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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Cholesterol Awareness-African Americans

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
-African Americans 1,670 1,466 80.8 77.7-83.5 204 19.2 16.5-22.3
GENDER
Male 586 482 76.9 71.9-81.1 104 23.1 18.9-28.1
Female 1,084 984 84.1 80.0-87.5 100 15.9 12.5-20.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 16 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,648 1,450 81.2 78.1-84.0 198 18.8 16.0-21.9
AGE
18-34 283 177 56.3 49.2-63.2 106 43.7 36.8-50.8
35-44 235 213 91.2 86.1-94.6 22 8.8 5.4-13.9
45-54 315 284 88.4 82.7-92.4 31 11.6 7.6-17.3
55-64 377 362 95.0 91.3-97.2 15 5.0 2.8- 8.7
65-74 274 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 164 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 261 219 71.6 62.1-79.5 42 28.4 20.5-37.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 531 459 79.2 73.6-83.9 72 20.8 16.1-26.4
Some Post-H.S. 479 417 82.2 76.9-86.5 62 17.8 13.5-23.1
College Graduate 398 370 91.3 86.9-94.3 28 8.7 5.7-13.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 333 278 73.2 65.1-79.9 55 26.8 20.1-34.9
$15,000- 24,999 375 332 83.0 77.0-87.6 43 17.0 12.4-23.0
$25,000- 34,999 204 175 83.5 75.1-89.5 29 16.5 10.5-24.9
$35,000- 49,999 193 180 88.7 80.6-93.7 13 11.3 6.3-19.4
$50,000- 74,999 119 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 161 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 500 458 86.5 80.2-91.1 42 13.5 8.9-19.8
No 1,136 979 78.7 74.9-82.0 157 21.3 18.0-25.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 201 185 88.8 81.4-93.5 16 11.2 6.5-18.6
Non-Veteran 1,469 1,281 79.6 76.1-82.6 188 20.4 17.4-23.9
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 808 713 80.1 75.1-84.3 95 19.9 15.7-24.9
No 862 753 81.4 77.4-84.8 109 18.6 15.2-22.6

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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.

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