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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 -
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
-MALES 1,943 1,309 68.7 65.0-72.1 540 27.4 24.0-31.0 94 4.0 2.9- 5.4
RACE
White 1,565 1,037 66.7 62.4-70.7 453 29.2 25.3-33.6 75 4.1 2.9- 5.8
African American 277 204 77.5 70.0-83.6 58 19.4 13.6-26.8 15 3.1 1.6- 5.8
Other Minorities 87 61 66.2 48.3-80.4 23 27.9 15.7-44.5 3 5.9 1.3-23.3
AGE
18-24 14 7 47.6 18.1-78.8 7 52.4 21.2-81.9 0 0.0 . - .
25-34 60 46 79.1 64.1-88.9 13 20.4 10.7-35.4 1 0.5 0.1- 3.8
35-44 157 103 65.2 52.6-76.1 44 27.4 17.5-40.1 10 7.4 3.0-17.0
45-54 350 234 69.9 62.9-76.0 98 25.5 19.8-32.2 18 4.6 2.7- 7.9
55-64 530 384 73.4 67.7-78.5 124 23.9 19.0-29.6 22 2.7 1.5- 4.7
65+ 818 527 65.5 60.8-70.0 250 29.9 25.7-34.5 41 4.5 3.0- 6.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 320 221 70.6 61.8-78.2 80 22.8 16.5-30.7 19 6.5 2.8-14.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 599 410 68.2 59.8-75.6 157 27.7 20.4-36.3 32 4.1 2.4- 6.8
Some Post-H.S. 465 316 72.1 66.1-77.3 127 24.8 19.8-30.5 22 3.2 1.9- 5.4
College Graduate 556 360 65.2 59.3-70.7 175 31.6 26.3-37.5 21 3.1 1.8- 5.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 201 143 68.2 56.0-78.3 49 26.0 17.3-37.0 9 5.8 1.4-21.3
$15,000- 24,999 309 210 68.4 57.5-77.6 81 27.9 18.8-39.2 18 3.7 2.2- 6.3
$25,000- 34,999 232 160 74.4 58.2-85.8 63 23.7 12.5-40.4 9 1.9 0.8- 4.9
$35,000- 49,999 248 182 77.5 69.7-83.7 57 19.6 13.8-27.0 9 2.9 1.1- 7.4
$50,000- 74,999 296 191 66.6 58.5-73.9 89 28.1 21.5-35.6 16 5.3 2.5-10.7
$75,000+ 437 283 65.2 58.7-71.2 136 31.1 25.4-37.6 18 3.7 2.2- 6.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 873 619 74.9 70.4-78.9 209 21.0 17.3-25.2 45 4.1 2.7- 6.4
No 1,028 665 64.7 59.3-69.8 318 31.6 26.6-37.0 45 3.7 2.3- 5.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 745 505 68.6 63.4-73.3 202 27.2 22.7-32.3 38 4.2 2.6- 6.8
Non-Veteran 1,043 704 68.7 63.5-73.5 292 27.5 22.9-32.8 47 3.7 2.4- 5.8

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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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