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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Cholesterol Awareness

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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%)
North Carolina 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
-Western NC 872 706 78.2 74.3-81.7 91 11.4 8.9-14.6 43 6.3 4.2- 9.2 32 4.0 2.7- 6.0
GENDER
Male 329 265 79.2 72.7-84.4 32 10.1 6.7-15.0 20 7.6 4.2-13.4 *** *** ***
Female 543 441 77.4 72.3-81.9 59 12.6 9.2-17.0 23 5.2 3.2- 8.3 20 4.8 2.9- 7.9
RACE
White 771 629 78.2 74.0-82.0 76 11.4 8.8-14.8 40 6.8 4.5-10.1 26 3.5 2.2- 5.5
Other minorities 93 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 64 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 230 156 67.1 59.2-74.2 45 19.0 13.6-25.8 17 9.3 5.2-16.0 *** *** ***
55-64 204 167 86.3 80.0-90.8 23 8.6 5.1-14.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 202 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 166 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 109 89 80.1 69.4-87.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 260 218 83.8 76.5-89.1 30 11.9 7.5-18.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 234 188 77.6 70.1-83.7 28 14.0 9.3-20.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 269 211 69.2 60.6-76.7 24 9.7 6.2-15.1 21 14.3 8.3-23.4 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 117 95 80.7 69.6-88.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 168 133 73.1 62.0-82.0 16 11.0 6.1-18.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 87 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 98 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 228 177 75.5 67.5-82.0 31 16.9 11.3-24.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 315 282 88.7 83.3-92.6 19 6.1 3.4-10.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 548 417 73.8 68.6-78.4 71 13.9 10.5-18.1 33 7.5 4.8-11.6 27 4.8 3.1- 7.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 129 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 743 594 77.0 72.7-80.8 81 11.8 9.0-15.2 36 6.4 4.3- 9.5 32 4.8 3.2- 7.0
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 623 500 78.8 74.2-82.7 67 11.1 8.3-14.7 31 6.2 3.9- 9.8 25 4.0 2.5- 6.2
No 249 206 75.9 67.8-82.5 24 13.0 8.2-20.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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.

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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