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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 1,742 1,326 74.9 71.6-77.9 416 25.1 22.1-28.4
GENDER
Male 620 438 68.9 63.2-74.1 182 31.1 25.9-36.8
Female 1,122 888 79.7 76.0-82.9 234 20.3 17.1-24.0
RACE
White 1,236 944 74.8 70.9-78.3 292 25.2 21.7-29.1
African American 427 324 74.6 67.5-80.6 103 25.4 19.4-32.5
Other Minorities 51 37 79.0 61.7-89.8 14 21.0 10.2-38.3
HISPANIC
Yes 37 21 47.6 24.8-71.5 16 52.4 28.5-75.2
No 1,703 1,303 75.6 72.3-78.6 400 24.4 21.4-27.7
AGE
18-24 42 4 6.9 2.3-19.0 38 93.1 81.0-97.7
25-34 106 31 28.3 17.6-42.1 75 71.7 57.9-82.4
35-44 208 122 60.9 50.5-70.3 86 39.1 29.7-49.5
45-54 342 250 72.4 64.7-79.0 92 27.6 21.0-35.3
55-64 388 326 86.5 81.5-90.2 62 13.5 9.8-18.5
65+ 632 572 89.6 85.7-92.6 60 10.4 7.4-14.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 373 312 83.7 77.1-88.7 61 16.3 11.3-22.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 577 432 72.8 66.9-78.1 145 27.2 21.9-33.1
Some Post-H.S. 421 307 70.1 62.9-76.5 114 29.9 23.5-37.1
College Graduate 360 266 73.2 66.0-79.3 94 26.8 20.7-34.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 244 190 77.0 68.2-83.9 54 23.0 16.1-31.8
$15,000- 24,999 339 264 75.3 67.1-82.0 75 24.7 18.0-32.9
$25,000- 34,999 236 160 72.0 63.3-79.4 76 28.0 20.6-36.7
$35,000- 49,999 213 160 73.0 63.2-81.0 53 27.0 19.0-36.8
$50,000+ 314 221 68.5 59.8-76.0 93 31.5 24.0-40.2
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 113 82 72.5 62.4-80.8 31 27.5 19.2-37.6
Cumberland 132 100 70.8 60.7-79.2 32 29.2 20.8-39.3
Durham 106 85 76.8 65.7-85.1 21 23.2 14.9-34.3
Forsyth 145 112 75.7 66.2-83.3 33 24.3 16.7-33.8
Gaston 146 110 71.3 62.1-79.0 36 28.7 21.0-37.9
Guilford 112 83 73.6 63.6-81.6 29 26.4 18.4-36.4
Mecklenburg 96 70 71.4 60.2-80.4 26 28.6 19.6-39.8
New Hanover 107 86 78.5 67.9-86.4 21 21.5 13.6-32.1
Onslow 98 74 66.6 49.1-80.4 24 33.4 19.6-50.9
Wake 82 61 77.0 65.5-85.5 21 23.0 14.5-34.5
Western NC 199 153 75.1 67.5-81.4 46 24.9 18.6-32.5
Piedmont NC 203 158 79.0 71.9-84.8 45 21.0 15.2-28.1
Eastern NC 203 152 71.6 62.8-79.0 51 28.4 21.0-37.2

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* This question was asked only of respondents who reported having had high blood pressure.

#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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