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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 -
changing your eating habits?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,114 3,820 74.7 72.4-76.8 1,294 25.3 23.2-27.6
GENDER
Male 1,952 1,410 72.0 68.1-75.6 542 28.0 24.4-31.9
Female 3,162 2,410 77.2 74.6-79.5 752 22.8 20.5-25.4
RACE
White 3,955 2,854 72.3 69.7-74.7 1,101 27.7 25.3-30.3
African American 904 776 83.8 78.8-87.8 128 16.2 12.2-21.2
Asian 25 19 73.6 46.6-89.9 6 26.4 10.1-53.4
Native American 124 98 67.1 40.9-85.7 26 32.9 14.3-59.1
Other Minorities 79 52 59.6 41.1-75.8 27 40.4 24.2-58.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 89 60 64.0 48.4-77.1 29 36.0 22.9-51.6
-English Speaking 53 41 77.3 58.4-89.2 12 22.7 10.8-41.6
-Spanish Speaking 36 19 46.4 25.2-68.9 17 53.6 31.1-74.8
Non-Hispanic 5,012 3,751 75.0 72.7-77.1 1,261 25.0 22.9-27.3
AGE
18-24 28 17 62.9 33.0-85.4 11 37.1 14.6-67.0
25-34 125 91 63.2 48.5-75.8 34 36.8 24.2-51.5
35-44 355 265 72.8 64.1-80.1 90 27.2 19.9-35.9
45-54 833 663 79.8 75.6-83.5 170 20.2 16.5-24.4
55-64 1,298 1,070 81.4 77.8-84.5 228 18.6 15.5-22.2
65-74 1,348 988 72.9 69.3-76.2 360 27.1 23.8-30.7
75+ 1,086 696 67.3 62.6-71.6 390 32.7 28.4-37.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 882 618 70.2 64.5-75.4 264 29.8 24.6-35.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,685 1,277 73.9 69.1-78.2 408 26.1 21.8-30.9
Some Post-H.S. 1,283 964 76.3 72.3-80.0 319 23.7 20.0-27.7
College Graduate 1,255 956 77.0 73.3-80.4 299 23.0 19.6-26.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 744 569 75.8 69.8-80.9 175 24.2 19.1-30.2
$15,000- 24,999 929 700 74.0 67.3-79.8 229 26.0 20.2-32.7
$25,000- 34,999 583 417 69.0 59.6-77.0 166 31.0 23.0-40.4
$35,000- 49,999 618 466 77.2 71.9-81.7 152 22.8 18.3-28.1
$50,000-74,999 630 473 75.3 69.0-80.7 157 24.7 19.3-31.0
$75,000+ 782 606 77.4 72.9-81.4 176 22.6 18.6-27.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,455 1,839 76.7 73.8-79.4 616 23.3 20.6-26.2
No 2,556 1,910 73.3 69.8-76.5 646 26.7 23.5-30.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 812 573 73.9 69.2-78.0 239 26.1 22.0-30.8
Non-Veteran 3,857 2,921 75.4 72.6-78.0 936 24.6 22.0-27.4

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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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