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2019 BRFSS Survey Results: Medicaid Region 5

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%)
North Carolina 3,985 1,425 32.9 31.3-34.6 2,560 67.1 65.4-68.7
Medicaid Region 5 517 183 30.5 26.1-35.1 334 69.5 64.9-73.9
GENDER
Male 207 63 24.7 18.8-31.7 144 75.3 68.3-81.2
Female 310 120 35.9 29.9-42.4 190 64.1 57.6-70.1
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 247 83 28.6 23.0-34.9 164 71.4 65.1-77.0
Non-Hispanic Black 144 52 33.3 24.6-43.3 92 66.7 56.7-75.4
Other 126 48 34.0 25.3-43.9 78 66.0 56.1-74.7
AGE
18-44 186 20 9.5 5.9-14.9 166 90.5 85.1-94.1
45-64 180 81 40.0 32.1-48.5 99 60.0 51.5-67.9
65+ 145 82 58.9 48.8-68.3 63 41.1 31.7-51.2
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 223 82 32.6 25.8-40.1 141 67.4 59.9-74.2
Some Post-H.S. 156 58 29.2 22.1-37.6 98 70.8 62.4-77.9
College Graduate 137 42 26.5 19.3-35.2 95 73.5 64.8-80.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 243 88 33.0 26.5-40.3 155 67.0 59.7-73.5
$50,000+ 157 55 26.0 19.5-33.8 102 74.0 66.2-80.5
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 109 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2019 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2019 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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