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BRFSS Survey Results 2008 for South Carolina

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Cholesterol Awareness

Adults who have had their cholesterol checked and have been told by a doctor, nurse, or other health professional that it was high*

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  Total #
Respondents
Not at Risk for high cholesterol At Risk for high cholesterol
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 8,535 4,216 56.7 54.9-58.5 4,319 43.3 41.5-45.1
GENDER
Male 3,086 1,475 54.7 51.8-57.7 1,611 45.3 42.3-48.2
Female 5,449 2,741 58.5 56.5-60.6 2,708 41.5 39.4-43.5
RACE
White 5,819 2,848 55.6 53.5-57.6 2,971 44.4 42.4-46.5
African American 2,073 1,052 60.3 56.3-64.1 1,021 39.7 35.9-43.7
Other 388 206 59.8 51.1-68.0 182 40.2 32.0-48.9
HISPANIC
Yes 136 69 53.7 39.8-67.0 67 46.3 33.0-60.2
No 8,187 4,058 57.0 55.2-58.8 4,129 43.0 41.2-44.8
AGE
18-24 110 92 84.5 73.6-91.4 18 15.5 8.6-26.4
25-34 556 433 77.8 72.6-82.2 123 22.2 17.8-27.4
35-44 1,084 726 65.7 61.5-69.8 358 34.3 30.2-38.5
45-54 1,741 942 53.9 50.3-57.4 799 46.1 42.6-49.7
55-64 2,075 861 42.0 38.8-45.3 1,214 58.0 54.7-61.2
65+ 2,969 1,162 39.3 36.9-41.9 1,807 60.7 58.1-63.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,063 431 44.4 39.2-49.7 632 55.6 50.3-60.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,752 1,291 56.0 52.7-59.1 1,461 44.0 40.9-47.3
Some Post-H.S. 2,088 1,063 60.0 56.5-63.4 1,025 40.0 36.6-43.5
College Graduate 2,617 1,421 58.1 55.0-61.2 1,196 41.9 38.8-45.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 953 423 46.8 41.5-52.1 530 53.2 47.9-58.5
$15,000- $24,999 1,326 605 55.2 50.2-60.1 721 44.8 39.9-49.8
$25,000- $34,999 908 426 55.1 49.3-60.8 482 44.9 39.2-50.7
$35,000- $49,999 1,124 547 54.3 49.2-59.3 577 45.7 40.7-50.8
$50,000+ 2,944 1,607 59.7 56.9-62.3 1,337 40.3 37.7-43.1
Health District**
Appalachia I 366 167 53.0 46.7-59.2 199 47.0 40.8-53.3
Appalachia II 585 283 54.0 48.1-59.8 302 46.0 40.2-51.9
Appalachia III 472 244 62.8 55.7-69.5 228 37.2 30.5-44.3
Catawba 223 116 56.1 47.9-64.0 107 43.9 36.0-52.1
Edisto Savannah 1,018 482 55.8 51.5-60.1 536 44.2 39.9-48.5
Low Country 1,024 513 54.5 50.3-58.7 511 45.5 41.3-49.7
Palmetto 925 483 61.4 55.9-66.7 442 38.6 33.3-44.1
Pee Dee 549 248 49.5 43.5-55.6 301 50.5 44.4-56.5
Trident 1,006 484 56.2 51.5-60.7 522 43.8 39.3-48.5
Upper Savannah 782 403 59.1 52.8-65.1 379 40.9 34.9-47.2
Waccamaw 1,059 524 54.3 49.8-58.7 535 45.7 41.3-50.2
Wateree 454 231 59.6 52.6-66.2 223 40.4 33.8-47.4
Region***
Region I 1,148 570 55.8 51.3-60.2 578 44.2 39.8-48.7
Region II 1,057 527 57.5 52.9-61.9 530 42.5 38.1-47.1
Region III 1,148 599 59.7 55.0-64.1 549 40.3 35.9-45.0
Region IV 1,003 479 53.6 49.0-58.2 524 46.4 41.8-51.0
Region V 1,018 482 55.8 51.5-60.1 536 44.2 39.9-48.5
Region VI 1,059 524 54.3 49.8-58.7 535 45.7 41.3-50.2
Region VII 1,006 484 56.2 51.5-60.7 522 43.8 39.3-48.5
Region VIII 1,024 513 54.5 50.3-58.7 511 45.5 41.3-49.7

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

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50 and confidence intervals with width greater than 20. 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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