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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Hypertension

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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
-Piedmont NC 9,584 7,758 77.6 76.3-78.8 1,086 12.5 11.6-13.5 409 5.2 4.6- 6.0 166 2.3 1.8- 2.9 165 2.4 1.9- 3.0
GENDER
Male 3,483 2,672 73.1 71.0-75.2 427 13.4 11.9-15.1 196 6.6 5.5- 7.8 84 3.0 2.1- 4.3 104 3.8 3.0- 4.9
Female 6,101 5,086 81.8 80.5-83.1 659 11.7 10.6-12.8 213 3.9 3.3- 4.7 82 1.5 1.2- 2.0 61 1.0 0.7- 1.4
RACE
White 7,452 6,066 78.5 77.1-79.8 840 12.7 11.6-13.8 316 5.3 4.5- 6.1 120 1.8 1.4- 2.3 110 1.8 1.4- 2.2
African American 1,565 1,298 80.4 77.5-83.1 169 12.1 10.0-14.5 56 3.9 2.7- 5.7 26 2.3 1.4- 3.6 16 1.3 0.7- 2.4
Other Minorities 529 365 64.7 58.6-70.4 71 12.0 8.9-15.9 35 7.4 5.1-10.7 19 6.2 2.9-12.4 39 9.8 6.4-14.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 539 363 61.4 55.3-67.2 78 12.3 9.2-16.3 35 8.6 5.8-12.6 20 6.6 3.4-12.5 43 11.0 7.6-15.7
Non-Hispanic 9,039 7,390 79.3 78.1-80.5 1,007 12.5 11.6-13.5 374 4.9 4.3- 5.6 146 1.8 1.5- 2.2 122 1.5 1.2- 1.8
AGE
18-24 423 324 71.8 65.7-77.2 58 15.3 11.4-20.3 22 6.2 3.7-10.2 10 3.7 1.7- 7.9 9 2.9 1.3- 6.7
25-34 1,334 978 71.4 68.3-74.4 204 15.2 13.0-17.7 87 7.5 5.8- 9.6 35 2.7 1.9- 4.0 30 3.2 2.1- 4.8
35-44 1,881 1,402 72.5 69.7-75.1 276 14.7 12.8-16.8 105 5.9 4.6- 7.4 50 3.3 2.1- 5.3 48 3.6 2.6- 5.0
45-54 1,830 1,456 79.6 77.2-81.8 233 12.6 10.8-14.7 80 4.7 3.6- 6.1 28 1.3 0.8- 2.1 33 1.7 1.2- 2.5
55-64 1,724 1,417 82.0 79.6-84.1 186 10.1 8.6-11.9 68 4.5 3.4- 6.1 27 1.6 1.0- 2.6 26 1.7 1.0- 2.9
65-74 1,295 1,168 89.6 87.3-91.4 73 6.3 4.8- 8.1 34 2.5 1.7- 3.7 8 0.7 0.3- 1.5 12 1.0 0.5- 2.1
75+ 1,053 974 91.9 89.7-93.6 53 5.6 4.2- 7.5 12 1.2 0.6- 2.5 7 0.8 0.3- 1.7 7 0.5 0.2- 1.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,487 1,189 75.0 71.1-78.5 143 9.2 7.4-11.6 62 5.4 3.9- 7.5 44 4.5 2.8- 7.4 49 5.8 3.9- 8.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,720 2,196 76.7 74.2-79.0 290 12.3 10.6-14.3 120 5.9 4.6- 7.6 56 2.3 1.6- 3.4 58 2.8 2.0- 3.8
Some Post-H.S. 2,283 1,864 76.9 74.1-79.5 259 13.2 11.1-15.5 92 5.7 4.3- 7.5 37 2.5 1.5- 4.2 31 1.7 1.1- 2.7
College Graduate 3,077 2,494 80.1 78.3-81.8 392 13.8 12.3-15.4 135 4.3 3.5- 5.2 29 0.9 0.6- 1.4 27 0.9 0.6- 1.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,032 863 78.7 74.6-82.4 85 8.3 6.2-11.0 28 4.0 2.4- 6.6 23 3.4 1.9- 6.0 33 5.6 3.7- 8.4
$15,000- 24,999 1,620 1,293 71.7 67.8-75.4 174 13.0 10.6-15.9 70 6.8 4.8- 9.5 42 4.9 2.8- 8.2 41 3.6 2.4- 5.2
$25,000- 34,999 1,129 863 74.3 70.3-78.0 143 11.9 9.7-14.6 63 6.8 4.8- 9.4 27 2.2 1.3- 3.5 33 4.8 2.7- 8.4
$35,000- 49,999 1,256 1,012 78.3 75.0-81.4 157 13.1 10.8-15.9 51 4.4 3.1- 6.2 22 2.6 1.4- 4.6 14 1.5 0.8- 3.0
$50,000-74,999 1,310 1,077 82.0 79.2-84.4 155 12.3 10.3-14.7 56 4.4 3.2- 6.1 11 0.7 0.4- 1.3 11 0.6 0.3- 1.1
$75,000+ 1,806 1,470 79.8 77.3-82.1 227 12.8 11.0-14.8 85 5.9 4.5- 7.7 16 1.1 0.7- 1.9 8 0.4 0.2- 0.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,822 2,501 86.6 84.7-88.3 178 7.7 6.3- 9.4 71 2.8 2.1- 3.8 36 1.4 0.9- 2.2 36 1.4 1.0- 2.2
No 6,501 5,046 74.5 72.9-76.0 881 14.3 13.1-15.5 324 6.1 5.3- 7.1 125 2.3 1.8- 3.0 125 2.8 2.2- 3.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,144 962 82.7 79.6-85.5 97 8.5 6.6-10.7 41 4.9 3.3- 7.2 21 1.8 1.1- 2.9 23 2.1 1.2- 3.5
Non-Veteran 8,428 6,785 76.9 75.5-78.2 989 13.1 12.1-14.1 367 5.3 4.6- 6.0 145 2.3 1.8- 3.0 142 2.4 1.9- 3.1

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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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