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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Cholesterol Awareness

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 11,356 10,279 81.4 80.0-82.8 1,077 18.6 17.2-20.0
-Piedmont NC 6,339 5,770 82.4 80.6-84.1 569 17.6 15.9-19.4
GENDER
Male 2,429 2,172 80.1 77.2-82.8 257 19.9 17.2-22.8
Female 3,910 3,598 84.5 82.1-86.7 312 15.5 13.3-17.9
RACE
White 4,830 4,497 85.3 83.2-87.3 333 14.7 12.7-16.8
African American 1,067 948 81.8 77.6-85.3 119 18.2 14.7-22.4
Other minorities 393 281 61.8 54.3-68.8 112 38.2 31.2-45.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 308 197 52.2 43.9-60.3 111 47.8 39.7-56.1
Non-Hispanic 6,013 5,556 85.1 83.2-86.7 457 14.9 13.3-16.8
AGE
18-34 762 515 61.0 56.4-65.4 247 39.0 34.6-43.6
35-54 2,120 1,920 87.1 84.6-89.3 200 12.9 10.7-15.4
55-64 1,310 1,255 95.5 93.7-96.9 55 4.5 3.1- 6.3
65-74 1,152 1,122 97.7 96.1-98.6 30 2.3 1.4- 3.9
75+ 912 878 96.8 95.2-97.9 34 3.2 2.1- 4.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 720 583 66.4 60.0-72.2 137 33.6 27.8-40.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,714 1,529 79.0 75.2-82.4 185 21.0 17.6-24.8
Some Post-H.S. 1,521 1,408 84.9 81.4-87.8 113 15.1 12.2-18.6
College Graduate 2,362 2,229 91.8 89.9-93.4 133 8.2 6.6-10.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 636 541 71.6 64.9-77.4 95 28.4 22.6-35.1
$15,000- 24,999 1,044 898 72.1 66.9-76.7 146 27.9 23.3-33.1
$25,000- 34,999 574 522 81.7 75.0-86.9 52 18.3 13.1-25.0
$35,000- 49,999 743 687 86.8 81.9-90.6 56 13.2 9.4-18.1
$50,000+ 2,234 2,132 91.5 89.0-93.5 102 8.5 6.5-11.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,731 1,634 88.8 85.2-91.5 97 11.2 8.5-14.8
No 4,293 3,857 81.0 78.7-83.0 436 19.0 17.0-21.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 803 771 92.7 88.3-95.6 32 7.3 4.4-11.7
Non-Veteran 5,534 4,997 81.2 79.2-83.0 537 18.8 17.0-20.8

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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).

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
**Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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