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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 -
cut 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 5,090 3,435 68.4 66.2-70.6 1,425 27.7 25.6-29.9 230 3.9 3.2- 4.7
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 138 92 69.5 59.4-78.1 38 23.2 16.1-32.3 8 7.2 2.8-17.4
Buncombe 120 79 64.6 53.9-74.0 38 32.8 23.6-43.5 3 2.6 0.8- 8.3
Cabarrus 128 91 71.2 59.7-80.4 32 25.8 16.9-37.3 5 3.0 1.2- 7.7
Catawba 147 91 61.5 52.1-70.0 48 34.6 26.3-44.0 8 3.9 1.9- 8.0
Cumberland 165 116 74.9 66.9-81.5 39 20.5 14.5-28.2 10 4.5 2.3- 8.8
Davidson 177 126 71.7 63.2-78.8 47 25.0 18.4-32.9 4 3.4 1.0-10.7
Durham 149 105 68.2 56.0-78.2 36 26.7 17.0-39.2 8 5.2 2.2-11.6
Forsyth 128 81 63.4 51.8-73.6 41 31.0 21.6-42.3 6 5.7 2.4-12.6
Gaston 144 94 69.6 60.5-77.4 45 27.5 20.0-36.5 5 2.9 1.1- 7.0
Guilford 164 116 72.6 64.4-79.5 40 22.7 16.4-30.5 8 4.7 2.2- 9.9
Iredell 181 117 65.3 54.2-75.0 59 32.4 23.0-43.4 5 2.3 0.9- 6.2
Johnston 129 91 73.4 61.9-82.4 30 21.4 13.6-32.0 8 5.2 2.4-11.0
Mecklenburg 225 149 68.1 60.3-75.1 69 29.5 22.8-37.2 7 2.4 1.0- 5.8
New Hanover 188 121 66.2 56.0-75.2 64 30.7 22.1-41.0 3 3.0 0.8-10.3
Onslow 143 108 74.7 65.5-82.0 32 22.7 15.8-31.5 3 2.6 0.6-10.1
Orange 107 66 62.3 50.7-72.6 31 30.1 20.4-41.9 10 7.6 3.7-14.8
Pitt 140 95 71.8 62.9-79.2 38 24.8 17.8-33.5 7 3.4 1.6- 7.3
Randolph 116 79 64.4 52.5-74.8 30 27.7 18.2-39.7 7 7.9 3.5-16.7
Robeson 161 120 73.2 64.4-80.5 34 21.6 15.0-30.0 7 5.2 2.3-11.0
Rowan 176 115 66.7 57.1-75.1 50 26.6 18.9-36.1 11 6.7 3.3-13.1
Union 130 82 65.8 55.6-74.6 42 31.6 23.0-41.8 6 2.6 1.1- 6.1
Wake 198 131 68.1 59.6-75.6 57 28.1 21.0-36.5 10 3.8 1.9- 7.3
Wayne 171 114 68.3 59.0-76.4 46 26.7 19.1-36.1 11 5.0 2.5- 9.4
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 1,501 1,046 69.2 64.5-73.4 385 26.2 22.1-30.8 70 4.7 3.1- 7.0
Piedmont 2,512 1,666 67.9 65.0-70.7 733 28.6 25.8-31.5 113 3.5 2.8- 4.4
Western NC 1,077 723 69.1 65.5-72.5 307 27.5 24.2-31.1 47 3.4 2.5- 4.7
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 748 499 69.5 65.2-73.4 215 26.9 23.1-31.1 34 3.6 2.4- 5.4
Northwest 1,170 775 66.6 62.5-70.4 348 29.7 26.0-33.7 47 3.7 2.6- 5.4
Charlotte 674 445 66.5 60.4-72.1 206 31.5 25.9-37.6 23 2.1 1.2- 3.5
Greensboro 574 380 69.3 62.8-75.1 157 25.1 19.8-31.3 37 5.7 3.7- 8.6
Southern Regional 495 355 70.6 64.2-76.3 114 25.3 19.9-31.6 26 4.2 2.3- 7.3
Coastal 256 161 62.6 52.4-71.8 87 32.0 23.3-42.1 8 5.4 2.2-12.5
Wake 527 366 70.8 64.8-76.2 134 25.8 20.6-31.7 27 3.3 2.1- 5.2
Area L 56 42 69.0 43.6-86.5 12 29.0 11.8-55.5 2 2.0 0.4- 9.5
Eastern 590 412 69.9 62.9-76.2 152 25.1 19.5-31.5 26 5.0 2.3-10.7

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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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