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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 -
take medication?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,115 4,706 87.5 85.3-89.4 409 12.5 10.6-14.7
GENDER
Male 1,954 1,744 83.3 79.4-86.6 210 16.7 13.4-20.6
Female 3,161 2,962 91.3 89.3-93.0 199 8.7 7.0-10.7
RACE
White 3,961 3,652 87.8 85.2-90.0 309 12.2 10.0-14.8
African American 899 840 89.6 85.1-92.8 59 10.4 7.2-14.9
Asian 25 20 80.1 52.2-93.7 5 19.9 6.3-47.8
Native American 124 111 87.4 70.9-95.2 13 12.6 4.8-29.1
Other Minorities 79 59 64.4 45.8-79.5 20 35.6 20.5-54.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 89 64 65.6 49.5-78.8 25 34.4 21.2-50.5
-English Speaking 53 46 88.3 74.2-95.2 7 11.7 4.8-25.8
-Spanish Speaking 36 18 35.4 18.5-56.9 18 64.6 43.1-81.5
Non-Hispanic 5,014 4,633 88.3 86.1-90.1 381 11.7 9.9-13.9
AGE
18-24 27 9 25.5 10.2-50.9 18 74.5 49.1-89.8
25-34 123 72 58.1 44.9-70.3 51 41.9 29.7-55.1
35-44 354 268 75.1 66.7-82.0 86 24.9 18.0-33.3
45-54 834 733 87.6 83.9-90.5 101 12.4 9.5-16.1
55-64 1,299 1,234 95.1 93.2-96.5 65 4.9 3.5- 6.8
65-74 1,354 1,303 96.4 94.5-97.7 51 3.6 2.3- 5.5
75+ 1,083 1,049 97.2 95.0-98.4 34 2.8 1.6- 5.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 887 821 90.8 86.7-93.7 66 9.2 6.3-13.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,682 1,555 86.1 80.9-90.0 127 13.9 10.0-19.1
Some Post-H.S. 1,284 1,192 88.4 84.3-91.5 92 11.6 8.5-15.7
College Graduate 1,253 1,130 86.3 82.9-89.2 123 13.7 10.8-17.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 743 689 90.4 85.6-93.8 54 9.6 6.2-14.4
$15,000- 24,999 926 861 89.7 83.5-93.8 65 10.3 6.2-16.5
$25,000- 34,999 581 538 85.1 73.2-92.3 43 14.9 7.7-26.8
$35,000- 49,999 619 579 90.0 85.5-93.3 40 10.0 6.7-14.5
$50,000-74,999 629 568 84.6 78.8-89.0 61 15.4 11.0-21.2
$75,000+ 781 690 84.2 79.6-88.0 91 15.8 12.0-20.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,454 2,323 92.2 89.9-94.1 131 7.8 5.9-10.1
No 2,561 2,298 83.9 80.5-86.9 263 16.1 13.1-19.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 810 759 91.2 86.8-94.2 51 8.8 5.8-13.2
Non-Veteran 3,860 3,531 86.2 83.5-88.5 329 13.8 11.5-16.5

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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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