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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western NC 1,932 1,760 82.8 79.2-85.9 172 17.2 14.1-20.8
GENDER
Male 742 664 77.5 71.5-82.6 78 22.5 17.4-28.5
Female 1,190 1,096 87.8 83.7-90.9 94 12.2 9.1-16.3
RACE
White 1,774 1,628 84.6 81.1-87.6 146 15.4 12.4-18.9
Other minorities 146 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 49 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,878 1,723 84.7 81.3-87.6 155 15.3 12.4-18.7
AGE
18-34 156 96 52.9 42.7-62.8 60 47.1 37.2-57.3
35-54 543 477 87.8 83.5-91.1 66 12.2 8.9-16.5
55-64 465 448 97.0 94.9-98.3 17 3.0 1.7- 5.1
65-74 422 411 97.2 94.4-98.7 11 2.8 1.3- 5.6
75+ 328 311 95.7 92.8-97.5 17 4.3 2.5- 7.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 274 243 80.8 70.6-88.1 31 19.2 11.9-29.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 578 514 74.7 67.4-80.8 64 25.3 19.2-32.6
Some Post-H.S. 511 468 85.7 78.9-90.6 43 14.3 9.4-21.1
College Graduate 567 533 90.7 85.3-94.3 34 9.3 5.7-14.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 292 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 372 332 79.5 70.7-86.2 40 20.5 13.8-29.3
$25,000- 34,999 231 213 89.9 81.6-94.7 18 10.1 5.3-18.4
$35,000- 49,999 230 210 85.4 76.3-91.4 20 14.6 8.6-23.7
$50,000+ 469 446 88.0 80.6-92.9 23 12.0 7.1-19.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 686 644 87.6 81.0-92.2 42 12.4 7.8-19.0
No 1,162 1,043 80.9 76.4-84.8 119 19.1 15.2-23.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 273 260 88.6 78.0-94.4 13 11.4 5.6-22.0
Non-Veteran 1,659 1,500 82.1 78.2-85.4 159 17.9 14.6-21.8

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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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