2017 BRFSS Survey Results: 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%)
TOTAL 4,536 1,680 33.5 31.8-35.3 2,856 66.5 64.7-68.2
GENDER
Male 1,993 755 35.8 33.2-38.5 1,238 64.2 61.5-66.8
Female 2,543 925 31.5 29.2-33.9 1,618 68.5 66.1-70.8
Have Health Insurance
Yes 4,014 1,540 35.1 33.2-37.1 2,474 64.9 62.9-66.8
No 509 137 23.6 19.4-28.5 372 76.4 71.5-80.6
Body Mass Index
Underweight 65 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,240 345 23.9 21.1-26.9 895 76.1 73.1-78.9
Overweight 1,490 595 37.1 33.9-40.4 895 62.9 59.6-66.1
Obese 1,360 606 41.1 37.7-44.5 754 58.9 55.5-62.3
Current Smoker
Yes 690 269 34.4 29.9-39.2 421 65.6 60.8-70.1
No 3,693 1,360 33.4 31.5-35.4 2,333 66.6 64.6-68.5
History of CVD**
Yes 528 348 65.4 59.5-70.8 180 34.6 29.2-40.5
No 3,971 1,310 29.8 28.0-31.7 2,661 70.2 68.3-72.0
Binge Drinker
Yes 513 138 27.9 23.3-33.0 375 72.1 67.0-76.7
No 3,662 1,416 34.6 32.7-36.7 2,246 65.4 63.3-67.3
Heavy Drinker
Yes 217 67 28.8 21.8-37.0 150 71.2 63.0-78.2
No 3,947 1,482 34.0 32.1-35.9 2,465 66.0 64.1-67.9
COPD
Yes 415 237 53.6 47.0-60.1 178 46.4 39.9-53.0
No 4,095 1,434 31.7 29.9-33.5 2,661 68.3 66.5-70.1
Current Asthma
Yes 431 195 37.5 31.8-43.5 236 62.5 56.5-68.2
No 4,078 1,471 33.1 31.2-35.0 2,607 66.9 65.0-68.8
Diabetes
Yes 635 422 69.0 64.1-73.4 213 31.0 26.6-35.9
No 3,895 1,255 28.6 26.8-30.5 2,640 71.4 69.5-73.2
Functional Disability
Yes 1,409 722 48.0 44.5-51.6 687 52.0 48.4-55.5
No 2,974 909 28.0 26.0-30.1 2,065 72.0 69.9-74.0
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,477 857 57.4 53.9-60.8 620 42.6 39.2-46.1
No 3,058 822 24.3 22.5-26.3 2,236 75.7 73.7-77.5

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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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