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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Actions to Control High Blood Pressure*-FEMALES

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%)
North Carolina 5,115 4,706 87.5 85.3-89.4 409 12.5 10.6-14.7
-FEMALES 3,161 2,962 91.3 89.3-93.0 199 8.7 7.0-10.7
RACE
White 2,386 2,237 91.2 88.8-93.1 149 8.8 6.9-11.2
African American 620 590 93.2 88.4-96.1 30 6.8 3.9-11.6
Other Minorities 141 122 83.4 68.1-92.2 19 16.6 7.8-31.9
AGE
18-24 14 6 39.4 14.7-71.2 8 60.6 28.8-85.3
25-34 63 47 69.8 49.9-84.2 16 30.2 15.8-50.1
35-44 197 163 83.0 73.2-89.7 34 17.0 10.3-26.8
45-54 480 433 89.0 83.9-92.7 47 11.0 7.3-16.1
55-64 766 727 95.5 93.2-97.0 39 4.5 3.0- 6.8
65+ 1,614 1,561 96.8 95.1-97.9 53 3.2 2.1- 4.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 565 531 91.9 86.2-95.4 34 8.1 4.6-13.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,080 1,021 92.3 88.7-94.8 59 7.7 5.2-11.3
Some Post-H.S. 817 769 91.9 86.6-95.2 48 8.1 4.8-13.4
College Graduate 693 635 88.9 84.5-92.1 58 11.1 7.9-15.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 542 511 92.4 86.4-95.9 31 7.6 4.1-13.6
$15,000- 24,999 618 584 94.5 91.5-96.6 34 5.5 3.4- 8.5
$25,000- 34,999 349 324 90.4 81.2-95.3 25 9.6 4.7-18.8
$35,000- 49,999 370 349 91.3 85.6-94.8 21 8.7 5.2-14.4
$50,000- 74,999 333 309 88.9 80.5-94.0 24 11.1 6.0-19.5
$75,000+ 342 312 89.2 83.1-93.3 30 10.8 6.7-16.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,576 1,508 93.5 90.3-95.8 68 6.5 4.2- 9.7
No 1,527 1,405 89.7 86.7-92.1 122 10.3 7.9-13.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 59 57 84.0 43.8-97.3 2 16.0 2.7-56.2
Non-Veteran 2,815 2,633 91.4 89.2-93.1 182 8.6 6.9-10.8

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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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