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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Cholesterol Awareness-African Americans

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

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  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
-African Americans 1,452 623 37.6 34.3-41.0 829 62.4 59.0-65.7
GENDER
Male 475 212 38.8 33.4-44.4 263 61.2 55.6-66.6
Female 977 411 36.7 32.6-40.9 566 63.3 59.1-67.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 12 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,436 615 37.5 34.2-41.0 821 62.5 59.0-65.8
AGE
18-34 177 22 9.6 5.7-15.8 155 90.4 84.2-94.3
35-44 211 58 28.7 21.7-36.9 153 71.3 63.1-78.3
45-54 282 118 45.4 37.9-53.1 164 54.6 46.9-62.1
55-64 359 179 50.3 43.4-57.1 180 49.7 42.9-56.6
65-74 254 139 56.4 47.1-65.2 115 43.6 34.8-52.9
75+ 150 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 217 135 50.9 41.7-60.0 82 49.1 40.0-58.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 455 213 42.3 36.4-48.5 242 57.7 51.5-63.6
Some Post-H.S. 411 156 30.9 25.3-37.0 255 69.1 63.0-74.7
College Graduate 368 118 28.6 23.1-34.7 250 71.4 65.3-76.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 277 151 50.0 41.8-58.3 126 50.0 41.7-58.2
$15,000- 24,999 330 140 32.5 26.5-39.1 190 67.5 60.9-73.5
$25,000- 34,999 174 66 35.5 26.8-45.2 108 64.5 54.8-73.2
$35,000- 49,999 180 67 34.0 25.4-43.8 113 66.0 56.2-74.6
$50,000- 74,999 114 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 149 42 26.1 18.2-36.0 107 73.9 64.0-81.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 452 253 57.6 51.1-63.9 199 42.4 36.1-48.9
No 972 361 31.1 27.4-35.0 611 68.9 65.0-72.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 180 81 40.2 31.8-49.2 99 59.8 50.8-68.2
Non-Veteran 1,272 542 37.2 33.6-40.9 730 62.8 59.1-66.4
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 710 326 41.9 37.1-46.9 384 58.1 53.1-62.9
No 742 297 33.6 29.2-38.3 445 66.4 61.7-70.8

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*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.

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