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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Wake 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
-Wake County 861 216 21.0 17.9-24.3 4 0.5 0.2- 1.3 619 76.3 72.8-79.5 22 2.3 1.4- 3.6
GENDER
Male 331 76 18.8 14.4-24.1 0 0.0 . - . 242 78.3 72.8-82.9 13 2.9 1.6- 5.3
Female 530 140 23.2 19.4-27.6 4 1.0 0.3- 2.6 377 74.2 69.8-78.2 9 1.6 0.8- 3.2
RACE
White 639 161 21.9 18.4-25.9 2 0.4 0.1- 1.4 458 75.2 71.1-78.9 18 2.5 1.5- 4.1
Other 213 53 18.7 13.5-25.4 1 0.5 0.1- 3.7 155 78.9 71.9-84.5 4 1.8 0.6- 5.3
AGE
18-44 419 56 13.2 9.6-17.8 3 0.5 0.2- 1.8 355 85.4 80.7-89.1 5 0.9 0.3- 2.3
45+ 440 160 33.5 28.8-38.5 1 0.3 0.0- 2.4 262 61.6 56.4-66.5 17 4.6 2.7- 7.5
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 216 68 23.0 16.9-30.5 3 1.2 0.4- 3.9 143 75.4 67.8-81.7 2 0.5 0.1- 2.0
Some College + 643 146 20.0 16.7-23.8 1 0.2 0.0- 1.3 476 76.8 72.8-80.3 20 3.0 1.9- 4.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 348 98 22.2 17.4-28.0 2 0.6 0.1- 2.5 244 76.5 70.7-81.5 4 0.7 0.3- 2.0
$50,000+ 398 83 19.0 14.9-23.9 2 0.5 0.1- 2.1 296 76.4 71.2-80.9 17 4.1 2.5- 6.7

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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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