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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

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 5,712 2,352 37.0 35.5-38.5 3,360 63.0 61.5-64.5
-Eastern 1,858 800 38.9 36.3-41.6 1,058 61.1 58.4-63.7
GENDER
Male 748 317 38.0 34.0-42.1 431 62.0 57.9-66.0
Female 1,110 483 39.7 36.2-43.2 627 60.3 56.8-63.8
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,185 522 40.0 36.6-43.4 663 60.0 56.6-63.4
Non-Hispanic Black 489 211 37.2 32.4-42.4 278 62.8 57.6-67.6
Other 159 60 37.0 28.6-46.4 99 63.0 53.6-71.4
AGE
18-34 212 15 6.4 3.6-11.1 197 93.6 88.9-96.4
35-44 252 70 29.3 22.9-36.6 182 70.7 63.4-77.1
45-54 323 139 43.4 37.3-49.7 184 56.6 50.3-62.7
55-64 453 229 52.2 46.8-57.5 224 47.8 42.5-53.2
65-74 353 204 61.9 55.9-67.6 149 38.1 32.4-44.1
75+ 240 135 55.3 47.7-62.6 105 44.7 37.4-52.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 189 107 55.3 46.6-63.7 82 44.7 36.3-53.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 581 272 40.3 35.8-45.0 309 59.7 55.0-64.2
Some Post-H.S. 564 238 36.0 31.6-40.6 326 64.0 59.4-68.4
College Graduate 520 183 30.4 26.1-35.1 337 69.6 64.9-73.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 189 97 48.2 39.7-56.8 92 51.8 43.2-60.3
$15,000- 24,999 316 148 42.6 36.3-49.1 168 57.4 50.9-63.7
$25,000- 34,999 150 61 37.0 28.0-47.0 89 63.0 53.0-72.0
$35,000- 49,999 209 94 40.3 32.6-48.5 115 59.7 51.5-67.4
$50,000- 74,999 237 95 30.9 24.4-38.3 142 69.1 61.7-75.6
$75,000+ 376 141 36.0 30.6-41.9 235 64.0 58.1-69.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 596 341 53.9 48.9-58.8 255 46.1 41.2-51.1
No 1,218 439 31.9 28.9-35.1 779 68.1 64.9-71.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 327 141 38.7 32.8-44.9 186 61.3 55.1-67.2
Non-Veteran 1,527 658 39.0 36.1-42.0 869 61.0 58.0-63.9
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 140 47 30.8 22.4-40.8 93 69.2 59.2-77.6
Regional City or Suburban 235 90 31.0 24.9-38.0 145 69.0 62.0-75.1
Rural 1,483 663 41.1 38.1-44.2 820 58.9 55.8-61.9

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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 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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