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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Cholesterol Awareness--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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  Total
Respond.^
Past 12 months 1-2 years 2-5 years 5+ years
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 7,572 6,324 79.4 78.1-80.6 644 10.2 9.3-11.2 401 7.1 6.3- 8.0 203 3.3 2.8- 3.9
GENDER
Male 2,841 2,343 78.5 76.5-80.5 240 9.9 8.6-11.5 172 8.2 6.9- 9.7 86 3.3 2.6- 4.3
Female 4,731 3,981 80.1 78.4-81.7 404 10.4 9.3-11.7 229 6.2 5.3- 7.3 117 3.2 2.6- 4.0
Have Health Insurance
Yes 6,703 5,802 83.1 81.8-84.3 504 9.0 8.1-10.0 277 5.7 4.9- 6.6 120 2.2 1.8- 2.8
No 849 505 57.7 53.4-61.8 139 17.2 14.2-20.6 123 15.7 12.8-19.0 82 9.5 7.3-12.2
Body Mass Index
Underweight 112 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 2,142 1,720 75.3 72.7-77.8 234 13.5 11.6-15.6 111 6.9 5.5- 8.6 77 4.3 3.2- 5.7
Overweight 2,616 2,201 79.9 77.6-81.9 203 9.4 8.0-11.1 142 7.3 6.0- 8.9 70 3.4 2.6- 4.5
Obese 2,266 1,960 83.4 81.2-85.5 157 7.7 6.3- 9.4 117 7.1 5.7- 8.8 32 1.7 1.1- 2.7
Current Smoker
No 6,248 5,267 80.4 79.0-81.8 528 10.2 9.2-11.3 310 6.7 5.8- 7.6 143 2.7 2.2- 3.4
Yes 1,198 948 74.4 70.9-77.6 109 10.9 8.7-13.5 83 8.9 6.8-11.4 58 5.8 4.3- 7.9
History of CVD**
Yes 1,089 1,028 93.8 91.6-95.4 37 3.6 2.4- 5.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 6,411 5,231 77.5 76.0-78.8 604 11.1 10.1-12.2 389 8.0 7.1- 9.0 187 3.5 2.9- 4.2
Binge Drinker
No 6,683 5,620 80.0 78.6-81.3 552 10.1 9.1-11.1 345 6.9 6.1- 7.8 166 3.1 2.5- 3.7
Yes 583 439 74.2 69.6-78.4 67 11.3 8.6-14.7 45 9.1 6.5-12.7 32 5.3 3.6- 7.9
Heavy Drinker
No 6,974 5,833 79.5 78.2-80.8 590 10.2 9.3-11.2 369 7.0 6.2- 7.9 182 3.2 2.7- 3.9
Yes 287 223 75.3 68.1-81.3 28 10.5 6.7-16.0 19 8.7 5.1-14.6 *** *** ***
COPD
Yes 738 665 86.8 82.6-90.2 35 6.0 4.0- 9.0 27 5.2 3.0- 8.9 *** *** ***
No 6,795 5,625 78.7 77.3-80.0 607 10.6 9.6-11.6 373 7.3 6.5- 8.3 190 3.4 2.8- 4.0
Current Asthma
Yes 636 560 86.4 82.6-89.5 32 5.5 3.7- 8.1 32 5.7 3.8- 8.5 *** *** ***
No 6,898 5,734 78.8 77.4-80.1 609 10.6 9.7-11.7 365 7.3 6.4- 8.2 190 3.3 2.8- 4.0
Diabetes
Yes 1,247 1,182 93.5 91.2-95.2 35 3.9 2.6- 6.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 6,317 5,134 77.1 75.7-78.5 609 11.2 10.2-12.3 384 8.0 7.1- 9.1 190 3.6 3.0- 4.3
Disability
Yes 2,246 2,022 87.2 84.9-89.1 114 5.8 4.6- 7.4 76 4.8 3.6- 6.4 34 2.3 1.5- 3.4
No 5,230 4,217 76.5 74.9-78.1 524 11.8 10.7-13.0 321 8.0 7.0- 9.1 168 3.6 3.0- 4.4

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*Asked of those 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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