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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for South Carolina

Cholesterol Awareness

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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 2,587 751 27.8 26.0-29.8 1,836 72.2 70.2-74.0
GENDER
Male 993 298 28.4 25.5-31.5 695 71.6 68.5-74.5
Female 1,594 453 27.3 25.0-29.8 1,141 72.7 70.2-75.0
RACE
White 1,974 580 28.3 26.2-30.5 1,394 71.7 69.5-73.8
African American 515 143 26.1 22.0-30.6 372 73.9 69.4-78.0
Other Minorities 69 19 29.1 18.4-42.8 50 70.9 57.2-81.6
HISPANIC
Yes 52 12 18.6 9.9-32.0 40 81.4 68.0-90.1
No 2,518 731 28.0 26.1-30.0 1,787 72.0 70.0-73.9
AGE
18-24 143 10 5.5 2.9-10.2 133 94.5 89.8-97.1
25-34 417 43 9.2 6.6-12.7 374 90.8 87.3-93.4
35-44 547 124 23.9 20.1-28.2 423 76.1 71.8-79.9
45-54 563 187 33.0 28.7-37.6 376 67.0 62.4-71.3
55-64 391 157 41.4 36.2-46.7 234 58.6 53.3-63.8
65+ 481 215 43.0 38.3-47.8 266 57.0 52.2-61.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 311 135 38.4 32.5-44.6 176 61.6 55.4-67.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 750 210 26.1 22.8-29.7 540 73.9 70.3-77.2
Some Post-H.S. 740 209 28.4 24.8-32.2 531 71.6 67.8-75.2
College Graduate 779 194 24.4 21.3-27.9 585 75.6 72.1-78.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 230 98 42.2 35.1-49.7 132 57.8 50.3-64.9
$15,000- 24,999 396 126 27.1 22.5-32.3 270 72.9 67.7-77.5
$25,000- 34,999 359 100 27.6 22.7-33.1 259 72.4 66.9-77.3
$35,000- 49,999 436 114 25.4 21.2-30.2 322 74.6 69.8-78.8
$50,000+ 780 204 27.5 24.1-31.1 576 72.5 68.9-75.9
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 170 54 31.9 24.8-39.9 116 68.1 60.1-75.2
Appalachia II 315 104 31.3 25.9-37.2 211 68.7 62.8-74.1
Appalachia III 180 48 26.4 20.1-33.8 132 73.6 66.2-79.9
Catawba 162 51 27.4 20.2-36.0 111 72.6 64.0-79.8
Edisto 73 21 29.4 18.7-43.0 52 70.6 57.0-81.3
Low Country 124 30 22.4 15.4-31.2 94 77.6 68.8-84.6
Palmetto 423 124 27.5 23.2-32.4 299 72.5 67.6-76.8
Pee Dee 182 57 33.8 26.4-42.0 125 66.2 58.0-73.6
Savannah 112 31 26.1 18.2-36.0 81 73.9 64.0-81.8
Trident 331 75 22.3 17.7-27.6 256 77.7 72.4-82.3
Upper Savannah 138 41 25.7 18.6-34.2 97 74.3 65.8-81.4
Waccamaw 184 59 31.2 24.3-39.0 125 68.8 61.0-75.7
Wateree 153 43 25.7 18.9-34.0 110 74.3 66.0-81.1

* 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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