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 2944 36.6 0.7 35.3 37.9
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 1141 37.7 1.1 35.5 39.8
Female 1803 35.6 0.8 34.0 37.2
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 12 14.2 4.1 6.1 22.3
25-34 years 82 15.9 1.7 12.5 19.3
35-44 years 248 26.0 1.6 22.9 29.0
45-54 years 562 36.0 1.3 33.4 38.6
55-64 years 819 51.7 1.4 49.0 54.3
65+ years 1209 52.8 1.1 50.6 55.0
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 68 24.9 3.3 18.4 31.5
Non-Hispanic 2872 37.0 0.7 35.7 38.4
RACE . . . . .
White Only 2717 37.1 0.7 35.7 38.5
Black Only 86 35.9 4.2 27.6 44.2
Other Race Only 99 28.5 3.0 22.5 34.5
More than One Race 27 30.8 7.4 16.2 45.3
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 206 41.2 3.1 35.2 47.3
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 889 40.4 1.4 37.8 43.1
Some College 867 37.3 1.3 34.7 39.9
College Graduate 979 32.9 1.0 30.9 34.9
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 236 47.6 3.3 41.2 54.1
$15,000 - $24,999 444 42.2 2.1 38.2 46.3
$25,000 - $34,999 377 39.8 2.2 35.6 44.0
$35,000 - $49,999 475 37.1 1.7 33.7 40.5
$50,000+ 1053 32.9 1.0 31.0 34.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 1409 30.9 0.9 29.2 32.6
Out of Work 47 37.6 5.3 27.2 47.9
Homemaker / Student 180 29.6 2.5 24.8 34.4
Retired 1133 53.3 1.2 51.0 55.6
Unable to Work 171 55.0 3.3 48.6 61.5
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 1179 47.9 1.2 45.5 50.2
1-19 Hours 151 38.3 3.6 31.4 45.3
20-39 Hours 296 31.8 2.0 27.9 35.7
40 + Hours 1057 30.7 1.0 28.8 32.5
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 1754 36.1 0.8 34.6 37.6
Divorced / Separated 465 42.7 1.8 39.1 46.3
Widowed 558 49.5 1.6 46.3 52.7
Never Married 161 23.0 2.8 17.5 28.5
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 984 48.7 1.4 46.0 51.5
Living without a Disability 1941 33.1 0.8 31.5 34.6
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 141 36.4 3.0 30.4 42.3
Rural 392 38.5 1.8 34.9 42.1
Densely-settled Rural 465 36.7 1.6 33.5 39.8
Semi-urban 539 36.1 1.5 33.2 39.1
Urban 1407 36.3 1.0 34.3 38.3
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 669 55.5 1.7 52.1 58.8
Excellent to Good 2266 33.5 0.7 32.1 34.9
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 139 28.4 2.7 23.0 33.7
Insured 2804 37.2 0.7 35.9 38.6
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 477 57.0 2.2 52.8 61.2
No Diabetes 2467 34.5 0.7 33.1 35.9
HYPERTENSION STATUS . . . . .
Hypertension 1573 54.3 1.1 52.1 56.6
No Hypertension 1366 28.0 0.8 26.5 29.6
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 248 38.5 2.6 33.4 43.6
No Current Asthma 2681 36.3 0.7 34.9 37.6
ARTHRITIS STATUS . . . . .
Has arthritis 1430 49.1 1.1 47.0 51.3
No arthritis 1489 30.6 0.8 29.0 32.2
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 244 46.1 2.7 40.9 51.4
<14 days mental health not good 2648 35.7 0.7 34.3 37.1
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 449 38.8 2.0 34.9 42.6
Non-Smoker 2485 36.1 0.7 34.7 37.6
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 776 27.7 1.1 25.6 29.8
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 1134 40.4 1.2 38.1 42.6
Obese (BMI >= 30) 935 41.8 1.3 39.2 44.4
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 2065 34.3 0.8 32.8 35.8
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 877 44.7 1.4 41.9 47.5
RECOMMENDED LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Meets Recommendations 1092 31.6 1.0 29.7 33.6
Insufficient 1172 38.4 1.1 36.2 40.6
No Activity 518 49.2 1.8 45.6 52.8

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.