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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Actions to Control High Blood Pressure*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,113 3,626 71.6 69.4-73.7 1,487 28.4 26.3-30.6
GENDER
Male 1,957 1,455 73.7 69.9-77.1 502 26.3 22.9-30.1
Female 3,156 2,171 69.7 67.1-72.1 985 30.3 27.9-32.9
RACE
White 3,955 2,788 70.1 67.5-72.6 1,167 29.9 27.4-32.5
African American 903 652 74.6 69.9-78.8 251 25.4 21.2-30.1
Asian 25 20 86.9 67.4-95.5 5 13.1 4.5-32.6
Native American 124 88 73.9 57.0-85.8 36 26.1 14.2-43.0
Other Minorities 79 56 76.0 57.9-88.0 23 24.0 12.0-42.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 89 65 82.4 72.2-89.5 24 17.6 10.5-27.8
-English Speaking 53 42 83.5 69.0-92.1 11 16.5 7.9-31.0
-Spanish Speaking 36 23 81.0 64.4-90.9 13 19.0 9.1-35.6
Non-Hispanic 5,012 3,551 71.2 69.0-73.4 1,461 28.8 26.6-31.0
AGE
18-24 28 21 70.9 36.1-91.3 7 29.1 8.7-63.9
25-34 125 92 79.0 68.3-86.8 33 21.0 13.2-31.7
35-44 355 259 66.9 58.0-74.7 96 33.1 25.3-42.0
45-54 832 599 74.7 70.3-78.6 233 25.3 21.4-29.7
55-64 1,295 970 74.2 70.4-77.6 325 25.8 22.4-29.6
65-74 1,355 947 69.6 65.8-73.1 408 30.4 26.9-34.2
75+ 1,082 701 66.2 61.5-70.5 381 33.8 29.5-38.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 887 562 65.9 60.1-71.2 325 34.1 28.8-39.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,681 1,161 69.2 64.6-73.4 520 30.8 26.6-35.4
Some Post-H.S. 1,281 921 71.8 67.9-75.4 360 28.2 24.6-32.1
College Graduate 1,255 975 78.1 74.4-81.3 280 21.9 18.7-25.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 743 476 66.0 60.0-71.6 267 34.0 28.4-40.0
$15,000- 24,999 927 625 67.8 61.7-73.3 302 32.2 26.7-38.3
$25,000- 34,999 585 383 64.5 55.5-72.6 202 35.5 27.4-44.5
$35,000- 49,999 619 456 72.1 66.4-77.1 163 27.9 22.9-33.6
$50,000-74,999 626 470 75.3 69.9-80.1 156 24.7 19.9-30.1
$75,000+ 780 633 81.1 76.8-84.8 147 18.9 15.2-23.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,453 1,585 67.7 64.7-70.6 868 32.3 29.4-35.3
No 2,558 1,970 74.8 71.5-77.9 588 25.2 22.1-28.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 812 601 74.5 69.9-78.6 211 25.5 21.4-30.1
Non-Veteran 3,856 2,712 70.9 68.3-73.5 1,144 29.1 26.5-31.7

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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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