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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: Gaston County

Hypertension Awareness

Have you EVER been told by a doctor, nurse, or other health professional that you have high blood pressure?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes Yes, during pregnancy No Borderline high or pre-hypertensive
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 13,252 5,387 31.5 30.2-32.9 107 1.2 0.9- 1.8 7,488 65.4 64.0-66.8 270 1.8 1.5- 2.2
-Gaston County 350 156 33.3 27.6-39.5 1 0.4 0.1- 2.9 186 63.7 57.3-69.7 7 2.6 1.1- 6.1
GENDER
Male 132 61 35.3 26.1-45.7 0 0.0 . - . 67 62.2 51.6-71.7 4 2.5 0.9- 7.3
Female 218 95 31.6 25.0-39.0 1 0.8 0.1- 5.2 119 65.1 57.2-72.2 3 2.6 0.7- 9.6
RACE
White 297 131 32.7 26.7-39.3 1 0.5 0.1- 3.5 159 64.1 57.2-70.5 6 2.7 1.0- 7.1
Other 53 25 35.9 22.0-52.6 0 0.0 . - . 27 62.2 45.4-76.6 1 1.9 0.3-12.4
AGE
18-44 94 14 13.8 7.7-23.6 1 0.9 0.1- 6.1 76 81.6 71.1-88.9 3 3.7 1.1-11.8
45+ 252 140 50.1 42.3-57.8 0 0.0 . - . 108 48.3 40.6-56.1 4 1.6 0.6- 4.8
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 192 102 43.9 35.2-53.0 0 0.0 . - . 86 54.0 44.8-62.9 4 2.0 0.7- 6.1
Some College + 156 53 23.9 17.2-32.2 1 0.8 0.1- 5.3 99 72.2 63.2-79.7 3 3.1 0.9-10.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 195 94 38.6 30.3-47.7 0 0.0 . - . 99 60.6 51.5-69.0 2 0.8 0.2- 3.2
$50,000+ 86 20 16.8 10.5-25.9 1 1.4 0.2- 9.6 61 77.2 66.8-85.1 4 4.5 1.6-12.4

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^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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