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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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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%)
TOTAL 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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 14,651 12,375 82.5 81.6-83.3 1,472 11.1 10.4-11.8 486 3.9 3.5- 4.3 186 1.5 1.2- 1.8 132 1.1 0.8- 1.4
No 2,417 1,545 57.5 54.5-60.4 346 15.5 13.5-17.9 225 11.0 9.1-13.3 145 7.6 5.9- 9.6 156 8.4 6.8-10.3
Body Mass Index
Underweight 280 235 83.9 77.5-88.8 24 8.3 5.1-13.1 11 2.5 1.2- 4.8 5 3.5 1.2- 9.9 5 1.8 0.7- 4.8
Recommended Range 5,638 4,400 74.0 72.2-75.8 723 13.8 12.5-15.2 271 6.1 5.1- 7.3 137 3.1 2.5- 3.8 107 3.1 2.3- 4.0
Overweight 5,885 4,795 78.0 76.4-79.5 639 12.1 11.0-13.3 245 5.1 4.4- 6.0 107 2.8 2.1- 3.9 99 2.0 1.5- 2.5
Obese 4,481 3,876 83.5 81.8-85.1 340 9.0 7.8-10.4 148 4.1 3.4- 5.1 67 1.8 1.3- 2.5 50 1.6 1.1- 2.3
Current Smoker
No 13,519 11,234 79.4 78.3-80.4 1,401 11.7 10.9-12.5 501 4.5 4.1- 5.1 203 2.2 1.8- 2.7 180 2.1 1.7- 2.6
Yes 3,503 2,650 72.2 69.9-74.4 412 12.8 11.3-14.6 206 7.4 6.0- 9.1 128 4.0 3.2- 5.0 107 3.6 2.8- 4.5
Binge Drinker
No 15,614 12,883 79.0 78.0-79.9 1,618 11.6 10.9-12.3 600 4.7 4.2- 5.2 281 2.5 2.1- 3.0 232 2.2 1.8- 2.6
Yes 1,318 936 67.9 64.2-71.3 189 15.4 12.9-18.3 99 9.2 7.1-11.8 45 3.4 2.3- 5.0 49 4.2 2.8- 6.2
Heavy Drinker
No 16,361 13,388 77.9 76.9-78.9 1,725 11.9 11.2-12.7 672 5.1 4.6- 5.7 313 2.7 2.2- 3.1 263 2.4 2.0- 2.8
Yes 502 374 74.8 69.3-79.6 69 12.7 9.4-16.9 28 6.8 4.0-11.2 15 2.2 1.2- 4.0 16 3.5 1.9- 6.5
Current Asthma
Yes 1,205 1,082 89.2 86.5-91.4 86 7.0 5.3- 9.2 18 2.1 1.1- 3.9 14 1.3 0.7- 2.3 5 0.4 0.2- 1.2
No 15,811 12,788 76.9 75.9-77.9 1,733 12.3 11.6-13.1 690 5.4 4.9- 6.0 318 2.8 2.3- 3.2 282 2.6 2.2- 3.1
Diabetes
Yes 1,843 1,753 94.7 93.3-95.8 69 3.9 3.0- 5.1 13 0.9 0.5- 1.7 5 0.3 0.1- 1.0 3 0.2 0.1- 0.7
Yes, During Pregnancy 143 118 82.8 74.2-89.0 17 13.0 7.6-21.5 6 3.1 1.3- 7.1 2 1.1 0.2- 4.8 0 0.0 . - .
No 14,890 11,863 75.9 74.8-76.9 1,728 12.8 12.0-13.6 688 5.7 5.1- 6.3 325 2.9 2.5- 3.4 286 2.7 2.3- 3.2
No, Bordeline Diabetes 214 200 93.4 88.3-96.4 8 4.3 2.0- 9.1 5 1.9 0.6- 5.5 1 0.3 0.0- 2.4 0 0.0 . - .

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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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