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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Hypertension Awareness

Have you EVER been told by a doctor, nurse, or other health professional that you have high blood pressure?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes Yes, during pregnancy No Borderline high or pre-hypertensive
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 13,252 5,387 31.5 30.2-32.9 107 1.2 0.9- 1.8 7,488 65.4 64.0-66.8 270 1.8 1.5- 2.2
GENDER
Male 4,972 2,059 31.7 29.6-33.8 0 0.0 . - . 2,793 66.1 63.9-68.3 120 2.2 1.6- 2.9
Female 8,280 3,328 31.4 29.9-33.1 107 2.4 1.6- 3.4 4,695 64.7 63.0-66.4 150 1.5 1.2- 1.9
RACE
White 10,475 4,157 31.1 29.7-32.5 82 1.3 0.9- 2.0 6,023 65.7 64.2-67.2 213 1.9 1.5- 2.4
African American 1,862 959 41.0 37.4-44.8 17 0.8 0.4- 1.4 844 56.5 52.7-60.2 42 1.7 1.1- 2.8
Asian 105 26 14.0 8.5-22.1 0 0.0 . - . 78 85.0 76.7-90.7 1 1.0 0.1- 6.5
Native American 311 130 38.1 28.1-49.1 3 1.2 0.2- 5.9 169 56.9 46.3-67.0 9 3.8 1.2-11.6
Other Minorities 409 85 12.6 8.8-17.7 3 0.6 0.1- 2.7 317 85.9 80.5-90.0 4 0.9 0.2- 4.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 443 95 13.3 9.7-18.0 4 1.6 0.3- 8.7 342 84.8 79.3-89.0 2 0.3 0.1- 1.6
-English Speaking 233 55 21.1 14.4-29.9 1 0.2 0.0- 1.2 175 77.9 69.0-84.7 2 0.8 0.1- 4.4
-Spanish Speaking 210 40 9.1 5.6-14.2 3 2.4 0.4-13.4 167 88.6 81.2-93.3 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Hispanic 12,773 5,278 33.0 31.6-34.3 102 1.2 0.8- 1.7 7,125 63.9 62.5-65.3 268 1.9 1.6- 2.4
AGE
18-24 407 29 7.0 4.1-11.6 9 3.1 1.2- 8.0 366 89.6 84.0-93.4 3 0.3 0.1- 0.9
25-34 1,224 134 11.4 8.9-14.5 37 2.4 1.5- 3.8 1,038 84.0 80.5-87.0 15 2.1 1.0- 4.3
35-44 1,993 378 20.4 17.8-23.3 31 1.5 1.0- 2.4 1,547 76.9 73.9-79.6 37 1.2 0.8- 1.7
45-54 2,569 888 34.4 31.7-37.2 14 0.3 0.2- 0.6 1,604 62.6 59.7-65.3 63 2.7 1.9- 3.8
55-64 2,770 1,360 50.4 47.7-53.1 10 0.4 0.2- 0.8 1,346 47.3 44.6-50.0 54 2.0 1.4- 2.7
65-74 2,349 1,412 62.0 59.1-64.8 1 0.0 0.0- 0.2 878 35.7 32.9-38.5 58 2.3 1.6- 3.3
75+ 1,821 1,142 65.7 62.3-68.9 5 0.1 0.1- 0.4 634 31.8 28.7-35.2 40 2.3 1.5- 3.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,734 961 38.4 34.0-42.9 8 0.2 0.1- 0.4 735 60.2 55.6-64.6 30 1.3 0.7- 2.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,935 1,779 36.2 33.5-39.0 26 0.9 0.4- 2.1 2,042 61.0 58.2-63.8 88 1.8 1.3- 2.6
Some Post-H.S. 3,351 1,341 30.5 28.0-33.1 35 1.9 1.0- 3.6 1,906 65.6 62.8-68.3 69 2.0 1.2- 3.1
College Graduate 4,209 1,294 25.1 23.3-27.0 38 1.4 0.8- 2.3 2,794 71.6 69.6-73.5 83 2.0 1.4- 2.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,443 787 40.5 35.6-45.6 8 1.6 0.4- 6.0 624 56.8 51.5-61.9 24 1.1 0.4- 3.0
$15,000- 24,999 2,099 986 35.6 32.0-39.3 18 0.7 0.4- 1.3 1,047 61.7 57.9-65.5 48 2.0 1.3- 3.1
$25,000- 34,999 1,364 606 40.7 35.9-45.8 5 1.3 0.4- 4.1 720 55.5 50.5-60.4 33 2.4 1.5- 3.9
$35,000- 49,999 1,706 649 31.0 27.6-34.6 16 1.4 0.7- 2.7 1,006 65.9 62.1-69.4 35 1.7 1.1- 2.7
$50,000-74,999 1,810 649 29.8 26.7-33.0 13 0.7 0.3- 1.3 1,111 66.5 63.0-69.8 37 3.1 1.7- 5.4
$75,000+ 2,799 811 24.3 22.2-26.7 32 1.7 0.9- 3.5 1,907 72.6 70.1-75.0 49 1.3 0.9- 1.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,587 2,558 48.3 45.7-50.9 16 0.4 0.2- 0.8 1,912 49.3 46.6-51.9 101 2.0 1.5- 2.7
No 7,864 2,566 25.6 24.1-27.1 78 1.4 0.9- 2.2 5,068 71.2 69.5-72.8 152 1.8 1.4- 2.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,730 850 43.6 39.8-47.4 4 0.3 0.1- 1.5 831 54.1 50.2-57.9 45 2.0 1.4- 2.9
Non-Veteran 10,415 4,071 29.8 28.4-31.3 97 1.4 1.0- 2.1 6,047 67.0 65.4-68.5 200 1.7 1.4- 2.2

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^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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