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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Cholesterol Awareness

Blood cholesterol is a fatty substance found in the blood. Have you EVER had your blood cholesterol checked?

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Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 8,674 7,694 82.1 80.9-83.3 980 17.9 16.7-19.1
-Eastern NC 2,635 2,321 79.3 76.6-81.7 314 20.7 18.3-23.4
GENDER
Male 1,001 848 76.8 72.6-80.6 153 23.2 19.4-27.4
Female 1,634 1,473 81.7 78.2-84.7 161 18.3 15.3-21.8
RACE
White 1,501 1,348 82.7 79.6-85.4 153 17.3 14.6-20.4
African American 648 569 77.6 71.6-82.7 79 22.4 17.3-28.4
Other minorities 442 366 60.4 50.4-69.5 76 39.6 30.5-49.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 108 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 2,512 2,245 81.2 78.5-83.7 267 18.8 16.3-21.5
AGE
18-34 402 227 52.2 46.2-58.1 175 47.8 41.9-53.8
35-54 753 658 85.1 81.1-88.4 95 14.9 11.6-18.9
55-64 582 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 501 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 367 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 379 310 68.5 60.4-75.7 69 31.5 24.3-39.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 782 671 75.5 70.4-80.0 111 24.5 20.0-29.6
Some Post-H.S. 762 679 83.3 78.7-87.1 83 16.7 12.9-21.3
College Graduate 709 658 87.5 83.1-90.8 51 12.5 9.2-16.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 376 327 78.5 70.2-84.9 49 21.5 15.1-29.8
$15,000- 24,999 477 406 76.8 70.6-82.0 71 23.2 18.0-29.4
$25,000- 34,999 274 226 75.1 67.0-81.8 48 24.9 18.2-33.0
$35,000- 49,999 317 285 84.8 78.1-89.8 32 15.2 10.2-21.9
$50,000+ 694 654 89.2 84.9-92.4 40 10.8 7.6-15.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 812 756 86.5 81.3-90.4 56 13.5 9.6-18.7
No 1,786 1,531 76.7 73.5-79.7 255 23.3 20.3-26.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 436 397 86.2 80.8-90.3 39 13.8 9.7-19.2
Non-Veteran 2,198 1,923 77.8 74.7-80.6 275 22.2 19.4-25.3
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,939 1,697 79.3 76.2-82.1 242 20.7 17.9-23.8
No 696 624 79.2 73.8-83.8 72 20.8 16.2-26.2

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2013
are NOT comparable to 2010 and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2013 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.

**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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