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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont 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%)
North Carolina 7,614 3,513 41.0 39.5-42.5 4,101 59.0 57.5-60.5
-Piedmont NC 4,445 2,028 39.8 37.9-41.8 2,417 60.2 58.2-62.1
GENDER
Male 1,694 797 41.8 38.8-44.8 897 58.2 55.2-61.2
Female 2,751 1,231 38.2 35.7-40.7 1,520 61.8 59.3-64.3
RACE
White 3,302 1,570 41.9 39.7-44.2 1,732 58.1 55.8-60.3
African American 845 361 36.3 32.1-40.7 484 63.7 59.3-67.9
Other minorities 240 78 32.0 24.9-40.0 162 68.0 60.0-75.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 201 70 35.0 27.9-43.0 131 65.0 57.0-72.1
Non-Hispanic 4,221 1,946 40.2 38.2-42.2 2,275 59.8 57.8-61.8
AGE
18-34 488 67 11.9 9.1-15.3 421 88.1 84.7-90.9
35-54 1,415 510 35.9 32.7-39.2 905 64.1 60.8-67.3
55-64 961 529 56.7 52.6-60.8 432 43.3 39.2-47.4
65-74 852 505 61.4 57.1-65.6 347 38.6 34.4-42.9
75+ 688 401 60.5 55.3-65.6 287 39.5 34.4-44.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 512 291 52.7 46.8-58.5 221 47.3 41.5-53.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,154 607 47.3 43.4-51.2 547 52.7 48.8-56.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,173 500 34.7 31.2-38.3 673 65.3 61.7-68.8
College Graduate 1,602 626 33.5 30.6-36.5 976 66.5 63.5-69.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 455 260 48.2 41.8-54.7 195 51.8 45.3-58.2
$15,000- 24,999 727 349 42.2 37.6-47.0 378 57.8 53.0-62.4
$25,000- 34,999 400 187 42.1 35.6-49.0 213 57.9 51.0-64.4
$35,000- 49,999 539 239 37.7 32.6-43.1 300 62.3 56.9-67.4
$50,000+ 1,482 581 35.0 31.9-38.2 901 65.0 61.8-68.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,216 721 57.0 53.1-60.9 495 43.0 39.1-46.9
No 3,174 1,287 34.9 32.7-37.1 1,887 65.1 62.9-67.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 540 295 49.9 44.4-55.3 245 50.1 44.7-55.6
Non-Veteran 3,902 1,732 38.5 36.5-40.6 2,170 61.5 59.4-63.5
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,653 801 43.4 40.1-46.7 852 56.6 53.3-59.9
No 2,792 1,227 38.4 36.0-40.7 1,565 61.6 59.3-64.0

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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.

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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