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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Union 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
-Union County 383 128 25.5 21.1-30.5 4 0.9 0.3- 2.6 246 72.7 67.6-77.2 5 0.9 0.4- 2.3
GENDER
Male 155 45 21.2 15.4-28.6 0 0.0 . - . 109 78.2 70.8-84.2 1 0.5 0.1- 3.7
Female 228 83 30.2 24.1-37.1 4 1.9 0.7- 5.4 137 66.5 59.5-72.9 4 1.3 0.5- 3.7
RACE
White 321 111 25.9 21.2-31.2 3 0.9 0.3- 3.0 203 72.3 66.9-77.2 4 0.9 0.3- 2.4
Other 60 15 22.5 12.8-36.3 1 1.0 0.1- 6.6 43 75.4 61.6-85.4 1 1.2 0.2- 8.2
AGE
18-44 166 18 9.9 6.0-16.0 2 0.7 0.2- 2.8 146 89.3 83.3-93.4 0 0.0 . - .
45+ 213 109 45.8 38.4-53.4 2 1.2 0.3- 5.3 97 50.9 43.3-58.4 5 2.1 0.8- 5.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 161 62 30.6 23.2-39.2 3 1.7 0.5- 5.8 93 66.7 58.0-74.4 3 1.0 0.3- 3.0
Some College + 221 65 21.6 16.5-27.8 1 0.3 0.0- 2.3 153 77.1 70.9-82.4 2 0.9 0.2- 3.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 181 72 30.1 23.1-38.2 3 1.2 0.4- 3.7 102 67.3 59.1-74.6 4 1.4 0.5- 3.9
$50,000+ 149 33 17.5 12.1-24.5 1 0.9 0.1- 5.9 114 81.0 73.7-86.6 1 0.7 0.1- 4.5

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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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