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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: 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%)
TOTAL 5,712 2,352 37.0 35.5-38.5 3,360 63.0 61.5-64.5
GENDER
Male 2,358 963 36.7 34.4-39.0 1,395 63.3 61.0-65.6
Female 3,354 1,389 37.3 35.3-39.2 1,965 62.7 60.8-64.7
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,984 1,689 38.3 36.5-40.1 2,295 61.7 59.9-63.5
Non-Hispanic Black 1,114 461 36.1 32.8-39.5 653 63.9 60.5-67.2
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 71 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 167 53 29.9 22.6-38.4 114 70.1 61.6-77.4
Hispanic 301 92 27.2 21.9-33.2 209 72.8 66.8-78.1
AGE
18-34 718 70 9.4 7.2-12.2 648 90.6 87.8-92.8
35-44 782 195 25.8 22.3-29.6 587 74.2 70.4-77.7
45-54 1,049 412 39.3 35.9-42.8 637 60.7 57.2-64.1
55-64 1,258 628 50.8 47.5-54.0 630 49.2 46.0-52.5
65-74 1,102 614 56.8 53.2-60.3 488 43.2 39.7-46.8
75+ 719 405 55.6 51.2-59.9 314 44.4 40.1-48.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 540 287 50.7 45.5-55.9 253 49.3 44.1-54.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,541 708 39.1 36.3-41.9 833 60.9 58.1-63.7
Some Post-H.S. 1,598 658 35.3 32.6-38.0 940 64.7 62.0-67.4
College Graduate 2,009 694 30.6 28.4-32.9 1,315 69.4 67.1-71.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 519 265 46.1 40.8-51.5 254 53.9 48.5-59.2
$15,000- 24,999 876 414 45.0 41.0-49.0 462 55.0 51.0-59.0
$25,000- 34,999 487 195 36.0 31.0-41.3 292 64.0 58.7-69.0
$35,000- 49,999 656 274 36.8 32.4-41.3 382 63.2 58.7-67.6
$50,000-74,999 715 261 31.8 27.8-36.1 454 68.2 63.9-72.2
$75,000+ 1,327 475 32.3 29.6-35.3 852 67.7 64.7-70.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,611 939 55.9 52.8-58.9 672 44.1 41.1-47.2
No 3,986 1,374 30.3 28.6-32.0 2,612 69.7 68.0-71.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 826 382 42.8 38.9-46.8 444 57.2 53.2-61.1
Non-Veteran 4,871 1,967 36.1 34.5-37.7 2,904 63.9 62.3-65.5
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 1,657 599 34.4 31.8-37.0 1,058 65.6 63.0-68.2
Regional City or Suburban 1,233 496 35.8 32.9-38.9 737 64.2 61.1-67.1
Rural 2,822 1,257 39.7 37.4-41.9 1,565 60.3 58.1-62.6

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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.

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