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BRFSS Survey Results 2007 for South Carolina

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Cholesterol Awareness

Cholesterol check within past five years.*

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  Total #
Respondents
Checked in past 5 yrs Not checked in past 5 yrs Never checked
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 10,018 8,656 79.4 78.0-80.8 311 3.2 2.7- 3.7 1,051 17.4 16.1-18.8
GENDER
Male 3,796 3,278 78.1 75.7-80.2 118 3.1 2.5- 4.0 400 18.8 16.7-21.1
Female 6,222 5,378 80.7 79.1-82.2 193 3.2 2.6- 3.9 651 16.1 14.7-17.7
RACE
White 7,372 6,462 82.2 80.7-83.6 276 4.1 3.5- 4.8 634 13.7 12.4-15.0
African American 1,971 1,635 75.1 71.7-78.2 17 0.7 0.4- 1.2 319 24.2 21.1-27.6
Other 473 380 68.8 61.8-75.1 14 3.2 1.4- 7.0 79 28.0 21.9-35.0
HISPANIC
Yes 157 126 66.1 53.6-76.7 3 2.6 0.6-10.5 28 31.3 21.0-43.9
No 9,703 8,388 79.8 78.4-81.1 305 3.2 2.8- 3.7 1,010 17.0 15.8-18.4
AGE
18-24 311 135 41.7 35.0-48.8 3 1.1 0.3- 3.7 173 57.2 50.2-64.0
25-34 879 573 62.6 58.4-66.7 34 4.0 2.6- 5.9 272 33.4 29.5-37.6
35-44 1,526 1,213 80.8 78.2-83.1 67 4.4 3.3- 5.7 246 14.8 12.7-17.2
45-54 2,127 1,859 87.4 85.6-89.1 99 4.3 3.4- 5.4 169 8.3 6.9- 9.9
55-64 2,224 2,063 93.0 91.6-94.1 60 2.4 1.8- 3.3 101 4.6 3.7- 5.8
65+ 2,951 2,813 95.3 94.2-96.2 48 1.4 1.0- 2.0 90 3.3 2.5- 4.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,254 1,037 72.0 67.2-76.5 29 2.2 1.3- 3.7 188 25.8 21.4-30.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,014 2,531 75.1 72.3-77.6 86 2.7 2.0- 3.7 397 22.2 19.7-24.9
Some Post-H.S. 2,517 2,169 80.8 78.2-83.2 91 3.3 2.5- 4.2 257 15.9 13.6-18.5
College Graduate 3,207 2,896 85.5 83.4-87.4 105 3.9 3.0- 5.1 206 10.5 8.9-12.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 965 807 75.3 69.9-80.0 30 2.7 1.7- 4.5 128 22.0 17.4-27.5
$15,000- $24,999 1,417 1,174 75.0 70.9-78.7 36 2.0 1.3- 3.0 207 23.0 19.4-27.1
$25,000- $34,999 1,123 948 76.4 72.2-80.2 27 1.9 1.2- 3.0 148 21.7 18.0-25.9
$35,000- $49,999 1,444 1,265 80.1 76.1-83.6 46 3.0 2.0- 4.4 133 16.9 13.5-20.9
$50,000+ 3,682 3,278 84.8 82.9-86.5 139 4.4 3.5- 5.5 265 10.8 9.3-12.6
Health District**
Appalachia I 715 620 79.6 74.1-84.2 25 3.6 2.3- 5.8 70 16.7 12.3-22.3
Appalachia II 680 595 79.9 74.8-84.2 20 3.3 2.0- 5.4 65 16.8 12.7-21.9
Appalachia III 510 444 79.2 73.0-84.3 16 2.8 1.6- 5.1 50 18.0 13.1-24.2
Catawba 412 343 73.8 67.1-79.5 16 4.2 2.4- 7.3 53 22.0 16.5-28.7
Edisto Savannah 1,258 1,083 77.7 73.7-81.2 33 2.3 1.5- 3.5 142 20.0 16.5-24.0
Low Country 1,185 1,042 79.9 75.3-83.8 41 2.9 2.0- 4.1 102 17.2 13.4-21.9
Palmetto 826 732 84.4 80.4-87.7 19 2.2 1.2- 4.1 75 13.4 10.3-17.3
Pee Dee 767 625 76.9 72.5-80.8 32 4.3 2.8- 6.6 110 18.8 15.1-23.1
Trident 1,210 1,057 81.9 78.4-84.9 39 3.7 2.5- 5.5 114 14.4 11.6-17.7
Upper Savannah 606 528 81.1 76.0-85.2 15 2.2 1.2- 3.9 63 16.8 12.7-21.8
Waccamaw 1,240 1,075 77.6 73.6-81.2 41 3.7 2.5- 5.4 124 18.7 15.2-22.7
Wateree 487 411 73.8 65.9-80.4 12 3.5 1.7- 7.1 64 22.7 16.3-30.8
Region***
Region I 1,321 1,148 80.3 76.6-83.5 40 3.0 2.0- 4.3 133 16.8 13.6-20.4
Region II 1,190 1,039 79.6 75.8-82.9 36 3.1 2.1- 4.5 115 17.3 14.1-21.1
Region III 1,238 1,075 80.9 77.5-83.9 35 2.9 1.9- 4.3 128 16.2 13.4-19.6
Region IV 1,254 1,036 75.7 71.6-79.3 44 4.0 2.7- 5.8 174 20.4 16.8-24.5
Region V 1,258 1,083 77.7 73.7-81.2 33 2.3 1.5- 3.5 142 20.0 16.5-24.0
Region VI 1,240 1,075 77.6 73.6-81.2 41 3.7 2.5- 5.4 124 18.7 15.2-22.7
Region VII 1,210 1,057 81.9 78.4-84.9 39 3.7 2.5- 5.5 114 14.4 11.6-17.7
Region VIII 1,185 1,042 79.9 75.3-83.8 41 2.9 2.0- 4.1 102 17.2 13.4-21.9

*Data in this table was derived from the Cholesterol Awareness questions.

#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 I: Anderson, Oconee
Appalachia II: Greenville, Pickens
Appalachia III: Cherokee, Spartanburg, Union
Catawba: Chester, Lancaster, York
Edisto Savannah: Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Orangeburg
Low Country: Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, Jasper
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

*** Region I: Anderson, Oconee, Abbeville, Laurens, McCormick, Greenwood, Saluda, Edgefield
Region II: Greenville, Pickens, Cherokee, Spartanburg, Union
Region III: Chester, Lancaster, York, Newberry, Fairfield, Lexington, Richland
Region IV: Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee, Sumter, Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion, Marlboro
Region V: Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Orangeburg
Region VI: Georgetown, Horry, Williamsburg
Region VII: Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester
Region VIII: Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, Jasper

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