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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Cholesterol Awareness

Have you EVER been told by a doctor, nurse or other health professional that your blood cholesterol is high?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 11,627 5,202 40.0 38.5-41.4 6,425 60.0 58.6-61.5
GENDER
Male 4,266 1,988 41.7 39.3-44.1 2,278 58.3 55.9-60.7
Female 7,361 3,214 38.5 36.7-40.2 4,147 61.5 59.8-63.3
RACE
White 9,374 4,278 41.0 39.4-42.6 5,096 59.0 57.4-60.6
African American 1,587 667 38.5 34.7-42.5 920 61.5 57.5-65.3
Asian 83 27 31.9 20.7-45.7 56 68.1 54.3-79.3
Native American 255 117 35.6 27.2-44.9 138 64.4 55.1-72.8
Other Minorities 261 85 32.4 22.9-43.6 176 67.6 56.4-77.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 284 83 29.0 20.3-39.6 201 71.0 60.4-79.7
-English Speaking 192 59 25.1 17.6-34.6 133 74.9 65.4-82.4
-Spanish Speaking 92 24 34.7 18.4-55.6 68 65.3 44.4-81.6
Non-Hispanic 11,313 5,106 40.5 39.0-41.9 6,207 59.5 58.1-61.0
AGE
18-24 166 19 13.2 7.8-21.4 147 86.8 78.6-92.2
25-34 807 151 19.0 15.3-23.5 656 81.0 76.5-84.7
35-44 1,671 466 31.4 27.9-35.1 1,205 68.6 64.9-72.1
45-54 2,320 954 42.9 39.9-45.9 1,366 57.1 54.1-60.1
55-64 2,623 1,401 53.5 50.7-56.3 1,222 46.5 43.7-49.3
65-74 2,255 1,310 58.0 55.0-60.9 945 42.0 39.1-45.0
75+ 1,674 860 52.4 48.4-56.2 814 47.6 43.8-51.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,367 740 49.1 44.4-53.9 627 50.9 46.1-55.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,393 1,630 45.0 42.0-48.0 1,763 55.0 52.0-58.0
Some Post-H.S. 2,947 1,332 38.7 35.7-41.8 1,615 61.3 58.2-64.3
College Graduate 3,900 1,490 34.3 32.2-36.5 2,410 65.7 63.5-67.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,176 642 48.0 43.1-52.8 534 52.0 47.2-56.9
$15,000- 24,999 1,763 888 47.6 43.3-51.9 875 52.4 48.1-56.7
$25,000- 34,999 1,190 537 44.6 39.5-49.8 653 55.4 50.2-60.5
$35,000- 49,999 1,524 647 36.2 32.3-40.2 877 63.8 59.8-67.7
$50,000-74,999 1,635 731 40.3 36.7-44.0 904 59.7 56.0-63.3
$75,000+ 2,636 976 33.4 30.9-36.0 1,660 66.6 64.0-69.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,094 2,284 53.6 50.9-56.2 1,810 46.4 43.8-49.1
No 6,882 2,695 34.6 32.9-36.4 4,187 65.4 63.6-67.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,597 789 47.8 43.7-52.0 808 52.2 48.0-56.3
Non-Veteran 9,037 3,954 38.3 36.7-40.0 5,083 61.7 60.0-63.3

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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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