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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Cholesterol Awareness--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 11,371 10,622 88.5 87.0-89.8 749 11.5 10.2-13.0
No 1,584 1,075 51.9 47.1-56.7 509 48.1 43.3-52.9
Body Mass Index
Underweight 206 171 68.9 54.7-80.2 35 31.1 19.8-45.3
Recommended Range 4,075 3,639 79.5 76.2-82.4 436 20.5 17.6-23.8
Overweight 4,480 4,069 82.2 79.5-84.6 411 17.8 15.4-20.5
Obese 3,607 3,316 85.9 82.9-88.5 291 14.1 11.5-17.1
Current Smoker
No 10,593 9,761 84.2 82.3-85.9 832 15.8 14.1-17.7
Yes 2,328 1,900 73.0 69.2-76.4 428 27.0 23.6-30.8
History of CVD**
Yes 1,568 1,522 93.5 85.0-97.3 46 6.5 2.7-15.0
No 11,284 10,081 80.7 79.0-82.4 1,203 19.3 17.6-21.0
Binge Drinker
No 11,649 10,629 83.5 81.7-85.1 1,020 16.5 14.9-18.3
Yes 1,070 861 72.7 66.9-77.8 209 27.3 22.2-33.1
Heavy Drinker
No 12,165 11,026 82.8 81.1-84.4 1,139 17.2 15.6-18.9
Yes 465 386 63.6 53.8-72.4 79 36.4 27.6-46.2
Poor Sleep***
Yes 1,474 1,263 78.3 74.1-82.1 211 21.7 17.9-25.9
No 11,219 10,197 82.6 80.7-84.3 1,022 17.4 15.7-19.3
Current Asthma
Yes 1,083 985 84.0 79.4-87.7 98 16.0 12.3-20.6
No 11,841 10,684 81.8 80.1-83.5 1,157 18.2 16.5-19.9
Diabetes
Yes 1,682 1,656 95.9 89.5-98.5 26 4.1 1.5-10.5
No 11,280 10,046 80.5 78.8-82.2 1,234 19.5 17.8-21.2
Disability
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

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**History of Cardiovascular Disease includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

***Poor sleep defined as not getting enough rest or sleep for all 30 days out of the past 30 days.

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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