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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 -
cut 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 5,090 3,435 68.4 66.2-70.6 1,425 27.7 25.6-29.9 230 3.9 3.2- 4.7
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 898 677 76.4 71.8-80.5 176 20.1 16.3-24.7 45 3.5 2.4- 5.0
GENDER
Male 277 204 77.5 70.0-83.6 58 19.4 13.6-26.8 15 3.1 1.6- 5.8
Female 621 473 75.6 69.6-80.8 118 20.7 15.8-26.7 30 3.7 2.3- 5.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 9 7 96.8 82.5-99.5 1 2.2 0.2-17.9 1 0.9 0.1- 8.2
Non-Hispanic 888 670 76.1 71.4-80.2 175 20.5 16.5-25.1 43 3.4 2.3- 5.0
AGE
18-24 10 7 72.2 33.7-93.0 3 27.8 7.0-66.3 0 0.0 . - .
25-34 28 24 93.4 80.0-98.1 3 3.5 0.9-12.2 1 3.0 0.4-19.6
35-44 79 61 71.1 55.9-82.7 17 27.8 16.4-43.0 1 1.1 0.2- 7.7
45-54 190 149 78.9 68.6-86.5 27 14.6 8.1-25.0 14 6.5 3.5-11.7
55-64 257 193 75.5 66.1-83.0 57 23.4 16.0-32.9 7 1.1 0.5- 2.4
65+ 328 239 73.5 65.7-80.1 69 22.4 16.1-30.2 20 4.1 2.5- 6.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 189 153 74.3 62.4-83.5 27 21.7 13.1-33.7 9 4.0 1.8- 8.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 330 239 76.0 68.0-82.5 72 20.4 14.4-28.2 19 3.6 2.0- 6.5
Some Post-H.S. 214 165 76.7 66.6-84.5 38 20.3 12.8-30.7 11 2.9 1.5- 5.9
College Graduate 165 120 79.1 69.7-86.1 39 17.7 11.2-26.8 6 3.2 1.3- 7.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 211 159 62.3 50.6-72.8 46 36.4 26.0-48.3 6 1.2 0.5- 2.9
$15,000- 24,999 204 160 81.5 72.2-88.2 35 15.2 9.1-24.4 9 3.3 1.5- 7.0
$25,000- 34,999 101 75 84.8 74.1-91.6 17 9.9 4.9-19.0 9 5.3 2.1-12.5
$35,000-49,999 94 76 84.6 72.0-92.1 18 15.4 7.9-28.0 0 0.0 . - .
$50,000- 74,999 76 55 79.2 67.5-87.4 15 14.0 7.6-24.2 6 6.9 2.7-16.2
$75,000+ 74 52 76.5 62.8-86.2 19 20.2 11.2-33.5 3 3.4 1.0-10.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 469 366 80.2 74.0-85.3 80 17.4 12.5-23.6 23 2.4 1.5- 3.9
No 405 291 72.2 65.0-78.4 93 23.6 17.7-30.7 21 4.2 2.5- 7.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 107 82 77.8 64.6-87.1 21 18.8 10.2-32.1 4 3.4 1.0-11.0
Non-Veteran 709 539 76.3 71.0-81.0 132 20.1 15.7-25.4 38 3.6 2.4- 5.3

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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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