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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 -
change your eating habits?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,098 3,274 66.9 64.6-69.0 1,824 33.1 31.0-35.4
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 899 673 74.6 69.6-79.0 226 25.4 21.0-30.4
GENDER
Male 279 208 73.4 64.3-80.8 71 26.6 19.2-35.7
Female 620 465 75.4 69.4-80.6 155 24.6 19.4-30.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 9 7 96.8 82.5-99.5 2 3.2 0.5-17.5
Non-Hispanic 889 666 74.2 69.2-78.7 223 25.8 21.3-30.8
AGE
18-24 10 7 71.6 33.3-92.7 3 28.4 7.3-66.7
25-34 28 25 96.9 88.5-99.2 3 3.1 0.8-11.5
35-44 79 61 65.8 48.6-79.7 18 34.2 20.3-51.4
45-54 191 157 81.5 71.2-88.7 34 18.5 11.3-28.8
55-64 258 209 80.7 71.3-87.6 49 19.3 12.4-28.7
65+ 327 208 61.4 52.7-69.4 119 38.6 30.6-47.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 188 131 62.0 48.7-73.7 57 38.0 26.3-51.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 328 238 74.3 65.8-81.2 90 25.7 18.8-34.2
Some Post-H.S. 215 175 79.3 69.1-86.8 40 20.7 13.2-30.9
College Graduate 167 129 83.2 74.2-89.5 38 16.8 10.5-25.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 211 146 58.6 47.3-69.1 65 41.4 30.9-52.7
$15,000- 24,999 204 159 78.4 66.5-86.9 45 21.6 13.1-33.5
$25,000- 34,999 102 77 82.1 67.5-91.0 25 17.9 9.0-32.5
$35,000-49,999 94 80 88.2 75.3-94.9 14 11.8 5.1-24.7
$50,000- 74,999 76 60 84.5 73.7-91.4 16 15.5 8.6-26.3
$75,000+ 74 58 81.4 68.0-90.0 16 18.6 10.0-32.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 470 350 76.1 69.5-81.6 120 23.9 18.4-30.5
No 405 306 72.2 64.2-79.1 99 27.8 20.9-35.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 108 86 79.7 66.1-88.8 22 20.3 11.2-33.9
Non-Veteran 709 527 73.5 67.7-78.7 182 26.5 21.3-32.3

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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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