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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Actions to Control High Blood Pressure*

Has a doctor or health professional ever advised you to do any of the following to help lower or control your high blood pressure -
reduce alcohol use?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No Do not drink
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,112 984 23.1 21.2-25.2 1,486 31.5 29.2-33.8 2,642 45.4 43.1-47.7
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 139 26 23.2 15.7-32.9 38 27.9 19.5-38.2 75 48.9 39.3-58.6
Buncombe 120 23 23.0 14.7-34.0 43 36.5 27.0-47.1 54 40.6 31.0-50.8
Cabarrus 128 26 24.4 15.0-36.9 34 30.7 20.9-42.7 68 44.9 34.2-56.2
Catawba 149 21 16.5 10.6-24.6 50 38.7 29.9-48.3 78 44.9 36.1-54.0
Cumberland 165 39 28.7 21.0-37.9 36 20.7 14.5-28.5 90 50.6 41.5-59.6
Davidson 179 36 26.4 18.7-35.9 43 25.4 18.6-33.7 100 48.2 39.6-56.9
Durham 149 37 25.9 18.2-35.3 54 41.2 30.7-52.6 58 32.9 23.9-43.4
Forsyth 129 21 13.0 7.9-20.7 41 40.8 29.0-53.7 67 46.2 35.0-57.9
Gaston 145 25 22.2 14.5-32.4 39 26.0 18.5-35.1 81 51.8 42.0-61.6
Guilford 164 38 24.0 17.1-32.7 41 24.0 17.4-32.1 85 52.0 42.9-60.9
Iredell 183 35 19.5 13.2-27.9 60 44.2 32.0-57.2 88 36.3 27.1-46.6
Johnston 129 27 34.9 19.9-53.7 27 20.0 12.3-30.8 75 45.2 31.8-59.3
Mecklenburg 225 62 34.3 26.1-43.5 87 36.3 29.0-44.2 76 29.4 22.9-36.9
New Hanover 187 39 25.5 18.3-34.4 69 37.7 28.6-47.8 79 36.8 28.6-45.9
Onslow 147 29 24.4 16.8-34.0 46 34.7 25.9-44.6 72 41.0 32.2-50.3
Orange 108 24 23.0 15.1-33.4 41 30.9 22.3-41.1 43 46.1 35.1-57.5
Pitt 140 21 22.0 14.1-32.7 44 31.4 22.4-42.0 75 46.6 36.8-56.6
Randolph 117 13 14.7 8.4-24.7 30 28.9 19.2-40.9 74 56.4 44.8-67.4
Robeson 160 23 16.4 10.5-24.8 23 12.9 8.3-19.7 114 70.6 61.7-78.2
Rowan 178 34 25.7 17.6-35.8 43 22.2 16.0-30.0 101 52.1 42.8-61.3
Union 131 21 18.9 12.0-28.5 49 44.0 34.1-54.5 61 37.1 28.3-46.8
Wake 197 27 13.2 8.8-19.3 86 48.7 39.3-58.2 84 38.1 29.5-47.5
Wayne 171 36 27.3 19.7-36.7 31 20.2 13.4-29.4 104 52.4 43.3-61.4
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 1,505 292 22.7 19.2-26.6 371 26.0 21.7-30.8 842 51.3 46.8-55.8
Piedmont 2,528 495 23.7 21.0-26.8 800 34.8 31.7-38.0 1,233 41.5 38.4-44.5
Western NC 1,079 197 21.5 18.5-24.9 315 30.2 26.8-33.7 567 48.3 44.5-52.1
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 748 136 21.9 18.2-26.1 224 31.6 27.6-36.0 388 46.5 42.0-51.0
Northwest 1,181 216 19.6 16.8-22.9 334 32.4 28.1-37.0 631 48.0 43.7-52.3
Charlotte 677 144 28.4 23.2-34.3 221 33.9 28.4-39.9 312 37.7 32.5-43.1
Greensboro 578 116 26.5 19.7-34.7 171 26.5 20.9-32.9 291 47.0 39.8-54.3
Southern Regional 495 96 23.1 17.9-29.4 97 21.6 16.6-27.6 302 55.2 48.7-61.6
Coastal 254 54 24.1 16.8-33.4 90 30.6 22.4-40.2 110 45.3 35.4-55.5
Wake 526 102 21.4 16.4-27.5 183 41.1 34.5-48.0 241 37.5 31.5-43.9
Area L 56 14 22.9 12.2-38.9 9 25.1 8.7-54.1 33 52.0 32.7-70.7
Eastern 597 106 20.2 14.8-27.0 157 30.6 23.8-38.5 334 49.2 41.8-56.5

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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.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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