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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: Gaston County

Actions to Control High Blood Pressure*

Are YOU now doing any of the following to help lower or control your high blood pressure -
reducing 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 5,124 1,233 27.8 25.7-30.0 834 18.8 16.9-21.0 3,057 53.3 51.0-55.7
-Gaston County 146 24 18.7 12.3-27.3 20 15.8 10.0-24.2 102 65.5 55.8-74.1
GENDER
Male 57 14 23.9 13.6-38.4 9 18.0 9.0-32.7 34 58.1 42.5-72.3
Female 89 10 13.9 7.2-25.1 11 13.8 7.4-24.4 68 72.3 60.1-81.8
RACE
White 124 21 19.6 12.6-29.2 17 15.3 9.2-24.5 86 65.0 54.5-74.2
Other 22 3 14.4 4.0-40.5 3 18.0 5.7-44.6 16 67.6 41.3-86.1
AGE
18-44 11 5 32.7 11.4-64.6 3 28.9 9.0-62.3 3 38.5 12.1-74.0
45+ 133 18 15.9 9.9-24.6 17 13.7 8.3-21.8 98 70.4 60.7-78.6
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 94 13 17.1 9.7-28.5 10 13.6 6.9-25.0 71 69.3 56.8-79.4
Some College + 51 11 21.2 11.1-36.5 10 19.3 9.9-34.1 30 59.5 43.1-74.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 89 16 21.6 12.9-34.0 10 13.5 6.9-24.7 63 64.9 51.9-75.9
$50,000+ 20 4 20.3 7.6-43.8 7 39.2 19.5-63.1 9 40.6 21.3-63.2

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*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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