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BRFSS Survey Results 2005 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 7,208 2,996 37.2 35.8-38.5 4,212 62.8 61.5-64.2
GENDER
Male 2,827 1,219 38.3 36.1-40.4 1,608 61.7 59.6-63.9
Female 4,381 1,777 36.2 34.6-37.8 2,604 63.8 62.2-65.4
RACE
White 5,483 2,343 39.0 37.5-40.4 3,140 61.0 59.6-62.5
African American 1,500 580 34.0 31.1-37.0 920 66.0 63.0-68.9
Other 173 56 28.0 21.2-36.0 117 72.0 64.0-78.8
HISPANIC
Yes 96 29 26.6 18.0-37.5 67 73.4 62.5-82.0
No 6,984 2,908 37.3 35.9-38.6 4,076 62.7 61.4-64.1
AGE
18-24 179 14 8.2 4.2-15.3 165 91.8 84.7-95.8
25-34 712 131 17.7 14.9-21.0 581 82.3 79.0-85.1
35-44 1,236 356 30.3 27.4-33.3 880 69.7 66.7-72.6
45-54 1,506 603 40.3 37.5-43.1 903 59.7 56.9-62.5
55-64 1,534 804 52.4 49.6-55.1 730 47.6 44.9-50.4
65+ 1,972 1,063 54.5 52.0-56.9 909 45.5 43.1-48.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 933 476 46.1 42.1-50.2 457 53.9 49.8-57.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,195 959 39.1 36.6-41.7 1,236 60.9 58.3-63.4
Some Post-H.S. 1,826 729 34.8 32.3-37.4 1,097 65.2 62.6-67.7
College Graduate 2,234 822 33.4 31.3-35.7 1,412 66.6 64.3-68.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 819 425 46.2 41.4-50.9 394 53.8 49.1-58.6
$15,000- $24,999 1,075 450 36.9 33.5-40.5 625 63.1 59.5-66.5
$25,000- $34,999 821 350 35.8 32.1-39.7 471 64.2 60.3-67.9
$35,000- $49,999 1,083 436 36.1 32.9-39.5 647 63.9 60.5-67.1
$50,000+ 2,436 902 34.5 32.5-36.6 1,534 65.5 63.4-67.5
Health District**
Appalachia I 454 207 41.6 36.6-46.7 247 58.4 53.3-63.4
Appalachia II 796 315 34.9 31.1-38.9 481 65.1 61.1-68.9
Appalachia III 596 260 39.4 34.9-44.1 336 60.6 55.9-65.1
Catawba 462 186 37.7 32.7-42.9 276 62.3 57.1-67.3
Edisto Savannah 545 248 40.6 35.3-46.1 297 59.4 53.9-64.7
Low Country 386 159 35.4 29.8-41.5 227 64.6 58.5-70.2
Palmetto 1,116 453 36.1 32.9-39.4 663 63.9 60.6-67.1
Pee Dee 577 235 36.8 32.3-41.6 342 63.2 58.4-67.7
Trident 854 348 37.4 33.7-41.3 506 62.6 58.7-66.3
Upper Savannah 400 175 37.6 32.4-43.1 225 62.4 56.9-67.6
Waccamaw 571 245 38.3 33.9-42.9 326 61.7 57.1-66.1
Wateree 350 128 31.3 25.9-37.2 222 68.7 62.8-74.1
Region***
Region I 854 382 39.6 36.0-43.4 472 60.4 56.6-64.0
Region II 1,392 575 36.8 33.9-39.9 817 63.2 60.1-66.1
Region III 1,578 639 36.6 33.9-39.4 939 63.4 60.6-66.1
Region IV 927 363 34.7 31.2-38.4 564 65.3 61.6-68.8
Region V 545 248 40.6 35.3-46.1 297 59.4 53.9-64.7
Region VI 571 245 38.3 33.9-42.9 326 61.7 57.1-66.1
Region VII 854 348 37.4 33.7-41.3 506 62.6 58.7-66.3
Region VIII 386 159 35.4 29.8-41.5 227 64.6 58.5-70.2

*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. 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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