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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 -
cutting down on salt?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No Do not use salt
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,120 3,786 74.0 71.9-76.0 764 16.8 15.0-18.8 570 9.2 8.1-10.3
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 905 757 86.1 82.2-89.3 50 6.1 3.8- 9.9 98 7.7 5.9-10.1
GENDER
Male 280 230 83.9 75.7-89.7 21 9.7 4.8-18.6 29 6.4 4.1-10.0
Female 625 527 87.7 83.9-90.7 29 3.6 2.2- 5.9 69 8.7 6.2-12.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 9 9 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Hispanic 895 748 86.0 82.0-89.2 50 6.3 3.8-10.0 97 7.8 5.9-10.2
AGE
18-24 10 8 92.9 70.4-98.6 1 2.3 0.3-16.2 1 4.8 0.6-30.0
25-34 28 23 89.8 72.7-96.6 1 1.1 0.1- 8.1 4 9.1 2.7-26.3
35-44 79 66 81.8 63.0-92.2 5 10.8 2.6-35.1 8 7.5 3.5-15.1
45-54 191 161 85.9 77.4-91.6 13 7.4 3.2-16.0 17 6.7 3.8-11.7
55-64 259 219 85.3 76.9-91.0 11 5.1 1.9-12.8 29 9.7 5.4-16.6
65+ 332 276 87.4 82.5-91.2 19 5.4 3.0- 9.7 37 7.1 4.7-10.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 191 162 79.3 65.5-88.6 12 10.5 3.7-26.5 17 10.2 5.2-19.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 331 278 88.2 82.3-92.3 16 5.1 2.3-11.0 37 6.7 4.4-10.3
Some Post-H.S. 215 176 87.2 81.1-91.5 10 4.0 1.7- 9.0 29 8.8 5.6-13.6
College Graduate 167 140 87.7 79.2-93.0 12 6.5 2.6-15.6 15 5.7 3.0-10.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 212 181 81.2 70.7-88.5 11 8.9 3.8-19.3 20 9.9 5.3-17.8
$15,000- 24,999 204 176 87.4 75.2-94.1 10 7.5 2.2-22.7 18 5.1 2.8- 9.2
$25,000- 34,999 102 83 90.1 81.7-94.9 3 1.0 0.3- 3.5 16 8.9 4.4-17.2
$35,000-49,999 94 79 84.4 72.8-91.6 9 8.0 3.5-17.0 6 7.7 2.9-18.7
$50,000- 74,999 76 66 83.2 66.0-92.6 2 8.8 2.0-31.2 8 8.1 3.6-17.2
$75,000+ 74 63 90.6 82.0-95.3 5 3.1 1.1- 8.1 6 6.3 2.6-14.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 474 397 87.4 82.6-91.1 25 6.0 3.3-10.6 52 6.6 4.6- 9.3
No 407 340 85.1 78.4-89.9 23 6.3 2.8-13.4 44 8.7 5.8-12.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 109 85 77.9 64.1-87.5 12 12.4 4.9-27.8 12 9.7 4.9-18.3
Non-Veteran 714 606 87.7 83.4-91.1 33 5.1 2.7- 9.4 75 7.2 5.2- 9.8

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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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