60.5-92.9 19 18.3 7.1-39.5
$50,000- 74,999 203 186 87.5 76.9-93.7 17 12.5 6.3-23.1
$75,000+ 195 183 91.4 83.2-95.8 12 8.6 4.2-16.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 702 646 89.0 82.7-93.2 56 11.0 6.8-17.3
No 963 832 78.3 72.8-83.0 131 21.7 17.0-27.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 222 203 92.3 86.3-95.8 19 7.7 4.2-13.7
Non-Veteran 1,450 1,267 79.5 74.9-83.4 183 20.5 16.6-25.1

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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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