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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: New Hanover County

Hypertension

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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%)
North Carolina 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
-New Hanover County 446 370 79.7 74.3-84.2 44 11.1 7.8-15.5 19 5.5 3.3- 9.0 6 1.6 0.5- 5.1 7 2.1 0.9- 4.8
GENDER
Male 160 125 75.9 66.9-83.1 18 13.1 7.7-21.5 13 9.1 5.1-15.9 2 0.8 0.2- 3.0 2 1.0 0.2- 5.1
Female 286 245 83.2 76.8-88.2 26 9.1 6.1-13.5 6 2.1 0.9- 4.9 4 2.4 0.6- 9.8 5 3.1 1.2- 8.0
RACE
White 378 314 79.2 73.1-84.1 37 11.5 7.8-16.7 15 5.0 2.8- 8.5 5 1.8 0.5- 6.2 7 2.6 1.1- 5.9
Other 68 56 82.1 68.9-90.5 7 9.0 4.2-18.3 4 8.1 2.7-22.3 1 0.8 0.1- 5.4 0 0.0 . - .
AGE
18-44 149 113 73.1 63.3-81.0 16 12.2 6.8-20.8 14 9.8 5.5-16.9 3 2.5 0.5-11.0 3 2.4 0.7- 7.3
45+ 295 256 85.9 80.6-90.0 28 10.2 6.9-14.8 5 1.7 0.6- 4.5 3 0.8 0.2- 2.7 3 1.4 0.3- 6.0
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 147 120 76.5 65.9-84.6 17 12.6 7.0-21.9 6 5.4 2.3-12.3 1 2.5 0.4-15.4 3 3.0 0.8-10.1
Some College + 298 249 81.5 75.4-86.4 27 10.2 6.6-15.3 13 5.6 3.0-10.2 5 1.1 0.4- 2.8 4 1.6 0.5- 4.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 218 179 77.6 69.1-84.3 20 12.0 6.9-20.0 10 6.3 3.1-12.4 3 0.8 0.3- 2.6 6 3.3 1.3- 7.9
$50,000+ 163 136 78.4 69.2-85.4 16 10.7 6.4-17.3 8 6.6 3.1-13.3 2 2.8 0.5-14.8 1 1.5 0.2-10.0

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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.

** Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, 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.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

*** 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.

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