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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and AHEC Regions

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%)
North Carolina 10,188 4,571 38.5 37.0-40.0 5,617 61.5 60.0-63.0
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 260 131 40.9 32.2-50.2 129 59.1 49.8-67.8
Buncombe 237 105 39.4 30.4-49.3 132 60.6 50.7-69.6
Cabarrus 269 120 33.9 26.1-42.8 149 66.1 57.2-73.9
Catawba 261 117 36.6 28.1-46.0 144 63.4 54.0-71.9
Cumberland 252 107 32.8 25.9-40.7 145 67.2 59.3-74.1
Davidson 258 123 46.7 37.1-56.6 135 53.3 43.4-62.9
Durham 497 192 27.9 21.7-35.1 305 72.1 64.9-78.3
Forsyth 264 114 41.6 33.4-50.1 150 58.4 49.9-66.6
Gaston 233 113 46.0 36.3-56.0 120 54.0 44.0-63.7
Guilford 566 260 33.8 27.8-40.3 306 66.2 59.7-72.2
Iredell 275 134 42.7 34.0-51.9 141 57.3 48.1-66.0
Johnston 250 99 32.3 24.8-40.8 151 67.7 59.2-75.2
Mecklenburg 572 234 32.8 28.0-38.1 338 67.2 61.9-72.0
New Hanover 292 141 32.8 25.3-41.3 151 67.2 58.7-74.7
Onslow 296 125 24.1 15.9-34.7 171 75.9 65.3-84.1
Orange 296 120 38.7 30.2-48.1 176 61.3 51.9-69.8
Pitt 303 121 33.0 24.2-43.1 182 67.0 56.9-75.8
Randolph 365 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Robeson 266 131 43.1 33.2-53.6 135 56.9 46.4-66.8
Rowan 285 142 45.8 36.7-55.2 143 54.2 44.8-63.3
Union 311 155 35.8 28.8-43.4 156 64.2 56.6-71.2
Wake 529 190 29.0 24.5-34.0 339 71.0 66.0-75.5
Wayne 283 127 36.9 28.4-46.2 156 63.1 53.8-71.6
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,149 526 38.5 34.2-43.0 623 61.5 57.0-65.8
Northwest 2,015 958 42.8 39.3-46.3 1,057 57.2 53.7-60.7
Charlotte 1,489 669 36.3 32.7-40.0 820 63.7 60.0-67.3
Greensboro 1,608 740 38.0 33.9-42.2 868 62.0 57.8-66.1
Southern Regional 823 381 36.1 31.1-41.5 442 63.9 58.5-68.9
Coastal 450 216 38.7 31.9-46.0 234 61.3 54.0-68.1
Wake 1,399 543 32.2 28.6-36.1 856 67.8 63.9-71.4
Area L 129 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Eastern 1,126 480 34.5 29.7-39.6 646 65.5 60.4-70.3

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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.

NOTE: In 2011, the State Center for Health Statistics developed its own set of sample weights for N.C. counties and AHEC regions.
These county and AHEC weights cannot also be used to weight the data for the three N.C. regions. Consequently, regional results are not shown here, as in previous years.

^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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