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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Hypertension Awareness

Have you EVER been told by a doctor, nurse, or other health professional that you have high blood pressure?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes Yes, during pregnancy No Borderline high or pre-hypertensive
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 13,252 5,387 31.5 30.2-32.9 107 1.2 0.9- 1.8 7,488 65.4 64.0-66.8 270 1.8 1.5- 2.2
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 350 146 28.9 23.0-35.6 0 0.0 . - . 198 70.0 63.2-76.0 6 1.1 0.5- 2.6
Buncombe 398 130 26.0 21.3-31.4 4 1.3 0.5- 3.8 260 71.7 66.1-76.7 4 0.9 0.3- 2.9
Cabarrus 351 135 26.9 21.5-33.1 2 0.5 0.1- 1.9 206 70.3 63.8-76.0 8 2.4 1.0- 5.3
Catawba 366 160 33.1 27.6-39.1 3 0.8 0.2- 2.6 194 63.7 57.4-69.5 9 2.4 1.2- 5.0
Cumberland 384 171 36.0 30.3-42.0 6 1.8 0.7- 4.6 199 61.2 55.0-67.0 8 1.0 0.5- 2.3
Davidson 412 187 37.4 31.8-43.3 2 0.5 0.1- 2.1 219 61.5 55.5-67.1 4 0.6 0.2- 2.0
Durham 417 155 26.9 21.7-32.8 8 5.6 1.7-17.3 240 64.3 56.9-71.1 14 3.1 1.8- 5.6
Forsyth 382 135 33.1 27.1-39.7 3 1.7 0.5- 5.3 235 63.3 56.7-69.6 9 1.9 0.9- 3.8
Gaston 350 156 33.3 27.6-39.5 1 0.4 0.1- 2.9 186 63.7 57.3-69.7 7 2.6 1.1- 6.1
Guilford 427 178 29.8 24.4-35.7 1 0.3 0.0- 2.1 240 68.2 62.0-73.8 8 1.7 0.6- 4.5
Iredell 437 193 34.8 28.6-41.5 2 0.2 0.1- 0.9 237 64.0 57.2-70.2 5 1.0 0.4- 2.8
Johnston 371 136 25.9 20.0-32.8 6 4.0 1.0-14.5 225 69.5 61.7-76.3 4 0.7 0.2- 1.9
Mecklenburg 617 237 29.1 25.0-33.6 3 0.4 0.1- 1.4 365 68.9 64.3-73.2 12 1.6 0.7- 3.4
New Hanover 412 194 36.6 30.3-43.4 2 0.4 0.1- 1.9 211 61.9 55.0-68.4 5 1.1 0.4- 2.7
Onslow 387 151 30.0 25.0-35.6 5 1.7 0.7- 4.4 224 66.8 61.1-72.1 7 1.5 0.6- 3.5
Orange 369 113 25.8 21.0-31.3 1 0.4 0.1- 2.6 248 72.3 66.7-77.3 7 1.5 0.7- 3.3
Pitt 372 148 30.6 25.1-36.6 3 0.4 0.1- 1.3 212 66.6 60.4-72.3 9 2.4 1.2- 4.8
Randolph 358 123 25.4 20.4-31.3 3 1.4 0.3- 5.7 227 71.7 65.5-77.1 5 1.5 0.6- 3.8
Robeson 373 168 33.8 28.2-39.8 3 0.7 0.2- 2.2 190 63.2 57.0-69.0 12 2.3 1.2- 4.5
Rowan 435 186 33.1 27.7-39.0 3 0.7 0.2- 2.1 237 64.9 59.0-70.5 9 1.3 0.6- 2.6
Union 369 135 28.1 22.7-34.1 4 1.0 0.4- 2.8 226 69.8 63.6-75.3 4 1.1 0.4- 3.2
Wake 604 209 25.9 21.7-30.5 7 1.3 0.6- 2.8 382 72.0 67.2-76.3 6 0.9 0.2- 2.9
Wayne 387 175 29.2 24.1-34.8 5 1.6 0.5- 4.8 201 67.4 61.3-72.9 6 1.8 0.7- 4.6
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 3,661 1,576 34.7 31.9-37.5 38 1.0 0.6- 1.6 1,979 62.9 60.0-65.7 68 1.4 1.0- 2.1
Piedmont 6,772 2,663 30.3 28.6-32.0 48 1.2 0.8- 1.9 3,930 66.6 64.8-68.4 131 1.9 1.4- 2.5
Western NC 2,819 1,148 30.5 28.2-33.0 21 1.9 0.6- 5.7 1,579 65.2 62.4-68.0 71 2.3 1.7- 3.1
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,920 797 31.8 29.3-34.5 15 0.9 0.5- 1.8 1,058 64.7 61.9-67.4 50 2.5 1.8- 3.6
Northwest 3,011 1,247 32.4 29.9-35.0 19 1.6 0.6- 4.5 1,685 64.3 61.4-67.0 60 1.8 1.2- 2.5
Charlotte 1,808 712 29.8 26.8-33.1 12 0.7 0.4- 1.5 1,050 67.6 64.3-70.8 34 1.8 1.1- 2.7
Greensboro 1,643 612 31.2 27.5-35.3 6 1.0 0.3- 3.8 993 65.5 61.3-69.6 32 2.2 1.1- 4.5
Southern Regional 1,191 525 34.2 30.2-38.4 12 1.2 0.5- 2.9 623 63.0 58.6-67.1 31 1.6 1.0- 2.7
Coastal 572 264 35.5 28.3-43.3 4 0.6 0.2- 2.3 297 62.6 54.6-70.0 7 1.3 0.5- 3.7
Wake 1,515 553 27.2 24.1-30.6 22 2.2 1.1- 4.2 912 68.8 65.2-72.2 28 1.7 1.0- 3.1
Area L 141 60 34.9 24.7-46.7 1 0.1 0.0- 0.8 78 64.1 52.3-74.4 2 0.9 0.2- 3.6
Eastern 1,451 617 35.0 30.5-39.8 16 0.9 0.4- 1.8 792 62.3 57.4-66.9 26 1.8 0.9- 3.6

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^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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