SCHS Home Search FAQs Guestbook

North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics Navigation Bar

2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Hypertension Awareness-AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALES

Have you ever been told by a doctor, nurse, or other health professional that you have high blood pressure?

View results for a demographic group:
Select a different topic:
View results for a different geographical area:
  Total
Respond.^
Yes Yes, during pregnancy No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,266 566 38.4 34.4-42.4 12 0.9 0.4- 2.0 688 60.7 56.6-64.7
GENDER
Female 1,266 566 38.4 34.4-42.4 12 0.9 0.4- 2.0 688 60.7 56.6-64.7
RACE
African American 1,266 566 38.4 34.4-42.4 12 0.9 0.4- 2.0 688 60.7 56.6-64.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 13 5 16.1 4.0-47.0 0 0.0 . - . 8 83.9 53.0-96.0
-English Speaking 13 5 16.1 4.0-47.0 0 0.0 . - . 8 83.9 53.0-96.0
Non-Hispanic 1,253 561 38.5 34.6-42.6 12 0.9 0.4- 2.0 680 60.6 56.5-64.6
AGE
18-24 93 10 10.6 4.6-22.7 2 0.4 0.1- 1.5 81 89.0 77.0-95.1
25-34 200 38 15.8 9.9-24.3 4 2.5 0.8- 7.5 158 81.6 72.9-88.0
35-44 262 76 28.2 20.8-37.0 4 1.5 0.4- 5.7 182 70.3 61.5-77.8
45-54 259 130 53.4 44.7-62.0 1 0.3 0.0- 1.9 128 46.3 37.8-55.0
55-64 184 127 61.6 50.6-71.5 1 0.2 0.0- 1.6 56 38.2 28.3-49.2
65-74 149 102 70.6 58.9-80.1 0 0.0 . - . 47 29.4 19.9-41.1
75+ 106 77 68.7 54.6-80.0 0 0.0 . - . 29 31.3 20.0-45.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 294 183 57.4 48.4-65.9 2 0.3 0.1- 1.2 109 42.3 33.8-51.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 429 185 38.6 31.7-46.0 5 1.0 0.3- 3.4 239 60.4 53.0-67.3
Some Post-H.S. 303 114 30.0 23.0-38.0 4 1.1 0.3- 3.8 185 68.9 60.8-76.0
College Graduate 237 83 30.1 23.1-38.1 1 1.1 0.2- 7.3 153 68.8 60.7-76.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 274 152 58.2 49.7-66.2 3 0.5 0.2- 1.6 119 41.3 33.3-49.8
$15,000- 24,999 286 128 40.5 31.9-49.7 2 0.5 0.1- 2.2 156 59.0 49.8-67.7
$25,000- 34,999 163 60 33.2 23.5-44.5 0 0.0 . - . 103 66.8 55.5-76.5
$35,000- 49,999 113 40 22.1 14.4-32.4 2 2.4 0.4-12.0 71 75.5 64.6-83.9
$50,000-74,999 64 23 34.1 20.1-51.6 1 2.9 0.4-17.7 40 63.1 45.7-77.6
$75,000+ 53 18 29.1 16.5-46.1 0 0.0 . - . 35 70.9 53.9-83.5
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 16 6 30.3 12.3-57.2 0 0.0 . - . 10 69.7 42.8-87.7
Guilford 71 25 37.2 24.5-52.0 1 2.4 0.3-15.3 45 60.3 45.7-73.4
Mecklenburg 82 34 39.7 28.6-52.1 0 0.0 . - . 48 60.3 47.9-71.4
Orange 31 9 25.1 12.5-43.9 1 3.7 0.5-22.3 21 71.2 52.2-84.9
Wake 55 20 32.8 20.6-47.9 0 0.0 . - . 35 67.2 52.1-79.4
Chatham/Lee 53 24 42.3 28.1-57.9 0 0.0 . - . 29 57.7 42.1-71.9
Nash/Wilson 81 29 37.5 26.4-50.2 0 0.0 . - . 52 62.5 49.8-73.6
Craven/Pamlico 57 23 28.0 17.0-42.4 1 1.8 0.3-12.1 33 70.2 55.4-81.7
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 9 5 75.0 35.3-94.3 0 0.0 . - . 4 25.0 5.7-64.7
Appalachian/Wilkes 6 3 38.0 10.7-75.9 0 0.0 . - . 3 62.0 24.1-89.3
Franklin/Gran./Vance 105 51 43.4 33.0-54.4 1 0.8 0.1- 5.4 53 55.8 44.9-66.3
Graham/Swain/Jackson 9 2 15.2 3.5-47.3 0 0.0 . - . 7 84.8 52.7-96.5
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 95 42 40.3 30.0-51.6 2 2.1 0.5- 7.9 51 57.6 46.3-68.2
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 102 64 57.1 46.0-67.5 1 1.6 0.2-10.4 37 41.3 31.0-52.5
Northeast NC I 171 84 45.4 36.9-54.2 1 0.6 0.1- 3.8 86 54.0 45.3-62.6
Northeast NC II 100 53 47.2 36.2-58.5 2 2.0 0.4- 8.7 45 50.8 39.5-61.9
Northeastern Partnership 271 137 46.3 39.3-53.3 3 1.2 0.4- 4.2 131 52.5 45.4-59.5
Mountain AHEC 32 12 39.6 21.0-61.8 0 0.0 . - . 20 60.4 38.2-79.0
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 671 316 39.4 33.7-45.4 7 0.7 0.3- 1.6 348 59.9 53.9-65.6
Piedmont 549 230 37.7 32.3-43.4 5 1.1 0.4- 3.1 314 61.2 55.5-66.7
Western NC 46 20 37.3 18.4-61.0 0 0.0 . - . 26 62.7 39.0-81.6

Back to Hypertension Awareness.

^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

** Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (AHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

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

BRFSS Home | Annual Questionnaires | Technical Notes

This page was generated on 16JUN04.

SCHS Home | Search | FAQs | Guestbook