Percentage of Adults Tested and Diagnosed with High Blood Cholesterol

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 8479 37.4 0.4 36.5 38.2
GENDER
Male 3700 38.0 0.6 36.7 39.2
Female 4779 36.8 0.5 35.7 37.9
AGE GROUP
18-24 years 23 4.0 0.9 2.3 5.7
25-34 years 191 13.4 1.0 11.4 15.4
35-44 years 555 23.9 1.0 21.9 25.9
45-54 years 1209 37.7 1.0 35.8 39.7
55-64 years 2373 49.3 0.8 47.6 50.9
65+ years 4128 57.2 0.7 55.8 58.5
ETHNICITY
Hispanic 308 31.2 1.8 27.8 34.7
Non-hispanic 8129 37.9 0.4 37.0 38.7
RACE
White only 7722 38.0 0.4 37.2 38.9
Black or African American only 329 35.5 2.3 31.0 40.0
Other race only 137 26.3 2.5 21.5 31.2
More than one race 137 38.0 3.1 31.9 44.1
EDUCATION
Less than high school 449 41.3 1.8 37.7 44.8
High school graduate or G.E.D 2371 40.7 0.8 39.1 42.2
Some college 2355 35.8 0.8 34.3 37.2
College graduate 3268 35.4 0.6 34.2 36.6
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 535 43.9 1.9 40.2 47.6
$15,000 to $24,999 1089 41.3 1.3 38.8 43.8
$25,000 to $34,999 791 37.4 1.4 34.7 40.1
$35,000 to $49,999 1161 39.5 1.2 37.3 41.8
$50,000 or more 3441 34.9 0.6 33.7 36.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages/Self-employed 3542 30.4 0.5 29.3 31.4
Out of work 226 35.3 2.4 30.6 40.0
Homemaker/Student 433 23.7 1.3 21.2 26.2
Retired 3542 57.1 0.7 55.7 58.6
Unable to work 658 55.5 1.8 52.0 59.0
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 3405 50.6 0.8 49.1 52.1
1 to less than 20 hours 493 36.4 1.8 32.9 39.9
20 hours to less than 40 hours 795 31.6 1.2 29.2 33.9
40 plus hours 2550 29.9 0.6 28.7 31.1
MARITAL STATUS
Married/member of an unmarried couple 5236 37.9 0.5 36.9 38.8
Divorced/Seperated 1353 42.6 1.2 40.3 44.9
Widowed 1339 52.2 1.2 49.7 54.6
Never married 551 19.7 1.1 17.6 21.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Living with a disability 2899 52.6 0.9 50.9 54.2
Not living with a disability 5307 32.8 0.5 31.9 33.7
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 452 37.9 1.8 34.4 41.4
Rural 840 37.8 1.3 35.3 40.3
Densely-settled rural 1391 39.2 1.0 37.2 41.2
Semi-Urban 1228 37.0 1.1 34.9 39.1
Urban 4568 36.9 0.6 35.8 38.0
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Insured 8071 38.1 0.4 37.2 38.9
Uninsured 385 30.1 1.6 27.0 33.2
DIABETES STATUS
Have diabetes 1844 65.7 1.1 63.5 67.8
No diabetes 6626 33.4 0.4 32.6 34.3
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
Current asthma 842 45.8 1.5 42.9 48.8
No current asthma 7561 36.5 0.4 35.7 37.3
ARTHRITIS STATUS
Yes 3777 52.9 0.7 51.5 54.4
No 4652 30.8 0.5 29.8 31.7
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
14+ days mental health NOT good 794 47.1 1.6 44.0 50.1
<14 days mental health NOT good 7560 36.5 0.4 35.6 37.3
SMOKING STATUS
Current smoker 1088 39.2 1.2 36.9 41.5
Non-smoker 7069 37.5 0.5 36.6 38.4
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight, BMI<25 1919 29.5 0.7 28.1 30.9
Overweight, 25<= BMI<30 2865 39.7 0.7 38.3 41.2
Obese, BMI>=30 3045 43.0 0.8 41.5 44.5
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Yes 5520 36.2 0.5 35.2 37.1
No 2294 44.9 0.9 43.2 46.6
VETERAN STATUS
Served on active duty 1482 47.9 1.1 45.7 50.2
Did not serve on active duty 6959 35.7 0.4 34.8 36.6

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