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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Cholesterol Awareness

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%)
TOTAL 7,614 3,513 41.0 39.5-42.5 4,101 59.0 57.5-60.5
GENDER
Male 2,860 1,336 41.4 39.2-43.8 1,524 58.6 56.2-60.8
Female 4,754 2,177 40.6 38.7-42.5 2,577 59.4 57.5-61.3
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 5,273 2,508 42.9 41.2-44.7 2,765 57.1 55.3-58.8
Non-Hispanic Black 1,422 608 37.4 34.1-40.9 814 62.6 59.1-65.9
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 347 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 209 80 32.7 24.7-41.7 129 67.3 58.3-75.3
Hispanic 283 100 34.1 27.8-41.0 183 65.9 59.0-72.2
AGE
18-34 780 112 13.1 10.6-16.1 668 86.9 83.9-89.4
35-44 984 289 31.0 27.4-34.7 695 69.0 65.3-72.6
45-54 1,312 570 44.1 40.6-47.7 742 55.9 52.3-59.4
55-64 1,730 952 55.5 52.4-58.6 778 44.5 41.4-47.6
65-74 1,537 886 58.0 54.6-61.3 651 42.0 38.7-45.4
75+ 1,197 678 58.6 54.6-62.4 519 41.4 37.6-45.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 931 535 53.0 48.5-57.4 396 47.0 42.6-51.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,080 1,062 45.4 42.5-48.3 1,018 54.6 51.7-57.5
Some Post-H.S. 2,078 902 37.5 34.8-40.3 1,176 62.5 59.7-65.2
College Graduate 2,518 1,009 34.4 32.1-36.8 1,509 65.6 63.2-67.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 900 509 50.9 46.3-55.6 391 49.1 44.4-53.7
$15,000- 24,999 1,296 633 43.6 40.0-47.3 663 56.4 52.7-60.0
$25,000- 34,999 713 342 44.4 39.4-49.5 371 55.6 50.5-60.6
$35,000- 49,999 918 411 39.7 35.7-43.9 507 60.3 56.1-64.3
$50,000-74,999 845 355 37.9 33.7-42.2 490 62.1 57.8-66.3
$75,000+ 1,513 580 33.9 31.0-37.0 933 66.1 63.0-69.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,278 1,357 57.1 54.3-60.0 921 42.9 40.0-45.7
No 5,239 2,113 35.5 33.8-37.2 3,126 64.5 62.8-66.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,059 528 44.1 40.3-48.0 531 55.9 52.0-59.7
Non-Veteran 6,551 2,983 40.5 38.9-42.1 3,568 59.5 57.9-61.1
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 3,963 1,915 43.8 41.7-45.9 2,048 56.2 54.1-58.3
No 3,651 1,598 38.0 35.9-40.1 2,053 62.0 59.9-64.1

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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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