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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 -
change your eating habits?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,098 3,274 66.9 64.6-69.0 1,824 33.1 31.0-35.4
GENDER
Male 1,952 1,314 68.6 64.8-72.1 638 31.4 27.9-35.2
Female 3,146 1,960 65.2 62.6-67.8 1,186 34.8 32.2-37.4
RACE
White 3,943 2,427 64.3 61.7-66.8 1,516 35.7 33.2-38.3
African American 899 673 74.6 69.6-79.0 226 25.4 21.0-30.4
Asian 25 17 64.4 38.8-83.7 8 35.6 16.3-61.2
Native American 124 93 70.0 51.4-83.7 31 30.0 16.3-48.6
Other Minorities 79 48 60.2 42.3-75.8 31 39.8 24.2-57.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 89 54 65.6 50.3-78.2 35 34.4 21.8-49.7
-English Speaking 53 33 70.1 48.9-85.2 20 29.9 14.8-51.1
-Spanish Speaking 36 21 59.5 36.9-78.7 15 40.5 21.3-63.1
Non-Hispanic 4,997 3,214 66.9 64.6-69.1 1,783 33.1 30.9-35.4
AGE
18-24 27 17 59.2 30.6-82.7 10 40.8 17.3-69.4
25-34 124 98 81.7 70.8-89.2 26 18.3 10.8-29.2
35-44 355 276 73.5 64.7-80.8 79 26.5 19.2-35.3
45-54 833 636 77.5 73.1-81.4 197 22.5 18.6-26.9
55-64 1,297 936 72.4 68.5-75.9 361 27.6 24.1-31.5
65-74 1,348 819 58.6 54.7-62.4 529 41.4 37.6-45.3
75+ 1,073 467 43.1 38.4-48.0 606 56.9 52.0-61.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 872 503 59.6 53.7-65.2 369 40.4 34.8-46.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,682 1,110 66.2 61.6-70.5 572 33.8 29.5-38.4
Some Post-H.S. 1,283 855 70.3 66.2-74.1 428 29.7 25.9-33.8
College Graduate 1,252 802 69.0 65.3-72.5 450 31.0 27.5-34.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 740 467 60.9 54.5-67.0 273 39.1 33.0-45.5
$15,000- 24,999 925 599 63.8 57.6-69.5 326 36.2 30.5-42.4
$25,000- 34,999 580 364 67.1 58.1-75.0 216 32.9 25.0-41.9
$35,000- 49,999 619 419 72.6 67.1-77.4 200 27.4 22.6-32.9
$50,000-74,999 626 439 76.1 71.0-80.5 187 23.9 19.5-29.0
$75,000+ 780 547 71.6 66.9-75.8 233 28.4 24.2-33.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,445 1,566 67.9 64.9-70.8 879 32.1 29.2-35.1
No 2,552 1,655 66.2 62.9-69.4 897 33.8 30.6-37.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 807 512 64.6 59.4-69.5 295 35.4 30.5-40.6
Non-Veteran 3,847 2,484 67.5 64.9-70.1 1,363 32.5 29.9-35.1

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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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