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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 -
take medication?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,115 4,706 87.5 85.3-89.4 409 12.5 10.6-14.7
-Gaston County 144 136 94.5 88.7-97.4 8 5.5 2.6-11.3
GENDER
Male 56 54 97.5 89.4-99.5 2 2.5 0.5-10.6
Female 88 82 91.7 81.6-96.5 6 8.3 3.5-18.4
RACE
White 122 114 93.3 86.2-96.8 8 6.7 3.2-13.8
Other 22 22 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
AGE
18-44 10 9 96.7 78.1-99.6 1 3.3 0.4-21.9
45+ 132 125 94.1 87.4-97.4 7 5.9 2.6-12.6
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 92 86 93.5 84.9-97.3 6 6.5 2.7-15.1
Some College + 51 49 95.9 84.7-99.0 2 4.1 1.0-15.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 87 81 93.1 83.9-97.2 6 6.9 2.8-16.1
$50,000+ 20 20 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .

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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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