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 1141 33.1 0.9 31.3 34.9
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 436 33.0 1.5 30.1 35.9
Female 705 33.2 1.2 30.9 35.4
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 9 8.8 3.0 2.9 14.6
25-34 years 38 14.0 2.3 9.6 18.5
35-44 years 123 23.5 2.0 19.6 27.4
45-54 years 266 36.3 1.9 32.5 40.1
55-64 years 254 48.3 2.3 43.7 52.9
65+ years 447 46.0 1.8 42.5 49.5
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 36 31.1 4.9 21.5 40.7
Non-Hispanic 1104 33.2 0.9 31.3 35.0
RACE . . . . .
White Only 1064 33.6 1.0 31.7 35.5
Black Only 33 30.9 5.1 20.9 41.0
Other Race Only 32 25.5 4.9 16.0 35.0
More than One Race 8 20.5 7.2 6.4 34.6
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 72 40.6 4.3 32.2 49.1
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 389 37.6 1.8 34.1 41.1
Some College 322 30.6 1.7 27.3 33.9
College Graduate 355 30.6 1.5 27.7 33.6
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 94 38.1 3.8 30.7 45.5
$15,000 - $24,999 196 40.6 2.7 35.3 45.9
$25,000 - $34,999 167 34.9 2.6 29.9 39.9
$35,000 - $49,999 170 29.3 2.2 25.0 33.6
$50,000+ 332 30.1 1.5 27.1 33.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 560 28.3 1.2 26.0 30.5
Out of Work 27 31.3 5.6 20.3 42.2
Homemaker / Student 65 25.5 3.1 19.4 31.7
Retired 420 47.6 1.9 44.0 51.3
Unable to Work 68 51.9 4.9 42.3 61.6
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 389 45.2 2.0 41.3 49.1
1-19 Hours 42 37.0 5.2 26.8 47.3
20-39 Hours 106 27.0 2.7 21.8 32.2
40 + Hours 444 28.9 1.3 26.4 31.5
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 657 32.5 1.1 30.3 34.8
Divorced / Separated 188 35.4 2.4 30.7 40.1
Widowed 223 47.1 2.5 42.2 52.1
Never Married 70 20.5 3.0 14.7 26.4
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 357 44.1 2.0 40.2 48.1
Living without a Disability 779 30.0 1.0 27.9 32.0
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 66 37.1 4.5 28.3 45.8
Rural 140 32.6 2.6 27.6 37.6
Densely-settled Rural 181 32.8 2.3 28.4 37.3
Semi-urban 223 33.0 2.1 28.9 37.1
Urban 526 32.9 1.4 30.2 35.6
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 258 50.1 2.5 45.2 54.9
Excellent to Good 883 30.4 1.0 28.4 32.3
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 69 27.3 3.4 20.7 33.9
Insured 1070 33.6 1.0 31.7 35.5
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 172 50.6 3.1 44.5 56.7
No Diabetes 969 31.5 1.0 29.6 33.4
HYPERTENSION STATUS . . . . .
Hypertension 581 50.4 1.7 47.1 53.6
No Hypertension 558 25.4 1.1 23.3 27.5
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 114 40.7 3.3 34.2 47.2
No Current Asthma 1022 32.4 1.0 30.5 34.3
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 108 39.8 3.7 32.5 47.1
<14 days mental health not good 1023 32.5 1.0 30.6 34.4
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 192 31.1 2.2 26.7 35.4
Non-Smoker 948 33.6 1.0 31.5 35.6
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 328 26.6 1.5 23.7 29.4
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 448 35.5 1.6 32.5 38.6
Obese (BMI >= 30) 324 39.8 2.0 35.8 43.7
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 822 31.6 1.1 29.5 33.7
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 319 38.1 1.9 34.3 41.9
RECOMMENDED LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Meets Recommendations 459 29.3 1.3 26.7 32.0
Insufficient 448 34.6 1.5 31.7 37.6
No Activity 205 41.5 2.6 36.4 46.7

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.
 
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