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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for South Carolina

Risk Factors

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Cholesterol check within the last five years*

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  Total
Respond.#
Checked Not Checked Never Checked
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,119 2,482 77.9 76.1-79.6 97 2.7 2.2- 3.4 540 19.4 17.7-21.2
GENDER
Male 1,231 947 76.6 73.8-79.3 45 3.1 2.3- 4.3 239 20.2 17.7-23.0
Female 1,888 1,535 79.0 76.6-81.3 52 2.3 1.7- 3.1 301 18.7 16.5-21.1
RACE
White 2,336 1,884 79.6 77.6-81.5 83 3.0 2.4- 3.8 369 17.3 15.6-19.3
African American 653 507 74.9 70.5-78.9 9 1.5 0.7- 3.0 137 23.6 19.7-28.0
Other Minorities 98 62 60.8 48.8-71.7 4 4.6 1.5-13.0 32 34.6 24.2-46.6
HISPANIC
Yes 83 51 55.0 41.7-67.6 1 0.4 0.1- 3.0 31 44.6 32.0-57.9
No 3,018 2,414 78.7 76.9-80.4 95 2.7 2.2- 3.4 509 18.6 16.9-20.3
AGE
18-24 261 139 53.7 46.5-60.7 1 0.2 0.0- 1.7 121 46.1 39.0-53.3
25-34 587 396 67.5 62.9-71.8 22 3.4 2.1- 5.4 169 29.1 25.0-33.6
35-44 666 505 75.1 71.1-78.7 37 5.5 3.9- 7.8 124 19.4 16.1-23.2
45-54 630 542 86.5 82.9-89.5 21 2.6 1.6- 4.2 67 10.9 8.2-14.4
55-64 419 387 92.3 88.5-94.9 9 1.8 0.9- 3.6 23 5.9 3.6- 9.6
65+ 503 471 92.8 89.3-95.2 4 0.8 0.3- 2.2 28 6.4 4.2- 9.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 406 301 68.6 62.4-74.3 8 1.7 0.8- 3.5 97 29.7 24.1-36.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 950 723 76.2 72.9-79.2 29 2.6 1.7- 3.9 198 21.3 18.4-24.5
Some Post-H.S. 880 712 78.4 74.9-81.6 24 2.5 1.6- 3.9 144 19.0 16.0-22.5
College Graduate 877 740 84.5 81.6-87.1 36 3.6 2.5- 5.2 101 11.9 9.6-14.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 295 219 68.6 60.5-75.7 10 2.7 1.4- 5.2 66 28.7 21.7-36.9
$15,000- 24,999 516 385 73.8 68.8-78.2 11 1.6 0.8- 3.1 120 24.6 20.3-29.6
$25,000- 34,999 455 348 75.3 70.0-79.8 13 3.0 1.6- 5.5 94 21.8 17.4-26.8
$35,000- 49,999 527 409 77.8 73.5-81.5 26 3.8 2.5- 5.8 92 18.4 14.9-22.5
$50,000+ 870 749 84.4 81.4-87.0 29 3.1 2.0- 4.5 92 12.5 10.1-15.4
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 198 168 83.1 76.0-88.4 3 1.8 0.6- 5.6 27 15.0 10.0-22.0
Appalachia II 380 302 78.5 73.1-83.0 13 2.6 1.4- 4.6 65 18.9 14.5-24.2
Appalachia III 214 169 78.3 71.4-83.8 10 4.1 2.2- 7.8 35 17.6 12.5-24.2
Catawba 200 158 78.1 70.5-84.1 4 2.1 0.7- 6.0 38 19.9 14.1-27.2
Edisto 91 69 77.1 66.1-85.3 4 3.3 1.1- 9.3 18 19.6 12.0-30.4
Low Country 151 122 80.5 71.5-87.2 2 0.6 0.1- 2.4 27 18.9 12.3-27.9
Palmetto 487 404 80.4 75.5-84.5 15 2.9 1.7- 5.0 68 16.7 12.7-21.5
Pee Dee 208 174 84.7 78.7-89.2 5 1.9 0.7- 5.0 29 13.4 9.2-19.2
Savannah 137 112 79.5 70.6-86.2 2 1.1 0.2- 5.3 23 19.4 12.8-28.3
Trident 397 315 75.5 69.1-81.0 13 3.1 1.6- 5.8 69 21.4 16.1-27.8
Upper Savannah 174 135 79.7 72.6-85.3 4 1.7 0.6- 4.9 35 18.6 13.2-25.6
Waccamaw 244 172 66.9 59.5-73.6 12 4.2 2.2- 8.0 60 28.9 22.5-36.3
Wateree 183 144 78.9 71.4-84.8 8 4.1 1.8- 9.0 31 17.0 11.7-24.0

* Data in this table were derived from the cholesterol awareness questions 1 and 2.

#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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