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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Actions to Control High Blood Pressure*

Has a doctor or health professional ever advised you to do any of the following to help lower or control your high blood pressure -
reduce alcohol use?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No Do not drink
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,112 984 23.1 21.2-25.2 1,486 31.5 29.2-33.8 2,642 45.4 43.1-47.7
GENDER
Male 1,951 531 30.0 26.6-33.5 673 36.8 33.0-40.7 747 33.2 30.0-36.6
Female 3,161 453 16.8 14.7-19.2 813 26.5 24.2-29.0 1,895 56.6 53.8-59.4
RACE
White 3,954 729 21.8 19.8-24.0 1,263 35.6 33.0-38.3 1,962 42.6 40.1-45.1
African American 902 211 27.9 23.0-33.4 163 19.9 15.8-24.7 528 52.2 46.8-57.6
Asian 25 4 14.4 4.6-37.0 9 37.9 18.0-63.0 12 47.7 25.6-70.7
Native American 124 22 13.4 4.9-31.8 17 28.4 10.2-58.1 85 58.2 35.3-78.0
Other Minorities 79 14 26.0 12.2-47.1 22 26.4 13.4-45.3 43 47.6 30.6-65.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 89 20 33.7 20.0-50.8 22 17.2 9.5-29.1 47 49.1 34.1-64.2
-English Speaking 53 14 46.3 26.8-66.9 16 15.4 8.0-27.4 23 38.4 22.0-57.9
-Spanish Speaking 36 6 16.9 6.6-36.9 6 19.8 7.2-44.0 24 63.3 40.4-81.5
Non-Hispanic 5,011 963 22.9 20.9-25.0 1,457 31.8 29.5-34.2 2,591 45.3 43.0-47.7
AGE
18-24 28 8 29.4 12.0-56.0 15 62.1 36.5-82.4 5 8.5 3.0-22.2
25-34 124 47 24.7 16.9-34.6 40 41.8 28.7-56.2 37 33.4 21.7-47.7
35-44 354 111 29.6 23.2-36.9 131 38.6 30.8-47.1 112 31.8 25.0-39.6
45-54 830 255 32.5 27.5-38.0 225 27.9 23.7-32.6 350 39.5 34.6-44.7
55-64 1,294 297 25.5 22.0-29.4 396 31.5 27.8-35.3 601 43.0 39.1-47.0
65-74 1,356 178 14.3 11.7-17.4 391 28.5 25.3-31.9 787 57.2 53.4-61.0
75+ 1,087 82 10.2 7.0-14.5 274 24.1 20.3-28.4 731 65.7 60.8-70.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 885 136 20.6 15.8-26.4 110 14.8 10.6-20.3 639 64.6 58.3-70.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,685 311 22.2 18.6-26.2 393 26.6 22.2-31.5 981 51.2 46.6-55.7
Some Post-H.S. 1,284 274 25.5 21.7-29.7 389 32.7 28.5-37.1 621 41.9 37.8-46.1
College Graduate 1,249 263 23.8 20.5-27.5 591 47.1 43.0-51.3 395 29.1 25.5-33.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 745 129 21.2 16.1-27.5 107 16.8 12.3-22.5 509 62.0 55.4-68.1
$15,000- 24,999 927 178 24.6 19.9-30.0 172 20.2 15.1-26.6 577 55.2 49.1-61.1
$25,000- 34,999 582 102 24.2 17.1-33.0 160 27.2 19.3-36.8 320 48.6 40.3-57.1
$35,000- 49,999 620 117 21.5 16.9-26.8 201 33.5 27.9-39.6 302 45.0 39.2-51.0
$50,000-74,999 625 148 27.0 21.8-32.9 237 38.1 32.2-44.3 240 34.9 29.7-40.5
$75,000+ 779 204 26.7 22.6-31.3 395 49.7 44.7-54.7 180 23.6 19.4-28.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,455 425 21.9 18.9-25.2 555 24.6 21.8-27.8 1,475 53.5 50.0-56.9
No 2,557 542 24.2 21.6-27.0 898 37.2 33.9-40.6 1,117 38.7 35.6-41.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 809 214 30.4 25.7-35.5 284 32.7 28.1-37.6 311 37.0 32.1-42.1
Non-Veteran 3,858 693 22.2 19.9-24.7 1,071 31.0 28.3-33.8 2,094 46.8 44.1-49.5

Back to Actions to Control High Blood Pressure*.

*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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