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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Are YOU now doing any of the following to help lower or control your high blood pressure -
reducing 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 5,124 1,233 27.8 25.7-30.0 834 18.8 16.9-21.0 3,057 53.3 51.0-55.7
Have Health Insurance
Yes 4,669 1,082 27.0 24.9-29.2 787 19.2 17.1-21.4 2,800 53.8 51.4-56.3
No 447 150 34.6 27.3-42.7 46 16.0 10.4-24.0 251 49.4 41.1-57.7
Body Mass Index
Underweight 46 6 27.9 6.0-70.2 12 15.7 7.0-31.5 28 56.5 26.8-82.1
Recommended Range 1,133 253 27.5 23.3-32.1 215 21.9 18.0-26.4 665 50.5 46.0-55.1
Overweight 1,771 457 28.9 25.6-32.5 330 18.6 16.1-21.6 984 52.4 48.7-56.1
Obese 1,931 478 28.6 25.2-32.3 257 18.8 15.3-23.0 1,196 52.5 48.5-56.5
Current Smoker
No 4,274 953 25.4 23.3-27.7 678 18.6 16.4-20.9 2,643 56.0 53.4-58.5
Yes 821 274 37.8 31.9-43.9 151 20.0 15.4-25.5 396 42.3 36.6-48.1
History of CVD**
Yes 1,120 239 25.8 21.1-31.2 125 11.9 9.2-15.3 756 62.3 57.1-67.2
No 3,921 980 28.1 25.8-30.5 701 20.7 18.3-23.2 2,240 51.3 48.6-53.9
Binge Drinker
No 4,794 1,075 25.6 23.6-27.7 669 15.4 13.5-17.5 3,050 59.0 56.6-61.4
Yes 287 142 49.8 40.2-59.4 142 49.3 39.7-59.0 3 0.9 0.2- 4.1
Heavy Drinker
No 4,893 1,131 26.9 24.8-29.1 716 17.0 15.1-19.2 3,046 56.0 53.6-58.5
Yes 158 68 38.6 27.9-50.6 88 60.2 48.1-71.1 2 1.2 0.2- 6.4
Poor Sleep***
Yes 605 139 25.6 19.2-33.2 64 10.9 7.9-14.8 402 63.6 56.3-70.3
No 4,396 1,078 28.3 26.1-30.6 759 20.2 18.0-22.6 2,559 51.5 49.0-54.0
Current Asthma
Yes 480 99 24.2 18.0-31.9 42 11.1 6.8-17.7 339 64.6 56.4-72.1
No 4,610 1,128 28.2 26.0-30.5 787 19.6 17.5-21.9 2,695 52.2 49.8-54.7
Diabetes
Yes 1,182 223 23.4 19.7-27.5 84 7.1 5.3- 9.5 875 69.5 65.2-73.5
No 3,934 1,009 29.0 26.6-31.6 750 22.0 19.6-24.6 2,175 49.0 46.3-51.7
Disability
Yes 2,466 516 26.9 23.7-30.3 282 12.7 10.6-15.2 1,668 60.4 56.9-63.8
No 2,556 693 28.5 25.8-31.4 534 24.0 21.0-27.4 1,329 47.4 44.2-50.7

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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