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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Hypertension Awareness

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  Total
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
-Piedmont NC 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
GENDER
Male 3,528 1,189 26.2 24.5-28.0 0 0.0 . - . 2,257 71.6 69.8-73.4 82 2.2 1.7- 2.8
Female 6,147 2,108 28.9 27.5-30.3 87 1.8 1.4- 2.4 3,870 68.1 66.6-69.5 82 1.2 0.9- 1.5
RACE
White 7,513 2,530 27.5 26.2-28.7 69 1.0 0.7- 1.3 4,788 69.9 68.5-71.1 126 1.7 1.4- 2.1
African American 1,576 665 35.5 32.5-38.6 12 0.8 0.4- 1.5 864 61.4 58.2-64.5 35 2.2 1.4- 3.5
Other Minorities 546 87 13.0 9.9-16.9 5 0.8 0.3- 2.2 453 86.0 82.0-89.2 1 0.2 0.0- 1.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 555 79 11.7 9.0-15.2 5 0.8 0.3- 2.1 466 87.0 83.4-89.9 5 0.5 0.2- 1.2
Non-Hispanic 9,114 3,216 29.3 28.1-30.5 82 1.0 0.7- 1.2 5,657 67.9 66.7-69.1 159 1.8 1.5- 2.2
AGE
18-24 439 37 8.1 5.5-11.7 10 1.2 0.6- 2.5 392 90.7 87.0-93.4 0 0.0 . - .
25-34 1,359 132 9.7 7.9-11.8 35 2.2 1.5- 3.2 1,182 87.1 84.8-89.2 10 1.0 0.5- 2.1
35-44 1,889 334 18.3 16.2-20.6 25 1.0 0.6- 1.6 1,505 79.4 77.0-81.6 25 1.2 0.8- 2.0
45-54 1,843 575 30.3 27.8-33.0 12 0.6 0.3- 1.1 1,215 66.4 63.6-69.0 41 2.7 1.8- 4.0
55-64 1,730 810 47.3 44.5-50.2 3 0.1 0.0- 0.5 877 49.5 46.7-52.4 40 3.0 2.1- 4.4
65-74 1,300 759 58.1 54.9-61.3 1 0.0 0.0- 0.2 515 39.8 36.7-43.0 25 2.0 1.3- 3.2
75+ 1,067 632 60.6 57.0-64.1 1 0.1 0.0- 0.6 411 37.0 33.5-40.6 23 2.3 1.4- 3.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,511 656 32.4 29.2-35.7 12 0.8 0.4- 1.6 826 66.2 62.8-69.4 17 0.7 0.4- 1.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,755 1,078 32.2 30.0-34.4 28 1.2 0.7- 2.0 1,613 65.1 62.7-67.4 36 1.5 1.0- 2.4
Some Post-H.S. 2,300 740 25.0 22.9-27.2 24 1.0 0.6- 1.6 1,488 71.9 69.5-74.1 48 2.2 1.5- 3.1
College Graduate 3,090 814 23.1 21.3-24.9 23 0.7 0.5- 1.2 2,191 74.3 72.4-76.1 62 1.9 1.4- 2.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,044 522 39.1 35.1-43.4 7 0.8 0.4- 1.9 502 59.4 55.2-63.5 13 0.6 0.3- 1.1
$15,000- 24,999 1,641 636 28.8 26.0-31.7 17 1.2 0.7- 2.1 957 68.6 65.5-71.6 31 1.4 0.9- 2.3
$25,000- 34,999 1,138 391 29.9 26.6-33.4 10 1.2 0.6- 2.6 724 68.0 64.4-71.4 13 0.9 0.5- 1.8
$35,000- 49,999 1,265 375 25.4 22.6-28.5 10 0.8 0.4- 1.5 861 72.0 68.9-75.0 19 1.7 1.1- 2.9
$50,000-74,999 1,312 353 23.5 20.7-26.5 14 0.8 0.4- 1.5 917 73.2 70.0-76.1 28 2.5 1.6- 4.1
$75,000+ 1,810 430 21.7 19.6-24.1 20 1.0 0.6- 1.6 1,320 75.1 72.6-77.4 40 2.2 1.5- 3.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,840 1,415 44.0 41.5-46.4 19 0.8 0.5- 1.4 1,356 53.3 50.7-55.8 50 2.0 1.3- 2.9
No 6,565 1,814 22.3 21.1-23.5 64 0.9 0.7- 1.3 4,576 75.2 73.9-76.5 111 1.6 1.3- 2.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,151 492 39.0 35.4-42.7 1 0.1 0.0- 0.5 626 57.9 54.1-61.5 32 3.1 2.1- 4.5
Non-Veteran 8,512 2,804 26.1 25.0-27.3 86 1.0 0.8- 1.4 5,490 71.4 70.1-72.5 132 1.5 1.2- 1.9

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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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