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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Rowan County

Hypertension Awareness

Have you ever been told by a doctor, nurse, or other health professional that you have high blood pressure?

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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
-Rowan County 475 182 33.3 28.4-38.6 6 1.4 0.6- 3.2 283 64.4 59.0-69.5 4 0.9 0.3- 2.5
GENDER
Male 167 62 33.0 25.0-42.2 0 0.0 . - . 103 65.9 56.8-74.1 2 1.0 0.3- 4.0
Female 308 120 33.5 28.0-39.6 6 2.6 1.1- 6.0 180 63.0 56.8-68.9 2 0.8 0.2- 3.5
RACE
White 393 155 36.5 30.9-42.5 5 1.4 0.5- 3.6 230 61.1 55.0-66.8 3 1.0 0.3- 3.0
Other 79 25 19.9 12.4-30.4 1 1.2 0.2- 8.3 52 78.1 67.2-86.1 1 0.8 0.1- 5.4
AGE
18-44 155 21 13.2 7.9-21.4 3 1.6 0.5- 5.0 131 85.2 77.0-90.8 0 0.0 . - .
45+ 320 161 52.0 45.7-58.2 3 1.2 0.3- 4.1 152 45.1 38.9-51.3 4 1.8 0.7- 4.7
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 263 114 38.0 30.9-45.6 2 1.0 0.3- 4.2 145 60.0 52.3-67.3 2 1.0 0.2- 3.8
Some College + 212 68 27.7 21.3-35.0 4 1.7 0.6- 5.1 138 69.7 62.2-76.3 2 0.9 0.2- 3.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 308 128 35.4 29.3-42.0 3 1.0 0.3- 3.6 176 63.2 56.5-69.4 1 0.4 0.1- 2.7
$50,000+ 99 22 22.9 14.9-33.5 3 3.3 1.0- 9.9 72 72.1 61.2-80.8 2 1.8 0.4- 7.2

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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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