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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Hypertension Awareness"

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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
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 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
Buncombe 452 135 23.5 18.8-29.0 3 0.8 0.2- 2.5 302 73.2 67.6-78.1 12 2.5 1.3- 4.8
Cabarrus 423 145 28.5 23.7-33.9 4 1.3 0.4- 3.9 268 69.0 63.4-74.0 6 1.2 0.5- 3.0
Catawba 447 158 29.4 24.6-34.6 5 1.1 0.4- 2.8 275 67.6 62.3-72.6 9 1.9 0.9- 3.9
Cumberland 455 175 31.7 26.9-36.8 4 0.8 0.3- 2.3 271 66.8 61.6-71.6 5 0.7 0.2- 2.1
Davidson 458 157 26.2 21.7-31.2 5 1.7 0.6- 4.3 287 71.0 65.8-75.7 9 1.2 0.6- 2.4
Durham 465 124 21.1 17.1-25.6 4 0.8 0.3- 2.3 326 75.3 70.5-79.6 11 2.8 1.5- 5.3
Forsyth 457 168 31.4 26.6-36.7 0 0.0 . - . 285 68.0 62.7-72.9 4 0.6 0.2- 1.8
Gaston 448 166 31.3 26.4-36.7 4 0.8 0.3- 2.3 276 67.6 62.1-72.6 2 0.3 0.1- 1.1
Guilford 470 179 31.3 26.6-36.4 7 1.7 0.7- 3.9 277 65.6 60.4-70.6 7 1.4 0.6- 3.1
Iredell 405 137 27.0 22.3-32.2 5 0.9 0.3- 2.3 259 71.2 65.9-76.0 4 0.9 0.3- 2.5
Johnston 389 137 28.4 23.3-34.2 2 0.6 0.1- 2.3 244 69.5 63.6-74.8 6 1.5 0.6- 3.4
Mecklenburg 882 294 26.7 23.6-30.2 10 1.1 0.5- 2.1 563 70.4 66.8-73.7 15 1.8 0.9- 3.4
New Hanover 449 163 31.1 26.4-36.2 5 0.9 0.3- 2.5 275 66.6 61.4-71.5 6 1.4 0.6- 3.2
Onslow 396 134 23.6 19.3-28.5 11 2.4 1.3- 4.3 249 73.6 68.5-78.2 2 0.4 0.1- 1.8
Orange 421 116 23.8 18.7-29.7 0 0.0 . - . 295 73.8 67.8-79.0 10 2.5 1.3- 4.6
Pitt 442 161 29.0 24.4-34.1 5 0.6 0.2- 1.6 268 68.8 63.6-73.6 8 1.5 0.7- 3.3
Randolph 458 166 29.9 25.5-34.8 3 0.4 0.1- 1.4 281 68.0 62.9-72.6 8 1.7 0.7- 3.9
Robeson 447 181 31.8 27.0-37.2 2 0.3 0.1- 1.2 261 67.2 61.8-72.2 3 0.6 0.2- 2.1
Rowan 475 182 33.3 28.4-38.6 6 1.4 0.6- 3.2 283 64.4 59.0-69.5 4 0.9 0.3- 2.5
Union 383 128 25.5 21.1-30.5 4 0.9 0.3- 2.6 246 72.7 67.6-77.2 5 0.9 0.4- 2.3
Wake 861 216 21.0 17.9-24.3 4 0.5 0.2- 1.3 619 76.3 72.8-79.5 22 2.3 1.4- 3.6
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 471 171 31.1 26.0-36.6 5 0.6 0.2- 1.4 283 66.3 60.7-71.5 12 2.1 1.1- 3.7
Northeast Partnership II 512 208 35.0 30.3-40.0 4 0.7 0.2- 1.8 288 62.5 57.5-67.4 12 1.8 1.0- 3.4
Northeast Partnership I 519 245 42.5 37.2-48.0 1 0.2 0.0- 1.5 264 56.1 50.6-61.4 9 1.2 0.6- 2.4
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 425 178 33.3 28.1-38.9 3 0.5 0.2- 1.7 241 65.4 59.7-70.6 3 0.9 0.3- 3.0
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 528 223 37.0 31.8-42.5 4 1.2 0.4- 3.3 294 60.5 54.9-65.8 7 1.4 0.6- 3.3
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 430 170 35.1 30.0-40.4 5 1.1 0.4- 2.6 248 62.2 56.7-67.4 7 1.7 0.7- 3.9
