SCHS Home Search FAQs Guestbook

North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics Navigation Bar

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 -
exercise?

View results for a demographic group:
Select a different topic:
View results for a different geographical area:
  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,078 3,907 78.5 76.4-80.3 1,171 21.5 19.7-23.6
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 139 114 86.7 80.2-91.3 25 13.3 8.7-19.8
Buncombe 118 91 80.0 70.9-86.8 27 20.0 13.2-29.1
Cabarrus 127 91 76.9 67.0-84.6 36 23.1 15.4-33.0
Catawba 150 113 76.7 67.7-83.8 37 23.3 16.2-32.3
Cumberland 163 138 86.7 78.3-92.2 25 13.3 7.8-21.7
Davidson 178 138 81.5 74.1-87.1 40 18.5 12.9-25.9
Durham 149 126 81.7 67.9-90.4 23 18.3 9.6-32.1
Forsyth 129 88 65.6 53.2-76.2 41 34.4 23.8-46.8
Gaston 144 106 77.0 68.0-84.1 38 23.0 15.9-32.0
Guilford 163 134 85.4 78.6-90.3 29 14.6 9.7-21.4
Iredell 181 139 78.9 69.2-86.1 42 21.1 13.9-30.8
Johnston 127 107 88.2 80.2-93.3 20 11.8 6.7-19.8
Mecklenburg 223 172 78.1 71.0-83.9 51 21.9 16.1-29.0
New Hanover 185 142 75.5 64.3-84.1 43 24.5 15.9-35.7
Onslow 143 101 73.6 64.8-80.9 42 26.4 19.1-35.2
Orange 107 90 85.3 73.8-92.3 17 14.7 7.7-26.2
Pitt 139 103 73.5 62.8-82.0 36 26.5 18.0-37.2
Randolph 117 90 76.8 64.9-85.6 27 23.2 14.4-35.1
Robeson 156 112 70.4 61.3-78.2 44 29.6 21.8-38.7
Rowan 178 138 81.5 74.2-87.2 40 18.5 12.8-25.8
Union 131 101 78.0 68.1-85.5 30 22.0 14.5-31.9
Wake 198 162 84.6 78.2-89.4 36 15.4 10.6-21.8
Wayne 169 125 77.4 68.6-84.3 44 22.6 15.7-31.4
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 1,485 1,140 79.2 75.5-82.4 345 20.8 17.6-24.5
Piedmont 2,517 1,949 78.2 75.2-80.9 568 21.8 19.1-24.8
Western NC 1,076 818 77.8 74.6-80.8 258 22.2 19.2-25.4
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 746 568 77.9 74.0-81.3 178 22.1 18.7-26.0
Northwest 1,178 891 76.3 72.3-79.8 287 23.7 20.2-27.7
Charlotte 672 504 76.2 70.3-81.3 168 23.8 18.7-29.7
Greensboro 576 465 80.1 72.0-86.3 111 19.9 13.7-28.0
Southern Regional 487 375 78.5 72.7-83.4 112 21.5 16.6-27.3
Coastal 253 195 76.6 66.8-84.2 58 23.4 15.8-33.2
Wake 523 432 82.9 77.5-87.2 91 17.1 12.8-22.5
Area L 56 48 91.3 80.6-96.3 8 8.7 3.7-19.4
Eastern 587 429 74.2 67.4-80.0 158 25.8 20.0-32.6

Back to Actions to Control High Blood Pressure*.

*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.

BRFSS Home | Annual Questionnaires | Technical Notes

This page was generated on 09JUN10.

SCHS Home | Search | FAQs | Guestbook