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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Cholesterol Awareness

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 11,356 10,279 81.4 80.0-82.8 1,077 18.6 17.2-20.0
-Eastern NC 3,085 2,749 78.7 75.7-81.5 336 21.3 18.5-24.3
GENDER
Male 1,080 935 74.0 69.0-78.4 145 26.0 21.6-31.0
Female 2,005 1,814 83.2 79.5-86.3 191 16.8 13.7-20.5
RACE
White 2,057 1,887 83.2 79.7-86.2 170 16.8 13.8-20.3
African American 685 604 75.2 68.2-81.0 81 24.8 19.0-31.8
Other minorities 321 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 161 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 2,914 2,633 80.3 77.2-83.0 281 19.7 17.0-22.8
AGE
18-34 442 255 48.7 42.1-55.3 187 51.3 44.7-57.9
35-54 934 833 86.7 82.9-89.8 101 13.3 10.2-17.1
55-64 691 664 96.1 93.6-97.6 27 3.9 2.4- 6.4
65-74 540 530 98.5 96.9-99.3 *** *** ***
75+ 442 434 99.0 97.5-99.6 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 436 363 72.3 63.7-79.5 73 27.7 20.5-36.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 962 831 74.5 69.1-79.2 131 25.5 20.8-30.9
Some Post-H.S. 827 743 80.2 74.2-85.1 84 19.8 14.9-25.8
College Graduate 855 807 91.1 87.2-93.9 48 8.9 6.1-12.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 425 359 73.4 65.0-80.4 66 26.6 19.6-35.0
$15,000- 24,999 511 426 69.5 61.7-76.4 85 30.5 23.6-38.3
$25,000- 34,999 300 263 75.9 65.3-84.0 37 24.1 16.0-34.7
$35,000- 49,999 421 379 80.9 72.6-87.1 42 19.1 12.9-27.4
$50,000+ 879 833 89.1 84.0-92.8 46 10.9 7.2-16.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 957 900 87.6 81.9-91.7 57 12.4 8.3-18.1
No 1,978 1,714 75.4 71.6-78.9 264 24.6 21.1-28.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 501 469 88.4 81.9-92.7 32 11.6 7.3-18.1
Non-Veteran 2,582 2,279 76.9 73.4-80.0 303 23.1 20.0-26.6

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2011 are NOT comparable to previous years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2011 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).

**Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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