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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 -
exercise?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,464 4,152 78.3 76.8-79.8 1,312 21.7 20.2-23.2
Have Health Insurance
Yes 4,989 3,804 78.8 77.4-80.2 1,185 21.2 19.8-22.6
No 466 344 74.6 67.6-80.5 122 25.4 19.5-32.4
Body Mass Index
Underweight 56 33 55.2 38.6-70.7 23 44.8 29.3-61.4
Recommended Range 1,199 767 65.0 61.1-68.8 432 35.0 31.2-38.9
Overweight 1,951 1,502 79.7 77.4-81.9 449 20.3 18.1-22.6
Obese 2,027 1,679 84.6 82.4-86.7 348 15.4 13.3-17.6
Current Smoker
No 4,447 3,425 79.6 78.0-81.2 1,022 20.4 18.8-22.0
Yes 999 715 73.3 69.4-76.8 284 26.7 23.2-30.6
COPD
Yes 664 502 77.2 73.0-80.8 162 22.8 19.2-27.0
No 4,687 3,574 78.6 77.0-80.1 1,113 21.4 19.9-23.0
Binge Drinker
No 5,130 3,902 78.2 76.6-79.7 1,228 21.8 20.3-23.4
Yes 288 218 81.8 76.1-86.4 70 18.2 13.6-23.9
Heavy Drinker
No 5,248 4,006 78.5 77.0-80.0 1,242 21.5 20.0-23.0
Yes 154 105 77.2 68.8-83.9 49 22.8 16.1-31.2
Current Asthma
Yes 583 460 81.5 77.3-85.0 123 18.5 15.0-22.7
No 4,848 3,671 78.0 76.3-79.5 1,177 22.0 20.5-23.7
Diabetes
Yes 1,256 1,052 84.9 82.3-87.2 204 15.1 12.8-17.7
No 4,041 2,976 76.7 74.9-78.4 1,065 23.3 21.6-25.1
Disability
Yes 2,713 2,026 76.9 74.8-78.9 687 23.1 21.1-25.2
No 2,663 2,067 79.6 77.4-81.7 596 20.4 18.3-22.6

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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