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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Cholesterol Awareness

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,523 5,753 84.1 82.9-85.3 770 15.9 14.7-17.1
-Eastern 2,153 1,871 80.7 78.2-83.0 282 19.3 17.0-21.8
GENDER
Male 909 755 76.7 72.8-80.2 154 23.3 19.8-27.2
Female 1,244 1,116 84.6 81.4-87.4 128 15.4 12.6-18.6
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,334 1,195 84.7 81.7-87.3 139 15.3 12.7-18.3
Non-Hispanic Black 559 491 81.2 75.8-85.6 68 18.8 14.4-24.2
Other 230 159 60.3 52.1-67.8 71 39.7 32.2-47.9
AGE
18-34 363 212 54.9 49.0-60.7 151 45.1 39.3-51.0
35-44 293 252 85.4 79.8-89.6 41 14.6 10.4-20.2
45-54 368 324 86.6 81.7-90.3 44 13.4 9.7-18.3
55-64 482 455 96.1 94.0-97.5 27 3.9 2.5- 6.0
65-74 368 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 251 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 243 191 71.6 63.2-78.6 52 28.4 21.4-36.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 694 587 79.5 75.2-83.2 107 20.5 16.8-24.8
Some Post-H.S. 643 567 81.5 76.9-85.3 76 18.5 14.7-23.1
College Graduate 566 521 89.8 86.0-92.6 45 10.2 7.4-14.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 239 191 73.4 64.8-80.5 48 26.6 19.5-35.2
$15,000- 24,999 387 318 72.4 65.5-78.4 69 27.6 21.6-34.5
$25,000- 34,999 181 150 80.2 71.8-86.6 31 19.8 13.4-28.2
$35,000- 49,999 238 209 80.9 72.9-86.9 29 19.1 13.1-27.1
$50,000- 74,999 271 238 82.8 75.9-88.1 33 17.2 11.9-24.1
$75,000+ 399 377 91.2 86.4-94.4 22 8.8 5.6-13.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 650 603 90.0 86.1-92.8 47 10.0 7.2-13.9
No 1,450 1,224 77.5 74.3-80.3 226 22.5 19.7-25.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 360 331 87.5 82.2-91.5 29 12.5 8.5-17.8
Non-Veteran 1,788 1,536 79.3 76.5-81.9 252 20.7 18.1-23.5
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 161 141 79.8 70.0-86.9 20 20.2 13.1-30.0
Regional City or Suburban 288 236 77.3 70.6-82.8 52 22.7 17.2-29.4
Rural 1,704 1,494 81.5 78.7-84.1 210 18.5 15.9-21.3

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2015 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2015 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.

**Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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