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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Cholesterol Awareness

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%)
North Carolina 6,523 5,753 84.1 82.9-85.3 770 15.9 14.7-17.1
-Western 1,100 986 86.3 82.9-89.0 114 13.7 11.0-17.1
GENDER
Male 481 426 86.9 82.2-90.5 55 13.1 9.5-17.8
Female 619 560 85.7 80.8-89.5 59 14.3 10.5-19.2
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 948 878 89.0 85.6-91.7 70 11.0 8.3-14.4
Non-Hispanic Black 38 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 108 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 154 89 58.4 48.6-67.7 65 41.6 32.3-51.4
35-44 119 100 86.9 77.6-92.7 19 13.1 7.3-22.4
45-54 166 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 241 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 253 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 156 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 118 96 79.1 67.5-87.3 22 20.9 12.7-32.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 308 267 83.4 76.4-88.6 41 16.6 11.4-23.6
Some Post-H.S. 304 277 88.6 82.7-92.6 27 11.4 7.4-17.3
College Graduate 367 343 92.0 87.3-95.0 24 8.0 5.0-12.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 116 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 194 161 82.0 73.6-88.2 33 18.0 11.8-26.4
$25,000- 34,999 113 99 83.0 72.0-90.3 14 17.0 9.7-28.0
$35,000- 49,999 145 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 147 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 189 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 349 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 733 636 82.4 78.0-86.2 97 17.6 13.8-22.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 156 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 942 836 85.2 81.5-88.3 106 14.8 11.7-18.5
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Regional City or Suburban 253 223 85.5 79.3-90.1 30 14.5 9.9-20.7
Rural 847 763 86.5 82.4-89.7 84 13.5 10.3-17.6

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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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