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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Actions to Control High Blood Pressure*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,098 3,274 66.9 64.6-69.0 1,824 33.1 31.0-35.4
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 139 89 71.3 62.7-78.5 50 28.7 21.5-37.3
Buncombe 120 78 72.8 63.8-80.3 42 27.2 19.7-36.2
Cabarrus 128 88 76.0 66.8-83.3 40 24.0 16.7-33.2
Catawba 148 86 60.9 51.7-69.4 62 39.1 30.6-48.3
Cumberland 166 125 78.9 70.5-85.4 41 21.1 14.6-29.5
Davidson 179 117 70.9 62.9-77.8 62 29.1 22.2-37.1
Durham 148 101 67.3 55.4-77.4 47 32.7 22.6-44.6
Forsyth 129 77 64.5 53.2-74.4 52 35.5 25.6-46.8
Gaston 145 85 65.2 56.0-73.4 60 34.8 26.6-44.0
Guilford 163 105 71.6 63.6-78.4 58 28.4 21.6-36.4
Iredell 182 123 71.7 61.5-80.1 59 28.3 19.9-38.5
Johnston 128 97 78.5 67.6-86.4 31 21.5 13.6-32.4
Mecklenburg 222 141 67.7 59.9-74.6 81 32.3 25.4-40.1
New Hanover 187 115 64.4 54.3-73.4 72 35.6 26.6-45.7
Onslow 146 95 69.9 60.9-77.7 51 30.1 22.3-39.1
Orange 108 57 55.0 43.6-65.8 51 45.0 34.2-56.4
Pitt 139 93 68.1 57.5-77.0 46 31.9 23.0-42.5
Randolph 118 81 71.3 59.8-80.6 37 28.7 19.4-40.2
Robeson 160 112 71.4 62.6-78.9 48 28.6 21.1-37.4
Rowan 178 116 66.8 56.9-75.4 62 33.2 24.6-43.1
Union 130 81 65.6 55.4-74.6 49 34.4 25.4-44.6
Wake 197 127 70.8 62.8-77.8 70 29.2 22.2-37.2
Wayne 169 117 74.0 65.3-81.1 52 26.0 18.9-34.7
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 1,499 1,012 66.1 61.3-70.6 487 33.9 29.4-38.7
Piedmont 2,520 1,595 67.3 64.4-70.2 925 32.7 29.8-35.6
Western NC 1,079 667 66.5 63.0-69.9 412 33.5 30.1-37.0
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 749 449 66.3 62.1-70.2 300 33.7 29.8-37.9
Northwest 1,178 755 65.9 61.8-69.7 423 34.1 30.3-38.2
Charlotte 673 421 66.2 60.3-71.7 252 33.8 28.3-39.7
Greensboro 578 362 67.5 60.7-73.7 216 32.5 26.3-39.3
Southern Regional 496 346 70.7 64.5-76.3 150 29.3 23.7-35.5
Coastal 254 157 64.7 54.6-73.7 97 35.3 26.3-45.4
Wake 523 359 71.9 66.0-77.1 164 28.1 22.9-34.0
Area L 56 37 56.7 35.9-75.4 19 43.3 24.6-64.1
Eastern 591 388 63.2 55.6-70.2 203 36.8 29.8-44.4

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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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