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2011 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 11,356 10,279 81.4 80.0-82.8 1,077 18.6 17.2-20.0
GENDER
Male 4,251 3,771 78.1 75.8-80.2 480 21.9 19.8-24.2
Female 7,105 6,508 84.6 82.8-86.2 597 15.4 13.8-17.2
RACE
White 8,661 8,012 84.7 83.1-86.1 649 15.3 13.9-16.9
African American 1,797 1,592 79.4 75.9-82.6 205 20.6 17.4-24.1
Native American 265 *** *** *** 44 31.3 22.0-42.4
Other Minorities 550 380 57.3 50.5-63.9 170 42.7 36.1-49.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 518 336 52.1 45.4-58.7 182 47.9 41.3-54.6
-English Speaking 229 195 76.8 65.7-85.1 34 23.2 14.9-34.3
-Spanish Speaking 289 141 39.1 31.3-47.4 148 60.9 52.6-68.7
Non-Hispanic 10,805 9,912 83.7 82.2-85.0 893 16.3 15.0-17.8
AGE
18-34 1,360 866 56.5 52.9-60.0 494 43.5 40.0-47.1
35-44 1,530 1,326 83.2 80.1-85.9 204 16.8 14.1-19.9
45-54 2,067 1,904 91.0 88.8-92.7 163 9.0 7.3-11.2
55-64 2,466 2,367 95.9 94.7-96.9 99 4.1 3.1- 5.3
65-74 2,114 2,063 97.9 96.9-98.5 51 2.1 1.5- 3.1
75+ 1,682 1,623 97.2 96.2-98.0 59 2.8 2.0- 3.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,430 1,189 70.1 65.6-74.3 241 29.9 25.7-34.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,254 2,874 77.0 74.2-79.6 380 23.0 20.4-25.8
Some Post-H.S. 2,859 2,619 83.6 80.9-86.0 240 16.4 14.0-19.1
College Graduate 3,784 3,569 91.5 90.0-92.9 215 8.5 7.1-10.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,353 1,149 72.2 67.5-76.4 204 27.8 23.6-32.5
$15,000- 24,999 1,927 1,656 72.4 68.5-75.9 271 27.6 24.1-31.5
$25,000- 34,999 1,105 998 81.3 76.4-85.3 107 18.7 14.7-23.6
$35,000- 49,999 1,394 1,276 84.7 80.9-87.9 118 15.3 12.1-19.1
$50,000-74,999 1,333 1,258 89.7 86.1-92.5 75 10.3 7.5-13.9
$75,000+ 2,249 2,153 91.1 88.4-93.3 96 8.9 6.7-11.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,374 3,178 88.2 85.7-90.4 196 11.8 9.6-14.3
No 7,433 6,614 79.4 77.7-81.1 819 20.6 18.9-22.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,577 1,500 90.7 87.4-93.1 77 9.3 6.9-12.6
Non-Veteran 9,775 8,776 80.1 78.6-81.6 999 19.9 18.4-21.4

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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).

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