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2007 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Hypertension Awareness--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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 No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 14,749 5,692 28.8 27.8-29.8 9,057 71.2 70.2-72.2
Have Health Insurance
Yes 12,862 5,193 31.5 30.4-32.6 7,669 68.5 67.4-69.6
No 1,855 488 17.5 15.2-20.0 1,367 82.5 80.0-84.8
Body Mass Index
Underweight 253 61 15.2 10.8-21.0 192 84.8 79.0-89.2
Recommended Range 4,574 1,258 18.4 17.1-19.9 3,316 81.6 80.1-82.9
Overweight 5,165 2,020 29.9 28.3-31.6 3,145 70.1 68.4-71.7
Obese 4,072 2,100 41.0 38.7-43.2 1,972 59.0 56.8-61.3
Current Smoker
No 11,738 4,635 29.7 28.6-30.8 7,103 70.3 69.2-71.4
Yes 2,969 1,037 25.8 23.7-28.0 1,932 74.2 72.0-76.3
COPD
Yes 1,195 668 49.9 45.3-54.4 527 50.1 45.6-54.7
No 12,846 4,736 27.6 26.6-28.7 8,110 72.4 71.3-73.4
Binge Drinker
No 13,391 5,322 30.6 29.5-31.7 8,069 69.4 68.3-70.5
Yes 1,186 300 16.6 14.1-19.6 886 83.4 80.4-85.9
Heavy Drinker
No 13,983 5,448 29.1 28.1-30.1 8,535 70.9 69.9-71.9
Yes 526 158 24.0 19.3-29.4 368 76.0 70.6-80.7
Current Asthma
Yes 1,200 612 39.9 35.8-44.3 588 60.1 55.7-64.2
No 13,480 5,047 27.8 26.8-28.9 8,433 72.2 71.1-73.2
Diabetes
Yes 1,822 1,310 68.8 65.8-71.8 512 31.2 28.2-34.2
No 12,651 4,210 24.4 23.4-25.4 8,441 75.6 74.6-76.6
Disability
Yes 5,286 2,804 44.4 42.4-46.5 2,482 55.6 53.5-57.6
No 8,844 2,684 22.5 21.3-23.6 6,160 77.5 76.4-78.7

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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.

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