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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Hypertension Awareness-AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALES

Are you currently taking medicine for your high blood pressure?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,001 861 82.4 78.8-85.4 140 17.6 14.6-21.2
GENDER
Female 1,001 861 82.4 78.8-85.4 140 17.6 14.6-21.2
RACE
African American 1,001 861 82.4 78.8-85.4 140 17.6 14.6-21.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 7 5 56.4 16.9-89.2 2 43.6 10.8-83.1
-English Speaking 5 5 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
-Spanish Speaking 2 0 0.0 . - . 2 100 . - .
Non-Hispanic 994 856 82.6 79.1-85.6 138 17.4 14.4-20.9
AGE
18-24 12 3 27.0 7.3-63.5 9 73.0 36.5-92.7
25-34 55 28 52.2 36.8-67.2 27 47.8 32.8-63.2
35-44 134 95 69.1 58.1-78.2 39 30.9 21.8-41.9
45-54 248 222 85.7 79.1-90.5 26 14.3 9.5-20.9
55-64 248 226 89.6 83.8-93.4 22 10.4 6.6-16.2
65-74 187 176 93.0 86.9-96.3 11 7.0 3.7-13.1
75+ 114 109 95.2 88.5-98.1 5 4.8 1.9-11.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 278 252 89.6 84.3-93.3 26 10.4 6.7-15.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 354 294 79.9 74.0-84.8 60 20.1 15.2-26.0
Some Post-H.S. 193 165 81.9 73.8-87.9 28 18.1 12.1-26.2
College Graduate 173 147 76.2 64.0-85.1 26 23.8 14.9-36.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 259 233 88.8 82.2-93.1 26 11.2 6.9-17.8
$15,000- 24,999 240 202 80.3 72.9-86.0 38 19.7 14.0-27.1
$25,000- 34,999 129 102 76.3 66.5-83.9 27 23.7 16.1-33.5
$35,000- 49,999 88 72 80.8 68.0-89.3 16 19.2 10.7-32.0
$50,000-74,999 65 54 72.8 51.2-87.3 11 27.2 12.7-48.8
$75,000+ 46 42 83.4 62.1-93.9 4 16.6 6.1-37.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 496 445 88.1 84.0-91.3 51 11.9 8.7-16.0
No 474 389 76.5 70.5-81.5 85 23.5 18.5-29.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 19 15 76.9 50.6-91.5 4 23.1 8.5-49.4
Non-Veteran 980 844 82.4 78.8-85.5 136 17.6 14.5-21.2

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*This question is asked only if the respondent reported being diagnosed with high blood pressure.

^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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