2017 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Cholesterol Awareness

Are you currently taking medicine prescribed by a doctor or other health professional for your blood cholesterol?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,676 1,031 57.1 53.9-60.2 645 42.9 39.8-46.1
GENDER
Male 752 473 59.2 54.6-63.6 279 40.8 36.4-45.4
Female 924 558 55.0 50.5-59.3 366 45.0 40.7-49.5
Have Health Insurance
Yes 1,537 978 59.7 56.4-62.9 559 40.3 37.1-43.6
No 136 51 32.2 23.5-42.3 85 67.8 57.7-76.5
Body Mass Index
Underweight 18 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 345 214 57.0 50.3-63.5 131 43.0 36.5-49.7
Overweight 593 349 53.7 48.2-59.1 244 46.3 40.9-51.8
Obese 604 392 61.0 55.7-66.1 212 39.0 33.9-44.3
Current Smoker
Yes 269 150 53.5 45.4-61.4 119 46.5 38.6-54.6
No 1,356 853 57.6 54.1-61.1 503 42.4 38.9-45.9
History of CVD**
Yes 347 293 84.3 78.6-88.7 54 15.7 11.3-21.4
No 1,307 725 50.5 46.9-54.0 582 49.5 46.0-53.1
Binge Drinker
Yes 138 49 27.4 19.8-36.6 89 72.6 63.4-80.2
No 1,412 911 61.1 57.6-64.4 501 38.9 35.6-42.4
Heavy Drinker
Yes 67 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 1,478 922 57.6 54.3-61.0 556 42.4 39.0-45.7
COPD
Yes 237 171 70.2 61.8-77.4 66 29.8 22.6-38.2
No 1,430 854 55.1 51.7-58.5 576 44.9 41.5-48.3
Current Asthma
Yes 194 127 57.9 48.4-66.9 67 42.1 33.1-51.6
No 1,468 895 57.0 53.6-60.3 573 43.0 39.7-46.4
Diabetes
Yes 419 337 79.6 74.1-84.1 82 20.4 15.9-25.9
No 1,254 691 49.6 46.0-53.2 563 50.4 46.8-54.0
Functional Disability
Yes 719 513 70.5 65.8-74.8 206 29.5 25.2-34.2
No 908 488 47.6 43.4-51.8 420 52.4 48.2-56.6
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 854 622 70.8 66.6-74.8 232 29.2 25.2-33.4
No 821 408 44.6 40.3-49.0 413 55.4 51.0-59.7

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*Asked of respondents who have ever had their blood cholesterol checked.

**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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