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New Jersey Behavioral Risk Factor Survey
CDC Summary Prevalence Tables, 2003

Cholesterol Awareness

Have you had your blood cholesterol checked within the past five years?

Denominator includes all respondents except those with do not know/refused/missing responses.
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics.

 

Total # of Respondents

Yes

C.I.

No

C.I.

Never

C.I.

All Adults

11040

78.6

77.6-79.7

2.5

2.24-2.86

18.8

17.8-19.8

 

Cholesterol Awareness by Age

Age Group

Total # of Respondents

Yes

C.I.

No

C.I.

Never

C.I.

18-24

512

50.4

45.7-55.1

0.8

0.15-1.49

48.8

44.1-53.4

25-34

1522

64.7

61.8-67.6

2.4

1.64-3.24

32.8

30.0-35.7

35-44

2396

77.6

75.5-79.6

3.7

2.96-4.48

18.7

16.8-20.7

45-54

2328

86.3

84.5-88.0

3.7

2.91-4.51

10.0

8.46-11.6

55-64

1680

90.6

88.7-92.6

2.2

1.43-2.95

7.2

5.59-8.81

65+

2420

92.2

90.7-93.7

1.4

0.83-1.89

6.4

5.16-7.74

 

Cholesterol Awareness by Sex

Gender Group

Total # of Respondents

Yes

C.I.

No

C.I.

Never

C.I.

Male

4415

75.7

74.0-77.4

2.6

2.11-3.09

21.7

20.1-23.4

Female

6625

81.4

80.1-82.6

2.5

2.13-2.87

16.1

15.0-17.3

 

Cholesterol Awareness by Income

Income Group

Total # of Respondents

Yes

C.I.

No

C.I.

Never

C.I.

Less than $15,000

694

73.5

68.8-78.2

2.0

1.07-3.03

24.5

19.9-29.1

$15,000-24,999

1398

71.3

68.0-74.5

1.7

0.95-2.51

27.0

23.8-30.2

$25,000-34,999

981

75.4

71.8-79.0

1.9

1.11-2.63

22.8

19.3-26.2

$35,000-49,999

1432

77.0

74.1-79.8

2.9

1.99-3.83

20.1

17.5-22.8

$50,000-74,999

1627

81.8

79.4-84.2

2.5

1.70-3.30

15.7

13.4-18.0

$75,000+

3348

84.7

83.1-86.3

3.5

2.82-4.16

11.8

10.4-13.3

 

Cholesterol Awareness by Education

Education Group

Total # of Respondents

Yes

C.I.

No

C.I.

Never

C.I.

Less than H.S.

854

64.9

60.7-69.2

0.9

0.32-1.46

34.2

29.9-38.4

H.S. or G.E.D.

3006

75.0

73.0-77.1

2.3

1.73-2.87

22.7

20.7-24.6

Some Post-H.S.

2576

79.7

77.6-81.9

2.5

1.90-3.16

17.7

15.7-19.7

College Graduate

4564

84.2

82.8-85.6

3.2

2.64-3.74

12.6

11.4-13.9

 

Cholesterol Awareness by Race/Ethnicity

Racial/ Ethnic Group

Total # of Respondents

Yes

C.I.

No

C.I.

Never

C.I.

White/ Non-Hispanic

8332

82.6

81.5-83.7

3.3

2.92-3.74

14.1

13.1-15.1

Black or African American/Non-Hispanic

1012

77.9

74.7-81.1

1.5

0.60-2.40

20.6

17.5-23.6

Other Race/Non-Hispanic

516

71.5

66.7-76.4

1.1

0.19-1.99

27.4

22.7-32.1

Multiracial/Non-Hispanic

61

88.9

79.2-98.5

0.8

-.75-2.31

10.4

0.83-19.9

Hispanic

971

64.4

60.7-68.1

0.7

0.25-1.15

34.9

31.2-38.6

C.I = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level)

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