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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Are you currently taking medicine for your high blood pressure?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,185 2,579 76.0 73.3-78.5 606 24.0 21.5-26.7
Have Health Insurance
Yes 2,871 2,373 79.7 77.1-82.0 498 20.3 18.0-22.9
No 309 203 53.4 43.8-62.7 106 46.6 37.3-56.2
Body Mass Index
Underweight 44 34 77.8 51.6-92.0 10 22.2 8.0-48.4
Recommended Range 708 545 70.9 64.6-76.5 163 29.1 23.5-35.4
Overweight 1,086 871 75.1 70.2-79.5 215 24.9 20.5-29.8
Obese 1,146 963 80.6 76.4-84.2 183 19.4 15.8-23.6
Current Smoker
No 2,542 2,117 78.4 75.4-81.2 425 21.6 18.8-24.6
Yes 627 450 67.7 61.3-73.5 177 32.3 26.5-38.7
Binge Drinker
No 3,009 2,472 77.9 75.2-80.4 537 22.1 19.6-24.8
Yes 147 85 48.9 35.1-62.9 62 51.1 37.1-64.9
Heavy Drinker
No 3,085 2,505 76.4 73.6-78.9 580 23.6 21.1-26.4
Yes 68 49 63.9 41.9-81.3 19 36.1 18.7-58.1
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 902 698 70.6 65.0-75.6 204 29.4 24.4-35.0
Some Physical Activity 1,165 937 76.9 72.3-80.9 228 23.1 19.1-27.7
Physically Inactive 978 835 81.4 76.9-85.2 143 18.6 14.8-23.1
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 1,201 1,048 84.6 80.6-88.0 153 15.4 12.0-19.4
No 1,969 1,521 71.8 68.2-75.1 448 28.2 24.9-31.8
Disability Status
Yes 1,507 1,278 83.2 79.8-86.0 229 16.8 14.0-20.2
No 1,620 1,257 70.1 65.9-73.9 363 29.9 26.1-34.1
Current Asthma
Yes 329 272 79.1 71.5-85.2 57 20.9 14.8-28.5
No 2,844 2,296 75.6 72.7-78.3 548 24.4 21.7-27.3
Diabetes
Yes 673 620 92.6 89.6-94.8 53 7.4 5.2-10.4
Yes, During Pregnancy 16 7 17.2 5.8-41.2 9 82.8 58.8-94.2
No 2,489 1,947 72.5 69.3-75.5 542 27.5 24.5-30.7
Arthritis
Yes 1,686 1,468 84.4 81.3-87.1 218 15.6 12.9-18.7
No 1,475 1,090 68.6 64.3-72.6 385 31.4 27.4-35.7
High Blood Pressure
Yes 3,185 2,579 76.0 73.3-78.5 606 24.0 21.5-26.7
Yes, During Pregnancy 0 0 . . - . 0 . . - .
No 0 0 . . - . 0 . . - .
High Cholesterol
Yes 1,476 1,257 82.9 79.6-85.7 219 17.1 14.3-20.4
No 1,407 1,154 77.6 73.4-81.3 253 22.4 18.7-26.6
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 662 603 88.9 84.1-92.3 59 11.1 7.7-15.9
No 2,446 1,916 72.8 69.6-75.8 530 27.2 24.2-30.4

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*This question is asked only if the respondent reported being diagnosed with high blood pressure.

^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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