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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Catawba 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
-Catawba County 446 371 80.0 74.6-84.5 39 9.4 6.6-13.3 10 2.5 1.2- 4.9 13 4.0 1.9- 8.4 13 4.1 2.1- 7.8
GENDER
Male 171 142 75.4 65.7-83.1 12 10.3 5.7-17.8 6 3.4 1.4- 8.3 4 4.9 1.5-15.0 7 6.0 2.6-13.2
Female 275 229 84.0 78.3-88.4 27 8.7 5.8-12.9 4 1.6 0.6- 4.6 9 3.2 1.4- 7.1 6 2.5 0.9- 6.7
RACE
White 397 334 80.4 74.5-85.2 34 9.9 6.8-14.2 10 2.9 1.4- 5.6 11 4.3 1.9- 9.4 8 2.5 1.0- 6.2
Other 48 36 77.8 61.3-88.5 5 6.6 2.4-17.3 0 0.0 . - . 2 1.8 0.4- 7.6 5 13.8 5.4-31.3
AGE
18-44 158 122 76.1 67.0-83.3 17 9.6 5.6-15.9 5 2.9 1.1- 7.3 7 6.3 2.6-14.6 7 5.2 2.1-12.0
45+ 285 246 84.2 78.4-88.7 22 9.5 6.0-14.7 5 2.0 0.8- 5.1 6 1.4 0.6- 3.4 6 2.9 1.2- 6.9
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 232 189 77.3 69.6-83.5 23 11.0 7.0-16.8 5 2.6 1.0- 6.9 6 2.5 0.9- 6.6 9 6.6 3.2-13.4
Some College + 213 181 83.0 74.7-89.0 16 7.8 4.3-13.6 5 2.3 0.9- 5.8 7 5.7 2.0-14.9 4 1.2 0.4- 3.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 273 219 76.4 68.8-82.6 24 9.0 5.7-13.8 6 1.9 0.8- 4.4 12 6.0 2.6-13.0 12 6.8 3.5-12.9
$50,000+ 103 89 85.3 75.1-91.8 9 9.0 4.2-18.4 3 3.1 1.0- 9.2 1 2.1 0.3-13.2 1 0.6 0.1- 3.9

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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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