2017 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Cholesterol check within past five years*

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  Total
Respond.^
Had cholesterol checked in past 5 years Did not have cholesterol checked in past 5 years Have never had cholesterol checked
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,647 4,134 86.8 85.3-88.1 172 3.9 3.2- 4.7 341 9.3 8.2-10.6
GENDER
Male 2,061 1,768 83.8 81.5-85.8 105 5.1 4.0- 6.5 188 11.1 9.3-13.1
Female 2,586 2,366 89.5 87.5-91.2 67 2.7 2.0- 3.8 153 7.8 6.3- 9.6
Have Health Insurance
Yes 4,086 3,748 90.0 88.6-91.3 95 2.3 1.8- 3.0 243 7.7 6.6- 9.0
No 547 375 67.6 62.3-72.5 76 13.4 10.2-17.6 96 18.9 15.0-23.6
Body Mass Index
Underweight 65 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,272 1,099 82.6 79.2-85.5 50 3.7 2.6- 5.3 123 13.7 11.0-17.0
Overweight 1,527 1,360 88.5 86.2-90.5 66 4.1 3.0- 5.6 101 7.3 5.8- 9.3
Obese 1,391 1,285 90.1 87.6-92.2 34 3.5 2.3- 5.4 72 6.3 4.7- 8.4
Current Smoker
Yes 709 587 81.5 77.1-85.2 52 7.3 5.1-10.2 70 11.2 8.2-15.2
No 3,778 3,408 88.0 86.4-89.4 114 3.1 2.4- 3.9 256 8.9 7.7-10.4
History of CVD**
Yes 536 506 94.0 90.6-96.2 *** *** *** 23 4.8 2.8- 8.1
No 4,071 3,589 85.9 84.3-87.4 165 4.2 3.4- 5.1 317 9.9 8.6-11.3
Binge Drinker
Yes 539 439 79.2 74.4-83.3 31 5.5 3.6- 8.4 69 15.3 11.7-19.7
No 3,733 3,368 88.3 86.7-89.7 124 3.4 2.7- 4.3 241 8.3 7.0- 9.7
Heavy Drinker
Yes 226 189 83.2 75.6-88.7 *** *** *** 25 13.6 8.5-21.2
No 4,031 3,608 87.4 85.8-88.8 141 3.7 3.0- 4.5 282 8.9 7.7-10.3
COPD
Yes 429 391 88.4 83.2-92.1 *** *** *** 27 7.5 4.8-11.5
No 4,194 3,720 86.6 85.1-88.0 160 3.8 3.1- 4.7 314 9.6 8.3-11.0
Current Asthma
Yes 439 402 89.6 84.6-93.2 *** *** *** 28 7.7 4.7-12.3
No 4,183 3,709 86.5 85.0-88.0 161 3.9 3.2- 4.8 313 9.5 8.3-10.9
Diabetes
Yes 641 620 95.7 92.7-97.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 3,998 3,505 85.6 83.9-87.0 169 4.3 3.6- 5.2 324 10.1 8.8-11.6
Functional Disability
Yes 1,445 1,306 86.3 83.3-88.8 46 4.4 3.0- 6.4 93 9.3 7.2-11.9
No 3,045 2,691 87.1 85.3-88.7 120 3.6 2.9- 4.5 234 9.3 7.9-10.9
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,500 1,411 92.2 89.8-94.2 23 1.7 0.9- 3.0 66 6.1 4.3- 8.4
No 3,145 2,720 84.7 82.8-86.3 149 4.7 3.9- 5.8 276 10.6 9.2-12.2

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*Data in this table were derived from the Cholesterol Awareness questions.

**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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