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2019 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Regions

Cholesterol Awareness

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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 3,860 258 8.5 7.4- 9.7 3,097 78.5 76.9-80.0 329 8.3 7.3- 9.3 117 3.2 2.6- 3.9 59 1.6 1.2- 2.2
NC ASSOCIATION OF LOCAL HEALTH DIRECTOR REGIONS
Region 1 & 2 384 27 8.0 5.0-12.5 308 79.6 74.3-84.0 26 6.3 4.1- 9.5 13 3.4 1.8- 6.2 *** *** ***
Region 3 337 20 6.9 4.2-11.0 268 78.3 72.6-83.1 36 10.9 7.5-15.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Region 4 771 51 8.8 6.6-11.6 619 77.9 74.3-81.1 69 8.8 6.8-11.2 23 3.5 2.3- 5.4 *** *** ***
Region 5 547 37 7.6 5.3-10.7 424 77.2 73.0-80.9 58 9.9 7.4-13.0 21 4.1 2.6- 6.3 *** *** ***
Region 6 382 19 5.4 3.3- 8.6 319 83.1 78.5-86.9 34 8.5 5.9-12.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Region 7 642 54 10.3 7.5-13.9 506 78.0 73.9-81.7 52 7.6 5.6-10.3 19 2.2 1.3- 3.6 11 1.9 1.0- 3.5
Region 8 449 26 8.5 5.5-12.7 377 80.9 75.9-85.0 28 6.1 4.0- 9.1 12 3.2 1.6- 6.3 *** *** ***
Region 9 & 10 348 24 9.1 5.7-14.1 276 77.5 71.6-82.4 26 6.7 4.3-10.5 14 4.1 2.2- 7.3 *** *** ***
STATE REGIONS
Eastern NC 1,246 80 8.9 6.9-11.4 1,030 80.4 77.4-83.0 87 6.5 5.1- 8.2 31 2.7 1.8- 4.0 18 1.6 0.9- 2.7
Piedmont 2,114 141 8.3 6.9- 9.9 1,671 77.7 75.6-79.8 203 9.1 7.8-10.6 70 3.4 2.6- 4.4 29 1.4 1.0- 2.2
Western NC 500 37 8.0 5.4-11.7 396 78.8 74.2-82.8 39 7.8 5.4-10.9 16 3.1 1.8- 5.3 12 2.3 1.3- 4.3
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 305 24 8.5 5.1-13.8 239 77.8 71.5-83.0 21 6.4 4.0-10.2 11 3.9 2.0- 7.3 *** *** ***
Northwest 598 36 8.3 5.8-11.8 484 78.7 74.5-82.4 56 9.1 6.8-12.1 15 2.7 1.6- 4.7 *** *** ***
Charlotte 597 38 8.2 5.9-11.3 479 78.2 74.1-81.8 55 9.0 6.8-11.9 18 3.4 2.1- 5.6 *** *** ***
Greensboro 413 24 7.3 4.7-11.2 330 78.7 73.8-83.0 39 9.0 6.3-12.5 17 4.4 2.6- 7.2 *** *** ***
Southern Regional 490 25 6.1 3.9- 9.4 411 82.8 78.5-86.4 36 7.2 4.9-10.2 12 2.9 1.5- 5.5 *** *** ***
Southeast 217 11 6.7 3.6-12.2 184 82.6 75.9-87.8 14 6.7 3.8-11.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Wake 710 61 9.9 7.4-13.3 542 76.2 72.3-79.8 71 9.2 7.1-11.9 22 2.4 1.5- 3.8 14 2.2 1.3- 3.8
Area L & Eastern 530 39 11.0 7.7-15.3 428 77.4 72.5-81.6 37 6.3 4.3- 9.1 16 3.3 1.8- 5.7 *** *** ***
NC MEDICAID MANAGED CARE REGIONS
Region 1 474 35 8.6 5.8-12.6 385 80.3 75.6-84.3 30 5.7 3.8- 8.4 14 3.0 1.7- 5.4 *** *** ***
Region 2 461 29 8.3 5.5-12.2 365 77.4 72.5-81.7 48 10.0 7.3-13.5 12 3.1 1.6- 5.6 *** *** ***
Region 3 557 34 7.6 5.3-10.7 445 78.6 74.5-82.2 53 9.1 6.8-12.0 18 3.6 2.2- 5.8 *** *** ***
Region 4 508 34 7.8 5.4-11.2 397 77.3 72.9-81.1 50 9.2 6.8-12.4 20 4.3 2.7- 6.7 *** *** ***
Region 5 487 26 5.2 3.4- 7.9 408 84.2 80.0-87.6 37 7.2 5.0-10.3 11 2.7 1.3- 5.5 *** *** ***
Region 6 470 40 8.0 5.4-11.7 356 77.9 73.1-82.1 47 9.8 6.9-13.6 18 2.5 1.5- 4.4 *** *** ***

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See Technical Notes for counties in Local Health Director, State and AHEC regions.

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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