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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Actions to Control High Blood Pressure*

Are YOU now doing any of the following to help lower or control your high blood pressure -
reducing 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 5,124 1,233 27.8 25.7-30.0 834 18.8 16.9-21.0 3,057 53.3 51.0-55.7
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 139 36 30.4 21.8-40.8 20 16.6 10.1-26.0 83 53.0 43.1-62.7
Buncombe 121 26 29.2 19.7-40.9 35 28.2 20.2-37.9 60 42.6 32.9-52.9
Cabarrus 127 36 35.8 25.1-48.1 17 15.4 8.2-27.2 74 48.8 37.5-60.2
Catawba 151 35 31.4 23.0-41.2 23 15.0 9.7-22.6 93 53.6 44.3-62.6
Cumberland 165 45 29.9 22.4-38.7 16 11.3 6.3-19.2 104 58.8 49.6-67.4
Davidson 180 40 25.4 18.4-34.0 25 16.5 10.7-24.8 115 58.1 49.1-66.5
Durham 150 53 42.9 32.4-54.1 27 17.9 11.5-26.8 70 39.1 29.5-49.7
Forsyth 130 27 20.9 12.4-32.9 27 24.6 14.8-38.0 76 54.5 42.3-66.2
Gaston 146 24 18.7 12.3-27.3 20 15.8 10.0-24.2 102 65.5 55.8-74.1
Guilford 165 43 26.2 19.2-34.8 26 15.6 10.2-23.0 96 58.2 49.1-66.7
Iredell 183 45 37.6 25.1-52.1 32 19.2 12.8-27.7 106 43.2 32.7-54.3
Johnston 129 32 25.5 16.3-37.5 17 26.6 12.2-48.6 80 47.9 33.9-62.3
Mecklenburg 225 84 45.5 37.2-54.1 50 20.0 14.5-27.0 91 34.5 27.5-42.2
New Hanover 187 57 34.8 26.6-44.0 50 28.6 20.0-39.1 80 36.6 28.4-45.6
Onslow 147 35 27.1 19.3-36.5 32 24.6 16.8-34.5 80 48.4 38.9-57.9
Orange 108 34 30.5 21.6-41.2 22 16.9 10.5-26.1 52 52.6 41.5-63.4
Pitt 139 33 29.6 20.9-40.1 16 12.8 6.2-24.4 90 57.6 46.9-67.7
Randolph 117 25 30.4 20.3-42.8 5 3.2 1.2- 8.4 87 66.4 54.3-76.8
Robeson 161 31 21.1 14.4-29.7 9 3.8 1.9- 7.7 121 75.1 66.4-82.2
Rowan 178 41 26.2 19.1-34.7 23 8.9 5.7-13.6 114 64.9 56.1-72.8
Union 131 25 21.6 13.9-31.8 29 29.0 20.3-39.7 77 49.4 39.3-59.5
Wake 197 53 31.7 22.9-42.0 52 27.3 19.9-36.2 92 41.0 32.3-50.3
Wayne 171 37 30.0 21.7-39.8 10 6.9 3.3-14.2 124 63.1 53.4-71.8
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 1,506 362 23.6 20.4-27.1 204 18.4 14.3-23.5 940 58.0 53.4-62.5
Piedmont 2,534 653 31.3 28.2-34.5 435 18.7 16.3-21.3 1,446 50.0 46.9-53.2
Western NC 1,084 218 22.8 19.7-26.3 195 20.6 17.7-23.9 671 56.5 52.7-60.3
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 752 151 23.2 19.3-27.5 145 21.8 18.3-25.6 456 55.1 50.5-59.6
Northwest 1,186 265 26.1 22.3-30.3 181 17.0 13.8-20.8 740 56.9 52.5-61.2
Charlotte 677 182 35.7 30.2-41.6 120 16.8 13.5-20.8 375 47.5 41.7-53.3
Greensboro 579 151 30.1 23.2-38.1 87 15.0 10.7-20.7 341 54.9 47.3-62.2
Southern Regional 496 119 25.7 20.4-31.9 43 12.4 8.3-18.0 334 61.9 55.3-68.1
Coastal 255 73 25.0 18.1-33.5 65 24.9 17.3-34.4 117 50.1 40.2-59.9
Wake 527 149 31.4 25.4-38.1 109 25.9 20.1-32.7 269 42.7 36.4-49.3
Area L 56 13 19.9 10.3-34.9 7 24.6 8.2-54.4 36 55.5 35.0-74.3
Eastern 596 130 21.6 16.6-27.5 77 18.2 12.3-26.3 389 60.2 52.6-67.4

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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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