Percentage of Adults Not Checked Cholesterol Within Five Years

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 3379 27.1 0.5 26.2 28.0
GENDER
Male 1488 29.2 0.7 27.8 30.7
Female 1891 25.0 0.6 23.8 26.2
AGE GROUP
18-24 Years 577 67.9 1.8 64.4 71.5
25-34 Years 842 47.6 1.3 45.0 50.1
35-44 Years 576 25.9 1.1 23.8 27.9
45-54 Years 603 16.6 0.7 15.2 18.0
55-64 Years 395 8.7 0.5 7.7 9.7
65+ Years 386 5.9 0.4 5.2 6.6
ETHNICITY
Hispanic 308 45.5 2.1 41.4 49.6
Non-Hispanic 3065 25.5 0.5 24.5 26.4
RACE
White Only 2830 25.0 0.5 24.0 25.9
Black or AA only 136 30.1 2.6 25.0 35.1
Other Race Only 319 43.7 2.1 39.6 47.8
More than one race 74 35.2 4.2 27.1 43.4
EDUCATION
Less than high school 375 43.0 1.9 39.4 46.7
High school graduate or G.E.D. 1119 31.3 0.9 29.5 33.1
Some college 1017 26.7 0.8 25.0 28.3
College graduate 862 16.5 0.6 15.3 17.7
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 404 41.6 1.9 37.9 45.3
$15,000 - $24,999 713 38.0 1.3 35.5 40.6
$25,000 - $34,999 410 28.6 1.4 25.8 31.3
$35,000 - $49,999 463 24.4 1.2 22.1 26.6
$50,000+ 854 16.5 0.6 15.2 17.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages or Self-employed 2071 27.9 0.6 26.7 29.1
Out of work 311 44.5 2.1 40.3 48.7
Homemaker or Student 490 48.1 1.7 44.7 51.5
Retired 350 5.8 0.4 5.1 6.6
Unable to work 150 15.8 1.5 12.9 18.8
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 670 19.1 0.9 17.3 20.8
1-19 hours 190 32.7 2.3 28.1 37.3
20-39 hours 557 36.8 1.5 34.0 39.7
40+ hours 1427 25.6 0.7 24.3 26.9
MARITAL STATUS
Married or member of an unmarried couple 1728 20.5 0.5 19.5 21.4
Divorced or seperated 555 25.9 1.2 23.6 28.2
Widowed 222 8.5 0.7 7.1 10.0
Never married 862 53.6 1.4 50.9 56.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Living with a disability 647 16.4 0.8 14.9 17.9
Living without a disability 2609 30.1 0.6 29.0 31.2
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 216 29.0 2.0 25.1 33.0
Rural 391 28.4 1.4 25.6 31.2
Densely-settled Rural 709 31.7 1.2 29.4 34.0
Semi-urban 546 28.4 1.2 26.1 30.7
Urban 1517 24.8 0.7 23.5 26.1
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Insured 2360 20.9 0.5 20.0 21.8
Uninsured 999 56.9 1.4 54.2 59.5
DIABETES STATUS
Have diabetes 76 4.3 0.6 3.0 5.6
No diabetes 3302 29.5 0.5 28.5 30.5
_HIGHBP
Have hypertension 528 10.3 0.6 9.2 11.3
No hypertension 2841 34.6 0.6 33.4 35.8
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
Current asthma 272 28.4 1.7 25.0 31.8
No current asthma 3088 26.9 0.5 26.0 27.9
ARTHRITIS STATUS
Have arthritis 493 11.2 0.6 10.0 12.3
No arthritis 2866 31.9 0.6 30.8 33.0
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS
Fair or poor health 453 20.3 1.0 18.3 22.4
Excellent, very good or good health 2917 28.3 0.5 27.2 29.3
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
14+ days mental health not good 431 33.5 1.6 30.4 36.6
<14 days mental health not good 2900 26.3 0.5 25.3 27.2
SMOKING STATUS
Current smoker 1027 41.0 1.1 38.8 43.2
Non-smoker 2337 23.2 0.5 22.2 24.2
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight (BMI<25) 1356 34.8 0.9 33.0 36.6
Overweight (25<=BMI<30) 1003 23.3 0.8 21.8 24.9
Obese (BMI>=30) 790 20.8 0.8 19.3 22.4
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Participates in leisure time physical activity 2236 25.9 0.6 24.8 27.0
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 1038 29.3 0.9 27.5 31.1
AEROBIC AND STRENGTHENING EXERCISE (4 LEVEL)
Met Both Aerobic and Strengthening Guidelines 417 23.9 1.2 21.5 26.3
Met Aerobic Guidelines Only 893 23.2 0.8 21.6 24.8
Met Strengthening Guidelines Only 236 33.0 2.0 29.0 36.9
Did not meet Either Aerobic or Strengthening Guideline 1610 28.7 0.7 27.2 30.1
AEROBIC AND STRENGTHENING EXERCISE (2 LEVEL)
Met Both Aerobic and Strengthening Guidelines 417 23.9 1.2 21.5 26.3
Did Not Meet Both Aerobic and Strengthening Guidelines 2739 27.1 0.5 26.1 28.1
VETERAN STATUS
Served on active duty 237 12.3 0.9 10.5 14.1
Not served on active duty 3140 29.0 0.5 28.0 30.0

Numerator: Respondents reporting they had not checked their blood cholesterol in the past five years.
Denominator: Respondents who ever had their blood cholesterol checked,
excluding unknowns and refusals.