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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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  Total
Respond.^
Past 12 months 1-2 years 2-5 years 5+ years
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 10,078 8,430 79.2 77.9-80.5 875 10.8 9.8-11.8 489 6.7 5.9- 7.6 284 3.3 2.8- 3.9
GENDER
Male 3,716 3,067 77.3 75.0-79.3 324 11.2 9.7-13.0 200 7.6 6.3- 9.1 125 3.9 3.1- 5.0
Female 6,362 5,363 80.9 79.2-82.5 551 10.3 9.1-11.7 289 6.0 5.0- 7.2 159 2.7 2.1- 3.4
RACE
White 7,857 6,524 78.3 76.8-79.8 698 10.9 9.9-12.1 394 6.9 6.0- 8.0 241 3.8 3.1- 4.6
African American 1,561 1,379 83.7 80.4-86.6 109 10.1 7.7-13.1 49 4.4 3.0- 6.4 24 1.8 1.1- 2.9
Native American 217 175 79.2 69.2-86.5 22 8.5 4.7-14.8 13 10.3 4.8-20.6 *** *** ***
Other Minorities 370 284 71.9 63.1-79.2 42 12.2 7.2-19.9 32 12.9 7.6-21.0 12 3.1 1.6- 5.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 327 246 70.2 61.1-77.9 39 13.3 8.0-21.3 31 13.0 7.7-21.3 11 3.5 1.7- 6.9
-English Speaking 190 153 77.3 66.7-85.2 16 8.3 3.8-17.1 17 11.8 6.5-20.5 *** *** ***
-Spanish Speaking 137 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 9,721 8,157 79.6 78.2-80.9 833 10.7 9.7-11.7 458 6.5 5.7- 7.3 273 3.3 2.8- 3.9
AGE
18-34 842 555 65.1 60.8-69.1 139 16.7 13.7-20.2 109 13.6 10.9-17.0 39 4.6 3.1- 6.8
35-44 1,306 932 70.9 67.1-74.4 201 16.2 13.3-19.5 109 8.7 6.7-11.3 64 4.2 3.0- 5.9
45-54 1,885 1,498 79.9 77.2-82.3 191 9.8 8.1-11.7 115 6.1 4.7- 7.9 81 4.2 3.2- 5.6
55-64 2,332 1,993 85.0 82.6-87.1 177 7.8 6.3- 9.7 101 4.4 3.4- 5.7 61 2.8 1.8- 4.2
65-74 2,026 1,883 93.8 92.1-95.2 95 4.0 2.9- 5.5 27 1.4 0.8- 2.3 21 0.8 0.4- 1.5
75+ 1,564 1,462 94.1 92.2-95.6 63 3.9 2.7- 5.7 23 1.1 0.7- 1.9 16 0.9 0.5- 1.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,138 1,009 83.4 79.0-87.0 67 7.9 5.4-11.4 37 5.9 3.7- 9.3 25 2.8 1.7- 4.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,813 2,413 81.7 79.2-84.0 198 8.7 7.1-10.7 126 6.3 4.9- 8.0 76 3.3 2.4- 4.6
Some Post-H.S. 2,577 2,136 78.8 76.0-81.2 220 11.0 9.1-13.2 136 7.0 5.5- 8.8 85 3.3 2.4- 4.5
College Graduate 3,528 2,853 75.3 73.0-77.4 390 14.0 12.4-15.9 187 7.2 6.0- 8.6 98 3.5 2.6- 4.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,104 947 79.8 75.3-83.7 65 7.7 5.2-11.4 47 7.8 5.3-11.2 45 4.7 3.2- 7.0
$15,000- 24,999 1,633 1,346 75.4 71.4-79.0 136 11.2 8.7-14.2 87 8.3 6.0-11.4 64 5.2 3.5- 7.5
$25,000- 34,999 988 824 79.9 75.3-83.8 77 10.3 7.2-14.5 57 6.8 4.7- 9.6 30 3.1 1.8- 5.1
$35,000- 49,999 1,259 1,045 79.7 76.1-82.9 117 10.4 8.1-13.1 56 5.5 3.8- 7.9 41 4.5 2.9- 6.7
$50,000-74,999 1,250 1,033 79.0 75.1-82.3 123 11.7 9.1-14.8 67 7.2 5.2-10.0 27 2.2 1.3- 3.6
$75,000+ 2,134 1,726 78.7 75.9-81.2 242 13.1 11.0-15.5 119 6.0 4.7- 7.6 47 2.3 1.5- 3.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,108 2,750 84.4 82.0-86.5 189 7.6 6.2- 9.3 100 5.1 3.7- 6.8 69 3.0 2.1- 4.1
No 6,506 5,292 77.6 76.0-79.2 647 11.7 10.5-13.1 366 7.4 6.4- 8.5 201 3.3 2.7- 4.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,473 1,311 84.1 80.8-87.0 93 8.9 6.8-11.6 40 4.1 2.7- 6.1 29 2.9 1.7- 4.9
Non-Veteran 8,602 7,117 78.4 76.9-79.9 781 11.0 10.0-12.2 449 7.2 6.3- 8.2 255 3.3 2.8- 4.0

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Asked of those who have ever had their blood cholesterol checked.

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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