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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: Buncombe County

Hypertension Awareness

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 Yes, during pregnancy No Borderline high or pre-hypertensive
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 13,252 5,387 31.5 30.2-32.9 107 1.2 0.9- 1.8 7,488 65.4 64.0-66.8 270 1.8 1.5- 2.2
-Buncombe County 398 130 26.0 21.3-31.4 4 1.3 0.5- 3.8 260 71.7 66.1-76.7 4 0.9 0.3- 2.9
GENDER
Male 145 50 28.0 20.2-37.4 0 0.0 . - . 95 72.0 62.6-79.8 0 0.0 . - .
Female 253 80 24.3 19.0-30.6 4 2.5 0.9- 7.0 165 71.4 64.7-77.3 4 1.8 0.6- 5.4
RACE
White 363 120 25.8 21.1-31.2 4 1.5 0.5- 4.3 235 71.6 66.1-76.6 4 1.1 0.3- 3.3
Other 32 9 28.4 11.0-56.1 0 0.0 . - . 23 71.6 43.9-89.0 0 0.0 . - .
AGE
18-44 107 8 9.7 4.4-20.0 3 2.4 0.7- 7.6 95 87.0 76.8-93.1 1 1.0 0.1- 6.7
45+ 290 121 41.2 35.1-47.6 1 0.4 0.0- 2.5 165 57.6 51.2-63.7 3 0.9 0.3- 2.9
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 121 50 30.2 21.8-40.2 1 0.6 0.1- 4.2 69 68.9 58.8-77.4 1 0.3 0.0- 2.4
Some College + 274 78 24.2 18.5-30.9 3 1.7 0.5- 5.4 190 72.9 66.0-78.9 3 1.2 0.3- 4.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 189 66 25.3 19.0-32.9 0 0.0 . - . 120 73.0 65.2-79.6 3 1.7 0.4- 6.2
$50,000+ 160 50 30.2 22.1-39.6 3 2.8 0.9- 8.7 107 67.1 57.6-75.4 0 0.0 . - .

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^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = 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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