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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 6,738 3,179 42.1 40.5-43.7 3,559 57.9 56.3-59.5
No 857 326 35.1 31.2-39.2 531 64.9 60.8-68.8
Body Mass Index
Underweight 113 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 2,166 821 31.5 29.0-34.1 1,345 68.5 65.9-71.0
Overweight 2,622 1,265 44.2 41.6-46.8 1,357 55.8 53.2-58.4
Obese 2,271 1,212 48.0 45.3-50.8 1,059 52.0 49.2-54.7
Current Smoker
No 6,278 2,862 40.8 39.2-42.5 3,416 59.2 57.5-60.8
Yes 1,213 592 41.9 38.3-45.7 621 58.1 54.3-61.7
History of CVD**
Yes 1,106 783 69.8 65.9-73.5 323 30.2 26.5-34.1
No 6,432 2,682 37.2 35.6-38.8 3,750 62.8 61.2-64.4
Binge Drinker
No 6,709 3,134 42.1 40.5-43.7 3,575 57.9 56.3-59.5
Yes 594 225 32.0 27.7-36.7 369 68.0 63.3-72.3
Heavy Drinker
No 7,012 3,229 41.1 39.5-42.6 3,783 58.9 57.4-60.5
Yes 291 124 35.4 28.6-42.8 167 64.6 57.2-71.4
COPD
Yes 756 462 59.5 54.6-64.3 294 40.5 35.7-45.4
No 6,818 3,022 39.3 37.8-40.9 3,796 60.7 59.1-62.2
Current Asthma
Yes 644 349 50.4 45.0-55.8 295 49.6 44.2-55.0
No 6,933 3,140 40.0 38.5-41.5 3,793 60.0 58.5-61.5
Diabetes
Yes 1,263 886 68.4 64.7-71.9 377 31.6 28.1-35.3
No 6,345 2,623 36.6 35.1-38.2 3,722 63.4 61.8-64.9
Disability
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

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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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