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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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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%)
North Carolina 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
-FEMALES 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 6,520 2,509 29.4 27.7-31.1 82 2.5 1.6- 3.7 3,812 66.7 64.8-68.5 117 1.5 1.1- 1.9
African American 1,245 656 42.3 37.7-47.0 17 1.4 0.7- 2.5 546 54.6 49.8-59.4 26 1.7 0.9- 3.3
Other Minorities 473 148 22.2 17.1-28.4 6 1.6 0.5- 5.0 313 75.5 69.2-80.9 6 0.7 0.3- 1.6
AGE
18-24 205 14 4.1 2.0- 8.1 9 6.5 2.5-15.8 180 89.1 80.6-94.1 2 0.3 0.1- 1.4
25-34 804 70 8.7 6.0-12.3 37 4.8 3.1- 7.4 692 85.5 81.3-88.8 5 1.0 0.3- 3.5
35-44 1,265 210 18.1 15.1-21.6 31 3.0 1.9- 4.7 1,004 77.7 74.1-81.0 20 1.2 0.7- 2.1
45-54 1,519 510 34.9 31.4-38.6 14 0.6 0.3- 1.1 970 62.8 59.2-66.3 25 1.6 0.9- 2.8
55-64 1,679 807 49.3 45.8-52.7 10 0.7 0.3- 1.5 831 48.0 44.6-51.4 31 2.0 1.3- 3.1
65+ 2,712 1,688 64.8 62.1-67.4 6 0.1 0.1- 0.3 951 32.7 30.2-35.4 67 2.4 1.7- 3.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,041 609 44.0 38.4-49.8 8 0.4 0.2- 0.9 408 54.4 48.5-60.1 16 1.2 0.5- 2.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,482 1,142 37.9 34.6-41.4 26 1.8 0.8- 4.0 1,261 58.4 54.8-61.9 53 1.8 1.1- 3.0
Some Post-H.S. 2,183 855 30.2 27.2-33.3 35 3.6 1.9- 6.5 1,249 64.8 61.3-68.1 44 1.5 1.0- 2.1
College Graduate 2,561 714 21.9 19.8-24.2 38 2.6 1.5- 4.4 1,772 74.2 71.6-76.6 37 1.3 0.8- 2.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,021 570 44.4 38.7-50.1 8 2.7 0.7- 9.9 424 51.2 45.2-57.1 19 1.8 0.6- 5.1
$15,000- 24,999 1,373 656 37.9 33.2-42.7 18 1.3 0.7- 2.5 670 59.4 54.4-64.2 29 1.4 0.9- 2.4
$25,000- 34,999 854 364 36.2 31.0-41.6 5 2.6 0.8- 7.7 461 58.5 52.8-64.0 24 2.8 1.6- 4.8
$35,000- 49,999 1,061 386 27.5 23.4-31.9 16 2.5 1.3- 4.7 643 69.0 64.2-73.5 16 1.0 0.6- 1.9
$50,000- 74,999 1,090 346 26.7 23.2-30.6 13 1.3 0.7- 2.5 717 70.8 66.8-74.5 14 1.2 0.5- 2.6
$75,000+ 1,459 351 20.5 17.9-23.3 32 4.0 2.0- 7.7 1,059 74.6 71.0-77.9 17 0.9 0.5- 1.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,945 1,645 48.8 45.6-52.0 16 0.8 0.4- 1.4 1,218 48.4 45.1-51.6 66 2.1 1.5- 2.9
No 4,868 1,531 24.9 23.1-26.7 78 2.8 1.8- 4.3 3,182 71.0 68.9-73.0 77 1.3 0.9- 1.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 183 61 29.8 20.5-41.3 4 3.5 0.8-14.4 112 64.7 53.2-74.8 6 1.9 0.8- 4.7
Non-Veteran 7,396 2,964 31.1 29.4-32.8 97 2.5 1.7- 3.6 4,205 65.1 63.2-66.9 130 1.4 1.1- 1.7

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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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