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 2544 33.4 0.7 32.1 34.7
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 983 34.5 1.1 32.5 36.6
Female 1561 32.4 0.8 30.9 33.9
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 13 9.1 2.6 4.0 14.3
25-34 years 97 17.2 1.8 13.8 20.7
35-44 years 270 25.6 1.5 22.7 28.5
45-54 years 540 36.6 1.4 33.9 39.3
55-64 years 621 46.7 1.5 43.8 49.6
65+ years 995 44.3 1.1 42.1 46.6
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 65 21.2 2.8 15.7 26.7
Non-Hispanic 2474 34.0 0.7 32.7 35.3
RACE . . . . .
White Only 2336 34.1 0.7 32.8 35.5
Black Only 79 34.0 3.7 26.8 41.2
Other Race Only 86 23.7 2.8 18.3 29.1
More than One Race 35 26.3 4.8 16.9 35.7
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 168 32.1 2.7 26.8 37.5
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 827 36.2 1.2 33.8 38.6
Some College 751 34.4 1.3 31.9 36.8
College Graduate 796 30.9 1.0 28.8 32.9
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 179 32.6 2.8 27.1 38.2
$15,000 - $24,999 449 37.6 1.8 34.2 41.1
$25,000 - $34,999 355 37.2 1.9 33.4 41.0
$35,000 - $49,999 411 34.5 1.6 31.4 37.7
$50,000+ 806 31.1 1.0 29.1 33.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 1276 30.0 0.8 28.4 31.6
Out of Work 53 33.1 4.9 23.6 42.6
Homemaker / Student 118 20.0 2.0 16.1 23.8
Retired 940 45.7 1.2 43.3 48.1
Unable to Work 156 53.7 3.5 46.9 60.5
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 914 39.0 1.2 36.7 41.3
1-19 Hours 129 33.4 2.9 27.6 39.2
20-39 Hours 288 29.1 1.8 25.6 32.7
40 + Hours 973 30.6 0.9 28.7 32.4
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 1521 33.9 0.8 32.4 35.4
Divorced / Separated 439 40.3 1.8 36.8 43.8
Widowed 444 42.5 1.7 39.2 45.8
Never Married 137 16.2 1.9 12.5 19.9
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 814 44.9 1.4 42.1 47.7
Living without a Disability 1710 30.2 0.7 28.7 31.6
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 116 33.9 3.3 27.5 40.3
Rural 316 33.9 1.9 30.2 37.5
Densely-settled Rural 391 32.7 1.6 29.5 35.9
Semi-urban 498 36.3 1.5 33.3 39.3
Urban 1215 32.4 0.9 30.6 34.3
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 592 50.8 1.7 47.5 54.2
Excellent to Good 1942 30.5 0.7 29.2 31.9
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 134 24.8 2.4 20.1 29.5
Insured 2406 34.2 0.7 32.9 35.5
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 416 56.3 2.1 52.2 60.5
No Diabetes 2128 31.2 0.7 29.9 32.6
HYPERTENSION STATUS . . . . .
Hypertension 1243 50.8 1.2 48.5 53.1
No Hypertension 1297 26.0 0.7 24.6 27.5
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 208 36.5 2.4 31.7 41.2
No Current Asthma 2328 33.2 0.7 31.8 34.5
ARTHRITIS STATUS . . . . .
Has arthritis 1210 45.2 1.1 43.0 47.4
No arthritis 1304 27.7 0.8 26.2 29.2
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 265 41.0 2.5 36.0 46.0
<14 days mental health not good 2246 32.8 0.7 31.4 34.1
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 381 33.7 1.8 30.3 37.2
Non-Smoker 2159 33.4 0.7 32.0 34.8
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 703 24.9 1.0 23.0 26.9
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 999 37.2 1.1 35.1 39.3
Obese (BMI >= 30) 740 40.7 1.4 38.0 43.4
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 1814 31.7 0.7 30.2 33.1
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 729 39.2 1.4 36.5 41.9
RECOMMENDED LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Meets Recommendations 1015 30.2 1.0 28.3 32.1
Insufficient 964 34.1 1.1 32.1 36.2
No Activity 462 43.4 1.8 39.7 47.0

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.