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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Actions to Control High Blood Pressure*

Are YOU now doing any of the following to help lower or control your high blood pressure -
reducing 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 5,124 1,233 27.8 25.7-30.0 834 18.8 16.9-21.0 3,057 53.3 51.0-55.7
GENDER
Male 1,954 613 34.1 30.6-37.8 447 25.1 21.7-28.9 894 40.8 37.2-44.5
Female 3,170 620 22.0 19.8-24.4 387 13.1 11.3-15.0 2,163 64.9 62.2-67.5
RACE
White 3,966 940 27.4 25.1-29.8 748 22.0 19.8-24.5 2,278 50.6 48.0-53.1
African American 903 243 31.9 26.8-37.3 57 8.8 5.8-13.3 603 59.3 53.7-64.7
Asian 25 6 31.9 13.4-58.7 5 13.1 4.5-32.4 14 55.0 31.4-76.6
Native American 124 23 14.6 6.1-31.1 6 17.6 3.2-57.6 95 67.8 40.7-86.6
Other Minorities 79 15 12.0 6.1-22.0 13 25.2 11.8-45.9 51 62.8 44.2-78.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 88 26 28.8 16.7-44.9 9 11.8 4.5-27.8 53 59.4 43.4-73.6
-English Speaking 52 22 44.3 25.5-64.9 3 2.9 0.8- 9.6 27 52.9 32.8-72.0
-Spanish Speaking 36 4 8.2 2.5-23.7 6 23.8 8.2-52.2 26 68.0 42.5-85.9
Non-Hispanic 5,024 1,206 27.8 25.7-30.0 821 19.0 17.0-21.1 2,997 53.2 50.8-55.6
AGE
18-24 28 12 37.4 17.4-62.8 7 40.8 17.1-69.6 9 21.9 8.5-45.9
25-34 125 53 38.0 26.1-51.5 23 22.9 12.8-37.5 49 39.1 26.9-52.9
35-44 354 136 33.5 26.8-41.0 75 25.1 18.6-33.0 143 41.4 33.6-49.7
45-54 832 289 36.3 31.2-41.7 143 18.0 14.6-22.0 400 45.7 40.6-50.9
55-64 1,299 401 33.5 29.7-37.5 194 15.9 13.1-19.1 704 50.6 46.6-54.6
65-74 1,357 219 17.1 14.5-20.2 239 18.6 15.9-21.8 899 64.2 60.5-67.8
75+ 1,089 111 9.6 7.5-12.2 147 14.4 11.1-18.4 831 76.1 71.7-79.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 889 113 15.2 11.5-19.9 61 10.4 6.6-15.9 715 74.4 68.5-79.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,686 360 26.1 22.2-30.5 189 13.9 10.4-18.3 1,137 60.0 55.3-64.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,285 352 32.5 28.5-36.9 214 18.2 14.6-22.5 719 49.3 44.9-53.6
College Graduate 1,255 406 33.4 29.7-37.4 370 31.3 27.6-35.4 479 35.2 31.4-39.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 747 127 20.5 15.8-26.2 36 6.7 3.7-11.9 584 72.8 66.4-78.3
$15,000- 24,999 929 187 22.0 18.0-26.7 85 10.8 7.3-15.5 657 67.2 61.6-72.4
$25,000- 34,999 586 130 26.9 19.8-35.4 95 20.4 12.8-30.9 361 52.7 44.0-61.2
$35,000- 49,999 617 172 30.4 25.0-36.3 98 17.3 13.0-22.7 347 52.4 46.3-58.4
$50,000-74,999 629 190 30.3 25.3-35.8 155 27.9 22.1-34.6 284 41.8 36.2-47.7
$75,000+ 781 287 39.4 34.5-44.4 261 31.6 27.3-36.3 233 29.0 24.6-33.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,466 516 26.9 23.7-30.3 282 12.7 10.6-15.2 1,668 60.4 56.9-63.8
No 2,556 693 28.5 25.8-31.4 534 24.0 21.0-27.4 1,329 47.4 44.2-50.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 812 249 34.0 29.4-39.0 179 21.0 17.0-25.7 384 45.0 39.9-50.1
Non-Veteran 3,866 890 27.2 24.8-29.8 572 18.0 15.7-20.6 2,404 54.7 51.9-57.5

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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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