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2007 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Are YOU now doing any of the following to help lower or control your high blood pressure -
cutting down on salt?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No Do not use salt
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,500 4,026 74.2 72.5-75.7 872 15.7 14.4-17.2 602 10.1 9.1-11.2
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,022 3,669 73.6 71.8-75.2 799 15.9 14.5-17.4 554 10.5 9.4-11.7
No 467 351 79.0 73.2-83.9 73 14.6 10.3-20.2 43 6.4 4.3- 9.2
Body Mass Index
Underweight 57 37 66.8 50.2-80.1 12 22.9 12.0-39.5 8 10.2 4.0-23.6
Recommended Range 1,210 811 66.9 63.1-70.5 257 21.5 18.4-25.0 142 11.6 9.3-14.3
Overweight 1,955 1,462 74.7 71.7-77.4 273 14.1 11.9-16.7 220 11.2 9.3-13.3
Obese 2,041 1,544 77.5 75.0-79.8 298 14.3 12.3-16.5 199 8.2 6.9- 9.8
Current Smoker
No 4,478 3,308 74.6 72.7-76.3 676 15.4 13.8-17.0 494 10.1 9.0-11.2
Yes 1,003 709 73.1 69.2-76.6 191 17.2 14.4-20.4 103 9.7 7.4-12.7
COPD
Yes 664 475 74.7 70.5-78.5 105 14.9 11.8-18.6 84 10.4 8.1-13.3
No 4,712 3,470 74.1 72.3-75.8 749 15.9 14.5-17.5 493 10.0 8.9-11.2
Binge Drinker
No 5,166 3,787 74.2 72.5-75.8 806 15.7 14.3-17.1 573 10.2 9.2-11.3
Yes 286 205 73.3 64.9-80.3 56 17.6 12.2-24.8 25 9.1 4.9-16.4
Heavy Drinker
No 5,284 3,882 74.1 72.4-75.7 824 15.7 14.4-17.2 578 10.2 9.2-11.3
Yes 154 103 74.5 65.2-82.0 33 16.0 10.3-24.0 18 9.5 5.4-16.2
Current Asthma
Yes 586 441 75.2 70.3-79.6 77 15.0 11.5-19.5 68 9.7 7.1-13.1
No 4,881 3,567 74.1 72.4-75.8 785 15.8 14.4-17.3 529 10.1 9.0-11.3
Diabetes
Yes 1,268 959 76.7 73.6-79.6 156 11.1 9.3-13.4 153 12.2 9.9-14.9
No 4,065 2,938 73.2 71.2-75.1 693 17.2 15.6-19.0 434 9.6 8.5-10.8
Disability
Yes 2,736 2,001 73.8 71.6-75.9 419 15.9 14.2-17.8 316 10.3 9.0-11.8
No 2,669 1,965 74.7 72.2-77.0 437 15.7 13.7-17.9 267 9.7 8.2-11.4

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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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