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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 -
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%)
North Carolina 5,090 3,435 68.4 66.2-70.6 1,425 27.7 25.6-29.9 230 3.9 3.2- 4.7
-Buncombe County 120 79 64.6 53.9-74.0 38 32.8 23.6-43.5 3 2.6 0.8- 8.3
GENDER
Male 47 28 60.8 44.8-74.8 16 33.7 20.7-49.8 3 5.5 1.6-16.9
Female 73 51 68.0 53.0-80.0 22 32.0 20.0-47.0 0 0.0 . - .
RACE
White 112 74 63.8 52.6-73.6 35 33.4 23.8-44.6 3 2.8 0.8- 8.9
Other 7 4 72.1 32.6-93.3 3 27.9 6.7-67.4 0 0.0 . - .
AGE
18-44 6 5 73.7 24.1-96.1 1 26.3 3.9-75.9 0 0.0 . - .
45+ 113 73 63.0 52.8-72.2 37 34.0 25.1-44.2 3 3.0 0.9- 9.6
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 46 31 67.8 51.2-80.8 13 28.6 16.3-45.3 2 3.6 0.8-14.3
Some College + 72 46 61.6 47.3-74.2 25 36.3 24.0-50.8 1 2.0 0.3-13.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 62 40 69.6 55.9-80.6 20 27.5 17.2-41.0 2 2.8 0.7-11.5
$50,000+ 47 30 57.6 40.5-73.0 16 39.7 24.5-57.1 1 2.8 0.4-17.2

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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