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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Actions to Control High Blood Pressure*

Were you told on TWO or MORE different visits to a doctor or other health professional
that you had high blood pressure?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes Yes, female told during pregnancy No Told borderline or pre-hypertensive
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,046 4,089 78.4 76.3-80.4 5 0.2 0.1- 0.8 924 20.8 18.9-22.9 28 0.5 0.3- 0.8
GENDER
Male 1,929 1,525 75.1 71.6-78.4 0 0.0 . - . 388 24.1 20.9-27.6 16 0.8 0.4- 1.5
Female 3,117 2,564 81.5 79.2-83.6 5 0.4 0.1- 1.5 536 17.8 15.8-20.1 12 0.2 0.1- 0.5
RACE
White 3,907 3,170 80.2 78.1-82.1 4 0.2 0.0- 0.5 709 19.1 17.2-21.1 24 0.6 0.4- 0.9
African American 887 718 75.7 70.3-80.3 1 0.5 0.1- 3.6 165 23.4 18.8-28.7 3 0.4 0.1- 2.2
Asian 25 19 76.1 49.6-91.2 0 0.0 . - . 6 23.9 8.8-50.4 0 0.0 . - .
Native American 121 101 69.6 41.6-88.0 0 0.0 . - . 19 30.2 11.8-58.4 1 0.2 0.0- 1.7
Other Minorities 79 60 67.2 48.3-81.7 0 0.0 . - . 19 32.8 18.3-51.7 0 0.0 . - .
HISPANIC
Hispanic 85 58 53.9 38.0-69.1 0 0.0 . - . 27 46.1 30.9-62.0 0 0.0 . - .
-English Speaking 50 36 61.3 38.7-79.8 0 0.0 . - . 14 38.7 20.2-61.3 0 0.0 . - .
-Spanish Speaking 35 22 44.2 24.1-66.3 0 0.0 . - . 13 55.8 33.7-75.9 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Hispanic 4,949 4,022 79.2 77.2-81.1 5 0.2 0.1- 0.8 894 20.0 18.1-22.0 28 0.5 0.3- 0.9
AGE
18-24 28 16 65.8 40.4-84.5 0 0.0 . - . 12 34.2 15.5-59.6 0 0.0 . - .
25-34 122 84 63.8 49.3-76.1 0 0.0 . - . 37 35.6 23.3-50.1 1 0.7 0.1- 4.7
35-44 353 245 70.4 62.9-76.9 2 1.2 0.2- 6.4 100 27.2 20.9-34.5 6 1.3 0.4- 4.0
45-54 829 682 80.6 76.3-84.3 1 0.1 0.0- 0.6 143 19.0 15.3-23.3 3 0.3 0.1- 1.3
55-64 1,286 1,092 83.4 79.9-86.4 1 0.1 0.0- 0.5 181 15.7 12.7-19.1 12 0.9 0.4- 1.6
65-74 1,336 1,094 80.7 77.0-83.9 1 0.3 0.0- 2.0 238 18.9 15.7-22.5 3 0.1 0.0- 0.4
75+ 1,051 842 79.4 75.0-83.1 0 0.0 . - . 206 20.5 16.8-24.8 3 0.1 0.0- 0.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 863 704 77.2 70.9-82.4 0 0.0 . - . 156 22.7 17.4-29.0 3 0.2 0.1- 0.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,670 1,358 80.5 77.0-83.6 3 0.6 0.2- 2.3 303 18.5 15.6-22.0 6 0.4 0.1- 1.0
Some Post-H.S. 1,266 1,030 77.3 72.8-81.3 1 0.1 0.0- 0.5 226 21.8 17.9-26.3 9 0.8 0.3- 2.0
College Graduate 1,239 990 77.5 73.8-80.8 1 0.1 0.0- 0.5 238 21.8 18.5-25.5 10 0.6 0.3- 1.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 739 625 82.8 77.4-87.0 0 0.0 . - . 112 17.2 12.9-22.5 2 0.1 0.0- 0.3
$15,000- 24,999 920 749 79.4 74.0-83.9 1 0.8 0.1- 5.2 169 19.8 15.5-25.1 1 0.0 0.0- 0.2
$25,000- 34,999 567 446 76.0 68.2-82.4 0 0.0 . - . 117 23.6 17.2-31.4 4 0.4 0.1- 1.4
$35,000- 49,999 615 510 80.2 75.1-84.4 2 0.6 0.1- 2.8 98 17.8 13.8-22.5 5 1.5 0.5- 4.5
$50,000-74,999 625 507 78.2 71.7-83.5 1 0.1 0.0- 0.9 112 20.8 15.5-27.3 5 0.9 0.3- 2.5
$75,000+ 773 621 76.7 71.6-81.1 1 0.1 0.0- 0.6 143 22.6 18.2-27.7 8 0.6 0.3- 1.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,426 2,055 84.8 82.4-86.9 1 0.0 0.0- 0.3 363 15.0 12.9-17.3 7 0.2 0.1- 0.6
No 2,525 1,959 73.6 70.4-76.5 4 0.4 0.1- 1.4 541 25.3 22.4-28.5 21 0.8 0.4- 1.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 798 646 79.8 75.4-83.6 0 0.0 . - . 147 19.7 15.9-24.1 5 0.5 0.2- 1.5
Non-Veteran 3,814 3,098 77.6 75.1-79.9 5 0.3 0.1- 1.0 689 21.6 19.2-24.1 22 0.5 0.3- 1.0

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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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