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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western 979 440 40.6 36.6-44.7 539 59.4 55.3-63.4
GENDER
Male 421 190 41.3 35.5-47.3 231 58.7 52.7-64.5
Female 558 250 39.9 34.5-45.7 308 60.1 54.3-65.5
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 872 394 40.6 36.4-45.0 478 59.4 55.0-63.6
Non-Hispanic Black 31 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 71 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 89 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 100 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 154 66 45.3 35.3-55.8 88 54.7 44.2-64.7
55-64 228 116 51.4 43.3-59.4 112 48.6 40.6-56.7
65-74 246 138 52.9 44.7-60.9 108 47.1 39.1-55.3
75+ 151 82 49.0 39.4-58.6 69 51.0 41.4-60.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 96 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 265 130 41.5 34.4-48.9 135 58.5 51.1-65.6
Some Post-H.S. 275 126 39.9 33.1-47.2 149 60.1 52.8-66.9
College Graduate 340 130 32.7 27.3-38.7 210 67.3 61.3-72.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 96 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 160 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 98 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 134 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 137 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 179 72 29.7 22.3-38.4 107 70.3 61.6-77.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 333 212 63.8 56.7-70.3 121 36.2 29.7-43.3
No 630 225 29.4 24.9-34.2 405 70.6 65.8-75.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 146 73 45.5 35.8-55.6 73 54.5 44.4-64.2
Non-Veteran 832 367 39.8 35.4-44.3 465 60.2 55.7-64.6
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Regional City or Suburban 221 92 40.6 33.2-48.5 129 59.4 51.5-66.8
Rural 758 348 40.5 35.9-45.4 410 59.5 54.6-64.1

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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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