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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: Buncombe County

Actions to Control High Blood Pressure*

Has a doctor or health professional ever advised you to do any of the following to help lower or control your high blood pressure -
take medication?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,115 4,706 87.5 85.3-89.4 409 12.5 10.6-14.7
-Buncombe County 120 111 88.7 76.8-94.9 9 11.3 5.1-23.2
GENDER
Male 47 41 81.1 60.3-92.4 6 18.9 7.6-39.7
Female 73 70 95.4 82.9-98.9 3 4.6 1.1-17.1
RACE
White 112 104 89.9 77.6-95.8 8 10.1 4.2-22.4
Other 7 6 67.0 18.8-94.7 1 33.0 5.3-81.2
AGE
18-44 6 3 47.0 13.4-83.6 3 53.0 16.4-86.6
45+ 113 107 95.2 89.3-98.0 6 4.8 2.0-10.7
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 46 40 82.9 64.9-92.7 6 17.1 7.3-35.1
Some College + 72 69 91.9 71.1-98.1 3 8.1 1.9-28.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 62 57 82.5 60.9-93.5 5 17.5 6.5-39.1
$50,000+ 46 42 93.1 82.1-97.5 4 6.9 2.5-17.9

Back to Actions to Control High Blood Pressure*.

*Asked only of those who report having high blood pressure

^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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