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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Cholesterol Awareness-AFRICAN AMERICANS

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 11,627 5,202 40.0 38.5-41.4 6,425 60.0 58.6-61.5
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 1,587 667 38.5 34.7-42.5 920 61.5 57.5-65.3
GENDER
Male 501 223 40.3 33.6-47.3 278 59.7 52.7-66.4
Female 1,086 444 37.2 32.8-41.8 642 62.8 58.2-67.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 15 4 16.0 3.9-46.9 11 84.0 53.1-96.1
Non-Hispanic 1,571 663 38.9 35.0-42.9 908 61.1 57.1-65.0
AGE
18-24 44 3 11.3 3.4-31.4 41 88.7 68.6-96.6
25-34 138 27 26.4 16.2-40.0 111 73.6 60.0-83.8
35-44 243 68 27.2 20.2-35.5 175 72.8 64.5-79.8
45-54 358 138 46.9 38.8-55.2 220 53.1 44.8-61.2
55-64 378 199 52.9 45.5-60.3 179 47.1 39.7-54.5
65+ 410 225 52.3 44.4-60.1 185 47.7 39.9-55.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 256 130 44.4 34.4-54.8 126 55.6 45.2-65.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 551 241 42.4 35.4-49.7 310 57.6 50.3-64.6
Some Post-H.S. 400 157 35.7 28.7-43.4 243 64.3 56.6-71.3
College Graduate 377 139 33.1 26.6-40.3 238 66.9 59.7-73.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 287 147 42.2 34.1-50.8 140 57.8 49.2-65.9
$15,000- 24,999 337 143 43.2 34.8-51.9 194 56.8 48.1-65.2
$25,000- 34,999 172 65 41.5 28.1-56.3 107 58.5 43.7-71.9
$35,000-49,999 196 79 38.8 29.6-48.9 117 61.2 51.1-70.4
$50,000- 74,999 185 68 30.3 22.1-39.9 117 69.7 60.1-77.9
$75,000+ 182 65 37.9 28.3-48.5 117 62.1 51.5-71.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 633 339 52.6 45.8-59.3 294 47.4 40.7-54.2
No 829 290 31.4 26.9-36.3 539 68.6 63.7-73.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 199 94 50.7 39.9-61.4 105 49.3 38.6-60.1
Non-Veteran 1,256 509 35.8 31.6-40.2 747 64.2 59.8-68.4

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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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