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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Hypertension Awareness-AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALES

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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%)
TOTAL 2,121 1,001 42.6 39.9-45.2 25 1.4 0.9- 2.2 1,062 54.6 51.9-57.3 33 1.4 0.9- 2.2
GENDER
Female 2,121 1,001 42.6 39.9-45.2 25 1.4 0.9- 2.2 1,062 54.6 51.9-57.3 33 1.4 0.9- 2.2
RACE
African American 2,121 1,001 42.6 39.9-45.2 25 1.4 0.9- 2.2 1,062 54.6 51.9-57.3 33 1.4 0.9- 2.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 40 7 10.0 3.9-23.5 0 0.0 . - . 33 90.0 76.5-96.1 0 0.0 . - .
-English Speaking 11 5 31.4 10.9-63.3 0 0.0 . - . 6 68.6 36.7-89.1 0 0.0 . - .
-Spanish Speaking 29 2 5.3 1.1-23.0 0 0.0 . - . 27 94.7 77.0-98.9 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Hispanic 2,081 994 43.8 41.2-46.4 25 1.5 0.9- 2.3 1,029 53.3 50.6-55.9 33 1.5 0.9- 2.3
AGE
18-24 128 12 9.8 4.7-19.2 8 3.8 1.8- 7.7 108 86.4 77.4-92.2 0 0.0 . - .
25-34 341 55 16.6 12.3-22.0 9 3.6 1.7- 7.4 275 79.5 73.6-84.3 2 0.3 0.1- 1.3
35-44 445 134 29.1 24.3-34.5 3 0.7 0.2- 2.5 303 68.8 63.4-73.8 5 1.4 0.4- 4.0
45-54 435 248 60.0 54.3-65.4 3 0.6 0.2- 1.8 176 38.3 33.0-43.9 8 1.2 0.6- 2.4
55-64 361 248 65.8 59.4-71.8 1 0.3 0.0- 1.9 102 30.0 24.3-36.2 10 3.9 1.7- 8.7
65-74 237 187 77.2 69.7-83.2 1 0.2 0.0- 1.1 45 20.7 14.9-28.0 4 2.0 0.7- 6.0
75+ 160 114 73.9 65.5-80.8 0 0.0 . - . 43 24.7 17.9-33.0 3 1.4 0.4- 4.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 414 278 62.4 55.9-68.5 3 0.4 0.1- 1.4 131 36.5 30.4-43.1 2 0.6 0.1- 2.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 732 354 42.6 38.0-47.2 6 0.7 0.3- 2.0 361 55.3 50.6-60.0 11 1.4 0.6- 3.1
Some Post-H.S. 526 193 32.7 28.1-37.6 10 2.6 1.3- 5.1 313 62.9 57.9-67.7 10 1.8 0.8- 3.9
College Graduate 444 173 36.2 30.8-42.1 6 2.1 0.9- 4.6 256 60.2 54.3-65.7 9 1.5 0.7- 3.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 463 259 48.6 43.0-54.3 3 0.5 0.2- 1.8 195 50.1 44.4-55.8 6 0.7 0.3- 1.8
$15,000- 24,999 511 240 47.5 42.2-53.0 8 1.9 0.8- 4.4 255 48.6 43.2-54.0 8 2.0 0.8- 4.8
$25,000- 34,999 317 129 36.3 30.2-42.9 5 2.0 0.7- 5.3 179 61.1 54.4-67.4 4 0.7 0.2- 1.8
$35,000- 49,999 218 88 37.0 29.5-45.1 2 1.3 0.3- 4.9 128 61.8 53.7-69.3 0 0.0 . - .
$50,000-74,999 162 65 42.0 32.5-52.0 2 0.9 0.2- 3.8 89 54.5 44.6-64.0 6 2.6 1.0- 6.6
$75,000+ 132 46 30.2 22.1-39.9 3 3.3 1.0-10.1 79 62.4 52.4-71.4 4 4.1 1.3-12.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 760 496 63.3 58.7-67.6 5 1.0 0.4- 2.7 246 34.0 29.7-38.5 13 1.7 0.8- 3.6
No 1,267 474 32.8 29.7-36.1 20 1.7 1.0- 2.9 754 64.2 60.8-67.4 19 1.3 0.7- 2.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 72 19 22.0 13.3-34.2 2 3.4 0.8-12.8 49 72.8 59.9-82.8 2 1.8 0.4- 7.1
Non-Veteran 2,043 980 43.3 40.6-46.0 23 1.4 0.8- 2.2 1,009 54.0 51.2-56.7 31 1.4 0.9- 2.2

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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.

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