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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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  Total
Respond.^
Past 12 months 1-2 years 2-5 years 5+ years
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,669 4,598 78.9 77.6-80.2 578 11.4 10.4-12.4 352 7.0 6.2- 7.8 141 2.7 2.3- 3.3
GENDER
Male 2,353 1,840 75.9 73.8-78.0 251 11.9 10.4-13.7 187 8.6 7.3-10.1 75 3.5 2.7- 4.6
Female 3,316 2,758 81.6 79.8-83.1 327 10.9 9.6-12.3 165 5.5 4.6- 6.6 66 2.0 1.5- 2.7
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,135 4,294 81.8 80.5-83.1 478 10.3 9.3-11.4 273 6.0 5.2- 6.9 90 1.9 1.5- 2.4
No 524 296 56.0 50.8-61.0 98 19.4 15.6-23.8 79 14.8 11.6-18.7 51 9.9 7.2-13.4
Body Mass Index
Underweight 73 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,538 1,184 74.5 71.6-77.1 198 14.7 12.6-17.1 117 8.3 6.7-10.2 39 2.5 1.7- 3.7
Overweight 1,912 1,577 81.1 78.9-83.1 171 9.7 8.2-11.4 118 6.7 5.4- 8.2 46 2.6 1.8- 3.5
Obese 1,617 1,355 81.2 78.6-83.5 134 9.6 7.9-11.6 86 6.4 5.0- 8.0 42 2.9 2.0- 4.0
Current Smoker
Yes 833 628 73.4 69.5-76.9 101 13.2 10.7-16.2 71 9.8 7.5-12.7 33 3.7 2.5- 5.4
No 4,677 3,838 80.0 78.5-81.4 466 11.2 10.1-12.4 272 6.4 5.6- 7.3 101 2.5 1.9- 3.1
History of CVD**
Yes 716 670 92.2 89.1-94.5 30 5.1 3.3- 7.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 4,912 3,893 77.3 75.8-78.7 544 12.1 11.0-13.3 339 7.6 6.7- 8.6 136 3.0 2.4- 3.6
Binge Drinker
Yes 568 379 67.3 62.6-71.6 86 15.0 11.8-18.8 77 12.1 9.5-15.4 26 5.6 3.7- 8.4
No 4,783 3,951 80.4 78.9-81.8 467 11.0 9.9-12.2 261 6.3 5.5- 7.3 104 2.3 1.8- 2.9
Heavy Drinker
Yes 221 151 69.1 61.6-75.6 29 13.4 9.0-19.4 30 11.5 7.7-16.9 *** *** ***
No 5,124 4,178 79.3 77.9-80.6 520 11.4 10.3-12.5 305 6.7 5.9- 7.7 121 2.6 2.1- 3.2
COPD
Yes 491 430 84.4 79.5-88.3 34 8.4 5.5-12.6 18 4.4 2.5- 7.4 *** *** ***
No 5,153 4,144 78.4 77.0-79.7 544 11.7 10.6-12.8 333 7.2 6.4- 8.1 132 2.7 2.2- 3.4
Current Asthma
Yes 478 405 81.3 76.2-85.6 43 11.0 7.7-15.6 27 7.0 4.5-10.8 *** *** ***
No 5,168 4,176 78.8 77.4-80.2 531 11.3 10.2-12.4 324 7.0 6.2- 7.9 137 2.9 2.4- 3.6
Diabetes
Yes 823 778 94.6 92.5-96.2 34 4.0 2.7- 5.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 4,840 3,814 76.6 75.1-78.1 544 12.5 11.3-13.7 343 7.8 6.9- 8.8 139 3.1 2.6- 3.8
Disability
Yes 1,594 1,413 88.0 85.9-89.9 109 6.5 5.2- 8.0 50 3.8 2.7- 5.2 22 1.8 1.1- 2.8
No 3,961 3,090 75.6 73.9-77.2 461 13.3 12.0-14.7 298 8.2 7.2- 9.3 112 3.0 2.4- 3.7
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,918 1,705 87.5 85.4-89.3 127 7.4 6.0- 9.0 64 3.7 2.8- 5.0 22 1.4 0.8- 2.4
No 3,751 2,893 75.2 73.5-76.9 451 13.1 11.8-14.5 288 8.4 7.3- 9.5 119 3.3 2.7- 4.1

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*Asked of those who have ever had their blood cholesterol checked.

**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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