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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 -
cut down on salt?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No Do not use salt
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,090 3,435 68.4 66.2-70.6 1,425 27.7 25.6-29.9 230 3.9 3.2- 4.7
GENDER
Male 1,943 1,309 68.7 65.0-72.1 540 27.4 24.0-31.0 94 4.0 2.9- 5.4
Female 3,147 2,126 68.2 65.6-70.8 885 28.0 25.5-30.6 136 3.7 2.9- 4.8
RACE
White 3,936 2,574 65.8 63.2-68.4 1,188 30.2 27.8-32.8 174 3.9 3.1- 5.0
African American 898 677 76.4 71.8-80.5 176 20.1 16.3-24.7 45 3.5 2.4- 5.0
Asian 25 16 58.9 34.7-79.5 8 37.8 18.0-62.8 1 3.3 0.4-20.4
Native American 124 97 75.0 57.3-87.1 18 13.5 6.1-27.3 9 11.4 4.0-28.7
Other Minorities 79 52 63.0 44.8-78.2 27 37.0 21.8-55.2 0 0.0 . - .
HISPANIC
Hispanic 89 60 75.1 61.8-84.9 27 24.2 14.5-37.4 2 0.8 0.1- 4.0
-English Speaking 53 37 85.4 72.7-92.7 14 13.3 6.4-25.7 2 1.4 0.2- 7.0
-Spanish Speaking 36 23 61.3 38.5-80.1 13 38.7 19.9-61.5 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Hispanic 4,989 3,370 68.3 66.1-70.5 1,393 27.7 25.6-30.0 226 3.9 3.2- 4.8
AGE
18-24 28 14 49.3 24.6-74.2 14 50.7 25.8-75.4 0 0.0 . - .
25-34 124 96 80.6 70.3-87.9 25 17.4 10.5-27.4 3 2.1 0.6- 6.8
35-44 354 257 70.5 62.2-77.6 84 24.6 18.0-32.8 13 4.9 2.3-10.3
45-54 827 579 70.3 65.5-74.7 214 24.9 20.8-29.6 34 4.8 3.1- 7.2
55-64 1,293 905 70.5 66.6-74.1 338 26.8 23.3-30.6 50 2.7 1.8- 4.0
65-74 1,349 917 68.4 64.8-71.8 367 27.2 24.0-30.7 65 4.4 3.1- 6.1
75+ 1,074 648 60.1 55.2-64.8 366 35.6 31.0-40.5 60 4.3 3.2- 5.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 880 598 66.0 60.3-71.3 229 27.9 23.1-33.3 53 6.1 3.7- 9.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,677 1,169 70.3 65.7-74.5 439 26.5 22.4-31.2 69 3.1 2.2- 4.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,279 863 70.4 66.5-74.1 353 26.1 22.6-30.0 63 3.4 2.5- 4.7
College Graduate 1,246 799 65.6 61.6-69.3 402 30.6 27.0-34.5 45 3.8 2.6- 5.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 744 520 65.3 58.7-71.3 192 30.7 24.9-37.2 32 4.1 1.8- 8.7
$15,000- 24,999 925 643 70.0 64.1-75.3 230 25.7 20.5-31.7 52 4.3 3.0- 6.1
$25,000- 34,999 580 395 71.0 61.9-78.7 158 25.6 18.0-35.0 27 3.4 1.8- 6.2
$35,000- 49,999 617 443 73.7 68.4-78.3 158 23.8 19.4-28.9 16 2.5 1.3- 5.0
$50,000-74,999 623 401 69.1 63.7-73.9 199 27.1 22.6-32.1 23 3.8 2.1- 6.8
$75,000+ 778 519 68.0 63.2-72.4 230 28.3 24.1-32.9 29 3.7 2.3- 5.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,445 1,677 71.3 68.3-74.1 644 24.5 21.9-27.4 124 4.2 3.2- 5.4
No 2,545 1,694 66.4 63.1-69.6 750 30.1 27.0-33.4 101 3.5 2.6- 4.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 803 544 69.2 64.2-73.8 219 26.7 22.3-31.5 40 4.1 2.6- 6.5
Non-Veteran 3,846 2,607 68.5 65.9-71.1 1,072 27.8 25.3-30.4 167 3.7 2.9- 4.6

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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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