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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Rowan County

Hypertension

About how long has it been since you last had your blood pressure taken by a doctor, nurse, or other health professional?

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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
-Rowan County 470 379 80.5 75.8-84.5 59 12.8 9.5-17.0 18 3.7 2.2- 6.2 6 1.5 0.6- 3.5 8 1.5 0.7- 3.2
GENDER
Male 166 129 81.2 73.4-87.1 22 12.3 7.5-19.7 6 3.1 1.3- 7.0 3 1.3 0.4- 4.5 6 2.1 0.9- 5.0
Female 304 250 80.0 74.0-84.8 37 13.2 9.4-18.4 12 4.4 2.3- 8.1 3 1.6 0.5- 5.4 2 0.8 0.2- 4.3
RACE
White 391 319 82.2 77.5-86.1 46 11.4 8.3-15.5 14 3.6 2.0- 6.3 4 1.0 0.3- 3.0 8 1.8 0.8- 4.0
Other 77 58 73.6 58.9-84.5 13 18.5 9.5-33.0 4 4.4 1.4-12.8 2 3.4 0.8-12.9 0 0.0 . - .
AGE
18-44 153 114 78.4 70.1-84.9 25 14.3 9.0-21.9 9 4.7 2.3- 9.3 3 1.7 0.5- 6.0 2 0.9 0.2- 3.8
45+ 317 265 82.6 77.2-86.9 34 11.4 8.0-16.1 9 2.9 1.4- 5.8 3 1.2 0.3- 4.0 6 1.9 0.8- 4.9
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 262 208 78.3 71.7-83.7 34 13.5 9.4-19.1 10 3.6 1.7- 7.2 5 2.5 1.0- 6.3 5 2.1 0.8- 5.3
Some College + 208 171 83.3 76.0-88.6 25 11.9 7.3-18.9 8 4.0 1.9- 8.0 1 0.2 0.0- 1.4 3 0.6 0.2- 2.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 305 240 79.0 72.8-84.1 44 14.4 10.2-20.1 9 2.4 1.1- 5.1 6 2.3 0.9- 5.5 6 1.9 0.8- 4.6
$50,000+ 99 83 82.0 71.7-89.2 11 13.6 7.3-23.9 4 4.0 1.5-10.3 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.4 0.1- 2.8

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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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