Precentage of Adults Who Did Not Have Their Cholesterol
Checked Within The Past 5 Years

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 3975 26.7 0.4 25.9 27.5
GENDER
Female 2030 23.9 0.5 22.8 24.9
Male 1945 29.5 0.6 28.3 30.8
AGE GROUP
18-24 years 834 67.9 1.5 65.1 70.8
25-34 years 971 44.4 1.2 42.1 46.7
35-44 years 683 27.4 1.0 25.5 29.4
45-54 years 595 16.6 0.7 15.1 18.0
55-64 years 457 10.2 0.6 9.1 11.3
65+ years 435 6.2 0.3 5.5 6.9
ETHNICITY
Non-hispanic 3511 24.7 0.4 23.9 25.5
Hispanic 441 45.8 1.7 42.4 49.2
RACE
White only 3325 24.8 0.4 24.0 25.6
Black or African American only 172 29.9 2.3 25.5 34.4
Other race only 338 41.0 1.9 37.3 44.7
More than one race 77 29.6 3.1 23.5 35.7
EDUCATION
Less than high school 459 44.1 1.6 40.9 47.2
High school graduate or G.E.D 1344 31.4 0.8 29.9 33.0
Some college 1255 26.2 0.7 24.8 27.6
College graduate 917 15.4 0.5 14.3 16.4
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 500 42.4 1.6 39.3 45.6
$15,000 to $24,999 806 35.0 1.1 32.8 37.2
$25,000 to $34,999 481 30.4 1.3 27.8 32.9
$35,000 to $49,999 563 27.3 1.1 25.1 29.5
$50,000 or more 1042 16.4 0.5 15.4 17.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages/Self-employed 2515 28.5 0.5 27.5 29.6
Out of work 345 43.8 2.0 40.0 47.6
Homemaker/Student 564 43.9 1.5 41.0 46.9
Retired 374 6.4 0.4 5.7 7.2
Unable to work 157 15.4 1.4 12.7 18.1
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 722 18.1 0.7 16.6 19.5
1 to less than 20 hours 256 33.5 1.9 29.7 37.2
20 hours to less than 40 hours 688 37.7 1.3 35.2 40.2
40 plus hours 1669 25.0 0.6 23.9 26.2
MARITAL STATUS
Married/member of an unmarried couple 1865 19.5 0.5 18.6 20.4
Divorced/Separated 636 25.5 1.0 23.5 27.6
Widowed 219 9.7 0.8 8.1 11.2
Never married 1242 55.1 1.1 52.9 57.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Not living with a disability 3277 29.3 0.5 28.4 30.3
Living with a disability 639 16.2 0.7 14.8 17.6
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 223 27.2 1.8 23.8 30.7
Rural 435 26.6 1.3 24.1 29.0
Densely-settled rural 805 31.6 1.0 29.5 33.6
Semi-Urban 687 29.4 1.1 27.3 31.4
Urban 1825 24.5 0.6 23.4 25.6
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Uninsured 1221 55.9 1.2 53.6 58.2
Insured 2727 20.6 0.4 19.8 21.4
DIABETES STATUS
No diabetes 3870 28.9 0.4 28.0 29.8
Have diabetes 94 5.2 0.6 3.9 6.5
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
No current asthma 3598 26.4 0.4 25.6 27.3
Current asthma 340 27.3 1.5 24.4 30.2
ARTHRITIS STATUS
No 3366 31.5 0.5 30.5 32.5
Yes 583 11.5 0.5 10.4 12.6
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
<14 days mental health NOT good 3499 26.3 0.4 25.5 27.1
14+ days mental health NOT good 421 29.8 1.4 27.1 32.5
SMOKING STATUS
Non-smoker 2861 24.1 0.4 23.2 25.0
Current smoker 1029 36.7 1.0 34.7 38.7
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight, BMI<25 1574 33.2 0.8 31.7 34.7
Overweight, 25<= BMI<30 1196 23.4 0.7 22.1 24.8
Obese, BMI>=30 909 21.0 0.7 19.6 22.4
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
No 1117 28.3 0.8 26.7 29.8
Yes 2598 25.4 0.5 24.4 26.3
VETERAN STATUS
Did not serve on active duty 3682 28.6 0.4 27.7 29.5
Served on active duty 292 12.9 0.8 11.2 14.5

Numerator: Respondents who did not have their blood cholesterol checked within the past 5 years
or never had their blood cholesterol checked.
 
Denominator: Among all respondents excluding unknowns and refusals.