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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Alamance County

Hypertension Awareness

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes Yes, during pregnancy No Borderline high or pre-hypertensive
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 17,239 6,139 29.2 28.4-30.1 160 0.9 0.8- 1.1 10,657 68.3 67.4-69.1 283 1.6 1.4- 1.8
-Alamance County 460 149 26.6 22.2-31.6 6 1.4 0.6- 3.1 292 69.6 64.4-74.4 13 2.4 1.2- 4.7
GENDER
Male 146 48 25.6 18.3-34.6 0 0.0 . - . 94 71.9 62.5-79.6 4 2.6 0.8- 8.0
Female 314 101 27.4 22.2-33.3 6 2.4 1.1- 5.4 198 67.9 61.8-73.5 9 2.3 1.0- 4.8
RACE
White 346 105 25.7 20.7-31.6 5 1.8 0.8- 4.4 228 70.7 64.7-76.1 8 1.7 0.8- 3.8
Other 112 43 28.4 19.9-38.7 1 0.4 0.1- 2.9 63 67.3 56.3-76.6 5 3.9 1.3-11.1
AGE
18-44 176 22 11.3 7.0-17.7 5 2.0 0.8- 4.8 145 84.8 77.9-89.8 4 2.0 0.6- 6.2
45+ 283 126 45.1 38.4-51.9 1 0.7 0.1- 4.8 147 51.4 44.6-58.1 9 2.9 1.3- 6.2
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 220 82 28.5 21.9-36.1 3 1.5 0.5- 5.0 131 68.4 60.4-75.4 4 1.6 0.4- 6.2
Some College + 237 65 24.3 18.5-31.3 3 1.3 0.4- 3.9 160 71.3 64.1-77.5 9 3.1 1.5- 6.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 265 84 24.7 19.3-31.0 3 1.2 0.4- 3.9 169 71.8 65.1-77.7 9 2.3 0.9- 5.8
$50,000+ 116 31 24.5 16.3-35.1 3 2.5 0.8- 7.8 78 69.1 58.2-78.2 4 3.9 1.4-10.2

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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: Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, Warren, and Washington.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC): 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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