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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 -
cut 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 5,090 3,435 68.4 66.2-70.6 1,425 27.7 25.6-29.9 230 3.9 3.2- 4.7
-Gaston County 144 94 69.6 60.5-77.4 45 27.5 20.0-36.5 5 2.9 1.1- 7.0
GENDER
Male 56 37 71.6 56.9-82.9 17 26.0 15.3-40.7 2 2.3 0.5- 9.4
Female 88 57 67.8 56.1-77.6 28 28.9 19.6-40.4 3 3.4 1.0-10.5
RACE
White 122 77 67.4 57.4-76.0 40 29.1 20.9-38.9 5 3.5 1.4- 8.5
Other 22 17 79.5 54.4-92.6 5 20.5 7.4-45.6 0 0.0 . - .
AGE
18-44 11 8 77.0 43.2-93.7 3 23.0 6.3-56.8 0 0.0 . - .
45+ 131 86 69.1 59.7-77.1 40 27.5 19.9-36.7 5 3.4 1.4- 8.3
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 92 58 67.5 56.0-77.3 32 30.6 21.1-42.1 2 1.9 0.5- 7.6
Some College + 51 36 73.5 57.9-84.8 12 22.2 11.9-37.6 3 4.3 1.3-13.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 88 60 71.9 59.9-81.4 26 26.3 17.1-38.3 2 1.7 0.4- 7.2
$50,000+ 20 12 60.8 37.5-80.0 7 36.6 18.0-60.4 1 2.6 0.4-16.7

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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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