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 478 160 28.9 24.4-33.9 4 0.6 0.2- 1.8 303 68.5 63.4-73.2 11 2.0 1.0- 3.6
Chatham/Lee/Moore 526 177 29.2 24.9-33.9 6 1.6 0.7- 3.5 336 68.4 63.5-72.8 7 0.9 0.4- 2.0
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 651 244 29.3 25.3-33.7 5 1.1 0.4- 2.6 391 67.8 63.1-72.2 11 1.8 0.6- 5.6
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 470 188 33.6 28.8-38.7 6 1.4 0.5- 3.7 267 62.7 57.4-67.7 9 2.3 1.1- 4.6
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 409 136 26.6 22.1-31.5 1 0.2 0.0- 1.7 266 71.5 66.4-76.2 6 1.7 0.7- 3.8
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 509 203 32.6 28.0-37.5 10 2.4 1.2- 4.8 290 63.8 58.7-68.7 6 1.2 0.5- 2.8
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 768 265 28.7 24.9-32.8 7 0.7 0.3- 1.6 484 69.0 64.7-72.9 12 1.6 0.8- 3.2
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 1,190 516 37.2 33.7-40.8 5 0.4 0.2- 0.9 645 60.8 57.2-64.3 24 1.6 1.0- 2.5
No 16,049 5,623 28.7 27.9-29.6 155 1.0 0.8- 1.2 10,012 68.7 67.8-69.6 259 1.6 1.4- 1.8
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 5,561 2,161 33.0 31.4-34.6 54 0.9 0.6- 1.2 3,260 64.7 63.1-66.3 86 1.4 1.1- 1.8
Piedmont 9,675 3,297 27.6 26.5-28.7 87 0.9 0.7- 1.2 6,127 69.8 68.7-71.0 164 1.7 1.4- 2.0
Western NC 2,003 681 28.2 25.8-30.7 19 1.0 0.6- 1.7 1,270 69.1 66.6-71.6 33 1.7 1.1- 2.5
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 1,220 400 27.0 24.0-30.3 10 0.7 0.4- 1.4 786 70.3 67.0-73.5 24 1.9 1.2- 3.1
Northwest 3,279 1,186 30.5 28.6-32.5 35 1.3 0.8- 1.9 2,016 67.1 65.1-69.1 42 1.1 0.8- 1.6
Charlotte 2,553 897 27.9 25.8-30.0 26 1.1 0.7- 1.7 1,598 69.8 67.6-71.9 32 1.3 0.8- 2.0
Greensboro 2,224 774 30.0 27.6-32.6 19 1.0 0.6- 1.8 1,383 66.7 64.1-69.3 48 2.2 1.5- 3.3
Southern Regional 1,792 683 31.9 29.0-35.0 15 1.2 0.6- 2.2 1,071 66.0 62.9-69.0 23 0.9 0.5- 1.7
Coastal 877 334 34.1 30.4-37.9 10 1.0 0.5- 1.9 520 63.4 59.5-67.1 13 1.6 0.9- 2.9
Wake 2,423 724 23.2 21.2-25.4 14 0.5 0.3- 1.0 1,634 74.1 71.9-76.3 51 2.1 1.5- 2.9
Area L 703 313 36.8 32.5-41.3 3 0.4 0.1- 1.3 380 61.8 57.2-66.2 7 1.0 0.4- 2.5
Eastern 2,168 828 32.7 30.2-35.2 28 0.9 0.6- 1.4 1,269 64.7 62.1-67.2 43 1.7 1.2- 2.4

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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, Edgecombe, 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.

*** 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.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (AHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

****Learn about the NC Area Health Education Centers Program

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