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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for New Hanover County

Cholesterol Awareness

Blood cholesterol is a fatty substance found in the blood. Have you ever had your blood cholesterol checked?

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,107 5,046 79.0 77.3-80.7 1,061 21.0 19.3-22.7
New Hanover County 402 340 79.2 70.4-85.9 62 20.8 14.1-29.6
GENDER
Male 164 134 74.9 60.2-85.5 30 25.1 14.5-39.8
Female 238 206 84.3 77.4-89.3 32 15.7 10.7-22.6
RACE
White 338 286 83.2 77.9-87.5 52 16.8 12.5-22.1
Other 57 47 62.1 34.1-83.8 10 37.9 16.2-65.9
AGE
18-44 183 131 64.6 51.6-75.7 52 35.4 24.3-48.4
45+ 212 202 95.3 91.1-97.6 10 4.7 2.4- 8.9
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 131 118 85.3 74.7-92.0 13 14.7 8.0-25.3
Some College + 268 219 75.8 63.7-84.8 49 24.2 15.2-36.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 204 163 71.5 57.3-82.4 41 28.5 17.6-42.7
$50,000+ 132 118 88.8 81.4-93.5 14 11.2 6.5-18.6
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 419 353 81.3 76.0-85.6 66 18.7 14.4-24.0
Cumberland 423 333 70.2 59.7-78.9 90 29.8 21.1-40.3
Durham 394 327 78.1 70.6-84.0 67 21.9 16.0-29.4
Forsyth 449 391 86.5 82.3-89.9 58 13.5 10.1-17.7
Gaston 464 397 83.0 78.4-86.8 67 17.0 13.2-21.6
Guilford 406 342 84.5 80.3-88.0 64 15.5 12.0-19.7
Mecklenburg 424 355 80.8 75.6-85.2 69 19.2 14.8-24.4
Onslow 428 333 72.5 64.7-79.1 95 27.5 20.9-35.3
Wake 422 355 80.4 74.9-84.9 67 19.6 15.1-25.1
Western NC 610 509 81.7 77.8-85.0 101 18.3 15.0-22.2
Piedmont NC 658 533 79.3 75.0-83.1 125 20.7 16.9-25.0
Eastern NC 608 478 75.6 71.0-79.7 130 24.4 20.3-29.0

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#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50. N = Cell Size, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics.

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