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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Actions to Control High Blood Pressure*-MALES

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
-MALES 1,954 1,744 83.3 79.4-86.6 210 16.7 13.4-20.6
RACE
White 1,575 1,415 84.4 79.7-88.2 160 15.6 11.8-20.3
African American 279 250 84.3 75.4-90.4 29 15.7 9.6-24.6
Other Minorities 87 68 68.0 49.1-82.4 19 32.0 17.6-50.9
AGE
18-24 13 3 19.3 4.4-55.6 10 80.7 44.4-95.6
25-34 60 25 51.4 33.9-68.6 35 48.6 31.4-66.1
35-44 157 105 68.7 55.9-79.2 52 31.3 20.8-44.1
45-54 354 300 85.9 80.2-90.2 54 14.1 9.8-19.8
55-64 533 507 94.7 91.2-96.9 26 5.3 3.1- 8.8
65+ 823 791 96.6 94.1-98.1 32 3.4 1.9- 5.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 322 290 89.4 82.5-93.7 32 10.6 6.3-17.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 602 534 79.0 69.2-86.3 68 21.0 13.7-30.8
Some Post-H.S. 467 423 84.3 77.4-89.4 44 15.7 10.6-22.6
College Graduate 560 495 84.1 78.8-88.3 65 15.9 11.7-21.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 201 178 86.8 77.1-92.8 23 13.2 7.2-22.9
$15,000- 24,999 308 277 83.3 69.9-91.5 31 16.7 8.5-30.1
$25,000- 34,999 232 214 80.7 60.6-91.9 18 19.3 8.1-39.4
$35,000- 49,999 249 230 88.8 81.0-93.6 19 11.2 6.4-19.0
$50,000- 74,999 296 259 81.0 72.3-87.4 37 19.0 12.6-27.7
$75,000+ 439 378 81.2 74.6-86.4 61 18.8 13.6-25.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 878 815 90.7 86.9-93.4 63 9.3 6.6-13.1
No 1,034 893 78.2 72.2-83.2 141 21.8 16.8-27.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 751 702 91.7 87.6-94.5 49 8.3 5.5-12.4
Non-Veteran 1,045 898 78.2 72.4-83.0 147 21.8 17.0-27.6

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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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