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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Cholesterol Awareness

Blood cholesterol is a fatty substance found in the blood. Have you EVER had your blood cholesterol checked?

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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
-Western NC 980 878 86.2 82.8-89.0 102 13.8 11.0-17.2
GENDER
Male 385 331 83.2 77.8-87.5 54 16.8 12.5-22.2
Female 595 547 89.0 84.4-92.3 48 11.0 7.7-15.6
RACE
White 863 777 86.5 82.9-89.4 86 13.5 10.6-17.1
Other minorities 108 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 110 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 258 231 89.9 84.6-93.5 27 10.1 6.5-15.4
55-64 215 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 215 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 172 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 132 113 83.3 73.6-89.9 19 16.7 10.1-26.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 294 260 86.3 79.9-91.0 34 13.7 9.0-20.1
Some Post-H.S. 264 236 85.0 77.9-90.1 28 15.0 9.9-22.1
College Graduate 287 269 91.7 85.7-95.3 18 8.3 4.7-14.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 144 119 74.9 63.0-83.9 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 192 169 83.8 74.6-90.1 23 16.2 9.9-25.4
$25,000- 34,999 102 87 82.6 71.1-90.2 15 17.4 9.8-28.9
$35,000- 49,999 114 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 237 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 343 319 90.8 85.0-94.5 24 9.2 5.5-15.0
No 626 550 84.6 80.3-88.1 76 15.4 11.9-19.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 138 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 842 748 84.7 80.9-87.9 94 15.3 12.1-19.1
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 701 629 87.8 84.2-90.7 72 12.2 9.3-15.8
No 279 249 79.8 70.4-86.7 30 20.2 13.3-29.6

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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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