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BRFSS Survey Results 2009 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 8,686 4,228 41.8 40.1-43.6 4,458 58.2 56.4-59.9
GENDER
Male 3,271 1,667 44.0 41.2-46.8 1,604 56.0 53.2-58.8
Female 5,415 2,561 39.9 37.9-42.0 2,854 60.1 58.0-62.1
RACE
White 5,784 2,874 43.0 41.0-45.1 2,910 57.0 54.9-59.0
African American 2,263 1,039 39.2 35.4-43.0 1,224 60.8 57.0-64.6
Other 395 182 35.9 28.8-43.5 213 64.1 56.5-71.2
HISPANIC
Yes 125 57 31.9 20.5-46.0 68 68.1 54.0-79.5
No 8,352 4,056 41.9 40.1-43.6 4,296 58.1 56.4-59.9
AGE
18-24 108 15 18.7 10.0-32.3 93 81.3 67.7-90.0
25-34 467 89 17.4 13.2-22.7 378 82.6 77.3-86.8
35-44 1,033 318 31.4 27.3-35.8 715 68.6 64.2-72.7
45-54 1,669 687 41.5 38.1-44.9 982 58.5 55.1-61.9
55-64 2,223 1,234 56.9 53.7-60.1 989 43.1 39.9-46.3
65+ 3,186 1,885 59.2 56.7-61.7 1,301 40.8 38.3-43.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,144 674 58.8 53.9-63.6 470 41.2 36.4-46.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,625 1,262 38.4 35.3-41.6 1,363 61.6 58.4-64.7
Some Post-H.S. 2,201 1,056 42.1 38.8-45.5 1,145 57.9 54.5-61.2
College Graduate 2,697 1,225 39.0 36.1-42.0 1,472 61.0 58.0-63.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 963 527 47.0 41.2-52.9 436 53.0 47.1-58.8
$15,000- $24,999 1,423 730 44.8 40.5-49.2 693 55.2 50.8-59.5
$25,000- $34,999 998 481 40.5 35.6-45.7 517 59.5 54.3-64.4
$35,000- $49,999 1,060 498 39.0 34.3-43.8 562 61.0 56.2-65.7
$50,000+ 2,863 1,290 39.8 37.0-42.6 1,573 60.2 57.4-63.0
REGION**
Region I 1,113 566 43.9 39.4-48.5 547 56.1 51.5-60.6
Region II 1,103 529 41.1 36.9-45.4 574 58.9 54.6-63.1
Region III 1,170 523 38.1 33.8-42.5 647 61.9 57.5-66.2
Region IV 1,004 484 41.5 37.3-45.8 520 58.5 54.2-62.7
Region V 1,041 515 44.8 41.0-48.8 526 55.2 51.2-59.0
Region VI 1,124 549 45.1 41.0-49.2 575 54.9 50.8-59.0
Region VII 1,071 517 44.0 39.2-48.9 554 56.0 51.1-60.8
Region VIII 1,060 545 42.1 38.1-46.2 515 57.9 53.8-61.9

*This question was asked only of respondents who reported that they have ever had blood cholesterol checked.

** 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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