Percentage of Adults Who Did Not Have Their Cholesterol Checked In The Past 5 Years

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 3834 25.9 0.4 25.1 26.7
GENDER
Male 1981 28.9 0.6 27.7 30.1
Female 1853 22.9 0.5 21.9 24.0
AGE GROUP
18-24 years 792 65.0 1.5 62.1 68.0
25-34 years 999 46.1 1.2 43.8 48.4
35-44 years 681 27.0 1.0 25.0 28.9
45-54 years 529 15.3 0.7 13.9 16.8
55-64 years 440 9.7 0.5 8.7 10.7
65+ years 393 5.6 0.3 4.9 6.2
ETHNICITY
Hispanic 521 43.8 1.6 40.7 46.8
Non-hispanic 3282 24.0 0.4 23.1 24.8
RACE
White only 3221 24.4 0.4 23.6 25.3
Black or African American only 168 29.8 2.2 25.4 34.2
Other race only 171 36.7 2.6 31.6 41.7
More than one race 92 28.5 3.0 22.7 34.4
EDUCATION
Less than high school 451 42.0 1.6 38.8 45.2
High school graduate or G.E.D 1265 29.8 0.8 28.2 31.3
Some college 1185 26.9 0.7 25.4 28.3
College graduate 914 14.7 0.5 13.7 15.7
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 367 39.6 1.9 35.9 43.2
$15,000 to $24,999 733 36.9 1.2 34.6 39.3
$25,000 to $34,999 377 27.7 1.4 25.0 30.4
$35,000 to $49,999 483 24.8 1.1 22.7 27.0
$50,000 or more 1103 17.3 0.5 16.2 18.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages/Self-employed 2384 27.5 0.5 26.5 28.6
Out of work 251 45.0 2.3 40.5 49.5
Homemaker/Student 615 44.4 1.5 41.6 47.3
Retired 338 5.7 0.4 5.0 6.5
Unable to work 148 14.7 1.4 12.0 17.5
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 689 17.2 0.7 15.8 18.7
1 to less than 20 hours 211 29.8 2.0 25.9 33.7
20 hours to less than 40 hours 621 34.2 1.2 31.8 36.7
40 plus hours 1591 25.3 0.6 24.1 26.5
MARITAL STATUS
Married/member of an unmarried couple 1851 19.1 0.5 18.2 20.0
Divorced/Seperated 537 22.6 1.0 20.5 24.6
Widowed 184 8.6 0.7 7.1 10.0
Never married 1262 54.7 1.1 52.4 56.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Living with a disability 605 15.9 0.7 14.5 17.4
Not living with a disability 3024 28.2 0.5 27.2 29.2
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 205 23.4 1.7 20.2 26.7
Rural 477 29.7 1.3 27.1 32.2
Densely-settled rural 751 29.8 1.0 27.8 31.8
Semi-Urban 663 29.5 1.1 27.3 31.6
Urban 1738 23.5 0.6 22.4 24.6
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Insured 2851 21.4 0.4 20.6 22.3
Uninsured 929 54.6 1.4 51.9 57.2
DIABETES STATUS
Have diabetes 101 5.1 0.6 3.9 6.2
No diabetes 3728 28.2 0.4 27.3 29.1
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
Current asthma 292 23.8 1.4 21.1 26.5
No current asthma 3509 26.0 0.4 25.2 26.9
ARTHRITIS STATUS
Yes 520 10.1 0.5 9.1 11.2
No 3291 31.2 0.5 30.2 32.2
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
14+ days mental health NOT good 429 33.4 1.5 30.5 36.3
<14 days mental health NOT good 3339 25.1 0.4 24.2 25.9
SMOKING STATUS
Current smoker 908 37.4 1.1 35.2 39.6
Non-smoker 2669 22.9 0.4 22.1 23.8
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight, BMI<25 1324 32.8 0.8 31.1 34.4
Overweight, 25<= BMI<30 1074 22.6 0.7 21.2 24.0
Obese, BMI>=30 970 20.5 0.7 19.2 21.9
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Yes 2264 23.3 0.5 22.4 24.3
No 1058 29.6 0.9 27.8 31.3
VETERAN STATUS
Served on active duty 291 13.5 0.9 11.8 15.3
Did not serve on active duty 3508 27.5 0.4 26.7 28.4

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.