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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 -
exercising?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,113 3,626 71.6 69.4-73.7 1,487 28.4 26.3-30.6
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 903 652 74.6 69.9-78.8 251 25.4 21.2-30.1
GENDER
Male 279 223 78.6 69.8-85.3 56 21.4 14.7-30.2
Female 624 429 71.9 66.2-76.9 195 28.1 23.1-33.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 9 7 86.1 48.9-97.6 2 13.9 2.4-51.1
Non-Hispanic 893 644 74.4 69.6-78.7 249 25.6 21.3-30.4
AGE
18-24 10 8 92.9 70.4-98.6 2 7.1 1.4-29.6
25-34 28 17 69.8 43.7-87.3 11 30.2 12.7-56.3
35-44 79 57 68.3 50.9-81.7 22 31.7 18.3-49.1
45-54 191 138 78.6 69.6-85.5 53 21.4 14.5-30.4
55-64 259 202 79.8 71.5-86.1 57 20.2 13.9-28.5
65+ 330 225 68.8 60.5-76.1 105 31.2 23.9-39.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 190 133 65.6 52.3-76.8 57 34.4 23.2-47.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 330 238 77.4 69.8-83.6 92 22.6 16.4-30.2
Some Post-H.S. 215 149 75.2 67.0-81.9 66 24.8 18.1-33.0
College Graduate 167 131 77.6 66.2-85.9 36 22.4 14.1-33.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 212 140 67.8 57.2-76.7 72 32.2 23.3-42.8
$15,000- 24,999 204 143 70.7 58.9-80.3 61 29.3 19.7-41.1
$25,000- 34,999 102 75 82.8 68.8-91.3 27 17.2 8.7-31.2
$35,000-49,999 94 74 66.7 51.3-79.3 20 33.3 20.7-48.7
$50,000- 74,999 76 55 75.2 62.1-84.8 21 24.8 15.2-37.9
$75,000+ 74 64 88.9 72.6-96.0 10 11.1 4.0-27.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 472 323 71.5 64.8-77.4 149 28.5 22.6-35.2
No 407 313 78.6 71.3-84.4 94 21.4 15.6-28.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 108 89 86.9 78.7-92.2 19 13.1 7.8-21.3
Non-Veteran 713 509 73.1 67.5-78.1 204 26.9 21.9-32.5

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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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