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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Cholesterol Awareness

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Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 8,674 7,694 82.1 80.9-83.3 980 17.9 16.7-19.1
-Piedmont NC 5,059 4,495 82.8 81.2-84.4 564 17.2 15.6-18.8
GENDER
Male 1,995 1,709 79.6 77.0-82.0 286 20.4 18.0-23.0
Female 3,064 2,786 85.8 83.7-87.7 278 14.2 12.3-16.3
RACE
White 3,662 3,340 85.7 83.7-87.4 322 14.3 12.6-16.3
African American 975 854 82.2 78.5-85.3 121 17.8 14.7-21.5
Other minorities 348 243 66.1 59.6-72.0 105 33.9 28.0-40.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 315 202 59.2 52.6-65.4 113 40.8 34.6-47.4
Non-Hispanic 4,714 4,270 85.1 83.4-86.6 444 14.9 13.4-16.6
AGE
18-34 783 493 59.5 55.3-63.5 290 40.5 36.5-44.7
35-54 1,589 1,427 89.4 87.4-91.1 162 10.6 8.9-12.6
55-64 1,012 968 96.1 94.4-97.2 44 3.9 2.8- 5.6
65-74 896 861 94.3 91.2-96.3 35 5.7 3.7- 8.8
75+ 730 704 97.1 95.4-98.1 26 2.9 1.9- 4.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 649 517 71.8 66.7-76.3 132 28.2 23.7-33.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,347 1,169 78.8 75.2-82.0 178 21.2 18.0-24.8
Some Post-H.S. 1,328 1,189 84.6 81.4-87.3 139 15.4 12.7-18.6
College Graduate 1,729 1,616 90.8 88.6-92.7 113 9.2 7.3-11.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 549 459 75.4 69.8-80.2 90 24.6 19.8-30.2
$15,000- 24,999 865 733 78.1 74.0-81.7 132 21.9 18.3-26.0
$25,000- 34,999 468 402 78.3 72.5-83.2 66 21.7 16.8-27.5
$35,000- 49,999 593 546 85.9 81.1-89.6 47 14.1 10.4-18.9
$50,000+ 1,595 1,494 89.6 86.8-91.8 101 10.4 8.2-13.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,333 1,236 90.0 87.3-92.2 97 10.0 7.8-12.7
No 3,656 3,204 81.1 79.1-82.9 452 18.9 17.1-20.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 568 542 93.9 90.6-96.1 26 6.1 3.9- 9.4
Non-Veteran 4,488 3,950 81.6 79.9-83.3 538 18.4 16.7-20.1
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,840 1,667 84.1 81.2-86.7 173 15.9 13.3-18.8
No 3,219 2,828 82.3 80.3-84.2 391 17.7 15.8-19.7

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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.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
**Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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