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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 -
changing your eating habits?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,114 3,820 74.7 72.4-76.8 1,294 25.3 23.2-27.6
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 904 776 83.8 78.8-87.8 128 16.2 12.2-21.2
GENDER
Male 280 232 81.8 73.0-88.2 48 18.2 11.8-27.0
Female 624 544 85.2 78.8-89.9 80 14.8 10.1-21.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 9 9 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Hispanic 894 766 83.5 78.4-87.5 128 16.5 12.5-21.6
AGE
18-24 10 9 95.2 70.0-99.4 1 4.8 0.6-30.0
25-34 28 22 62.1 31.2-85.5 6 37.9 14.5-68.8
35-44 79 65 82.4 63.5-92.7 14 17.6 7.3-36.5
45-54 191 170 88.5 79.4-93.9 21 11.5 6.1-20.6
55-64 259 231 84.4 74.0-91.1 28 15.6 8.9-26.0
65+ 331 274 83.3 77.0-88.2 57 16.7 11.8-23.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 191 159 76.5 62.4-86.4 32 23.5 13.6-37.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 330 285 84.8 75.1-91.2 45 15.2 8.8-24.9
Some Post-H.S. 215 188 88.8 82.2-93.2 27 11.2 6.8-17.8
College Graduate 167 144 83.7 71.9-91.1 23 16.3 8.9-28.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 212 180 78.5 67.5-86.5 32 21.5 13.5-32.5
$15,000- 24,999 204 176 81.2 65.2-90.9 28 18.8 9.1-34.8
$25,000- 34,999 101 92 96.5 92.1-98.5 9 3.5 1.5- 7.9
$35,000-49,999 94 77 75.8 60.1-86.7 17 24.2 13.3-39.9
$50,000- 74,999 76 69 88.5 69.5-96.3 7 11.5 3.7-30.5
$75,000+ 74 62 85.7 70.0-93.9 12 14.3 6.1-30.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 473 399 81.0 73.3-86.9 74 19.0 13.1-26.7
No 407 357 86.4 79.0-91.5 50 13.6 8.5-21.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 109 86 74.7 60.3-85.1 23 25.3 14.9-39.7
Non-Veteran 713 619 84.9 79.1-89.4 94 15.1 10.6-20.9

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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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