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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 -
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%)
North Carolina 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
-FEMALES 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 2,371 1,537 65.0 62.0-67.9 735 31.2 28.4-34.2 99 3.8 2.7- 5.1
African American 621 473 75.6 69.6-80.8 118 20.7 15.8-26.7 30 3.7 2.3- 5.8
Other Minorities 141 104 68.7 52.7-81.2 30 27.3 15.2-43.9 7 4.0 1.7- 9.2
AGE
18-24 14 7 53.4 22.9-81.6 7 46.6 18.4-77.1 0 0.0 . - .
25-34 64 50 83.1 69.7-91.3 12 12.2 6.0-23.1 2 4.7 1.2-17.4
35-44 197 154 76.9 67.2-84.4 40 21.2 13.9-31.0 3 1.9 0.6- 5.7
45-54 477 345 70.7 63.8-76.7 116 24.4 18.8-31.1 16 4.9 2.6- 9.1
55-64 763 521 67.6 62.3-72.5 214 29.7 24.9-35.0 28 2.7 1.7- 4.5
65+ 1,605 1,038 64.1 60.3-67.8 483 31.7 28.1-35.5 84 4.2 3.2- 5.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 560 377 62.1 54.6-68.9 149 32.2 25.6-39.6 34 5.7 3.3- 9.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,078 759 72.2 67.6-76.3 282 25.5 21.5-30.1 37 2.3 1.4- 3.6
Some Post-H.S. 814 547 69.0 63.7-73.9 226 27.3 22.6-32.6 41 3.6 2.5- 5.3
College Graduate 690 439 65.9 60.7-70.8 227 29.5 24.9-34.6 24 4.6 2.7- 7.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 543 377 63.7 55.8-70.9 143 33.2 26.1-41.3 23 3.1 1.7- 5.7
$15,000- 24,999 616 433 71.2 64.8-76.9 149 24.0 18.7-30.3 34 4.7 2.9- 7.6
$25,000- 34,999 348 235 66.9 58.1-74.7 95 27.9 20.6-36.6 18 5.2 2.4-10.9
$35,000- 49,999 369 261 69.9 62.7-76.3 101 28.0 21.8-35.1 7 2.1 0.8- 5.6
$50,000- 74,999 327 210 72.0 65.3-77.8 110 25.9 20.3-32.5 7 2.1 0.9- 4.5
$75,000+ 341 236 72.6 65.9-78.4 94 23.6 18.3-29.9 11 3.8 1.6- 8.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,572 1,058 68.3 64.4-71.9 435 27.5 24.0-31.3 79 4.2 3.1- 5.8
No 1,517 1,029 68.2 64.4-71.8 432 28.6 25.1-32.4 56 3.2 2.2- 4.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 58 39 78.6 61.7-89.4 17 18.4 8.7-34.9 2 2.9 0.7-11.7
Non-Veteran 2,803 1,903 68.4 65.6-71.1 780 28.0 25.4-30.8 120 3.6 2.8- 4.7

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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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