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2007 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Actions to Control High Blood Pressure*--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

Has a doctor or health professional ever advised you to do any of the following to help lower or control your high blood pressure -
reduce alcohol use?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No Do not drink
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,491 987 21.2 19.6-22.8 1,607 31.1 29.3-32.9 2,897 47.7 45.9-49.6
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,013 862 20.2 18.7-21.9 1,484 31.2 29.4-33.0 2,667 48.6 46.7-50.5
No 468 125 28.7 22.8-35.3 122 30.4 23.7-38.0 221 40.9 34.3-47.8
Body Mass Index
Underweight 57 6 8.0 3.0-19.6 15 31.1 17.7-48.7 36 60.9 44.0-75.6
Recommended Range 1,209 182 17.5 14.7-20.8 425 37.7 33.8-41.8 602 44.7 40.9-48.7
Overweight 1,957 385 22.7 20.2-25.5 583 31.7 28.8-34.7 989 45.6 42.5-48.7
Obese 2,034 380 22.5 20.0-25.3 541 28.5 25.7-31.5 1,113 49.0 45.9-52.1
Current Smoker
No 4,468 712 19.0 17.4-20.7 1,287 29.9 28.0-31.8 2,469 51.1 49.0-53.2
Yes 1,004 273 29.6 25.7-33.7 313 35.8 31.5-40.5 418 34.6 30.7-38.7
COPD
Yes 666 124 21.1 17.1-25.8 161 26.8 22.6-31.4 381 52.1 47.1-57.1
No 4,711 848 21.2 19.6-23.0 1,421 31.9 30.0-33.8 2,442 46.9 44.9-48.9
Binge Drinker
No 5,158 822 18.8 17.3-20.4 1,447 29.6 27.9-31.4 2,889 51.6 49.7-53.5
Yes 287 141 48.3 39.7-57.1 141 49.7 40.9-58.5 5 2.0 0.7- 5.7
Heavy Drinker
No 5,275 886 20.0 18.4-21.6 1,498 30.1 28.4-31.9 2,891 49.9 48.1-51.8
Yes 154 77 51.3 40.1-62.4 76 47.9 36.8-59.2 1 0.8 0.1- 5.4
Current Asthma
Yes 586 97 20.2 15.9-25.4 128 23.6 19.3-28.6 361 56.2 50.5-61.7
No 4,873 887 21.3 19.7-23.1 1,466 31.9 30.0-33.9 2,520 46.7 44.8-48.7
Diabetes
Yes 1,262 221 20.6 17.6-24.0 264 23.6 20.6-26.9 777 55.8 52.1-59.4
No 4,063 741 21.5 19.7-23.4 1,301 33.4 31.3-35.6 2,021 45.1 43.0-47.3
Disability
Yes 2,731 461 20.8 18.6-23.2 667 26.6 24.5-28.9 1,603 52.5 50.0-55.1
No 2,673 512 21.4 19.3-23.7 915 35.0 32.4-37.8 1,246 43.5 40.9-46.2

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*Asked only of those who report having high blood pressure

^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.

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