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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Hypertension Awareness

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,132 5,125 77.4 75.8-79.0 1,007 22.6 21.0-24.2
-Piedmont NC 3,293 2,740 77.1 74.9-79.1 553 22.9 20.9-25.1
GENDER
Male 1,186 946 73.7 70.1-77.0 240 26.3 23.0-29.9
Female 2,107 1,794 80.0 77.3-82.4 313 20.0 17.6-22.7
RACE
White 2,528 2,136 78.1 75.5-80.4 392 21.9 19.6-24.5
African American 664 545 79.2 74.8-83.0 119 20.8 17.0-25.2
Other Minorities 87 46 48.4 34.9-62.2 41 51.6 37.8-65.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 79 38 39.5 27.6-52.7 41 60.5 47.3-72.4
Non-Hispanic 3,212 2,700 78.7 76.6-80.7 512 21.3 19.3-23.4
AGE
18-24 37 4 13.2 4.9-31.1 33 86.8 68.9-95.1
25-34 132 59 41.6 31.8-52.2 73 58.4 47.8-68.2
35-44 334 212 63.3 56.6-69.4 122 36.7 30.6-43.4
45-54 575 446 73.9 69.0-78.3 129 26.1 21.7-31.0
55-64 810 710 86.9 83.6-89.6 100 13.1 10.4-16.4
65-74 759 705 92.2 89.5-94.3 54 7.8 5.7-10.5
75+ 629 590 93.6 90.9-95.5 39 6.4 4.5- 9.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 655 556 78.0 72.7-82.5 99 22.0 17.5-27.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,077 906 79.1 75.2-82.6 171 20.9 17.4-24.8
Some Post-H.S. 740 613 75.6 70.6-80.0 127 24.4 20.0-29.4
College Graduate 812 656 75.0 70.7-78.9 156 25.0 21.1-29.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 522 442 77.4 70.6-83.0 80 22.6 17.0-29.4
$15,000- 24,999 635 529 77.9 73.1-82.2 106 22.1 17.8-26.9
$25,000- 34,999 391 327 81.3 75.7-85.9 64 18.7 14.1-24.3
$35,000- 49,999 374 313 79.0 72.8-84.1 61 21.0 15.9-27.2
$50,000-74,999 353 284 69.8 61.6-76.9 69 30.2 23.1-38.4
$75,000+ 430 342 73.9 68.2-78.9 88 26.1 21.1-31.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,411 1,214 82.1 79.1-84.8 197 17.9 15.2-20.9
No 1,814 1,468 73.7 70.6-76.6 346 26.3 23.4-29.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 491 432 82.9 76.4-87.9 59 17.1 12.1-23.6
Non-Veteran 2,801 2,307 75.9 73.6-78.1 494 24.1 21.9-26.4

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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.

** 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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