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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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%)
TOTAL 6,523 5,753 84.1 82.9-85.3 770 15.9 14.7-17.1
GENDER
Male 2,789 2,381 81.5 79.5-83.4 408 18.5 16.6-20.5
Female 3,734 3,372 86.6 84.9-88.0 362 13.4 12.0-15.1
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 4,389 4,012 87.9 86.5-89.3 377 12.1 10.7-13.5
Non-Hispanic Black 1,269 1,123 83.9 80.9-86.4 146 16.1 13.6-19.1
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 88 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 207 167 73.5 63.3-81.6 40 26.5 18.4-36.7
Hispanic 482 302 58.0 52.6-63.1 180 42.0 36.9-47.4
AGE
18-34 1,153 719 60.3 57.0-63.6 434 39.7 36.4-43.0
35-44 913 783 86.9 84.2-89.2 130 13.1 10.8-15.8
45-54 1,158 1,054 91.0 88.9-92.8 104 9.0 7.2-11.1
55-64 1,326 1,266 96.3 94.9-97.3 60 3.7 2.7- 5.1
65-74 1,134 1,111 97.9 96.6-98.7 23 2.1 1.3- 3.4
75+ 748 733 97.9 96.0-99.0 15 2.1 1.0- 4.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 697 545 74.5 70.0-78.5 152 25.5 21.5-30.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,815 1,554 81.3 78.8-83.5 261 18.7 16.5-21.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,799 1,608 85.9 83.6-87.9 191 14.1 12.1-16.4
College Graduate 2,183 2,021 91.0 89.4-92.4 162 9.0 7.6-10.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 642 523 77.0 72.4-81.1 119 23.0 18.9-27.6
$15,000- 24,999 1,073 885 77.4 73.9-80.6 188 22.6 19.4-26.1
$25,000- 34,999 573 490 82.0 77.0-86.1 83 18.0 13.9-23.0
$35,000- 49,999 728 657 85.6 81.6-88.8 71 14.4 11.2-18.4
$50,000-74,999 799 717 86.9 83.1-89.9 82 13.1 10.1-16.9
$75,000+ 1,406 1,332 92.8 90.8-94.3 74 7.2 5.7- 9.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,733 1,630 92.4 90.6-94.0 103 7.6 6.0- 9.4
No 4,653 4,007 81.6 80.1-83.1 646 18.4 16.9-19.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 888 838 92.5 89.9-94.4 50 7.5 5.6-10.1
Non-Veteran 5,617 4,899 82.9 81.5-84.2 718 17.1 15.8-18.5
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 1,917 1,670 83.8 81.6-85.8 247 16.2 14.2-18.4
Regional City or Suburban 1,413 1,243 84.1 81.3-86.5 170 15.9 13.5-18.7
Rural 3,193 2,840 84.4 82.5-86.2 353 15.6 13.8-17.5

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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.

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