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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Hypertension Awareness--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures*

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

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes Yes, during pregnancy No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 9,446 3,188 28.6 27.3-30.0 104 1.1 0.8- 1.4 6,154 70.3 68.9-71.7
Have Health Insurance
Yes 8,070 2,874 30.5 29.0-32.0 81 1.0 0.8- 1.4 5,115 68.5 66.9-70.0
No 1,367 309 18.7 15.7-22.2 23 1.2 0.7- 2.2 1,035 80.1 76.6-83.2
Body Mass Index
Underweight 185 44 24.1 13.8-38.6 2 1.2 0.3- 4.8 139 74.7 60.4-85.1
Recommended Range 3,277 710 18.8 16.8-20.9 42 1.3 0.8- 1.9 2,525 79.9 77.8-81.9
Overweight 3,115 1,087 29.4 27.0-31.8 30 0.9 0.6- 1.5 1,998 69.7 67.2-72.1
Obese 2,307 1,146 43.7 40.5-47.0 25 1.0 0.6- 1.7 1,136 55.3 52.0-58.5
Current Smoker
No 7,249 2,545 29.5 28.0-31.1 75 1.1 0.8- 1.5 4,629 69.4 67.8-71.0
Yes 2,155 627 25.9 23.1-28.9 29 1.1 0.7- 1.7 1,499 73.0 70.0-75.9
Binge Drinker
No 8,721 3,012 29.4 28.0-30.8 102 1.1 0.9- 1.5 5,607 69.5 68.0-70.9
Yes 630 147 20.8 16.0-26.6 2 0.4 0.1- 1.4 481 78.9 73.0-83.7
Heavy Drinker
No 9,100 3,088 28.9 27.5-30.3 100 1.1 0.8- 1.4 5,912 70.0 68.6-71.5
Yes 246 68 19.0 12.7-27.6 4 1.6 0.5- 4.6 174 79.4 70.7-86.0
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 3,242 902 23.4 21.2-25.7 43 1.1 0.7- 1.6 2,297 75.6 73.2-77.7
Some Physical Activity 3,670 1,167 28.0 25.9-30.3 42 1.2 0.8- 1.8 2,461 70.7 68.5-72.9
Physically Inactive 2,198 978 37.4 34.3-40.6 17 0.9 0.4- 1.7 1,203 61.8 58.5-64.9
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 2,064 1,203 50.6 47.0-54.2 12 0.5 0.2- 1.1 849 48.9 45.3-52.6
No 7,356 1,970 23.4 22.0-24.9 92 1.2 0.9- 1.6 5,294 75.4 73.9-76.9
Disability Status
Yes 3,030 1,508 45.2 42.3-48.0 25 0.9 0.5- 1.5 1,497 53.9 51.0-56.8
No 6,229 1,622 22.3 20.7-23.9 79 1.2 0.9- 1.6 4,528 76.6 75.0-78.1
Current Asthma
Yes 734 329 40.5 35.2-46.0 7 1.5 0.5- 4.0 398 58.1 52.5-63.4
No 8,690 2,847 27.6 26.2-29.0 97 1.0 0.8- 1.3 5,746 71.4 69.9-72.8
Diabetes
Yes 959 674 68.4 63.7-72.7 5 0.4 0.1- 1.0 280 31.3 26.9-36.0
Yes, During Pregnancy 78 16 17.9 8.8-33.1 12 15.9 7.7-30.0 50 66.2 50.2-79.2
No 8,396 2,491 25.1 23.7-26.6 87 1.0 0.7- 1.3 5,818 73.9 72.4-75.3
Arthritis
Yes 3,295 1,688 46.9 44.3-49.5 17 0.5 0.3- 0.9 1,590 52.6 49.9-55.2
No 6,085 1,476 21.3 19.8-22.9 87 1.3 1.0- 1.7 4,522 77.4 75.8-79.0
High Cholesterol
Yes 2,748 1,479 50.0 47.1-52.8 17 0.5 0.2- 0.9 1,252 49.6 46.7-52.4
No 4,863 1,407 25.1 23.3-27.0 56 1.2 0.8- 1.6 3,400 73.7 71.8-75.6
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 969 664 66.1 61.3-70.6 5 0.4 0.1- 1.2 300 33.5 29.0-38.3
No 8,290 2,447 25.2 23.8-26.6 98 1.1 0.9- 1.5 5,745 73.7 72.2-75.1

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^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.

* See Technical Notes for definitions of risk factors/conditions.

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