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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 -
exercise?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,078 3,907 78.5 76.4-80.3 1,171 21.5 19.7-23.6
-Gaston County 144 106 77.0 68.0-84.1 38 23.0 15.9-32.0
GENDER
Male 56 45 81.1 65.0-90.8 11 18.9 9.2-35.0
Female 88 61 73.1 62.0-82.0 27 26.9 18.0-38.0
RACE
White 122 90 76.9 67.0-84.6 32 23.1 15.4-33.0
Other 22 16 77.3 52.5-91.2 6 22.7 8.8-47.5
AGE
18-44 10 8 85.1 48.9-97.2 2 14.9 2.8-51.1
45+ 132 96 75.5 65.9-83.1 36 24.5 16.9-34.1
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 92 69 76.2 64.0-85.2 23 23.8 14.8-36.0
Some College + 51 36 77.9 63.1-87.9 15 22.1 12.1-36.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 87 59 69.2 56.4-79.7 28 30.8 20.3-43.6
$50,000+ 20 19 97.8 85.4-99.7 1 2.2 0.3-14.6

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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