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 7660 38.4 0.5 37.5 39.3
GENDER
Male 2955 38.8 0.7 37.4 40.2
Female 4705 38.0 0.6 36.9 39.2
AGE GROUP
18-24 Years 21 6.5 1.6 3.3 9.6
25-34 Years 197 17.2 1.3 14.8 19.7
35-44 Years 518 27.9 1.2 25.5 30.2
45-54 Years 1321 39.3 1.0 37.4 41.2
55-64 Years 2209 50.8 0.9 49.1 52.5
65+ Years 3394 55.2 0.7 53.8 56.7
ETHNICITY
Hispanic 225 31.5 2.2 27.2 35.9
Non-Hispanic 7427 38.9 0.5 38.0 39.8
RACE
White Only 7000 39.1 0.5 38.2 40.0
Black or AA only 270 33.8 2.4 29.0 38.6
Other Race Only 247 31.6 2.3 27.1 36.0
More than one race 126 48.9 4.5 40.0 57.7
EDUCATION
Less than high school 493 43.3 2.0 39.3 47.3
High school graduate or G.E.D. 2280 41.4 0.9 39.6 43.1
Some college 2279 38.3 0.8 36.7 40.0
College graduate 2598 34.4 0.7 33.1 35.7
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 646 43.6 2.0 39.7 47.5
$15,000 - $24,999 1193 41.3 1.3 38.8 43.9
$25,000 - $34,999 941 41.8 1.4 39.0 44.5
$35,000 - $49,999 1097 38.2 1.2 35.9 40.5
$50,000+ 2698 35.5 0.7 34.1 36.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages or Self-employed 3218 32.4 0.6 31.2 33.5
Out of work 304 35.2 2.2 30.9 39.6
Homemaker or Student 414 28.2 1.6 25.0 31.3
Retired 3092 54.6 0.8 53.1 56.1
Unable to work 618 58.3 2.0 54.3 62.3
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 3092 48.5 0.8 46.9 50.1
1-19 hours 410 37.5 2.0 33.5 41.5
20-39 hours 735 31.7 1.3 29.1 34.3
40+ hours 2383 32.9 0.7 31.5 34.2
MARITAL STATUS
Married or member of an unmarried couple 4467 38.9 0.6 37.8 39.9
Divorced or seperated 1276 44.3 1.2 41.9 46.8
Widowed 1422 51.7 1.1 49.5 53.9
Never married 480 21.6 1.4 18.9 24.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Living with a disability 3033 51.9 0.9 50.2 53.6
Living without a disability 4458 33.4 0.5 32.3 34.4
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 417 40.3 1.9 36.6 44.1
Rural 840 39.9 1.3 37.3 42.5
Densely-settled Rural 1330 40.0 1.1 37.8 42.3
Semi-urban 1121 36.8 1.1 34.6 39.0
Urban 3952 37.9 0.6 36.7 39.2
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Insured 7186 39.3 0.5 38.4 40.2
Uninsured 471 31.0 1.6 27.9 34.1
DIABETES STATUS
Have diabetes 1630 64.3 1.2 61.8 66.7
No diabetes 6019 34.8 0.5 33.9 35.7
_HIGHBP
Have hypertension 4558 57.8 0.7 56.4 59.1
No hypertension 3088 26.9 0.5 25.9 28.0
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
Current asthma 722 44.0 1.7 40.8 47.2
No current asthma 6887 37.8 0.5 36.9 38.7
ARTHRITIS STATUS
Have arthritis 3327 53.5 0.8 51.9 55.1
No arthritis 4281 32.5 0.5 31.5 33.6
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS
Fair or poor health 1849 56.8 1.2 54.5 59.2
Excellent, very good or good health 5790 34.8 0.5 33.8 35.7
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
14+ days mental health not good 801 47.3 1.7 43.9 50.6
<14 days mental health not good 6759 37.5 0.5 36.6 38.5
SMOKING STATUS
Current smoker 1160 38.8 1.2 36.5 41.2
Non-smoker 6466 38.3 0.5 37.3 39.3
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight (BMI<25) 1900 28.9 0.7 27.5 30.4
Overweight (25<=BMI<30) 2741 40.2 0.8 38.6 41.7
Obese (BMI>=30) 2680 47.0 0.9 45.3 48.7
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Participates in leisure time physical activity 5154 35.8 0.5 34.7 36.8
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 2380 46.2 0.9 44.4 48.1
AEROBIC AND STRENGTHENING EXERCISE (4 LEVEL)
Met Both Aerobic and Strengthening Guidelines 971 30.3 1.1 28.2 32.5
Met Aerobic Guidelines Only 2370 38.5 0.8 36.9 40.0
Met Strengthening Guidelines Only 436 33.6 1.7 30.1 37.0
Did not meet Either Aerobic or Strengthening Guideline 3523 42.7 0.7 41.2 44.1
AEROBIC AND STRENGTHENING EXERCISE (2 LEVEL)
Met Both Aerobic and Strengthening Guidelines 971 30.3 1.1 28.2 32.5
Did Not Meet Both Aerobic and Strengthening Guidelines 6329 40.3 0.5 39.3 41.3
VETERAN STATUS
Served on active duty 1240 47.9 1.2 45.5 50.3
Not served on active duty 6419 36.9 0.5 35.9 37.8

Numerator: Respondents reporting they had been told by a doctor, nurse, or
other health professional that they have high blood cholesterol.
Denominator: Respondents who had ever had their blood cholesterol checked,
excluding unknowns and refusals.