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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Cholesterol Awareness

Have you EVER been told by a doctor, nurse or other health professional that your blood cholesterol is high?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 10,188 4,571 38.5 37.0-40.0 5,617 61.5 60.0-63.0
GENDER
Male 3,737 1,732 39.5 37.1-41.9 2,005 60.5 58.1-62.9
Female 6,451 2,839 37.6 35.8-39.4 3,612 62.4 60.6-64.2
RACE
White 7,948 3,616 40.0 38.3-41.7 4,332 60.0 58.3-61.7
African American 1,573 685 34.9 31.4-38.4 888 65.1 61.6-68.6
Native American 218 105 35.4 26.5-45.5 113 64.6 54.5-73.5
Other Minorities 377 144 32.7 25.7-40.5 233 67.3 59.5-74.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 334 130 34.2 26.5-42.9 204 65.8 57.1-73.5
-English Speaking 194 *** *** *** *** *** ***
-Spanish Speaking 140 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 9,824 4,430 38.7 37.2-40.2 5,394 61.3 59.8-62.8
AGE
18-34 860 133 16.6 13.5-20.2 727 83.4 79.8-86.5
35-44 1,317 355 27.4 24.0-31.1 962 72.6 68.9-76.0
45-54 1,890 734 38.0 34.7-41.3 1,156 62.0 58.7-65.3
55-64 2,354 1,260 54.1 51.1-57.1 1,094 45.9 42.9-48.9
65-74 2,049 1,196 59.6 56.3-62.8 853 40.4 37.2-43.7
75+ 1,594 846 52.3 48.5-56.1 748 47.7 43.9-51.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,171 636 48.0 43.3-52.6 535 52.0 47.4-56.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,845 1,425 41.6 38.8-44.5 1,420 58.4 55.5-61.2
Some Post-H.S. 2,592 1,149 37.4 34.6-40.3 1,443 62.6 59.7-65.4
College Graduate 3,553 1,352 31.8 29.7-34.0 2,201 68.2 66.0-70.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,134 635 47.0 42.4-51.6 499 53.0 48.4-57.6
$15,000- 24,999 1,645 807 41.1 37.3-45.1 838 58.9 54.9-62.7
$25,000- 34,999 988 474 41.4 36.6-46.3 514 58.6 53.7-63.4
$35,000- 49,999 1,269 592 41.1 37.0-45.2 677 58.9 54.8-63.0
$50,000-74,999 1,253 509 34.7 30.7-38.9 744 65.3 61.1-69.3
$75,000+ 2,142 763 31.8 29.0-34.8 1,379 68.2 65.2-71.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,144 1,795 54.4 51.5-57.2 1,349 45.6 42.8-48.5
No 6,558 2,583 33.1 31.4-34.9 3,975 66.9 65.1-68.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,484 752 46.5 42.7-50.4 732 53.5 49.6-57.3
Non-Veteran 8,701 3,818 37.2 35.6-38.8 4,883 62.8 61.2-64.4

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*Asked of respondents 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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