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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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%)
TOTAL 12,979 11,716 81.9 80.3-83.5 1,263 18.1 16.5-19.7
GENDER
Male 4,870 4,303 79.3 76.6-81.8 567 20.7 18.2-23.4
Female 8,109 7,413 84.4 82.3-86.2 696 15.6 13.8-17.7
RACE
White 10,273 9,439 86.0 84.4-87.4 834 14.0 12.6-15.6
African American 1,822 1,603 79.8 75.5-83.4 219 20.2 16.6-24.5
Asian 101 83 81.1 67.8-89.7 18 18.9 10.3-32.2
Native American 306 258 72.7 59.9-82.6 48 27.3 17.4-40.1
Other Minorities 392 262 48.7 39.3-58.2 130 51.3 41.8-60.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 426 287 49.2 40.3-58.1 139 50.8 41.9-59.7
-English Speaking 224 194 83.0 71.8-90.3 30 17.0 9.7-28.2
-Spanish Speaking 202 93 30.7 21.4-41.8 109 69.3 58.2-78.6
Non-Hispanic 12,518 11,396 84.4 83.0-85.8 1,122 15.6 14.2-17.0
AGE
18-24 371 166 40.6 33.5-48.3 205 59.4 51.7-66.5
25-34 1,163 813 66.5 61.7-70.9 350 33.5 29.1-38.3
35-44 1,951 1,676 85.3 82.5-87.7 275 14.7 12.3-17.5
45-54 2,537 2,331 92.4 90.7-93.8 206 7.6 6.2- 9.3
55-64 2,752 2,646 95.8 94.3-96.9 106 4.2 3.1- 5.7
65-74 2,329 2,271 97.4 95.9-98.4 58 2.6 1.6- 4.1
75+ 1,759 1,700 96.7 95.2-97.7 59 3.3 2.3- 4.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,659 1,385 62.4 56.5-68.0 274 37.6 32.0-43.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,866 3,414 78.2 74.9-81.2 452 21.8 18.8-25.1
Some Post-H.S. 3,273 2,966 83.9 80.8-86.6 307 16.1 13.4-19.2
College Graduate 4,159 3,931 92.0 90.3-93.4 228 8.0 6.6- 9.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,405 1,187 65.8 58.8-72.2 218 34.2 27.8-41.2
$15,000- 24,999 2,040 1,777 77.3 73.2-81.0 263 22.7 19.0-26.8
$25,000- 34,999 1,343 1,199 80.5 75.8-84.5 144 19.5 15.5-24.2
$35,000- 49,999 1,676 1,532 86.4 81.9-89.9 144 13.6 10.1-18.1
$50,000-74,999 1,782 1,643 87.8 84.4-90.6 139 12.2 9.4-15.6
$75,000+ 2,776 2,650 91.8 89.1-93.9 126 8.2 6.1-10.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,484 4,141 85.5 82.6-88.1 343 14.5 11.9-17.4
No 7,723 6,920 81.8 79.8-83.7 803 18.2 16.3-20.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,701 1,616 94.2 92.2-95.8 85 5.8 4.2- 7.8
Non-Veteran 10,189 9,104 80.2 78.2-81.9 1,085 19.8 18.1-21.8

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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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