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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 10,188 4,571 38.5 37.0-40.0 5,617 61.5 60.0-63.0
Have Health Insurance
Yes 9,131 4,170 39.7 38.1-41.3 4,961 60.3 58.7-61.9
No 1,028 389 31.4 27.4-35.6 639 68.6 64.4-72.6
Body Mass Index
Underweight 152 46 21.0 13.7-30.7 106 79.0 69.3-86.3
Recommended Range 3,216 1,169 30.2 27.8-32.7 2,047 69.8 67.3-72.2
Overweight 3,526 1,725 41.8 39.3-44.4 1,801 58.2 55.6-60.7
Obese 2,692 1,396 45.0 42.1-48.0 1,296 55.0 52.0-57.9
Current Smoker
No 8,517 3,804 38.5 36.9-40.1 4,713 61.5 59.9-63.1
Yes 1,631 744 38.5 35.0-42.1 887 61.5 57.9-65.0
History of CVD**
Yes 1,388 974 67.3 62.9-71.4 414 32.7 28.6-37.1
No 8,700 3,524 34.7 33.2-36.3 5,176 65.3 63.7-66.8
Binge Drinker
No 8,601 3,944 39.5 37.9-41.1 4,657 60.5 58.9-62.1
Yes 817 310 34.0 29.4-39.0 507 66.0 61.0-70.6
Heavy Drinker
No 9,002 4,098 39.2 37.6-40.8 4,904 60.8 59.2-62.4
Yes 395 152 31.4 25.2-38.4 243 68.6 61.6-74.8
COPD
Yes 940 562 58.5 53.3-63.6 378 41.5 36.4-46.7
No 9,204 3,981 36.7 35.2-38.2 5,223 63.3 61.8-64.8
Current Asthma
Yes 880 483 48.3 43.1-53.6 397 51.7 46.4-56.9
No 9,253 4,059 37.4 35.9-39.0 5,194 62.6 61.0-64.1
Diabetes
Yes 1,556 1,092 67.6 63.7-71.3 464 32.4 28.7-36.3
No 8,619 3,472 34.1 32.5-35.6 5,147 65.9 64.4-67.5
Disability
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

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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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