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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Actions to Control High Blood Pressure*-AFRICAN AMERICANS

Has a doctor or health professional ever advised you to do any of the following to help lower or control your high blood pressure -
reduce alcohol use?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No Do not drink
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,112 984 23.1 21.2-25.2 1,486 31.5 29.2-33.8 2,642 45.4 43.1-47.7
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 902 211 27.9 23.0-33.4 163 19.9 15.8-24.7 528 52.2 46.8-57.6
GENDER
Male 279 88 34.6 25.8-44.6 64 24.1 16.7-33.4 127 41.3 32.7-50.5
Female 623 123 23.2 18.0-29.4 99 17.0 12.8-22.2 401 59.8 53.4-66.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 9 3 78.5 40.8-95.1 1 5.9 0.6-37.8 5 15.6 3.3-50.1
Non-Hispanic 892 208 27.0 22.2-32.5 162 20.1 16.0-25.0 522 52.8 47.3-58.2
AGE
18-24 10 4 33.1 8.0-73.9 4 53.2 18.6-84.9 2 13.7 2.8-46.6
25-34 28 12 28.8 12.9-52.5 7 26.7 9.9-54.7 9 44.5 19.2-73.0
35-44 79 24 27.6 17.0-41.5 21 31.4 18.3-48.4 34 40.9 27.6-55.8
45-54 191 64 37.4 25.8-50.6 31 16.8 10.3-26.3 96 45.8 34.7-57.4
55-64 258 68 31.7 23.2-41.6 46 16.3 11.0-23.6 144 52.0 42.8-61.0
65+ 330 37 14.1 8.3-23.0 53 13.4 9.5-18.7 240 72.4 64.0-79.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 189 46 29.6 19.2-42.7 17 17.1 8.0-32.8 126 53.2 40.6-65.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 330 73 27.3 18.8-37.8 56 20.3 13.7-29.1 201 52.3 42.7-61.8
Some Post-H.S. 215 58 29.2 20.3-40.1 38 17.2 11.1-25.6 119 53.6 43.4-63.5
College Graduate 167 34 25.8 17.3-36.7 52 25.6 17.5-35.8 81 48.6 37.4-60.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 211 47 23.4 15.3-33.9 30 17.7 10.8-27.8 134 58.9 48.0-69.0
$15,000- 24,999 204 47 26.8 17.9-38.0 21 14.1 6.7-27.1 136 59.2 47.1-70.2
$25,000- 34,999 102 25 38.1 20.6-59.4 20 21.0 10.1-38.5 57 40.9 25.5-58.2
$35,000-49,999 94 27 36.4 24.1-50.9 22 21.9 12.8-34.9 45 41.7 29.1-55.4
$50,000- 74,999 76 20 29.6 17.4-45.6 24 24.0 14.9-36.3 32 46.3 32.5-60.7
$75,000+ 74 21 24.3 13.8-39.1 27 32.3 19.4-48.7 26 43.4 27.8-60.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 472 112 30.8 23.3-39.6 66 15.2 10.8-21.2 294 53.9 45.9-61.7
No 406 94 25.4 19.4-32.6 94 25.0 18.4-32.9 218 49.6 42.0-57.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 108 41 46.4 33.7-59.6 20 15.7 9.1-25.6 47 37.9 26.3-51.1
Non-Veteran 712 163 26.7 21.1-33.2 118 19.3 14.6-24.9 431 54.0 47.6-60.2

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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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