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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 -
take medication?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,115 4,706 87.5 85.3-89.4 409 12.5 10.6-14.7
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 899 840 89.6 85.1-92.8 59 10.4 7.2-14.9
GENDER
Male 279 250 84.3 75.4-90.4 29 15.7 9.6-24.6
Female 620 590 93.2 88.4-96.1 30 6.8 3.9-11.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 9 8 91.4 51.9-99.0 1 8.6 1.0-48.1
Non-Hispanic 889 832 89.6 85.1-92.9 57 10.4 7.1-14.9
AGE
18-24 10 2 7.1 1.4-28.4 8 92.9 71.6-98.6
25-34 28 26 90.0 57.1-98.4 2 10.0 1.6-42.9
35-44 79 65 86.6 76.5-92.7 14 13.4 7.3-23.5
45-54 191 178 93.0 85.7-96.7 13 7.0 3.3-14.3
55-64 258 247 94.2 86.7-97.6 11 5.8 2.4-13.3
65+ 327 316 95.3 88.4-98.2 11 4.7 1.8-11.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 189 181 92.1 81.2-96.9 8 7.9 3.1-18.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 327 301 88.4 80.2-93.4 26 11.6 6.6-19.8
Some Post-H.S. 215 201 88.6 77.3-94.6 14 11.4 5.4-22.7
College Graduate 167 156 90.4 77.9-96.2 11 9.6 3.8-22.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 209 199 92.3 83.6-96.6 10 7.7 3.4-16.4
$15,000- 24,999 204 193 96.4 93.0-98.2 11 3.6 1.8- 7.0
$25,000- 34,999 102 94 87.4 67.2-95.9 8 12.6 4.1-32.8
$35,000-49,999 94 89 88.7 71.8-96.0 5 11.3 4.0-28.2
$50,000- 74,999 76 69 86.8 68.6-95.2 7 13.2 4.8-31.4
$75,000+ 74 67 86.5 68.6-94.9 7 13.5 5.1-31.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 470 451 93.4 87.3-96.7 19 6.6 3.3-12.7
No 406 366 85.2 77.8-90.4 40 14.8 9.6-22.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 108 101 88.4 72.0-95.8 7 11.6 4.2-28.0
Non-Veteran 710 661 89.1 83.9-92.8 49 10.9 7.2-16.1

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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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