NC Department of Health and Human Services
N.C. State Center for Health Statistics Home
N.C. Public Health Home

2013 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Cholesterol Awareness

Have you EVER been told by a doctor, nurse or other health professional that your blood cholesterol is high?*

View results for a demographic group:
Select a different topic:
View results for a different geographical area:
Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 7,614 3,513 41.0 39.5-42.5 4,101 59.0 57.5-60.5
-Eastern NC 2,303 1,069 40.7 38.0-43.6 1,234 59.3 56.4-62.0
GENDER
Male 839 386 39.7 35.3-44.3 453 60.3 55.7-64.7
Female 1,464 683 41.7 38.2-45.2 781 58.3 54.8-61.8
RACE
White 1,336 628 42.5 39.1-46.0 708 57.5 54.0-60.9
African American 565 243 38.2 32.9-43.9 322 61.8 56.1-67.1
Other minorities 365 187 37.9 28.1-48.8 178 62.1 51.2-71.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 63 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 2,228 1,043 41.3 38.4-44.2 1,185 58.7 55.8-61.6
AGE
18-34 227 32 12.3 8.0-18.6 195 87.7 81.4-92.0
35-54 653 265 41.8 36.8-47.0 388 58.2 53.0-63.2
55-64 565 307 52.8 47.3-58.2 258 47.2 41.8-52.7
65-74 484 268 52.6 46.2-58.9 216 47.4 41.1-53.8
75+ 347 187 55.4 48.0-62.5 160 44.6 37.5-52.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 310 185 52.7 44.3-60.9 125 47.3 39.1-55.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 668 317 39.6 34.6-44.7 351 60.4 55.3-65.4
Some Post-H.S. 671 299 40.1 35.2-45.3 372 59.9 54.7-64.8
College Graduate 651 267 34.6 30.2-39.4 384 65.4 60.6-69.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 326 182 52.1 44.0-60.0 144 47.9 40.0-56.0
$15,000- 24,999 404 186 38.1 31.8-44.7 218 61.9 55.3-68.2
$25,000- 34,999 226 110 44.7 35.7-54.1 116 55.3 45.9-64.3
$35,000- 49,999 283 132 41.7 34.0-49.9 151 58.3 50.1-66.0
$50,000+ 648 262 35.7 31.0-40.7 386 64.3 59.3-69.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 750 449 56.0 50.8-61.0 301 44.0 39.0-49.2
No 1,519 601 34.6 31.4-38.0 918 65.4 62.0-68.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 391 162 34.4 28.8-40.5 229 65.6 59.5-71.2
Non-Veteran 1,911 906 42.3 39.1-45.5 1,005 57.7 54.5-60.9
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,687 809 42.2 39.0-45.5 878 57.8 54.5-61.0
No 616 260 34.4 29.3-39.9 356 65.6 60.1-70.7

Back to Cholesterol Awareness.

*Asked of respondents who have ever had their blood cholesterol checked.

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.

BRFSS Home | Annual Questionnaires | Technical Notes

This page was generated on 06AUG14.

SCHS Home | FAQs | Contacts