Percentage of Adults Tested and Diagnosed with High Cholesterol

Response Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 1576 38.1 1.0 36.2 40.0
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 581 38.1 1.6 35.0 41.2
Female 995 38.1 1.2 35.8 40.4
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 9 18.3 6.4 5.8 30.9
25-34 years 38 17.5 2.7 12.2 22.9
35-44 years 127 28.3 2.3 23.9 32.8
45-54 years 343 40.2 1.8 36.6 43.8
55-64 years 402 49.2 1.9 45.5 53.0
65+ years 657 53.7 1.6 50.7 56.8
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 35 21.2 4.0 13.4 29.1
Non-Hispanic 1538 38.8 1.0 36.8 40.7
RACE . . . . .
White Only 1444 38.2 1.0 36.2 40.2
Black Only 43 36.5 6.1 24.5 48.4
Other Race Only 50 31.4 4.8 21.9 40.8
More than One Race 29 54.4 10.2 34.4 74.3
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 105 45.1 4.5 36.2 54.0
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 440 39.9 1.9 36.1 43.6
Some College 483 37.5 1.8 34.0 41.1
College Graduate 546 36.6 1.5 33.6 39.6
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 137 47.3 4.8 37.8 56.8
$15,000 - $24,999 226 43.1 3.0 37.1 49.0
$25,000 - $34,999 177 40.2 2.9 34.5 46.0
$35,000 - $49,999 229 37.5 2.5 32.7 42.3
$50,000+ 612 35.4 1.4 32.7 38.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 785 34.2 1.2 31.7 36.6
Out of Work 26 33.1 7.1 19.2 47.0
Homemaker / Student 93 25.4 2.9 19.8 31.1
Retired 563 54.6 1.7 51.3 57.9
Unable to Work 105 53.7 4.4 45.1 62.4
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 564 47.0 1.7 43.7 50.4
1-19 Hours 94 42.8 4.4 34.1 51.4
20-39 Hours 172 34.7 2.8 29.3 40.1
40 + Hours 588 33.3 1.4 30.5 36.0
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 962 37.6 1.1 35.4 39.8
Divorced / Separated 232 41.1 2.6 36.1 46.2
Widowed 293 52.9 2.3 48.4 57.4
Never Married 85 25.8 4.0 18.0 33.7
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 539 48.8 1.9 45.0 52.6
Living without a Disability 1033 34.6 1.1 32.5 36.8
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 74 39.8 4.3 31.5 48.2
Rural 187 39.5 2.7 34.2 44.7
Densely-settled Rural 233 38.7 2.6 33.6 43.7
Semi-urban 318 41.2 2.3 36.6 45.8
Urban 763 36.4 1.4 33.7 39.0
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 76 35.7 4.5 26.9 44.5
Insured 1498 38.4 1.0 36.4 40.3
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 250 60.4 2.9 54.6 66.2
No Diabetes 1324 36.0 1.0 34.0 38.0
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 157 45.9 3.5 39.2 52.7
No Current Asthma 1403 37.1 1.0 35.2 39.1
HYPERTENSION STATUS . . . . .
Hypertension 877 55.7 1.5 52.7 58.7
No Hypertension 695 28.9 1.2 26.6 31.1
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 366 54.7 2.6 49.6 59.8
Excellent to Good 1209 35.3 1.0 33.2 37.3
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 151 46.5 3.9 38.9 54.2
<14 days mental health not good 1395 37.1 1.0 35.1 39.1
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 229 40.0 2.8 34.6 45.5
Non-Smoker 1345 37.8 1.0 35.8 39.8
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 416 30.6 1.6 27.4 33.7
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 618 39.6 1.6 36.5 42.7
Obese (BMI >= 30) 491 43.6 2.0 39.8 47.5
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 1123 35.9 1.1 33.7 38.0
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 452 45.5 1.9 41.7 49.2
RECOMMENDED LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Meets Recommendations 592 33.5 1.4 30.8 36.3
Insufficient 673 41.3 1.6 38.2 44.4
No Activity 227 42.9 2.7 37.5 48.2

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.
 
On Questionnaire Split A