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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for Piedmont North Carolina**

Hypertension Awareness

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes Yes, during pregnancy No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 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
-Piedmont NC 4,050 1,237 27.2 25.3-29.2 48 1.1 0.7- 1.6 2,765 71.7 69.7-73.6
GENDER
Male 1,529 452 25.8 22.9-29.0 0 0.0 . - . 1,077 74.2 71.0-77.1
Female 2,521 785 28.5 26.1-31.0 48 2.1 1.4- 3.0 1,688 69.4 66.8-71.9
RACE
White 2,972 865 27.3 25.0-29.6 38 1.2 0.8- 1.8 2,069 71.6 69.2-73.8
African American 817 322 34.5 30.0-39.3 5 0.6 0.2- 1.8 490 64.8 60.0-69.4
Other Minorities 201 42 14.2 9.2-21.3 4 1.1 0.3- 4.1 155 84.7 77.5-89.9
AGE
18-24 245 23 11.4 6.5-19.3 2 0.6 0.1- 3.9 220 88.0 80.0-93.0
25-34 638 55 9.3 6.5-13.2 15 1.9 1.0- 3.5 568 88.8 84.8-91.9
35-44 848 132 15.7 12.5-19.4 19 2.0 1.2- 3.4 697 82.3 78.5-85.6
45-54 816 256 32.8 28.3-37.6 4 0.5 0.1- 2.9 556 66.7 61.8-71.2
55-64 613 271 44.8 39.4-50.4 7 0.7 0.3- 1.8 335 54.5 48.9-59.9
65-74 468 254 55.3 49.0-61.4 0 0.0 . - . 214 44.7 38.6-51.0
75+ 390 234 60.0 53.4-66.3 1 0.1 0.0- 1.0 155 39.8 33.6-46.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 590 266 36.2 30.8-41.9 3 0.3 0.1- 1.8 321 63.5 57.8-68.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,076 362 28.4 24.7-32.4 16 1.4 0.7- 2.8 698 70.2 66.1-74.0
Some Post-H.S. 953 294 26.6 22.7-30.8 9 0.7 0.3- 2.0 650 72.7 68.4-76.6
College Graduate 1,415 309 22.1 19.2-25.3 20 1.4 0.9- 2.3 1,086 76.5 73.3-79.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 363 164 38.6 31.5-46.2 2 0.2 0.0- 0.7 197 61.3 53.6-68.4
$15,000- 24,999 665 234 30.6 25.6-36.1 5 0.4 0.1- 1.1 426 69.0 63.5-74.1
$25,000- 34,999 403 119 23.0 17.8-29.0 5 1.5 0.5- 4.8 279 75.5 69.3-80.8
$35,000- 49,999 547 150 24.4 19.8-29.6 6 1.1 0.4- 2.9 391 74.5 69.2-79.1
$50,000-74,999 471 108 21.9 17.4-27.2 7 0.8 0.3- 2.0 356 77.3 72.0-81.8
$75,000+ 661 137 23.3 19.1-28.1 10 1.5 0.7- 3.1 514 75.3 70.4-79.5
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 454 161 30.3 25.8-35.1 6 1.2 0.4- 3.2 287 68.6 63.6-73.1
Guilford 446 134 28.0 23.3-33.1 9 1.8 0.9- 3.6 303 70.2 65.0-75.0
Mecklenburg 448 126 24.9 20.3-30.2 4 0.9 0.3- 2.4 318 74.2 68.9-78.9
Orange 452 96 14.3 11.1-18.1 1 0.2 0.0- 1.2 355 85.5 81.7-88.7
Wake 453 108 20.5 16.6-25.1 8 1.4 0.6- 2.9 337 78.1 73.4-82.1
Chatham/Lee 399 139 30.5 25.3-36.4 3 0.4 0.1- 1.3 257 69.1 63.2-74.4
Nash/Wilson 380 156 37.0 31.6-42.7 4 1.6 0.5- 4.7 220 61.4 55.6-66.9
Craven/Pamlico 456 170 32.4 27.7-37.5 2 0.4 0.1- 1.6 284 67.2 62.1-71.9
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 437 138 30.8 25.2-37.1 6 0.9 0.3- 2.2 293 68.3 62.1-73.9
Appalachian/Wilkes 454 149 26.4 21.8-31.6 6 1.4 0.6- 3.3 299 72.2 67.0-77.0
Franklin/Gran./Vance 479 183 37.3 28.9-46.6 3 0.4 0.1- 1.3 293 62.3 53.0-70.7
Graham/Swain/Jackson 425 136 23.9 18.1-30.8 2 0.4 0.1- 1.9 287 75.7 68.8-81.5
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 476 185 34.3 29.6-39.2 5 1.0 0.4- 2.4 286 64.7 59.8-69.4
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 420 173 35.0 29.3-41.2 6 1.5 0.6- 3.3 241 63.5 57.3-69.3
Northeast NC I 460 186 35.8 30.4-41.5 5 0.9 0.3- 2.3 269 63.4 57.6-68.8
Northeast NC II 513 201 35.1 30.4-40.1 5 0.7 0.3- 1.8 307 64.2 59.1-68.9
Northeastern Partnership 973 387 35.4 31.7-39.1 10 0.8 0.4- 1.5 576 63.9 60.1-67.5
Mountain AHEC 1,307 429 27.8 24.6-31.4 12 0.8 0.4- 1.5 866 71.4 67.9-74.7
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 3,320 1,262 31.2 28.8-33.8 32 0.9 0.6- 1.5 2,026 67.8 65.3-70.3
Piedmont 4,050 1,237 27.2 25.3-29.2 48 1.1 0.7- 1.6 2,765 71.7 69.7-73.6
Western NC 2,076 689 28.8 26.0-31.9 24 1.3 0.7- 2.2 1,363 69.9 66.8-72.8

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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.

** 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.

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