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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Cholesterol Awareness--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,670 5,207 88.4 87.2-89.5 463 11.6 10.5-12.8
No 837 536 61.4 57.2-65.4 301 38.6 34.6-42.8
Body Mass Index
Underweight 86 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,833 1,570 79.8 77.1-82.3 263 20.2 17.7-22.9
Overweight 2,174 1,932 85.5 83.4-87.4 242 14.5 12.6-16.6
Obese 1,772 1,628 89.0 86.7-91.0 144 11.0 9.0-13.3
Current Smoker
Yes 1,050 845 76.5 73.0-79.7 205 23.5 20.3-27.0
No 5,279 4,744 86.1 84.8-87.4 535 13.9 12.6-15.2
History of CVD**
Yes 749 729 97.4 95.9-98.4 20 2.6 1.6- 4.1
No 5,724 4,981 82.8 81.4-84.1 743 17.2 15.9-18.6
Binge Drinker
Yes 713 572 76.9 72.8-80.5 141 23.1 19.5-27.2
No 5,416 4,855 85.8 84.5-87.1 561 14.2 12.9-15.5
Heavy Drinker
Yes 273 223 74.2 66.8-80.5 50 25.8 19.5-33.2
No 5,850 5,199 85.1 83.8-86.4 651 14.9 13.6-16.2
COPD
Yes 545 502 89.8 85.9-92.7 43 10.2 7.3-14.1
No 5,948 5,225 83.7 82.3-84.9 723 16.3 15.1-17.7
Current Asthma
Yes 531 482 85.8 80.6-89.7 49 14.2 10.3-19.4
No 5,962 5,247 84.0 82.7-85.3 715 16.0 14.7-17.3
Diabetes
Yes 854 832 97.7 96.2-98.6 22 2.3 1.4- 3.8
No 5,663 4,915 82.4 81.1-83.8 748 17.6 16.2-18.9
Disability
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
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 2,033 1,949 94.7 93.2-95.9 84 5.3 4.1- 6.8
No 4,490 3,804 80.3 78.7-81.8 686 19.7 18.2-21.3

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**History of cardiovascular disease includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

†Chronic diseases include heart disease (heart attack/stoke/angina), current asthma, skin cancer, other cancer, COPD, arthritis, depression, kidney disease and diabetes.

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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