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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Actions to Control High Blood Pressure*-AFRICAN AMERICANS

Are YOU now doing any of the following to help lower or control your high blood pressure -
reducing 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 5,124 1,233 27.8 25.7-30.0 834 18.8 16.9-21.0 3,057 53.3 51.0-55.7
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 903 243 31.9 26.8-37.3 57 8.8 5.8-13.3 603 59.3 53.7-64.7
GENDER
Male 278 105 40.5 31.4-50.2 25 13.5 7.4-23.5 148 46.0 36.9-55.4
Female 625 138 25.9 20.6-32.0 32 5.6 3.4- 9.0 455 68.5 62.2-74.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 9 4 84.4 49.9-96.7 0 0.0 . - . 5 15.6 3.3-50.1
Non-Hispanic 893 239 31.0 26.0-36.4 57 9.0 5.9-13.5 597 60.0 54.4-65.4
AGE
18-24 10 7 60.9 22.4-89.4 1 25.4 3.9-74.2 2 13.7 2.8-46.6
25-34 28 11 31.1 13.4-56.7 3 13.3 3.1-42.7 14 55.6 29.2-79.2
35-44 78 31 34.8 22.5-49.4 7 15.2 5.3-36.2 40 50.0 35.2-64.8
45-54 191 75 42.8 31.2-55.3 12 6.1 2.6-13.3 104 51.1 39.3-62.8
55-64 258 77 35.0 26.3-44.8 15 7.3 3.5-14.8 166 57.7 48.1-66.7
65+ 332 40 13.6 9.2-19.6 19 6.2 3.1-11.9 273 80.3 73.2-85.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 191 40 25.7 16.3-38.2 11 13.8 5.6-30.1 140 60.5 47.1-72.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 330 86 33.3 24.4-43.5 16 6.8 3.0-14.6 228 59.9 49.8-69.3
Some Post-H.S. 214 61 32.8 23.4-43.9 14 5.9 3.0-11.3 139 61.3 50.6-71.0
College Graduate 167 56 34.6 25.3-45.3 16 11.6 5.3-23.6 95 53.8 42.5-64.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 212 46 26.0 17.4-37.1 10 6.9 2.9-15.6 156 67.1 55.8-76.6
$15,000- 24,999 204 43 23.0 15.5-32.8 7 7.4 2.0-23.9 154 69.5 57.4-79.4
$25,000- 34,999 102 30 42.7 24.9-62.5 13 15.8 6.3-34.4 59 41.5 26.0-58.9
$35,000-49,999 92 32 42.0 29.1-56.2 7 7.6 2.8-19.3 53 50.3 36.8-63.9
$50,000- 74,999 76 34 43.0 29.8-57.2 8 12.1 4.1-30.7 34 44.9 31.3-59.3
$75,000+ 74 35 42.2 27.6-58.3 7 11.5 4.1-28.2 32 46.3 30.5-62.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 474 114 30.3 22.9-38.8 30 7.5 4.5-12.2 330 62.2 53.9-69.9
No 405 124 34.1 27.3-41.6 27 10.7 5.6-19.2 254 55.3 47.4-62.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 108 40 44.0 31.7-57.1 9 14.2 6.2-29.1 59 41.9 29.9-54.8
Non-Veteran 713 179 30.7 24.9-37.1 41 7.9 4.6-13.2 493 61.4 54.8-67.6

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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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