2017 BRFSS Survey Results: Local Health Director Region 6 & 7 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 6 & 7 964 76 11.5 8.6-15.1 705 69.3 65.3-73.1 99 10.6 8.4-13.4 47 4.7 3.3- 6.8 37 3.8 2.6- 5.5
GENDER
Male 459 47 13.5 9.7-18.5 308 65.0 59.3-70.3 55 11.2 8.2-15.2 20 3.8 2.3- 6.2 29 6.6 4.3- 9.9
Female 505 29 9.6 5.8-15.5 397 73.3 67.3-78.6 44 10.1 7.1-14.2 27 5.6 3.4- 9.2 *** *** ***
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 558 35 8.8 6.0-12.8 410 70.7 65.7-75.1 62 11.9 8.9-15.7 27 4.6 3.0- 6.9 24 4.1 2.6- 6.4
Non-Hispanic Black 265 25 14.3 8.5-22.9 203 72.6 64.2-79.7 24 9.3 5.7-14.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 141 *** *** *** *** *** *** 13 7.8 3.6-16.2 12 11.1 4.9-23.2 *** *** ***
AGE
18-44 355 52 19.5 14.1-26.2 211 55.9 49.1-62.4 47 13.5 9.7-18.7 24 5.9 3.5- 9.7 21 5.3 3.3- 8.3
45-64 391 12 4.4 2.0- 9.5 302 76.3 70.4-81.3 43 10.7 7.7-14.9 20 5.0 2.9- 8.3 14 3.6 1.8- 6.9
65+ 209 12 4.9 2.5- 9.3 184 89.4 83.7-93.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 318 37 15.7 10.5-23.0 225 66.6 59.1-73.3 25 7.3 4.5-11.5 14 5.1 2.6-10.0 17 5.3 3.0- 9.2
Some College + 643 39 8.9 6.0-13.2 478 71.1 66.2-75.5 74 12.8 9.8-16.5 33 4.5 3.0- 6.7 19 2.7 1.7- 4.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 423 35 13.6 8.7-20.8 297 64.2 57.4-70.4 42 11.8 8.2-16.6 27 5.8 3.7- 8.8 22 4.6 2.7- 7.8
$50,000+ 373 19 6.9 4.1-11.3 286 75.1 69.3-80.0 46 12.2 8.7-16.8 13 3.0 1.6- 5.6 *** *** ***

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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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