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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 10,188 4,571 38.5 37.0-40.0 5,617 61.5 60.0-63.0
-Western NC 1,750 828 43.6 40.1-47.1 922 56.4 52.9-59.9
GENDER
Male 660 301 40.6 35.4-45.9 359 59.4 54.1-64.6
Female 1,090 527 46.1 41.6-50.6 563 53.9 49.4-58.4
RACE
White 1,620 766 43.6 40.0-47.2 854 56.4 52.8-60.0
Other minorities 120 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 32 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,713 812 43.5 40.0-47.0 901 56.5 53.0-60.0
AGE
18-34 96 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 476 177 37.2 31.5-43.3 299 62.8 56.7-68.5
55-64 446 240 55.5 49.6-61.1 206 44.5 38.9-50.4
65-74 409 232 56.9 50.8-62.8 177 43.1 37.2-49.2
75+ 306 157 53.2 46.5-59.8 149 46.8 40.2-53.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 237 124 50.6 41.5-59.7 113 49.4 40.3-58.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 511 271 47.2 41.6-52.8 240 52.8 47.2-58.4
Some Post-H.S. 468 230 44.6 37.6-51.8 238 55.4 48.2-62.4
College Graduate 532 203 33.0 28.1-38.3 329 67.0 61.7-71.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 245 144 50.9 41.0-60.7 101 49.1 39.3-59.0
$15,000- 24,999 331 167 48.8 40.5-57.2 164 51.2 42.8-59.5
$25,000- 34,999 212 107 49.9 40.8-58.9 105 50.1 41.1-59.2
$35,000- 49,999 210 100 43.2 34.3-52.6 110 56.8 47.4-65.7
$50,000+ 446 168 34.1 28.6-40.2 278 65.9 59.8-71.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 638 348 54.5 48.8-60.1 290 45.5 39.9-51.2
No 1,039 450 38.2 34.1-42.4 589 61.8 57.6-65.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 258 128 50.4 42.6-58.3 130 49.6 41.7-57.4
Non-Veteran 1,492 700 42.7 38.9-46.5 792 57.3 53.5-61.1

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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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