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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Actions to Control High Blood Pressure*--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

Has a doctor or health professional ever advised you to do any of the following to help lower or control your high blood pressure -
reduce alcohol use?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No Do not drink
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,112 984 23.1 21.2-25.2 1,486 31.5 29.2-33.8 2,642 45.4 43.1-47.7
Have Health Insurance
Yes 4,658 861 23.1 21.0-25.4 1,374 31.0 28.7-33.3 2,423 45.9 43.6-48.3
No 447 122 23.6 18.2-29.9 110 35.2 26.8-44.7 215 41.2 33.6-49.3
Body Mass Index
Underweight 46 8 36.4 11.8-71.1 15 23.4 10.1-45.3 23 40.2 18.6-66.3
Recommended Range 1,130 160 17.1 13.8-21.0 407 40.3 35.7-45.1 563 42.6 38.2-47.0
Overweight 1,766 374 23.4 20.4-26.7 519 30.5 27.1-34.1 873 46.1 42.4-49.8
Obese 1,927 403 25.6 22.2-29.3 496 30.3 26.4-34.5 1,028 44.1 40.4-47.9
Current Smoker
No 4,265 751 21.1 19.1-23.2 1,234 31.1 28.6-33.7 2,280 47.8 45.3-50.3
Yes 818 230 31.8 26.2-38.0 243 33.2 27.7-39.3 345 35.0 29.8-40.5
History of CVD**
Yes 1,116 216 23.6 18.9-29.1 236 21.8 18.3-25.7 664 54.6 49.6-59.5
No 3,913 757 22.7 20.6-25.0 1,233 34.0 31.4-36.8 1,923 43.2 40.7-45.8
Binge Drinker
No 4,782 820 20.2 18.4-22.2 1,327 29.5 27.2-31.9 2,635 50.3 47.9-52.7
Yes 287 151 50.9 41.2-60.5 133 48.7 39.2-58.4 3 0.4 0.1- 1.3
Heavy Drinker
No 4,883 885 21.9 19.9-24.0 1,367 30.4 28.1-32.8 2,631 47.7 45.3-50.1
Yes 157 77 51.3 38.7-63.7 79 48.5 36.1-61.1 1 0.2 0.0- 1.2
Poor Sleep***
Yes 603 114 24.1 17.6-32.0 154 24.8 19.7-30.8 335 51.1 44.0-58.1
No 4,388 859 23.1 21.1-25.3 1,308 32.6 30.2-35.2 2,221 44.2 41.8-46.7
Current Asthma
Yes 481 90 27.9 20.5-36.8 93 18.9 13.7-25.5 298 53.2 44.9-61.3
No 4,598 891 22.7 20.7-24.9 1,383 32.7 30.3-35.1 2,324 44.6 42.3-47.0
Diabetes
Yes 1,180 208 22.9 18.9-27.4 199 16.9 14.2-20.1 773 60.2 55.6-64.5
No 3,924 775 23.2 21.0-25.6 1,286 35.4 32.7-38.1 1,863 41.4 38.9-44.0
Disability
Yes 2,455 425 21.9 18.9-25.2 555 24.6 21.8-27.8 1,475 53.5 50.0-56.9
No 2,557 542 24.2 21.6-27.0 898 37.2 33.9-40.6 1,117 38.7 35.6-41.8

Back to Actions to Control High Blood Pressure*.

*Asked only of those who report having high blood pressure

**History of Cardiovascular Disease includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

***Poor sleep defined as not getting enough rest or sleep for all 30 days out of the past 30 days.

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.

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