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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Hypertension Awareness-AFRICAN AMERICANS

Have you EVER been told by a doctor, nurse, or other health professional that you have high blood pressure?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes Yes, during pregnancy No Borderline high or pre-hypertensive
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 13,252 5,387 31.5 30.2-32.9 107 1.2 0.9- 1.8 7,488 65.4 64.0-66.8 270 1.8 1.5- 2.2
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 1,862 959 41.0 37.4-44.8 17 0.8 0.4- 1.4 844 56.5 52.7-60.2 42 1.7 1.1- 2.8
GENDER
Male 617 303 39.4 33.7-45.5 0 0.0 . - . 298 58.8 52.8-64.7 16 1.7 0.8- 3.6
Female 1,245 656 42.3 37.7-47.0 17 1.4 0.7- 2.5 546 54.6 49.8-59.4 26 1.7 0.9- 3.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 16 9 58.4 25.5-85.2 0 0.0 . - . 7 41.6 14.8-74.5 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Hispanic 1,845 949 40.8 37.1-44.6 17 0.8 0.4- 1.4 837 56.7 52.9-60.4 42 1.8 1.1- 2.8
AGE
18-24 89 10 8.6 3.8-18.1 2 0.8 0.1- 4.6 77 90.6 81.1-95.6 0 0.0 . - .
25-34 207 30 18.1 11.0-28.2 8 1.7 0.7- 4.0 167 78.4 68.3-86.0 2 1.8 0.3-10.4
35-44 290 85 30.4 23.4-38.4 2 0.9 0.2- 4.4 202 68.5 60.5-75.6 1 0.1 0.0- 1.0
45-54 407 206 52.6 45.1-60.0 3 0.4 0.1- 1.5 184 42.9 35.8-50.4 14 4.1 2.0- 8.3
55-64 408 273 65.4 58.5-71.8 2 0.6 0.1- 3.5 121 31.4 25.2-38.3 12 2.5 1.3- 4.7
65+ 444 349 82.6 77.2-86.9 0 0.0 . - . 82 15.6 11.4-20.9 13 1.9 1.0- 3.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 317 203 57.1 47.0-66.7 0 0.0 . - . 106 41.7 32.1-51.9 8 1.2 0.5- 2.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 662 348 40.6 34.2-47.3 10 1.2 0.5- 2.6 290 56.7 49.8-63.3 14 1.5 0.6- 4.1
Some Post-H.S. 462 230 39.7 32.9-46.9 4 0.4 0.1- 1.1 216 58.6 51.3-65.5 12 1.3 0.7- 2.6
College Graduate 417 177 32.4 26.5-38.9 3 0.9 0.2- 3.7 229 63.9 57.2-70.1 8 2.8 1.2- 6.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 358 224 53.0 44.0-61.9 3 0.5 0.2- 1.6 124 44.1 35.3-53.4 7 2.3 0.5- 9.4
$15,000- 24,999 391 214 47.5 39.6-55.5 6 1.3 0.4- 3.9 162 48.5 40.6-56.6 9 2.7 1.0- 6.9
$25,000- 34,999 206 103 51.8 39.9-63.5 0 0.0 . - . 97 46.2 34.7-58.1 6 2.0 0.8- 4.9
$35,000-49,999 219 103 34.8 25.4-45.5 3 1.4 0.4- 5.1 107 62.3 51.3-72.2 6 1.5 0.6- 3.7
$50,000- 74,999 208 83 27.7 20.7-36.1 0 0.0 . - . 123 71.9 63.6-79.0 2 0.3 0.1- 1.4
$75,000+ 197 78 37.5 28.5-47.5 3 1.7 0.4- 6.6 111 59.1 49.2-68.3 5 1.7 0.6- 5.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 717 496 61.5 54.7-67.8 1 0.2 0.0- 1.6 208 36.9 30.5-43.7 12 1.4 0.6- 3.1
No 980 407 32.9 28.6-37.6 13 1.1 0.5- 2.2 535 64.1 59.4-68.6 25 1.8 1.0- 3.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 228 122 54.5 44.4-64.2 1 0.1 0.0- 0.5 98 44.1 34.4-54.2 7 1.4 0.6- 3.3
Non-Veteran 1,481 752 39.7 35.7-43.8 14 0.8 0.4- 1.6 682 57.9 53.7-62.0 33 1.6 1.0- 2.6

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^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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