Percentage of Adults Tested and Diagnosed with High Cholesterol

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 1020 29.2 0.8 27.6 30.9
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 405 28.9 1.3 26.3 31.4
Female 615 29.6 1.1 27.4 31.7
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 20 9.0 2.2 4.7 13.3
25-34 years 67 14.2 1.8 10.7 17.8
35-44 years 156 21.7 1.7 18.4 25.0
45-54 years 241 33.4 1.9 29.6 37.2
55-64 years 209 40.6 2.4 35.9 45.2
65+ years 318 40.8 1.9 37.0 44.5
RACE/ETHNICITY . . . . .
White Only, Non-Hispanic 934 30.3 0.9 28.5 32.1
Black Only, Non-Hispanic 26 20.2 3.9 12.4 27.9
Other Race Only, Non-Hispanic 19 17.0 4.0 9.2 24.9
Multiracial, Non-Hispanic 14 37.5 8.5 21.0 54.1
Hispanic 24 21.1 4.2 12.8 29.4
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 83 37.3 3.6 30.2 44.3
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 312 31.2 1.6 28.1 34.3
Some College 308 28.9 1.5 25.9 31.9
College Graduate 311 26.2 1.4 23.5 29.0
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 85 37.0 3.6 29.9 44.2
$15,000 - $24,999 158 31.8 2.3 27.2 36.3
$25,000 - $34,999 111 24.1 2.2 19.8 28.4
$35,000 - $49,999 184 30.6 2.0 26.6 34.6
$50,000+ 315 27.1 1.4 24.3 29.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 595 26.3 1.0 24.3 28.3
Out of Work 16 28.2 6.4 15.6 40.7
Homemaker / Student 49 18.1 2.5 13.2 23.1
Retired 302 40.6 1.9 36.8 44.4
Unable to Work 54 45.5 5.2 35.4 55.7
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 571 29.0 1.1 26.9 31.1
Divorced / Separated 182 32.5 2.2 28.1 36.8
Widowed 189 43.0 2.5 38.1 47.9
Never Married 69 14.4 1.9 10.7 18.1
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 246 40.9 2.2 36.6 45.2
Living without a Disability 750 26.9 0.9 25.1 28.7
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 46 31.6 4.1 23.5 39.6
Rural 139 34.6 2.6 29.5 39.6
Densely-settled Rural 140 27.6 2.2 23.3 31.8
Semi-urban 196 26.7 1.8 23.1 30.2
Urban 492 29.3 1.2 26.9 31.6
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 211 42.9 2.5 38.1 47.8
Excellent to Good 806 27.0 0.9 25.3 28.8
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 59 21.5 2.8 16.0 27.0
Insured 960 29.9 0.9 28.2 31.7
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 124 46.1 3.3 39.6 52.6
No Diabetes 893 27.9 0.9 26.2 29.6
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 88 28.6 3.0 22.8 34.4
No Current Asthma 929 29.4 0.9 27.6 31.1
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 117 36.7 3.0 30.8 42.7
<14 days mental health not good 878 28.4 0.9 26.6 30.1
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 203 28.7 1.9 25.0 32.5
Non-Smoker 814 29.3 0.9 27.5 31.2
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 325 23.7 1.3 21.2 26.2
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 353 29.4 1.4 26.5 32.2
Obese (BMI >= 30) 280 38.9 2.0 35.1 42.8

Numerator: Respondents reporting they had been told by a doctor or
health care professional that they have high blood cholesterol.
Denominator: Respondents who had ever had their cholesterol checked,
excluding unknowns and refusals.