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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Hypertension

About how long has it been since you last had your blood pressure taken by a doctor, nurse, or other health professional?

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Respond.^
Within the past 6 months 6 to 12 months ago 1 to 2 years ago 3 to 5 years ago 5 or more years ago or never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 12,331 10,276 79.2 77.8-80.6 1,214 11.2 10.3-12.3 446 5.0 4.3- 5.9 208 2.1 1.7- 2.6 187 2.4 1.8- 3.2
GENDER
Male 4,580 3,682 75.2 72.8-77.4 459 11.3 9.8-12.9 224 6.9 5.6- 8.4 108 2.6 1.9- 3.6 107 4.1 2.9- 5.7
Female 7,751 6,594 82.9 81.4-84.4 755 11.2 10.0-12.6 222 3.3 2.7- 4.1 100 1.6 1.2- 2.3 80 0.9 0.6- 1.2
RACE
White 9,856 8,269 81.2 79.8-82.5 947 10.6 9.6-11.6 338 4.5 3.7- 5.3 161 2.0 1.5- 2.6 141 1.7 1.3- 2.3
African American 1,675 1,420 81.9 78.5-84.9 161 10.3 8.1-13.1 56 5.0 3.5- 7.2 21 1.5 0.8- 3.0 17 1.2 0.6- 2.5
Asian 87 62 64.9 48.6-78.2 16 18.9 9.4-34.6 6 12.2 4.1-31.4 2 1.9 0.4- 7.8 1 2.1 0.3-13.6
Native American 282 226 74.0 64.4-81.7 24 14.0 8.2-23.0 14 4.6 2.5- 8.3 10 5.4 2.4-11.6 8 2.1 0.8- 5.5
Other Minorities 352 238 53.9 43.8-63.6 54 17.9 11.9-26.1 28 10.3 5.9-17.4 14 4.2 1.9- 8.8 18 13.7 7.0-25.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 388 272 54.7 45.1-63.9 48 15.8 10.3-23.4 35 12.6 7.7-19.8 14 4.1 2.0- 8.5 19 12.8 6.5-23.7
-English Speaking 215 170 70.5 58.6-80.1 23 14.4 8.3-24.0 15 12.5 5.6-25.7 5 2.0 0.8- 5.1 2 0.5 0.1- 2.2
-Spanish Speaking 173 102 44.8 31.9-58.5 25 16.6 9.1-28.3 20 12.6 6.7-22.3 9 5.5 2.2-12.8 17 20.5 10.5-36.1
Non-Hispanic 11,909 9,977 81.0 79.7-82.2 1,163 10.9 10.0-11.9 408 4.5 3.8- 5.2 194 2.0 1.5- 2.5 167 1.7 1.3- 2.1
AGE
18-24 338 235 71.0 63.8-77.3 55 15.6 11.0-21.6 26 6.8 4.2-10.8 13 2.5 1.3- 4.7 9 4.1 1.6-10.3
25-34 1,102 821 70.5 65.9-74.6 151 14.4 11.5-17.8 66 7.1 5.0-10.1 32 3.6 2.0- 6.2 32 4.5 2.7- 7.2
35-44 1,824 1,338 72.3 68.9-75.5 283 14.0 12.0-16.3 119 8.1 6.1-10.7 42 2.5 1.6- 3.9 42 3.1 1.6- 5.8
45-54 2,405 1,920 79.8 77.4-82.0 270 11.4 9.7-13.3 109 4.9 3.7- 6.4 61 2.3 1.6- 3.2 45 1.7 1.1- 2.5
55-64 2,639 2,263 87.3 85.5-88.9 228 7.8 6.6- 9.2 75 2.4 1.8- 3.2 37 1.3 0.8- 2.1 36 1.2 0.8- 2.0
65-74 2,228 2,033 92.1 90.5-93.4 133 5.6 4.5- 7.0 33 1.4 0.9- 2.3 15 0.5 0.3- 1.0 14 0.4 0.2- 0.7
75+ 1,695 1,587 93.6 91.8-95.1 77 4.8 3.5- 6.5 16 0.6 0.3- 1.0 7 0.5 0.2- 1.5 8 0.5 0.2- 1.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,531 1,295 74.0 68.4-78.8 119 10.8 7.8-14.8 42 4.5 2.6- 7.6 29 2.7 1.5- 4.8 46 8.0 4.8-13.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,630 3,047 80.4 77.9-82.8 303 9.4 7.8-11.4 138 5.6 4.3- 7.4 81 2.7 1.9- 3.9 61 1.8 1.2- 2.7
Some Post-H.S. 3,156 2,638 80.5 77.7-83.0 323 11.8 9.9-14.1 100 3.5 2.6- 4.6 48 1.9 1.1- 3.3 47 2.3 1.2- 4.3
College Graduate 3,997 3,280 79.1 76.9-81.0 468 12.6 11.2-14.2 166 6.0 4.7- 7.7 50 1.5 1.0- 2.2 33 0.8 0.5- 1.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,336 1,121 77.3 71.5-82.3 92 11.0 7.2-16.5 55 5.6 3.3- 9.4 31 2.2 1.4- 3.6 37 3.8 2.2- 6.6
$15,000- 24,999 1,942 1,589 73.2 68.5-77.4 180 11.7 9.1-14.8 74 5.3 3.4- 8.2 58 5.2 3.2- 8.2 41 4.7 2.4- 8.9
$25,000- 34,999 1,270 1,051 78.9 74.7-82.6 116 9.6 7.1-12.9 54 6.4 4.5- 9.2 26 2.6 1.5- 4.4 23 2.5 1.4- 4.4
$35,000- 49,999 1,604 1,341 81.1 78.2-83.8 164 11.4 9.3-13.9 55 4.4 3.1- 6.1 23 1.3 0.8- 2.1 21 1.8 1.0- 3.0
$50,000-74,999 1,727 1,447 81.2 77.8-84.1 185 11.2 9.1-13.7 63 5.7 3.8- 8.3 18 1.3 0.6- 2.9 14 0.7 0.3- 1.4
$75,000+ 2,657 2,211 82.2 79.8-84.3 309 11.9 10.1-13.9 92 3.9 2.9- 5.3 25 1.0 0.6- 1.7 20 1.0 0.5- 2.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,386 3,966 88.1 86.0-89.9 230 6.3 4.9- 8.1 102 2.6 2.0- 3.4 47 1.6 1.0- 2.7 41 1.4 0.9- 2.2
No 7,823 6,215 75.7 73.9-77.4 970 13.3 12.1-14.5 334 5.9 5.0- 7.1 160 2.3 1.8- 3.0 144 2.8 2.0- 3.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,619 1,419 83.6 79.3-87.1 129 10.6 8.0-13.8 39 2.9 1.9- 4.4 21 1.1 0.6- 1.8 11 1.9 0.4- 8.1
Non-Veteran 9,677 7,985 78.2 76.6-79.7 977 11.5 10.4-12.7 379 5.5 4.6- 6.4 174 2.4 1.8- 3.0 162 2.5 1.8- 3.4

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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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