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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 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
Respond.#
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,916 1,775 33.4 31.9-35.0 3,141 66.6 65.0-68.1
GENDER
Male 1,841 703 34.2 31.8-36.7 1,138 65.8 63.3-68.2
Female 3,075 1,072 32.7 30.9-34.6 2,003 67.3 65.4-69.1
RACE
White 3,903 1,462 35.1 33.5-36.8 2,441 64.9 63.2-66.5
African American 853 272 31.1 27.5-35.0 581 68.9 65.0-72.5
Other 119 30 19.0 12.5-27.7 89 81.0 72.3-87.5
HISPANIC
Yes 120 38 26.6 18.3-36.9 82 73.4 63.1-81.7
No 4,758 1,716 33.6 32.0-35.1 3,042 66.4 64.9-68.0
AGE
18-24 196 12 7.3 3.8-13.7 184 92.7 86.3-96.2
25-34 646 101 16.0 13.0-19.5 545 84.0 80.5-87.0
35-44 901 225 24.5 21.4-27.8 676 75.5 72.2-78.6
45-54 1,059 381 36.8 33.5-40.1 678 63.2 59.9-66.5
55-64 934 430 46.4 42.8-50.0 504 53.6 50.0-57.2
65+ 1,132 606 52.9 49.5-56.2 526 47.1 43.8-50.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 560 261 40.8 36.1-45.7 299 59.2 54.3-63.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,447 542 33.8 31.1-36.8 905 66.2 63.2-68.9
Some Post-H.S. 1,274 442 31.9 29.1-34.9 832 68.1 65.1-70.9
College Graduate 1,627 527 31.2 28.8-33.8 1,100 68.8 66.2-71.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 538 254 43.2 37.9-48.6 284 56.8 51.4-62.1
$15,000- $24,999 761 277 30.5 26.9-34.4 484 69.5 65.6-73.1
$25,000- $34,999 591 188 30.0 25.9-34.5 403 70.0 65.5-74.1
$35,000- $49,999 752 247 29.5 26.0-33.3 505 70.5 66.7-74.0
$50,000+ 1,657 548 32.2 29.8-34.8 1,109 67.8 65.2-70.2
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 311 108 33.0 27.4-39.2 203 67.0 60.8-72.6
Appalachia II 586 223 34.5 30.3-39.0 363 65.5 61.0-69.7
Appalachia III 401 143 31.8 26.9-37.2 258 68.2 62.8-73.1
Catawba 325 112 30.9 25.7-36.6 213 69.1 63.4-74.3
Edisto Savannah 365 122 36.2 30.1-42.8 243 63.8 57.2-69.9
Low Country 245 91 34.4 27.8-41.6 154 65.6 58.4-72.2
Palmetto 746 267 34.2 30.3-38.3 479 65.8 61.7-69.7
Pee Dee 349 113 26.7 22.0-32.0 236 73.3 68.0-78.0
Trident 604 215 32.9 28.9-37.3 389 67.1 62.7-71.1
Upper Savannah 242 103 39.2 32.4-46.5 139 60.8 53.5-67.6
Waccamaw 425 174 39.4 34.0-45.0 251 60.6 55.0-66.0
Wateree 264 83 26.2 20.8-32.3 181 73.8 67.7-79.2

* 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 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

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