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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for North Carolina

Hypertension Awareness

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,197 1,743 27.2 25.6-28.9 4,454 72.8 71.1-74.4
GENDER
Male 2,380 620 25.4 22.9-28.0 1,760 74.6 72.0-77.1
Female 3,817 1,123 28.9 26.8-31.1 2,694 71.1 68.9-73.2
RACE
White 4,694 1,236 25.3 23.5-27.2 3,458 74.7 72.8-76.5
African American 1,142 428 37.4 33.2-41.8 714 62.6 58.2-66.8
Other Minorities 263 51 16.1 10.7-23.4 212 83.9 76.6-89.3
HISPANIC
Yes 174 37 19.9 12.3-30.8 137 80.1 69.2-87.7
No 6,009 1,704 27.5 25.9-29.2 4,305 72.5 70.8-74.1
AGE
18-24 548 42 7.5 4.9-11.3 506 92.5 88.7-95.1
25-34 1,157 106 8.4 6.3-11.3 1,051 91.6 88.7-93.7
35-44 1,287 208 19.2 16.0-22.9 1,079 80.8 77.1-84.0
45-54 1,132 342 30.7 26.5-35.2 790 69.3 64.8-73.5
55-64 824 388 45.2 40.3-50.1 436 54.8 49.9-59.7
65+ 1,189 633 54.9 50.8-58.9 556 45.1 41.1-49.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 831 374 38.6 33.8-43.8 457 61.4 56.2-66.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,859 577 30.4 27.4-33.6 1,282 69.6 66.4-72.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,588 421 25.0 22.0-28.2 1,167 75.0 71.8-78.0
College Graduate 1,887 360 18.5 16.0-21.3 1,527 81.5 78.7-84.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 588 244 40.0 34.0-46.3 344 60.0 53.7-66.0
$15,000- 24,999 1,012 339 33.9 29.5-38.6 673 66.1 61.4-70.5
$25,000- 34,999 883 236 25.5 21.5-30.0 647 74.5 70.0-78.5
$35,000- 49,999 967 213 21.3 17.9-25.1 754 78.7 74.9-82.1
$50,000+ 1,589 314 20.5 17.5-23.7 1,275 79.5 76.3-82.5
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 422 113 25.3 21.0-30.1 309 74.7 69.9-79.0
Cumberland 429 132 26.9 21.7-32.8 297 73.1 67.2-78.3
Durham 400 106 23.8 19.2-29.1 294 76.2 70.9-80.8
Forsyth 455 145 28.8 24.3-33.6 310 71.2 66.4-75.7
Gaston 467 146 29.8 25.4-34.6 321 70.2 65.4-74.6
Guilford 418 112 26.8 22.3-31.9 306 73.2 68.1-77.7
Mecklenburg 431 96 19.8 16.2-24.1 335 80.2 75.9-83.8
New Hanover 405 107 23.9 19.4-29.2 298 76.1 70.8-80.6
Onslow 435 98 22.5 17.3-28.7 337 77.5 71.3-82.7
Wake 427 82 17.5 13.7-22.1 345 82.5 77.9-86.3
Western NC 619 200 30.3 26.4-34.5 419 69.7 65.5-73.6
Piedmont NC 669 203 29.3 25.4-33.4 466 70.7 66.6-74.6
Eastern NC 620 203 30.1 26.0-34.5 417 69.9 65.5-74.0

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#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50. N = Cell Size, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics.

** Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, Wilson
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Franklin, Granville, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Warren, Yadkin
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, Yancey

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