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 1099 29.4 0.9 27.7 31.1
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 441 30.3 1.4 27.6 33.0
Female 658 28.7 1.1 26.6 30.8
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 10 8.0 3.0 2.2 13.8
25-34 years 61 15.1 2.0 11.3 18.9
35-44 years 140 23.0 1.9 19.3 26.6
45-54 years 284 33.2 1.8 29.8 36.7
55-64 years 230 40.6 2.3 36.1 45.1
65+ years 363 38.8 1.8 35.3 42.3
RACE/ETHNICITY . . . . .
White Only, Non-Hispanic 1006 30.5 0.9 28.7 32.3
Black Only, Non-Hispanic 33 25.1 4.3 16.7 33.5
Other Race Only, Non-Hispanic 29 26.1 4.8 16.8 35.4
Multiracial, Non-Hispanic 7 20.8 7.8 5.5 36.1
Hispanic 21 15.4 3.6 8.4 22.4
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 70 32.3 3.9 24.7 40.0
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 315 29.7 1.6 26.5 32.9
Some College 330 29.5 1.6 26.5 32.6
College Graduate 383 28.7 1.4 26.0 31.4
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 91 41.2 3.9 33.6 48.8
$15,000 - $24,999 177 30.4 2.3 25.9 34.9
$25,000 - $34,999 160 28.7 2.3 24.2 33.1
$35,000 - $49,999 176 26.8 1.9 23.1 30.6
$50,000+ 332 28.8 1.5 25.9 31.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 590 26.5 1.1 24.4 28.6
Out of Work 29 30.0 5.4 19.5 40.5
Homemaker / Student 52 16.0 2.2 11.6 20.4
Retired 373 40.1 1.8 36.6 43.6
Unable to Work 54 45.3 5.2 35.1 55.5
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 635 29.6 1.1 27.5 31.7
Divorced / Separated 201 33.3 2.3 28.8 37.7
Widowed 178 37.9 2.5 33.0 42.8
Never Married 85 17.7 2.3 13.3 22.1
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 317 41.5 2.1 37.4 45.6
Living without a Disability 770 26.4 0.9 24.5 28.2
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 43 27.9 4.3 19.4 36.4
Rural 143 35.5 2.6 30.4 40.7
Densely-settled Rural 167 29.1 2.2 24.8 33.5
Semi-urban 224 28.6 1.8 25.0 32.2
Urban 515 28.6 1.2 26.2 31.0
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 248 45.1 2.5 40.2 49.9
Excellent to Good 848 26.8 0.9 25.0 28.6
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 68 21.0 2.6 15.9 26.2
Insured 1030 30.2 0.9 28.5 32.0
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 126 45.8 3.3 39.3 52.3
No Diabetes 973 28.1 0.9 26.4 29.9
HYPERTENSION STATUS . . . . .
Hypertension 504 46.4 1.7 43.1 49.8
No Hypertension 593 22.6 0.9 20.8 24.4
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 95 31.6 3.1 25.5 37.8
No Current Asthma 1002 29.3 0.9 27.6 31.1
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 118 40.0 3.5 33.2 46.8
<14 days mental health not good 965 28.4 0.9 26.7 30.2
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 203 30.5 2.2 26.3 34.8
Non-Smoker 896 29.2 0.9 27.4 31.0
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 295 21.9 1.3 19.4 24.5
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 446 33.3 1.5 30.4 36.2
Obese (BMI >= 30) 304 35.0 1.9 31.3 38.6

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.