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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: 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%)
TOTAL 8,674 7,694 82.1 80.9-83.3 980 17.9 16.7-19.1
GENDER
Male 3,381 2,888 79.1 77.1-81.0 493 20.9 19.0-22.9
Female 5,293 4,806 84.9 83.3-86.4 487 15.1 13.6-16.7
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 5,845 5,331 86.1 84.7-87.4 514 13.9 12.6-15.3
Non-Hispanic Black 1,629 1,435 81.2 78.1-84.0 194 18.8 16.0-21.9
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 389 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 263 213 70.3 61.3-78.0 50 29.7 22.0-38.7
Hispanic 453 284 56.7 51.1-62.1 169 43.3 37.9-48.9
AGE
18-34 1,295 785 56.7 53.5-60.0 510 43.3 40.0-46.5
35-44 1,144 989 85.9 83.2-88.2 155 14.1 11.8-16.8
45-54 1,456 1,327 90.0 87.7-91.9 129 10.0 8.1-12.3
55-64 1,809 1,742 96.5 95.4-97.4 67 3.5 2.6- 4.6
65-74 1,612 1,552 95.9 94.1-97.1 60 4.1 2.9- 5.9
75+ 1,269 1,222 96.9 95.4-97.9 47 3.1 2.1- 4.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,160 940 71.6 67.7-75.3 220 28.4 24.7-32.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,423 2,100 78.7 76.1-81.1 323 21.3 18.9-23.9
Some Post-H.S. 2,354 2,104 84.4 82.0-86.4 250 15.6 13.6-18.0
College Graduate 2,725 2,543 90.2 88.5-91.8 182 9.8 8.2-11.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,069 905 75.8 71.6-79.5 164 24.2 20.5-28.4
$15,000- 24,999 1,534 1,308 78.2 75.0-81.0 226 21.8 19.0-25.0
$25,000- 34,999 844 715 77.7 73.4-81.4 129 22.3 18.6-26.6
$35,000- 49,999 1,024 929 85.2 81.7-88.1 95 14.8 11.9-18.3
$50,000-74,999 913 854 88.5 84.7-91.5 59 11.5 8.5-15.3
$75,000+ 1,613 1,523 90.8 88.3-92.9 90 9.2 7.1-11.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,488 2,311 89.1 86.8-90.9 177 10.9 9.1-13.2
No 6,068 5,285 80.1 78.5-81.5 783 19.9 18.5-21.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,142 1,069 90.9 88.3-93.0 73 9.1 7.0-11.7
Non-Veteran 7,528 6,621 80.8 79.4-82.2 907 19.2 17.8-20.6
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 4,480 3,993 82.6 80.8-84.3 487 17.4 15.7-19.2
No 4,194 3,701 81.6 79.8-83.3 493 18.4 16.7-20.2

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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.

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