2017 BRFSS Survey Results: Local Health Director Region 3 & 5 Demographics

Cholesterol Awareness

Blood cholesterol is a fatty substance found in the blood.
About how long has it been since you last had your blood cholesterol checked?

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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%)
North Carolina 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
Region 3 & 5 882 64 7.4 5.6- 9.7 644 70.9 67.1-74.4 87 11.3 9.0-14.3 57 6.5 4.9- 8.7 30 3.8 2.5- 5.9
GENDER
Male 375 27 7.3 4.8-10.9 268 68.7 62.9-74.1 40 12.5 9.0-17.2 26 6.9 4.5-10.5 14 4.5 2.4- 8.4
Female 507 37 7.5 5.2-10.7 376 72.8 67.9-77.3 47 10.3 7.3-14.3 31 6.2 4.2- 9.2 16 3.2 1.8- 5.5
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 602 30 5.6 3.7- 8.3 462 74.9 70.5-78.8 51 9.3 6.8-12.4 40 6.9 4.9- 9.6 19 3.4 1.9- 6.0
Non-Hispanic Black 166 19 8.7 5.3-14.1 117 69.9 60.6-77.8 22 16.3 10.2-25.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 114 15 17.4 10.3-28.0 *** *** *** 14 17.0 9.3-29.1 11 10.4 5.3-19.2 *** *** ***
AGE
18-44 302 43 13.3 9.6-18.2 159 53.7 47.0-60.2 51 17.1 12.6-22.8 31 9.5 6.4-13.9 18 6.4 3.7-10.9
45-64 323 15 3.4 2.0- 5.9 249 78.3 72.7-83.0 26 9.0 5.8-13.7 24 6.5 4.1-10.0 *** *** ***
65+ 249 *** *** *** 229 90.7 85.5-94.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 289 25 8.4 5.5-12.7 212 72.4 65.7-78.1 27 10.4 6.8-15.8 *** *** *** 15 5.3 2.8-10.0
Some College + 589 39 6.8 4.8- 9.7 430 70.0 65.4-74.3 60 12.0 9.1-15.6 45 8.2 5.9-11.3 15 2.9 1.7- 5.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 368 36 9.0 6.1-13.0 261 67.4 61.3-73.0 34 12.4 8.6-17.6 20 6.2 3.8- 9.9 17 5.0 2.7- 9.1
$50,000+ 368 14 5.0 2.9- 8.5 280 74.9 69.3-79.7 39 11.1 7.9-15.5 26 6.5 4.2- 9.9 *** *** ***

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

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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