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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 -
exercise?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,078 3,907 78.5 76.4-80.3 1,171 21.5 19.7-23.6
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 891 712 78.1 72.6-82.7 179 21.9 17.3-27.4
GENDER
Male 276 211 74.3 63.9-82.5 65 25.7 17.5-36.1
Female 615 501 80.7 74.8-85.5 114 19.3 14.5-25.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 9 5 63.3 19.3-92.6 4 36.7 7.4-80.7
Non-Hispanic 881 707 78.4 72.9-83.0 174 21.6 17.0-27.1
AGE
18-24 10 8 76.4 35.9-94.9 2 23.6 5.1-64.1
25-34 28 27 98.2 87.9-99.8 1 1.8 0.2-12.1
35-44 79 58 65.7 50.2-78.5 21 34.3 21.5-49.8
45-54 191 158 79.3 63.0-89.7 33 20.7 10.3-37.0
55-64 255 216 86.4 79.1-91.4 39 13.6 8.6-20.9
65+ 322 240 71.5 62.6-79.0 82 28.5 21.0-37.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 187 146 73.5 61.1-83.1 41 26.5 16.9-38.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 323 256 75.5 64.4-84.0 67 24.5 16.0-35.6
Some Post-H.S. 213 179 80.4 70.0-87.9 34 19.6 12.1-30.0
College Graduate 167 131 85.6 76.9-91.4 36 14.4 8.6-23.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 208 155 65.8 54.2-75.8 53 34.2 24.2-45.8
$15,000- 24,999 203 171 86.4 77.7-92.1 32 13.6 7.9-22.3
$25,000- 34,999 101 79 68.2 44.6-85.1 22 31.8 14.9-55.4
$35,000-49,999 93 74 86.3 74.2-93.2 19 13.7 6.8-25.8
$50,000- 74,999 75 66 92.6 83.4-96.9 9 7.4 3.1-16.6
$75,000+ 74 66 89.2 76.6-95.4 8 10.8 4.6-23.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 465 366 76.5 67.9-83.4 99 23.5 16.6-32.1
No 403 329 79.2 71.7-85.1 74 20.8 14.9-28.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 106 84 81.8 70.2-89.6 22 18.2 10.4-29.8
Non-Veteran 705 565 77.4 71.0-82.8 140 22.6 17.2-29.0

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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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