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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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%)
North Carolina 7,614 3,513 41.0 39.5-42.5 4,101 59.0 57.5-60.5
COUNTY/REGIONS
Buncombe 243 111 38.0 30.3-46.3 132 62.0 53.7-69.7
Cumberland 322 117 27.8 22.1-34.4 205 72.2 65.6-77.9
Durham 307 119 31.8 25.2-39.2 188 68.2 60.8-74.8
Forsyth 317 152 42.8 35.9-50.1 165 57.2 49.9-64.1
Gaston 269 143 47.6 39.1-56.3 126 52.4 43.7-60.9
Guilford 328 140 40.4 33.9-47.3 188 59.6 52.7-66.1
Mecklenburg 397 174 40.9 35.3-46.6 223 59.1 53.4-64.7
New Hanover 294 143 42.4 33.9-51.3 151 57.6 48.7-66.1
Union 262 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Wake 405 144 31.2 26.2-36.6 261 68.8 63.4-73.8
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 2,303 1,069 40.7 38.0-43.6 1,234 59.3 56.4-62.0
Piedmont 4,445 2,028 39.8 37.9-41.8 2,417 60.2 58.2-62.1
Western NC 866 416 45.0 40.5-49.5 450 55.0 50.5-59.5
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 618 289 40.6 35.3-46.1 329 59.4 53.9-64.7
Northwest 1,255 627 47.5 43.9-51.1 628 52.5 48.9-56.1
Charlotte 1,317 634 41.0 37.4-44.8 683 59.0 55.2-62.6
Greensboro 948 409 39.9 36.0-44.0 539 60.1 56.0-64.0
Southern Regional 1,068 501 41.1 36.6-45.8 567 58.9 54.2-63.4
Southeast 495 248 47.0 40.8-53.4 247 53.0 46.6-59.2
Wake 1,127 473 35.1 31.6-38.7 654 64.9 61.3-68.4
Area L & Eastern 786 332 37.5 33.4-41.7 454 62.5 58.3-66.6

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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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