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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 -
cut 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 5,467 3,621 68.2 66.4-69.9 1,594 27.8 26.1-29.5 252 4.0 3.4- 4.7
Have Health Insurance
Yes 4,991 3,298 68.0 66.2-69.7 1,463 27.8 26.2-29.5 230 4.2 3.5- 4.9
No 467 319 69.9 62.5-76.4 128 27.4 21.0-34.9 20 2.6 1.6- 4.4
Body Mass Index
Underweight 57 31 46.7 31.2-62.9 22 48.7 32.8-64.8 4 4.6 1.2-16.4
Recommended Range 1,205 703 58.7 54.6-62.6 431 35.6 31.7-39.6 71 5.7 4.2- 7.8
Overweight 1,952 1,305 69.4 66.6-72.0 566 26.7 24.2-29.4 81 3.9 3.0- 5.2
Obese 2,021 1,431 72.4 69.5-75.2 508 24.3 21.6-27.2 82 3.3 2.5- 4.3
Current Smoker
No 4,446 2,952 68.4 66.5-70.2 1,287 27.4 25.6-29.3 207 4.2 3.5- 5.0
Yes 1,004 661 67.5 63.1-71.6 301 29.4 25.3-33.8 42 3.1 2.1- 4.5
COPD
Yes 664 466 70.5 66.0-74.7 163 25.4 21.4-29.8 35 4.1 2.8- 6.0
No 4,690 3,089 68.0 66.1-69.9 1,398 28.1 26.3-30.0 203 3.9 3.2- 4.6
Binge Drinker
No 5,134 3,399 68.2 66.4-69.9 1,498 27.7 26.1-29.4 237 4.1 3.5- 4.9
Yes 286 191 69.8 60.4-77.9 84 27.9 20.0-37.5 11 2.3 1.1- 4.7
Heavy Drinker
No 5,252 3,498 68.9 67.2-70.6 1,512 27.0 25.4-28.7 242 4.1 3.4- 4.8
Yes 152 86 57.7 45.8-68.8 61 40.2 29.2-52.3 5 2.1 0.7- 5.8
Current Asthma
Yes 585 409 72.6 67.6-77.0 137 21.8 17.8-26.4 39 5.7 3.7- 8.5
No 4,850 3,194 67.8 65.9-69.6 1,444 28.5 26.7-30.3 212 3.8 3.2- 4.5
Diabetes
Yes 1,254 922 75.5 72.4-78.4 272 20.0 17.4-22.8 60 4.5 3.2- 6.4
No 4,047 2,577 65.9 63.8-67.9 1,282 30.2 28.2-32.3 188 3.9 3.2- 4.7
Disability
Yes 2,719 1,851 70.1 67.8-72.3 739 25.7 23.6-27.9 129 4.2 3.4- 5.3
No 2,660 1,722 66.7 64.0-69.2 823 29.6 27.1-32.2 115 3.7 2.9- 4.7

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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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