2017 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Cholesterol Awareness

Blood cholesterol is a fatty substance found in the blood.
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  Total
Respond.^
Never 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%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,647 341 9.3 8.2-10.6 3,510 71.3 69.5-73.1 382 9.4 8.3-10.6 242 6.1 5.2- 7.1 172 3.9 3.2- 4.7
GENDER
Male 2,061 188 11.1 9.3-13.1 1,474 67.9 65.2-70.5 172 9.3 7.8-11.1 122 6.6 5.3- 8.1 105 5.1 4.0- 6.5
Female 2,586 153 7.8 6.3- 9.6 2,036 74.4 71.9-76.7 210 9.5 8.0-11.2 120 5.6 4.5- 7.0 67 2.7 2.0- 3.8
Have Health Insurance
Yes 4,086 243 7.7 6.6- 9.0 3,252 76.3 74.5-78.1 315 8.8 7.7-10.1 181 4.8 4.1- 5.8 95 2.3 1.8- 3.0
No 547 96 18.9 15.0-23.6 249 41.8 36.5-47.2 65 12.3 9.1-16.4 61 13.6 10.0-18.3 76 13.4 10.2-17.6
Body Mass Index
Underweight 65 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,272 123 13.7 11.0-17.0 915 66.3 62.5-69.8 111 9.5 7.5-11.8 73 6.9 5.2- 9.0 50 3.7 2.6- 5.3
Overweight 1,527 101 7.3 5.8- 9.3 1,148 72.6 69.4-75.5 130 10.3 8.4-12.6 82 5.7 4.3- 7.4 66 4.1 3.0- 5.6
Obese 1,391 72 6.3 4.7- 8.4 1,123 76.6 73.3-79.5 105 8.7 6.9-11.0 57 4.8 3.5- 6.6 34 3.5 2.3- 5.4
Current Smoker
Yes 709 70 11.2 8.2-15.2 477 63.7 58.8-68.4 56 8.7 6.2-12.0 54 9.1 6.7-12.2 52 7.3 5.1-10.2
No 3,778 256 8.9 7.7-10.4 2,918 73.2 71.2-75.1 313 9.5 8.3-10.9 177 5.3 4.4- 6.4 114 3.1 2.4- 3.9
History of CVD**
Yes 536 23 4.8 2.8- 8.1 477 87.6 83.1-91.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 4,071 317 9.9 8.6-11.3 3,000 69.5 67.6-71.4 359 9.9 8.8-11.3 230 6.4 5.5- 7.6 165 4.2 3.4- 5.1
Binge Drinker
Yes 539 69 15.3 11.7-19.7 313 55.2 49.9-60.3 69 14.3 10.9-18.5 57 9.8 7.2-13.1 31 5.5 3.6- 8.4
No 3,733 241 8.3 7.0- 9.7 2,920 74.2 72.2-76.1 285 8.8 7.6-10.1 163 5.3 4.4- 6.4 124 3.4 2.7- 4.3
Heavy Drinker
Yes 226 25 13.6 8.5-21.2 150 64.8 56.4-72.5 21 9.6 5.6-15.8 18 8.8 5.1-14.7 *** *** ***
No 4,031 282 8.9 7.7-10.3 3,075 71.9 70.0-73.8 330 9.6 8.4-10.9 203 5.9 5.0- 7.0 141 3.7 3.0- 4.5
COPD
Yes 429 27 7.5 4.8-11.5 356 78.4 72.5-83.3 19 4.6 2.7- 8.0 16 5.4 3.1- 9.2 *** *** ***
No 4,194 314 9.6 8.3-11.0 3,133 70.6 68.7-72.5 363 9.9 8.7-11.2 224 6.1 5.2- 7.2 160 3.8 3.1- 4.7
Current Asthma
Yes 439 28 7.7 4.7-12.3 347 73.8 67.7-79.1 32 9.5 6.3-14.2 23 6.4 4.0-10.1 *** *** ***
No 4,183 313 9.5 8.3-10.9 3,143 71.1 69.2-72.9 349 9.4 8.3-10.7 217 6.0 5.1- 7.1 161 3.9 3.2- 4.8
Diabetes
Yes 641 *** *** *** 593 90.2 86.4-93.1 21 4.4 2.6- 7.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 3,998 324 10.1 8.8-11.6 2,909 68.7 66.7-70.7 361 10.1 8.9-11.4 235 6.7 5.8- 7.9 169 4.3 3.6- 5.2
Functional Disability
Yes 1,445 93 9.3 7.2-11.9 1,174 76.1 72.7-79.2 82 6.4 4.8- 8.5 50 3.9 2.7- 5.5 46 4.4 3.0- 6.4
No 3,045 234 9.3 7.9-10.9 2,220 69.6 67.4-71.8 289 10.7 9.3-12.2 182 6.8 5.7- 8.0 120 3.6 2.9- 4.5
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,500 66 6.1 4.3- 8.4 1,294 83.2 80.2-85.8 75 5.7 4.3- 7.6 42 3.4 2.3- 4.9 23 1.7 0.9- 3.0
No 3,145 276 10.6 9.2-12.2 2,213 66.7 64.5-68.9 307 10.8 9.4-12.4 200 7.1 6.0- 8.4 149 4.7 3.9- 5.8

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*Asked only of those who report being told they have high blood pressure.

**History of cardiovascular disease includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

†Chronic diseases include heart disease (heart attack/stoke/angina), current asthma, skin cancer, other cancer, COPD, arthritis, depression, kidney disease and diabetes.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2017 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2017 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.

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