Percentage of Adults Tested and Diagnosed High Blood Cholesterol

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 8351 38.1 0.4 37.3 38.9
GENDER
Female 4978 37.6 0.5 36.5 38.7
Male 3373 38.7 0.6 37.4 39.9
AGE GROUP
18-24 years 46 11.1 1.7 7.7 14.4
25-34 years 211 14.9 1.0 12.8 16.9
35-44 years 578 26.6 1.1 24.5 28.7
45-54 years 1300 38.6 1.0 36.7 40.5
55-64 years 2357 49.9 0.8 48.3 51.6
65+ years 3859 54.9 0.7 53.6 56.2
ETHNICITY
Non-hispanic 8099 38.9 0.4 38.1 39.7
Hispanic 227 28.6 1.9 24.9 32.4
RACE
White only 7608 39.2 0.4 38.4 40.1
Black or African American only 308 33.5 2.2 29.1 37.8
Other race only 268 30.3 2.0 26.5 34.1
More than one race 119 35.2 3.3 28.8 41.7
EDUCATION
Less than high school 536 45.1 1.8 41.6 48.6
High school graduate or G.E.D 2368 40.7 0.8 39.1 42.3
Some college 2490 36.9 0.7 35.5 38.4
College graduate 2957 35.3 0.6 34.0 36.5
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 638 42.1 1.7 38.7 45.5
$15,000 to $24,999 1291 39.8 1.2 37.5 42.0
$25,000 to $34,999 927 38.6 1.3 36.0 41.2
$35,000 to $49,999 1269 42.2 1.1 40.0 44.5
$50,000 or more 3099 34.9 0.6 33.7 36.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages/Self-employed 3676 32.5 0.5 31.4 33.5
Out of work 279 33.6 2.1 29.5 37.6
Homemaker/Student 410 26.7 1.5 23.8 29.5
Retired 3295 54.4 0.7 53.0 55.9
Unable to work 669 56.2 1.8 52.7 59.7
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 3188 47.1 0.8 45.6 48.7
1 to less than 20 hours 552 44.0 1.8 40.4 47.5
20 hours to less than 40 hours 835 33.1 1.2 30.7 35.4
40 plus hours 2668 32.3 0.6 31.1 33.5
MARITAL STATUS
Married/member of an unmarried couple 4888 38.5 0.5 37.5 39.5
Divorced/Separated 1481 43.6 1.1 41.3 45.8
Widowed 1409 51.3 1.1 49.1 53.5
Never married 550 21.8 1.2 19.5 24.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Not living with a disability 5426 33.9 0.5 33.0 34.8
Living with a disability 2858 52.0 0.8 50.4 53.7
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 479 42.0 1.8 38.5 45.5
Rural 807 38.5 1.3 36.0 41.0
Densely-settled rural 1329 37.8 1.0 35.8 39.8
Semi-Urban 1304 38.5 1.1 36.4 40.5
Urban 4432 37.7 0.6 36.6 38.8
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Uninsured 501 28.6 1.4 25.9 31.3
Insured 7840 39.3 0.4 38.5 40.2
DIABETES STATUS
No diabetes 6607 34.7 0.4 33.8 35.5
Have diabetes 1739 63.4 1.1 61.2 65.6
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
No current asthma 7474 37.5 0.4 36.7 38.4
Current asthma 827 43.8 1.5 40.9 46.6
ARTHRITIS STATUS
No 4611 32.2 0.5 31.3 33.2
Yes 3694 52.5 0.7 51.0 53.9
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
<14 days mental health NOT good 7395 37.1 0.4 36.2 37.9
14+ days mental health NOT good 845 47.5 1.5 44.5 50.5
SMOKING STATUS
Non-smoker 7046 38.4 0.5 37.5 39.3
Current smoker 1195 37.3 1.1 35.2 39.5
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight, BMI<25 2036 28.9 0.7 27.5 30.2
Overweight, 25<= BMI<30 3024 39.9 0.7 38.5 41.3
Obese, BMI>=30 2921 45.7 0.8 44.2 47.3
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
No 2482 45.6 0.9 43.9 47.3
Yes 5567 36.0 0.5 35.0 36.9
VETERAN STATUS
Did not serve on active duty 6990 36.9 0.4 36.0 37.8
Served on active duty 1358 45.4 1.1 43.2 47.7

Denominator: Among respondents who have ever had their blood cholesterol checked,
excluding unknowns and refusals.