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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,168 2,178 38.2 36.7-39.8 2,990 61.8 60.2-63.3
No 534 170 27.2 23.0-31.8 364 72.8 68.2-77.0
Body Mass Index
Underweight 74 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,558 504 27.6 25.1-30.3 1,054 72.4 69.7-74.9
Overweight 1,921 850 40.0 37.4-42.6 1,071 60.0 57.4-62.6
Obese 1,618 796 46.0 43.0-49.0 822 54.0 51.0-57.0
Current Smoker
Yes 840 372 40.0 36.0-44.1 468 60.0 55.9-64.0
No 4,709 1,921 36.7 35.0-38.3 2,788 63.3 61.7-65.0
History of CVD**
Yes 718 506 69.3 64.9-73.3 212 30.7 26.7-35.1
No 4,954 1,822 32.9 31.3-34.4 3,132 67.1 65.6-68.7
Binge Drinker
Yes 571 185 28.6 24.6-33.0 386 71.4 67.0-75.4
No 4,820 2,040 38.2 36.6-39.9 2,780 61.8 60.1-63.4
Heavy Drinker
Yes 223 100 42.1 34.9-49.7 123 57.9 50.3-65.1
No 5,163 2,129 37.0 35.5-38.6 3,034 63.0 61.4-64.5
COPD
Yes 498 305 59.8 54.2-65.2 193 40.2 34.8-45.8
No 5,188 2,025 34.8 33.2-36.3 3,163 65.2 63.7-66.8
Current Asthma
Yes 477 243 47.7 42.1-53.3 234 52.3 46.7-57.9
No 5,211 2,099 36.1 34.5-37.6 3,112 63.9 62.4-65.5
Diabetes
Yes 827 577 70.8 67.0-74.4 250 29.2 25.6-33.0
No 4,880 1,771 32.0 30.5-33.6 3,109 68.0 66.4-69.5
Disability
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
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,930 1,189 60.3 57.6-63.0 741 39.7 37.0-42.4
No 3,782 1,163 27.0 25.4-28.7 2,619 73.0 71.3-74.6

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*Asked of respondents 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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