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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: Gaston 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 -
reduce alcohol use?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No Do not drink
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,112 984 23.1 21.2-25.2 1,486 31.5 29.2-33.8 2,642 45.4 43.1-47.7
-Gaston County 145 25 22.2 14.5-32.4 39 26.0 18.5-35.1 81 51.8 42.0-61.6
GENDER
Male 56 16 35.8 21.8-52.8 14 19.6 10.6-33.5 26 44.5 29.5-60.6
Female 89 9 9.8 4.9-18.8 25 31.7 21.5-44.0 55 58.5 46.4-69.6
RACE
White 123 19 17.5 10.9-26.7 35 28.2 19.9-38.3 69 54.3 43.8-64.5
Other 22 6 43.2 19.9-70.1 4 16.0 5.0-41.2 12 40.7 20.3-64.9
AGE
18-44 11 6 54.7 23.6-82.5 4 31.6 10.5-64.5 1 13.7 1.9-56.5
45+ 132 19 16.6 10.5-25.3 34 24.8 17.4-34.0 79 58.6 48.7-68.0
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 93 14 17.9 10.4-29.2 19 21.2 12.9-32.7 60 60.9 48.7-71.9
Some College + 51 11 28.7 15.0-47.8 19 32.0 19.3-48.0 21 39.3 24.4-56.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 88 17 20.8 12.6-32.4 26 27.6 17.9-39.9 45 51.7 39.0-64.1
$50,000+ 20 4 26.4 10.3-52.7 7 33.1 15.8-56.6 9 40.6 21.3-63.2

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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