SCHS Home Search FAQs Guestbook

North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics Navigation Bar

2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Wake County

Hypertension

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

View results for a demographic group:
Select a different topic:
View results for a different geographical area:
  Total
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
-Wake County 852 676 77.1 73.1-80.7 102 12.5 10.1-15.5 46 6.0 4.3- 8.4 11 2.0 0.8- 5.0 17 2.4 1.1- 5.1
GENDER
Male 327 238 70.3 63.5-76.3 50 15.5 11.5-20.6 26 8.3 5.4-12.6 6 2.9 0.9- 9.3 7 3.0 1.0- 8.8
Female 525 438 84.4 80.6-87.6 52 9.3 6.9-12.4 20 3.6 2.2- 6.0 5 0.9 0.4- 2.4 10 1.8 0.8- 3.7
RACE
White 632 504 78.0 73.8-81.6 72 12.7 9.9-16.1 35 6.4 4.4- 9.3 9 1.4 0.7- 2.8 12 1.6 0.8- 3.2
Other 211 166 75.6 65.9-83.3 28 12.2 7.8-18.5 10 4.5 2.1- 9.5 2 3.4 0.6-16.6 5 4.3 1.2-14.4
AGE
18-44 414 312 73.6 67.7-78.7 60 14.0 10.7-18.2 27 6.9 4.5-10.6 7 2.6 0.8- 7.9 8 2.8 1.0- 7.6
45+ 436 363 82.8 78.1-86.7 42 10.1 7.0-14.4 18 4.4 2.7- 7.3 4 0.9 0.3- 2.8 9 1.7 0.7- 3.9
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 212 165 74.8 64.8-82.6 20 8.8 5.3-14.2 9 4.6 2.1- 9.7 5 4.3 1.0-16.5 13 7.5 3.2-16.5
Some College + 638 509 78.0 73.8-81.7 82 14.0 11.0-17.6 37 6.6 4.5- 9.5 6 1.0 0.4- 2.4 4 0.4 0.1- 1.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 343 270 75.5 67.9-81.9 34 10.1 6.8-15.0 18 5.1 2.9- 9.1 6 3.5 1.0-11.9 15 5.7 2.5-12.3
$50,000+ 396 318 78.5 73.3-82.9 51 13.2 9.9-17.5 22 7.1 4.4-11.2 4 1.0 0.4- 2.9 1 0.1 0.0- 1.0

Back to Hypertension.

^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.

BRFSS Home | Annual Questionnaires | Technical Notes

This page was generated on 16AUG06.

SCHS Home | Search | FAQs | Guestbook