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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 -
exercise?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,078 3,907 78.5 76.4-80.3 1,171 21.5 19.7-23.6
GENDER
Male 1,941 1,512 78.8 75.4-81.9 429 21.2 18.1-24.6
Female 3,137 2,395 78.1 75.8-80.3 742 21.9 19.7-24.2
RACE
White 3,933 3,003 78.8 76.7-80.8 930 21.2 19.2-23.3
African American 891 712 78.1 72.6-82.7 179 21.9 17.3-27.4
Asian 25 18 72.1 45.9-88.7 7 27.9 11.3-54.1
Native American 123 91 67.4 48.6-81.8 32 32.6 18.2-51.4
Other Minorities 79 63 81.7 67.2-90.7 16 18.3 9.3-32.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 89 65 76.9 63.5-86.4 24 23.1 13.6-36.5
-English Speaking 53 40 82.9 67.1-92.1 13 17.1 7.9-32.9
-Spanish Speaking 36 25 68.9 45.9-85.3 11 31.1 14.7-54.1
Non-Hispanic 4,977 3,836 78.5 76.5-80.4 1,141 21.5 19.6-23.5
AGE
18-24 28 19 75.8 52.4-89.9 9 24.2 10.1-47.6
25-34 122 102 86.4 76.9-92.4 20 13.6 7.6-23.1
35-44 355 294 78.8 70.3-85.3 61 21.2 14.7-29.7
45-54 831 696 81.7 76.1-86.3 135 18.3 13.7-23.9
55-64 1,292 1,078 84.8 81.8-87.3 214 15.2 12.7-18.2
65-74 1,342 1,020 76.2 72.7-79.4 322 23.8 20.6-27.3
75+ 1,067 664 63.0 58.3-67.5 403 37.0 32.5-41.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 877 590 69.6 64.3-74.5 287 30.4 25.5-35.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,669 1,304 78.0 73.6-81.8 365 22.0 18.2-26.4
Some Post-H.S. 1,276 1,018 79.6 75.7-83.0 258 20.4 17.0-24.3
College Graduate 1,247 988 83.5 80.6-86.1 259 16.5 13.9-19.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 738 512 67.4 61.1-73.1 226 32.6 26.9-38.9
$15,000- 24,999 919 699 76.9 71.1-81.9 220 23.1 18.1-28.9
$25,000- 34,999 579 453 77.9 69.6-84.5 126 22.1 15.5-30.4
$35,000- 49,999 616 503 84.5 80.3-88.0 113 15.5 12.0-19.7
$50,000-74,999 626 521 87.2 83.5-90.2 105 12.8 9.8-16.5
$75,000+ 777 646 84.0 79.7-87.5 131 16.0 12.5-20.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,438 1,846 77.1 74.0-79.9 592 22.9 20.1-26.0
No 2,543 1,998 79.8 77.0-82.4 545 20.2 17.6-23.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 802 624 80.8 76.5-84.4 178 19.2 15.6-23.5
Non-Veteran 3,832 2,940 77.3 74.8-79.6 892 22.7 20.4-25.2

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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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