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 7158 38.6 0.5 37.6 39.5
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 2756 39.8 0.8 38.3 41.3
Female 4402 37.4 0.6 36.3 38.6
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 18 10.5 2.6 5.5 15.6
25-34 years 190 21.6 1.5 18.7 24.5
35-44 years 592 29.8 1.1 27.6 32.0
45-54 years 1388 39.6 0.9 37.8 41.4
55-64 years 2005 51.0 0.9 49.3 52.7
65+ years 2965 52.3 0.7 50.9 53.7
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 179 27.9 2.4 23.2 32.5
Non-Hispanic 6967 39.1 0.5 38.1 40.0
RACE . . . . .
White Only 6547 39.3 0.5 38.3 40.3
Black Only 243 33.4 2.5 28.5 38.3
Other Race Only 220 29.4 2.3 24.9 33.8
More than One Race 119 42.6 4.0 34.7 50.5
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 410 43.0 2.4 38.3 47.6
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 2232 42.4 0.9 40.5 44.3
Some College 2157 38.6 0.9 36.9 40.4
College Graduate 2357 35.5 0.7 34.1 36.9
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 499 42.8 2.4 38.2 47.4
$15,000 - $24,999 1051 41.8 1.4 39.1 44.5
$25,000 - $34,999 939 43.0 1.5 40.0 46.0
$35,000 - $49,999 1100 38.6 1.2 36.2 40.9
$50,000+ 2744 36.7 0.7 35.4 38.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 3431 34.9 0.6 33.7 36.1
Out of Work 260 35.4 2.5 30.5 40.3
Homemaker / Student 362 26.7 1.7 23.3 30.0
Retired 2619 52.2 0.8 50.7 53.7
Unable to Work 470 55.4 2.2 51.0 59.8
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 2577 46.4 0.9 44.7 48.1
1-19 Hours 420 36.4 2.1 32.4 40.5
20-39 Hours 733 34.4 1.4 31.6 37.1
40 + Hours 2592 35.0 0.7 33.6 36.3
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 4376 38.7 0.5 37.7 39.8
Divorced / Separated 1109 43.5 1.3 41.0 46.0
Widowed 1248 50.1 1.1 48.0 52.3
Never Married 408 24.5 1.8 20.9 28.1
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 2361 50.8 1.0 48.9 52.6
Living without a Disability 4765 35.1 0.5 34.1 36.2
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 304 40.0 2.2 35.6 44.3
Rural 818 35.8 1.3 33.2 38.4
Densely-settled Rural 1038 38.3 1.3 35.8 40.8
Semi-urban 1332 38.3 1.1 36.2 40.5
Urban 3656 39.2 0.7 37.9 40.5
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 399 31.1 1.8 27.6 34.6
Insured 6756 39.2 0.5 38.3 40.2
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 1325 60.8 1.3 58.2 63.3
No Diabetes 5830 36.0 0.5 35.0 36.9
HYPERTENSION STATUS . . . . .
Hypertension 3979 56.0 0.7 54.6 57.5
No Hypertension 3166 29.4 0.6 28.3 30.5
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 591 39.0 1.8 35.4 42.6
No Current Asthma 6522 38.5 0.5 37.5 39.5
ARTHRITIS STATUS . . . . .
Arthritis 3124 50.7 0.8 49.2 52.2
No Arthritis 3962 33.9 0.6 32.7 35.0
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 1471 52.7 1.3 50.3 55.2
Excellent to Good 5675 36.4 0.5 35.4 37.4
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 664 45.0 1.8 41.4 48.6
<14 days mental health not good 6398 37.9 0.5 36.9 38.9
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 1021 38.2 1.3 35.6 40.8
Non-Smoker 6111 38.6 0.5 37.6 39.6
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 1821 29.1 0.8 27.6 30.6
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 2619 41.8 0.8 40.2 43.4
Obese (BMI >= 30) 2436 44.6 0.9 42.8 46.3
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 5115 36.8 0.5 35.7 37.9
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 2040 44.7 1.0 42.7 46.6
RECOMMENDED LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Meets Recommendations 2729 34.1 0.7 32.7 35.4
Insufficient 2935 41.5 0.8 40.0 43.0
No Activity 1154 45.5 1.3 43.0 48.1

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.