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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Alamance County

Hypertension

About how long has it been since you last had your blood pressure taken by a doctor, nurse, or other health professional?

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Respond.^
Within the past 6 months 6 to 12 months ago 1 to 2 years ago 3 to 5 years ago 5 or more years ago or never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 17,099 13,943 77.8 76.8-78.7 1,822 11.9 11.2-12.7 712 5.2 4.7- 5.8 333 2.6 2.3- 3.1 289 2.5 2.1- 2.9
-Alamance County 461 368 78.4 73.2-82.9 53 11.4 8.2-15.5 23 5.5 3.4- 8.9 10 2.0 1.0- 4.0 7 2.6 1.0- 6.5
GENDER
Male 147 108 72.3 62.2-80.6 19 12.4 7.4-20.2 12 8.2 4.2-15.6 3 1.7 0.5- 5.2 5 5.4 1.9-14.1
Female 314 260 83.0 77.4-87.5 34 10.6 7.0-15.7 11 3.5 1.8- 6.7 7 2.3 0.9- 5.3 2 0.6 0.1- 2.6
RACE
White 347 277 79.3 73.5-84.2 39 10.8 7.3-15.5 19 6.9 4.0-11.5 8 2.0 1.0- 4.3 4 1.0 0.3- 3.0
Other 112 90 76.7 64.8-85.4 14 12.9 7.0-22.5 4 2.7 0.9- 7.8 1 1.4 0.2- 9.6 3 6.3 1.9-18.6
AGE
18-44 175 135 75.7 66.9-82.7 26 13.9 8.9-21.0 6 4.4 1.7-10.6 4 2.0 0.7- 5.7 4 4.1 1.4-11.2
45+ 285 232 81.7 76.1-86.2 27 8.4 5.5-12.7 17 7.0 4.2-11.3 6 2.0 0.8- 4.7 3 0.9 0.3- 3.2
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 222 174 74.7 66.2-81.6 26 12.7 7.9-19.6 12 4.9 2.7- 9.0 6 3.2 1.4- 7.3 4 4.5 1.5-12.4
Some College + 236 191 81.7 74.8-87.0 27 10.3 6.6-15.8 11 6.2 3.0-12.4 4 0.9 0.3- 2.5 3 0.9 0.2- 3.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 265 207 76.2 68.7-82.3 33 12.6 8.3-18.6 14 4.9 2.7- 8.7 5 1.8 0.7- 4.5 6 4.5 1.7-11.5
$50,000+ 116 98 82.5 71.9-89.6 10 8.4 4.1-16.3 7 8.9 3.9-19.3 1 0.3 0.0- 1.9 0 0.0 . - .

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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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