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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 -
cutting down on salt?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No Do not use salt
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,120 3,786 74.0 71.9-76.0 764 16.8 15.0-18.8 570 9.2 8.1-10.3
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 139 100 70.2 59.8-78.9 20 16.0 9.6-25.4 19 13.8 7.8-23.2
Buncombe 121 91 75.3 65.9-82.9 18 14.0 8.6-22.1 12 10.6 5.9-18.3
Cabarrus 127 97 72.8 60.9-82.2 18 18.6 10.5-30.7 12 8.6 4.4-16.2
Catawba 151 110 76.3 68.1-82.9 23 12.5 7.9-19.3 18 11.2 6.7-18.0
Cumberland 165 122 75.9 67.3-82.8 18 11.9 6.9-19.8 25 12.2 7.7-18.8
Davidson 177 140 76.6 68.2-83.3 20 12.9 8.0-20.1 17 10.5 6.1-17.5
Durham 150 113 77.4 68.0-84.6 20 12.7 7.5-20.8 17 9.9 5.5-17.3
Forsyth 130 100 81.2 72.5-87.5 15 9.5 5.3-16.5 15 9.3 5.2-16.1
Gaston 146 99 68.2 58.8-76.3 31 24.4 17.0-33.7 16 7.4 4.4-12.3
Guilford 165 131 80.5 72.8-86.4 21 12.8 8.0-19.8 13 6.7 3.6-12.1
Iredell 183 136 76.5 67.7-83.4 26 13.4 8.6-20.3 21 10.2 6.1-16.5
Johnston 129 97 78.0 67.2-86.0 18 13.5 7.5-23.2 14 8.5 4.6-15.0
Mecklenburg 226 168 75.4 68.1-81.6 40 18.0 12.6-25.1 18 6.5 3.9-10.8
New Hanover 188 134 68.8 58.4-77.6 36 22.0 13.9-33.0 18 9.1 5.3-15.4
Onslow 147 105 66.0 55.8-75.0 24 23.2 15.1-33.8 18 10.8 6.3-17.8
Orange 109 76 69.5 58.0-79.0 17 17.2 9.7-28.8 16 13.3 7.7-22.0
Pitt 139 105 78.6 70.2-85.1 17 12.4 7.4-20.1 17 9.0 5.4-14.5
Randolph 118 89 74.3 63.8-82.7 11 10.5 5.6-18.9 18 15.2 8.9-24.6
Robeson 161 129 78.3 69.6-85.1 19 13.9 8.5-22.1 13 7.7 4.1-14.1
Rowan 176 119 69.0 60.0-76.8 30 14.9 10.1-21.5 27 16.1 10.1-24.7
Union 131 89 71.7 62.2-79.6 26 19.8 13.0-28.9 16 8.5 4.9-14.5
Wake 197 146 74.2 65.8-81.2 29 17.8 11.7-26.1 22 8.0 5.0-12.6
Wayne 171 134 79.9 71.8-86.1 20 12.5 7.4-20.2 17 7.7 4.5-12.8
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 1,509 1,139 72.9 68.1-77.3 207 18.5 14.3-23.4 163 8.6 6.7-11.1
Piedmont 2,531 1,852 74.7 72.1-77.2 391 16.1 14.0-18.4 288 9.2 7.8-10.7
Western NC 1,080 795 73.6 70.2-76.7 166 15.9 13.3-18.8 119 10.6 8.6-13.0
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 748 551 73.7 69.6-77.4 113 15.2 12.3-18.7 84 11.1 8.7-14.1
Northwest 1,181 868 73.9 70.2-77.4 173 14.4 11.7-17.7 140 11.6 9.4-14.3
Charlotte 678 488 74.4 69.6-78.7 126 19.4 15.6-23.9 64 6.2 4.5- 8.4
Greensboro 581 419 72.5 66.1-78.1 88 16.7 12.0-22.6 74 10.8 7.8-14.9
Southern Regional 495 376 72.4 65.9-78.0 62 17.1 12.3-23.4 57 10.5 7.3-14.8
Coastal 256 185 68.6 58.1-77.4 45 22.4 14.4-33.2 26 9.0 5.1-15.5
Wake 527 400 78.6 73.3-83.0 72 13.9 10.2-18.6 55 7.5 5.2-10.8
Area L 57 47 73.8 45.9-90.3 6 22.0 6.6-53.2 4 4.2 1.4-11.7
Eastern 597 452 73.6 65.8-80.1 79 17.2 11.5-24.8 66 9.3 5.7-14.6

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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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