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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont 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%)
North Carolina 5,712 2,352 37.0 35.5-38.5 3,360 63.0 61.5-64.5
-Piedmont 2,875 1,112 35.4 33.4-37.4 1,763 64.6 62.6-66.6
GENDER
Male 1,189 456 35.1 32.1-38.2 733 64.9 61.8-67.9
Female 1,686 656 35.6 33.0-38.3 1,030 64.4 61.7-67.0
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,927 773 36.9 34.5-39.4 1,154 63.1 60.6-65.5
Non-Hispanic Black 594 233 35.1 30.7-39.7 361 64.9 60.3-69.3
Other 309 92 27.3 22.2-33.0 217 72.7 67.0-77.8
AGE
18-34 417 44 10.0 7.2-13.8 373 90.0 86.2-92.8
35-44 430 104 24.3 20.1-29.1 326 75.7 70.9-79.9
45-54 572 207 36.5 32.2-40.9 365 63.5 59.1-67.8
55-64 577 283 49.9 45.2-54.5 294 50.1 45.5-54.8
65-74 503 272 55.4 50.2-60.4 231 44.6 39.6-49.8
75+ 328 188 57.9 51.6-63.9 140 42.1 36.1-48.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 255 127 48.0 40.9-55.2 128 52.0 44.8-59.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 695 306 37.8 33.9-41.9 389 62.2 58.1-66.1
Some Post-H.S. 759 294 33.8 30.2-37.6 465 66.2 62.4-69.8
College Graduate 1,149 381 30.3 27.5-33.2 768 69.7 66.8-72.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 234 112 41.8 34.6-49.5 122 58.2 50.5-65.4
$15,000- 24,999 400 186 45.1 39.4-51.0 214 54.9 49.0-60.6
$25,000- 34,999 239 91 33.8 27.1-41.1 148 66.2 58.9-72.9
$35,000- 49,999 313 121 34.5 28.6-40.9 192 65.5 59.1-71.4
$50,000- 74,999 341 116 31.2 26.0-36.9 225 68.8 63.1-74.0
$75,000+ 772 262 31.5 28.0-35.2 510 68.5 64.8-72.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 682 386 54.6 50.1-59.0 296 45.4 41.0-49.9
No 2,138 710 29.8 27.7-32.0 1,428 70.2 68.0-72.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 353 168 44.9 39.1-50.9 185 55.1 49.1-60.9
Non-Veteran 2,512 942 34.1 32.0-36.2 1,570 65.9 63.8-68.0
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 1,517 552 34.6 31.9-37.4 965 65.4 62.6-68.1
Regional City or Suburban 777 314 36.0 32.3-39.9 463 64.0 60.1-67.7
Rural 581 246 36.5 32.0-41.1 335 63.5 58.9-68.0

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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.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
**Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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