SCHS Home Search FAQs Guestbook

North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics Navigation Bar

2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Actions to Control High Blood Pressure*

Are YOU now doing any of the following to help lower or control your high blood pressure -
cutting down on salt?

View results for a demographic group:
Select a different topic:
View results for a different geographical area:
  Total
Respond.^
Yes No Do not use salt
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,120 3,786 74.0 71.9-76.0 764 16.8 15.0-18.8 570 9.2 8.1-10.3
GENDER
Male 1,957 1,387 71.5 67.9-74.9 344 19.6 16.5-23.2 226 8.9 7.4-10.7
Female 3,163 2,399 76.3 73.9-78.6 420 14.2 12.4-16.3 344 9.4 8.1-11.0
RACE
White 3,959 2,833 70.0 67.4-72.4 678 20.3 18.0-22.8 448 9.7 8.5-11.1
African American 905 757 86.1 82.2-89.3 50 6.1 3.8- 9.9 98 7.7 5.9-10.1
Asian 25 20 82.7 53.6-95.2 4 15.9 4.0-46.3 1 1.3 0.2- 9.3
Native American 124 100 80.5 63.3-90.8 10 4.3 2.0- 9.1 14 15.2 6.0-33.3
Other Minorities 79 54 63.5 44.8-78.9 18 30.9 16.4-50.6 7 5.5 2.0-14.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 88 64 76.5 62.1-86.6 18 20.2 10.7-34.9 6 3.3 1.4- 7.8
-English Speaking 52 41 85.6 72.1-93.1 8 11.6 5.0-24.9 3 2.8 0.8- 9.1
-Spanish Speaking 36 23 64.5 40.0-83.2 10 31.5 13.7-57.1 3 4.0 1.1-13.5
Non-Hispanic 5,019 3,714 74.0 71.9-76.1 744 16.6 14.8-18.7 561 9.3 8.3-10.5
AGE
18-24 28 17 62.4 32.6-85.0 10 36.1 13.8-66.6 1 1.5 0.2-10.7
25-34 125 96 78.9 68.1-86.8 23 17.7 10.5-28.3 6 3.4 1.3- 8.3
35-44 355 242 71.3 63.8-77.8 82 20.5 14.9-27.6 31 8.2 4.9-13.3
45-54 832 627 73.8 69.2-78.0 132 18.4 14.7-22.8 73 7.8 5.8-10.3
55-64 1,299 1,010 77.1 73.3-80.4 163 14.1 11.2-17.5 126 8.9 6.9-11.4
65-74 1,354 993 74.2 70.8-77.3 198 14.4 12.1-17.2 163 11.4 9.2-13.9
75+ 1,086 775 71.6 67.0-75.8 150 15.0 11.5-19.5 161 13.4 10.8-16.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 887 665 73.4 67.7-78.4 111 13.3 9.5-18.3 111 13.3 9.9-17.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,685 1,279 75.7 71.3-79.5 220 15.6 12.0-20.0 186 8.8 7.1-10.8
Some Post-H.S. 1,283 924 74.2 70.5-77.6 204 17.3 14.3-20.7 155 8.5 6.9-10.5
College Graduate 1,256 910 72.0 68.1-75.6 229 20.3 17.0-24.1 117 7.7 6.0- 9.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 745 586 77.9 72.0-82.9 80 10.8 7.4-15.4 79 11.3 7.7-16.4
$15,000- 24,999 926 706 78.7 73.9-82.9 110 11.8 8.4-16.3 110 9.5 7.2-12.3
$25,000- 34,999 585 423 70.0 60.6-78.0 91 21.4 13.7-31.7 71 8.7 6.1-12.1
$35,000- 49,999 620 466 74.9 69.1-79.9 98 17.6 13.0-23.3 56 7.5 5.2-10.7
$50,000-74,999 629 450 73.7 68.3-78.4 111 18.2 14.1-23.2 68 8.1 5.9-11.2
$75,000+ 782 555 70.4 65.7-74.7 161 22.5 18.5-27.0 66 7.1 5.2- 9.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,462 1,840 76.3 73.5-78.9 325 13.7 11.6-16.2 297 10.0 8.5-11.7
No 2,557 1,873 72.6 69.4-75.6 421 18.8 16.1-22.0 263 8.6 7.2-10.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 811 552 69.9 65.1-74.4 153 19.2 15.3-23.8 106 10.8 8.3-14.0
Non-Veteran 3,863 2,911 75.7 73.2-78.0 547 15.7 13.6-18.1 405 8.6 7.4- 9.9

Back to Actions to Control High Blood Pressure*.

*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.

BRFSS Home | Annual Questionnaires | Technical Notes

This page was generated on 09JUN10.

SCHS Home | Search | FAQs | Guestbook