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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Hypertension Awareness--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,132 5,125 77.4 75.8-79.0 1,007 22.6 21.0-24.2
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,501 4,720 80.5 78.8-82.1 781 19.5 17.9-21.2
No 620 398 55.5 50.2-60.7 222 44.5 39.3-49.8
Body Mass Index
Underweight 66 47 60.4 44.4-74.4 19 39.6 25.6-55.6
Recommended Range 1,335 1,093 76.2 72.6-79.5 242 23.8 20.5-27.4
Overweight 2,184 1,851 79.3 76.5-81.8 333 20.7 18.2-23.5
Obese 2,247 1,886 77.5 74.7-80.1 361 22.5 19.9-25.3
Current Smoker
No 5,024 4,284 80.2 78.5-81.9 740 19.8 18.1-21.5
Yes 1,080 814 65.6 61.2-69.8 266 34.4 30.2-38.8
Binge Drinker
No 5,748 4,867 79.1 77.4-80.7 881 20.9 19.3-22.6
Yes 328 218 56.9 49.5-64.0 110 43.1 36.0-50.5
Heavy Drinker
No 5,904 4,960 77.9 76.2-79.5 944 22.1 20.5-23.8
Yes 147 103 62.9 49.2-74.8 44 37.1 25.2-50.8
Current Asthma
Yes 545 451 73.6 67.2-79.1 94 26.4 20.9-32.8
No 5,549 4,641 77.8 76.1-79.4 908 22.2 20.6-23.9
Diabetes
Yes 1,313 1,223 91.6 89.3-93.4 90 8.4 6.6-10.7
Yes, During Pregnancy 25 18 75.0 49.6-90.2 7 25.0 9.8-50.4
No 4,666 3,764 73.4 71.4-75.2 902 26.6 24.8-28.6
No, Bordeline Diabetes 120 114 94.1 85.8-97.6 6 5.9 2.4-14.2

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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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