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BRFSS Survey Results 2008 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 #
Respondents
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 8,535 4,319 43.3 41.5-45.1 4,216 56.7 54.9-58.5
GENDER
Male 3,086 1,611 45.3 42.3-48.2 1,475 54.7 51.8-57.7
Female 5,449 2,708 41.5 39.4-43.5 2,741 58.5 56.5-60.6
RACE
White 5,819 2,971 44.4 42.4-46.5 2,848 55.6 53.5-57.6
African American 2,073 1,021 39.7 35.9-43.7 1,052 60.3 56.3-64.1
Other 388 182 40.2 32.0-48.9 206 59.8 51.1-68.0
HISPANIC
Yes 136 67 46.3 33.0-60.2 69 53.7 39.8-67.0
No 8,187 4,129 43.0 41.2-44.8 4,058 57.0 55.2-58.8
AGE
18-24 110 18 15.5 8.6-26.4 92 84.5 73.6-91.4
25-34 556 123 22.2 17.8-27.4 433 77.8 72.6-82.2
35-44 1,084 358 34.3 30.2-38.5 726 65.7 61.5-69.8
45-54 1,741 799 46.1 42.6-49.7 942 53.9 50.3-57.4
55-64 2,075 1,214 58.0 54.7-61.2 861 42.0 38.8-45.3
65+ 2,969 1,807 60.7 58.1-63.1 1,162 39.3 36.9-41.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,063 632 55.6 50.3-60.8 431 44.4 39.2-49.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,752 1,461 44.0 40.9-47.3 1,291 56.0 52.7-59.1
Some Post-H.S. 2,088 1,025 40.0 36.6-43.5 1,063 60.0 56.5-63.4
College Graduate 2,617 1,196 41.9 38.8-45.0 1,421 58.1 55.0-61.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 953 530 53.2 47.9-58.5 423 46.8 41.5-52.1
$15,000- $24,999 1,326 721 44.8 39.9-49.8 605 55.2 50.2-60.1
$25,000- $34,999 908 482 44.9 39.2-50.7 426 55.1 49.3-60.8
$35,000- $49,999 1,124 577 45.7 40.7-50.8 547 54.3 49.2-59.3
$50,000+ 2,944 1,337 40.3 37.7-43.1 1,607 59.7 56.9-62.3
Health District**
Appalachia I 366 199 47.0 40.8-53.3 167 53.0 46.7-59.2
Appalachia II 585 302 46.0 40.2-51.9 283 54.0 48.1-59.8
Appalachia III 472 228 37.2 30.5-44.3 244 62.8 55.7-69.5
Catawba 223 107 43.9 36.0-52.1 116 56.1 47.9-64.0
Edisto Savannah 1,018 536 44.2 39.9-48.5 482 55.8 51.5-60.1
Low Country 1,024 511 45.5 41.3-49.7 513 54.5 50.3-58.7
Palmetto 925 442 38.6 33.3-44.1 483 61.4 55.9-66.7
Pee Dee 549 301 50.5 44.4-56.5 248 49.5 43.5-55.6
Trident 1,006 522 43.8 39.3-48.5 484 56.2 51.5-60.7
Upper Savannah 782 379 40.9 34.9-47.2 403 59.1 52.8-65.1
Waccamaw 1,059 535 45.7 41.3-50.2 524 54.3 49.8-58.7
Wateree 454 223 40.4 33.8-47.4 231 59.6 52.6-66.2
Region***
Region I 1,148 578 44.2 39.8-48.7 570 55.8 51.3-60.2
Region II 1,057 530 42.5 38.1-47.1 527 57.5 52.9-61.9
Region III 1,148 549 40.3 35.9-45.0 599 59.7 55.0-64.1
Region IV 1,003 524 46.4 41.8-51.0 479 53.6 49.0-58.2
Region V 1,018 536 44.2 39.9-48.5 482 55.8 51.5-60.1
Region VI 1,059 535 45.7 41.3-50.2 524 54.3 49.8-58.7
Region VII 1,006 522 43.8 39.3-48.5 484 56.2 51.5-60.7
Region VIII 1,024 511 45.5 41.3-49.7 513 54.5 50.3-58.7

*This question was asked only of respondents who reported that they have ever had blood cholesterol checked.

#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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