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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 -
change your eating habits?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,098 3,274 66.9 64.6-69.0 1,824 33.1 31.0-35.4
-Gaston County 145 85 65.2 56.0-73.4 60 34.8 26.6-44.0
GENDER
Male 56 35 72.5 58.5-83.1 21 27.5 16.9-41.5
Female 89 50 58.6 46.7-69.6 39 41.4 30.4-53.3
RACE
White 123 71 64.7 54.8-73.5 52 35.3 26.5-45.2
Other 22 14 67.4 41.8-85.6 8 32.6 14.4-58.2
AGE
18-44 11 8 82.5 51.2-95.5 3 17.5 4.5-48.8
45+ 132 76 62.3 52.6-71.1 56 37.7 28.9-47.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 93 51 61.6 50.0-71.9 42 38.4 28.1-50.0
Some College + 51 34 71.3 55.5-83.1 17 28.7 16.9-44.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 88 54 69.2 57.4-79.0 34 30.8 21.0-42.6
$50,000+ 20 14 70.9 47.6-86.7 6 29.1 13.3-52.4

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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