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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western NC 866 416 45.0 40.5-49.5 450 55.0 50.5-59.5
GENDER
Male 327 153 42.8 36.1-49.7 174 57.2 50.3-63.9
Female 539 263 46.8 41.0-52.7 276 53.2 47.3-59.0
RACE
White 769 370 45.1 40.5-49.8 399 54.9 50.2-59.5
Other minorities 90 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 65 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 228 84 39.5 31.6-47.9 144 60.5 52.1-68.4
55-64 204 116 55.4 46.4-64.1 88 44.6 35.9-53.6
65-74 201 113 55.4 46.4-64.1 88 44.6 35.9-53.6
75+ 162 90 59.1 48.6-68.9 72 40.9 31.1-51.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 109 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 258 138 49.2 41.0-57.5 120 50.8 42.5-59.0
Some Post-H.S. 234 103 42.3 34.7-50.4 131 57.7 49.6-65.3
College Graduate 265 116 35.4 28.5-42.9 149 64.6 57.1-71.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 119 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 165 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 87 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 96 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 228 92 33.9 26.8-41.9 136 66.1 58.1-73.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 312 187 58.6 50.7-66.0 125 41.4 34.0-49.3
No 546 225 38.9 33.7-44.3 321 61.1 55.7-66.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 128 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 738 345 44.0 39.2-48.9 393 56.0 51.1-60.8
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 623 305 46.5 41.4-51.7 318 53.5 48.3-58.6
No 243 111 38.0 30.3-46.3 132 62.0 53.7-69.7

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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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