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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 10,541 4,791 40.4 38.9-42.0 5,750 59.6 58.0-61.1
No 1,068 404 36.7 31.9-41.9 664 63.3 58.1-68.1
Body Mass Index
Underweight 171 46 21.2 13.2-32.2 125 78.8 67.8-86.8
Recommended Range 3,616 1,334 31.3 28.8-33.8 2,282 68.7 66.2-71.2
Overweight 4,037 1,912 42.3 39.9-44.6 2,125 57.7 55.4-60.1
Obese 3,289 1,696 47.1 44.1-50.2 1,593 52.9 49.8-55.9
Current Smoker
No 9,684 4,317 39.5 37.9-41.1 5,367 60.5 58.9-62.1
Yes 1,888 852 41.9 38.1-45.8 1,036 58.1 54.2-61.9
History of CVD**
Yes 1,508 1,041 69.8 65.8-73.6 467 30.2 26.4-34.2
No 10,010 4,093 36.4 34.9-38.0 5,917 63.6 62.0-65.1
Binge Drinker
No 10,545 4,813 40.9 39.3-42.4 5,732 59.1 57.6-60.7
Yes 859 305 33.8 28.7-39.4 554 66.2 60.6-71.3
Heavy Drinker
No 10,945 4,918 40.2 38.7-41.8 6,027 59.8 58.2-61.3
Yes 383 158 34.7 28.4-41.6 225 65.3 58.4-71.6
Poor Sleep***
Yes 1,256 606 43.4 38.6-48.4 650 56.6 51.6-61.4
No 10,123 4,481 39.6 38.1-41.2 5,642 60.4 58.8-61.9
Current Asthma
Yes 973 515 47.1 41.4-52.8 458 52.9 47.2-58.6
No 10,609 4,660 39.4 37.8-40.9 5,949 60.6 59.1-62.2
Diabetes
Yes 1,638 1,091 66.4 62.6-70.0 547 33.6 30.0-37.4
No 9,977 4,103 36.5 35.0-38.1 5,874 63.5 61.9-65.0
Disability
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

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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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