About how long has it been since you last had your blood cholesterol checked?*
Kentucky BRFSS 2003


Demographic
Groups

Total
Respond.#
< l year
 
N       %   C.I.(95%)
1 to < 2 years
 
N       %   C.I.(95%)
2 to <5 years
 
N       %   C.I.(95%)
5 or more years
 
N       %   C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5910 4496  74.5  (72.7-76.2) 808  14.5  (13.2-16.0) 403   7.4  ( 6.4- 8.6) 203   3.6  ( 2.9- 4.4)
     GENDER          
Male 2007 1549  74.5  (71.5-77.3) 273  15.0  (12.8-17.4) 116   6.7  ( 5.1- 8.7)  69   3.8  ( 2.7- 5.4)
Female 3903 2947  74.5  (72.3-76.5) 535  14.1  (12.5-15.8) 287   8.1  ( 6.9- 9.5) 134   3.3  ( 2.6- 4.3)
   RACE/ETHNICITY          
White/NH 5537 4197  74.2  (72.4-76.0) 764  14.5  (13.1-16.0) 377   7.5  ( 6.4- 8.8) 199   3.8  ( 3.1- 4.7)
African American/NH  193  161  80.5  (71.2-87.3)  19  10.7  ( 6.2-17.9)  11   6.4  ( 3.0-13.1)   2   2.4  ( 0.4-14.1)
Hispanic   79   57  60.4  (41.1-76.9)  14  32.6  (16.7-53.9)   7   6.8  ( 2.7-16.0)   1   0.2  ( 0.0- 1.3)
       AGE          
18-24  205  148  70.7  (60.7-79.0)  39  19.6  (12.9-28.8)  16   8.0  ( 3.8-16.0)   2   1.6  ( 0.3- 9.4)
25-34  610  383  66.2  (60.6-71.3) 126  19.1  (15.2-23.8)  71  10.7  ( 7.6-15.0)  30   4.0  ( 2.4- 6.5)
35-44  988  638  62.0  (57.2-66.5) 185  20.6  (17.0-24.7) 100  10.7  ( 7.9-14.4)  65   6.7  ( 4.7- 9.5)
45-54 1255  911  74.3  (70.9-77.5) 196  14.9  (12.4-17.7)  99   7.2  ( 5.5- 9.4)  49   3.6  ( 2.4- 5.3)
55-64 1176  975  82.9  (79.6-85.8) 115   9.8  ( 7.6-12.5)  58   5.2  ( 3.6- 7.5)  28   2.1  ( 1.2- 3.5)
65+ 1654 1424  87.8  (85.5-89.8) 145   6.7  ( 5.5- 8.2)  58   3.7  ( 2.6- 5.2)  27   1.7  ( 0.9- 3.3)
     EDUCATION          
Less Than H.S. 1172  946  79.2  (75.5-82.5) 138  12.5  ( 9.9-15.7)  57   5.6  ( 4.0- 7.8)  31   2.7  ( 1.6- 4.4)
H.S. or G.E.D. 2274 1734  75.1  (72.1-77.8) 301  14.5  (12.3-17.0) 160   7.0  ( 5.5- 8.8)  79   3.5  ( 2.4- 4.9)
Some Post-H.S. 1355 1008  74.3  (70.5-77.7) 190  13.6  (11.2-16.5) 106   8.8  ( 6.6-11.8)  51   3.3  ( 2.3- 4.8)
College Graduate 1086  787  70.3  (65.8-74.3) 178  17.2  (14.1-20.8)  80   7.8  ( 5.4-11.0)  41   4.8  ( 3.0- 7.5)
  HOUSEHOLD INCOME          
Less than $15,000  872  686  75.2  (70.4-79.4)  99  13.7  (10.4-17.9)  59   7.4  ( 5.2-10.5)  28   3.7  ( 2.1- 6.2)
$15,000- 24,999  949  712  75.6  (70.8-79.8) 139  14.9  (11.4-19.3)  70   7.0  ( 4.9-10.0)  28   2.5  ( 1.4- 4.3)
$25,000- 34,999  629  473  74.2  (68.6-79.1)  93  17.5  (13.1-22.9)  39   5.7  ( 3.8- 8.5)  24   2.6  ( 1.7- 4.1)
$35,000- 49,999  703  505  69.8  (64.7-74.5) 106  14.7  (11.4-18.6)  63  11.1  ( 8.0-15.2)  29   4.4  ( 2.5- 7.6)
$50,000 - 74,999  630  450  70.1  (64.1-75.4) 102  15.2  (11.6-19.6)  55  11.0  ( 7.1-16.7)  23   3.8  ( 2.1- 6.6)
$75,000 +  538  383  72.5  (66.8-77.6)  96  18.0  (13.7-23.2)  40   5.5  ( 3.6- 8.3)  19   4.0  ( 2.2- 7.2)

Denominator includes only those respondents who have had their blood cholesterol checked.*
# The CDC strongly urges all data users to follow the general rule of not reporting or interpreting percentages
based upon a denominator with fewer than 50 unweighted respondents or confidence intervals with a half-width
of > 10.
N = Cell Size, NH = Non-Hispanic, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability
level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics.
Unless stated differently above, Missing, 'Don't know', and Refused responses are excluded.