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BRFSS Survey Results 2008 for South Carolina

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Cholesterol Awareness

Cholesterol check within past five years*

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  Total #
Respondents
Checked in past 5 yrs Not checked in past 5 yrs Never checked
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 9,665 8,168 78.3 76.7-79.9 321 3.4 2.9- 4.1 1,176 18.2 16.7-19.8
GENDER
Male 3,535 2,964 78.7 76.1-81.1 113 3.1 2.3- 4.2 458 18.2 15.9-20.7
Female 6,130 5,204 78.0 75.9-80.0 208 3.7 3.1- 4.5 718 18.3 16.4-20.4
RACE
White 6,395 5,538 81.3 79.4-83.0 255 3.9 3.2- 4.6 602 14.8 13.2-16.7
African American 2,527 2,025 71.7 68.0-75.0 42 2.6 1.5- 4.5 460 25.7 22.5-29.2
Other 469 373 73.6 65.3-80.4 18 2.8 1.5- 5.0 78 23.7 16.9-32.0
HISPANIC
Yes 174 133 68.4 53.7-80.2 6 2.8 1.1- 7.1 35 28.8 17.2-44.0
No 9,262 7,842 78.6 77.0-80.2 309 3.5 2.9- 4.1 1,111 17.9 16.4-19.5
AGE
18-24 282 103 40.6 32.3-49.6 6 2.0 0.7- 5.8 173 57.4 48.5-65.8
25-34 802 520 68.9 64.2-73.2 31 3.2 2.0- 4.9 251 28.0 23.8-32.6
35-44 1,319 1,013 76.6 73.0-80.0 69 4.8 3.6- 6.6 237 18.5 15.4-22.1
45-54 1,953 1,659 86.2 83.8-88.2 83 4.1 2.9- 5.6 211 9.8 8.1-11.8
55-64 2,196 1,986 91.0 88.7-92.8 79 4.2 2.8- 6.4 131 4.8 3.8- 6.1
65+ 3,113 2,887 92.0 90.3-93.4 53 1.7 1.2- 2.4 173 6.3 5.0- 7.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,257 1,005 66.1 60.5-71.2 35 4.1 2.5- 6.5 217 29.8 24.7-35.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,234 2,641 74.3 71.3-77.1 96 3.2 2.2- 4.5 497 22.5 19.8-25.4
Some Post-H.S. 2,354 1,992 76.4 72.9-79.6 92 4.0 3.0- 5.4 270 19.6 16.5-23.1
College Graduate 2,807 2,518 88.7 86.5-90.6 97 3.0 2.3- 4.0 192 8.2 6.5-10.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,151 914 70.9 65.6-75.7 40 3.2 1.9- 5.2 197 25.9 21.3-31.2
$15,000- $24,999 1,577 1,265 70.4 65.6-74.7 52 3.3 2.2- 4.9 260 26.3 22.0-31.1
$25,000- $34,999 1,050 858 72.8 67.4-77.5 48 6.0 3.9- 9.2 144 21.2 16.9-26.3
$35,000- $49,999 1,263 1,072 76.3 71.0-80.9 47 4.8 3.0- 7.8 144 18.8 14.5-24.0
$50,000+ 3,205 2,847 85.2 82.9-87.2 106 3.1 2.4- 4.0 252 11.7 9.8-13.9
Health District**
Appalachia I 406 350 79.6 72.3-85.4 13 3.2 1.7- 6.0 43 17.2 11.6-24.7
Appalachia II 658 562 80.2 74.6-84.8 18 2.3 1.3- 4.0 78 17.5 13.1-23.1
Appalachia III 531 455 77.2 69.7-83.4 16 2.2 1.1- 4.5 60 20.6 14.6-28.2
Catawba 254 207 77.9 69.9-84.2 15 5.9 3.0-11.2 32 16.2 10.7-23.9
Edisto Savannah 1,179 967 75.0 70.7-78.9 41 5.0 3.2- 7.7 171 19.9 16.4-24.0
Low Country 1,161 989 77.8 73.1-81.8 35 3.4 2.1- 5.3 137 18.9 14.9-23.6
Palmetto 1,013 892 83.7 78.6-87.8 34 2.4 1.4- 4.1 87 13.9 9.9-19.0
Pee Dee 643 520 71.1 65.2-76.4 27 5.6 3.4- 9.1 96 23.3 18.3-29.1
Trident 1,135 970 78.9 74.2-83.0 28 2.5 1.5- 4.2 137 18.6 14.6-23.3
Upper Savannah 890 747 77.6 71.6-82.6 32 3.2 2.0- 4.9 111 19.2 14.3-25.2
Waccamaw 1,187 1,009 75.6 70.7-79.9 44 4.8 2.7- 8.4 134 19.6 15.7-24.2
Wateree 515 434 80.8 75.1-85.4 15 3.3 1.6- 6.7 66 15.9 11.7-21.2
Region***
Region I 1,296 1,097 78.7 74.0-82.7 45 3.2 2.1- 4.7 154 18.1 14.2-22.8
Region II 1,189 1,017 79.0 74.6-82.8 34 2.2 1.4- 3.5 138 18.8 15.0-23.2
Region III 1,267 1,099 81.7 77.5-85.3 49 3.6 2.3- 5.5 119 14.7 11.3-18.8
Region IV 1,158 954 74.8 70.6-78.7 42 4.7 3.1- 7.1 162 20.4 16.9-24.5
Region V 1,179 967 75.0 70.7-78.9 41 5.0 3.2- 7.7 171 19.9 16.4-24.0
Region VI 1,187 1,009 75.6 70.7-79.9 44 4.8 2.7- 8.4 134 19.6 15.7-24.2
Region VII 1,135 970 78.9 74.2-83.0 28 2.5 1.5- 4.2 137 18.6 14.6-23.3
Region VIII 1,161 989 77.8 73.1-81.8 35 3.4 2.1- 5.3 137 18.9 14.9-23.6

*Data in this table was derived from the Cholesterol Awareness questions.

#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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