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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 -
cutting down on salt?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No Do not use salt
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,120 3,786 74.0 71.9-76.0 764 16.8 15.0-18.8 570 9.2 8.1-10.3
-Gaston County 146 99 68.2 58.8-76.3 31 24.4 17.0-33.7 16 7.4 4.4-12.3
GENDER
Male 57 33 58.5 42.9-72.5 19 36.4 23.1-52.1 5 5.2 2.0-12.7
Female 89 66 77.1 66.4-85.1 12 13.4 7.2-23.5 11 9.5 5.1-17.1
RACE
White 124 82 66.1 55.8-75.1 28 26.0 17.8-36.3 14 7.9 4.5-13.4
Other 22 17 77.3 52.2-91.4 3 17.1 5.3-43.4 2 5.5 1.3-21.1
AGE
18-44 11 6 63.7 32.0-86.7 5 36.3 13.3-68.0 0 0.0 . - .
45+ 133 92 69.2 59.6-77.4 25 22.0 14.7-31.5 16 8.8 5.3-14.5
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 94 61 64.1 52.2-74.4 22 27.5 18.1-39.5 11 8.4 4.5-15.2
Some College + 51 37 73.8 57.7-85.3 9 20.2 10.0-36.6 5 6.1 2.3-14.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 89 59 66.6 54.1-77.1 20 26.7 17.1-39.3 10 6.7 3.4-12.7
$50,000+ 20 14 64.3 39.5-83.2 4 28.5 11.4-55.3 2 7.2 1.7-26.3

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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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