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BRFSS Survey Results 2002 for South Carolina

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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%)
TOTAL 3,534 1,251 32.5 30.5-34.5 2,283 67.5 65.5-69.5
GENDER
Male 1,353 506 33.5 30.4-36.7 847 66.5 63.3-69.6
Female 2,181 745 31.6 29.1-34.1 1,436 68.4 65.9-70.9
RACE
White 2,732 1,000 33.7 31.5-36.0 1,732 66.3 64.0-68.5
African American 704 220 29.8 25.4-34.6 484 70.2 65.4-74.6
Other Minorities 65 18 24.6 14.3-38.9 47 75.4 61.1-85.7
HISPANIC
Yes 68 24 25.6 14.8-40.6 44 74.4 59.4-85.2
No 3,410 1,205 32.6 30.7-34.7 2,205 67.4 65.3-69.3
AGE
18-24 143 16 11.2 6.2-19.3 127 88.8 80.7-93.8
25-34 469 72 13.9 10.5-18.2 397 86.1 81.8-89.5
35-44 681 140 21.6 17.8-25.9 541 78.4 74.1-82.2
45-54 759 259 32.9 28.7-37.4 500 67.1 62.6-71.3
55-64 637 308 49.1 44.1-54.1 329 50.9 45.9-55.9
65+ 822 449 53.4 49.1-57.6 373 46.6 42.4-50.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 511 243 41.8 35.8-48.1 268 58.2 51.9-64.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,072 379 32.4 28.8-36.3 693 67.6 63.7-71.2
Some Post-H.S. 877 293 29.4 25.8-33.2 584 70.6 66.8-74.2
College Graduate 1,071 334 31.1 27.7-34.6 737 68.9 65.4-72.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 428 191 42.3 35.9-49.1 237 57.7 50.9-64.1
$15,000- 24,999 591 207 31.3 26.4-36.6 384 68.7 63.4-73.6
$25,000- 34,999 437 161 32.7 27.4-38.5 276 67.3 61.5-72.6
$35,000- 49,999 576 187 30.5 25.9-35.5 389 69.5 64.5-74.1
$50,000+ 1,075 326 29.0 25.9-32.3 749 71.0 67.7-74.1
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 150 59 33.9 26.2-42.6 91 66.1 57.4-73.8
Appalachia II 298 93 28.7 23.5-34.6 205 71.3 65.4-76.5
Appalachia III 212 78 33.2 26.7-40.5 134 66.8 59.5-73.3
Catawba 157 63 34.8 27.0-43.6 94 65.2 56.4-73.0
Edisto 70 25 28.7 18.8-41.2 45 71.3 58.8-81.2
Low Country 150 69 43.8 35.0-53.0 81 56.2 47.0-65.0
Palmetto 382 134 34.3 29.1-40.0 248 65.7 60.0-70.9
Pee Dee 1,038 364 34.4 30.3-38.8 674 65.6 61.2-69.7
Savannah 133 56 40.1 30.8-50.1 77 59.9 49.9-69.2
Trident 335 92 24.0 19.3-29.5 243 76.0 70.5-80.7
Upper Savannah 236 88 32.6 25.3-40.8 148 67.4 59.2-74.7
Waccamaw 210 75 30.0 23.4-37.6 135 70.0 62.4-76.6
Wateree 123 38 34.8 24.9-46.1 85 65.2 53.9-75.1

* This question was asked only of respondents who reported having had cholesterol checked.

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50. N = Cell Size, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics.

** Appalachia 1: Anderson,Oconee
Appalachia 2: Greenville,Pickens
Appalachia 3: Cherokee,Spartanburg,Union
Catawba: Chester,Lancaster,York
Edisto: Bamberg,Calhoun,Orangeburg
Low Country: Beaufort,Colleton,Hampton,Jasper
Savannah: Aiken,Allendale,Barnwell
Palmetto: Fairfield,Lexington,Newberry,Richland
Pee Dee: Chesterfield,Darlington,Dillon,Florence,Marion,Marlboro
Trident: Berkeley,Charleston,Dorchester
Upper Savannah: Abbeville,Edgefield,Greenwood,Laurens,McCormick,Saluda
Waccamaw: Georgetown,Horry,Williamsburg
Wateree: Clarendon,Kershaw,Lee,Sumter

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