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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Cholesterol Awareness--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 9,824 9,207 87.4 86.0-88.7 617 12.6 11.3-14.0
No 1,491 1,039 58.5 54.5-62.3 452 41.5 37.7-45.5
Body Mass Index
Underweight 174 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 3,613 3,238 77.3 74.4-79.9 375 22.7 20.1-25.6
Overweight 3,894 3,552 83.3 80.9-85.4 342 16.7 14.6-19.1
Obese 2,943 2,719 86.0 83.5-88.2 224 14.0 11.8-16.5
Current Smoker
No 9,331 8,593 84.6 83.1-86.0 738 15.4 14.0-16.9
Yes 1,978 1,645 69.8 66.1-73.3 333 30.2 26.7-33.9
History of CVD**
Yes 1,449 1,399 94.8 92.3-96.5 50 5.2 3.5- 7.7
No 9,790 8,776 80.1 78.6-81.6 1,014 19.9 18.4-21.4
Binge Drinker
No 9,456 8,677 83.7 82.2-85.2 779 16.3 14.8-17.8
Yes 1,003 824 70.9 66.3-75.1 179 29.1 24.9-33.7
Heavy Drinker
No 9,966 9,082 82.5 81.0-83.9 884 17.5 16.1-19.0
Yes 467 397 71.7 63.9-78.4 70 28.3 21.6-36.1
COPD
Yes 1,021 950 90.6 86.7-93.4 71 9.4 6.6-13.3
No 10,285 9,283 80.8 79.3-82.2 1,002 19.2 17.8-20.7
Current Asthma
Yes 972 884 82.6 77.4-86.9 88 17.4 13.1-22.6
No 10,322 9,339 81.4 79.9-82.8 983 18.6 17.2-20.1
Diabetes
Yes 1,604 1,573 97.2 95.3-98.3 31 2.8 1.7- 4.7
No 9,727 8,690 79.6 78.0-81.1 1,037 20.4 18.9-22.0
Disability
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

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**History of cardiovascular disease includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

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).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

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