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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 -
change your eating habits?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,493 3,756 69.9 68.2-71.5 1,737 30.1 28.5-31.8
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,015 3,441 69.9 68.1-71.6 1,574 30.1 28.4-31.9
No 468 308 69.5 63.2-75.2 160 30.5 24.8-36.8
Body Mass Index
Underweight 56 41 78.5 62.2-89.0 15 21.5 11.0-37.8
Recommended Range 1,209 818 69.3 65.7-72.8 391 30.7 27.2-34.3
Overweight 1,959 1,403 73.3 70.4-75.9 556 26.7 24.1-29.6
Obese 2,034 1,340 67.2 64.3-70.0 694 32.8 30.0-35.7
Current Smoker
No 4,467 3,145 71.6 69.8-73.4 1,322 28.4 26.6-30.2
Yes 1,007 598 62.8 58.6-66.9 409 37.2 33.1-41.4
COPD
Yes 665 382 58.3 53.4-63.1 283 41.7 36.9-46.6
No 4,708 3,301 71.3 69.5-73.1 1,407 28.7 26.9-30.5
Binge Drinker
No 5,158 3,534 69.8 68.0-71.5 1,624 30.2 28.5-32.0
Yes 287 188 69.4 61.3-76.4 99 30.6 23.6-38.7
Heavy Drinker
No 5,277 3,621 69.9 68.1-71.6 1,656 30.1 28.4-31.9
Yes 154 95 65.7 55.5-74.7 59 34.3 25.3-44.5
Current Asthma
Yes 587 353 62.3 56.8-67.4 234 37.7 32.6-43.2
No 4,873 3,384 70.8 69.0-72.5 1,489 29.2 27.5-31.0
Diabetes
Yes 1,263 843 66.4 62.9-69.8 420 33.6 30.2-37.1
No 4,063 2,808 71.0 69.0-72.9 1,255 29.0 27.1-31.0
Disability
Yes 2,731 1,686 62.8 60.3-65.3 1,045 37.2 34.7-39.7
No 2,668 2,004 75.9 73.5-78.1 664 24.1 21.9-26.5

Back to Actions to Control High Blood Pressure*.

*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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