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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 -
change your eating habits?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,098 3,274 66.9 64.6-69.0 1,824 33.1 31.0-35.4
Have Health Insurance
Yes 4,646 2,960 66.8 64.5-69.0 1,686 33.2 31.0-35.5
No 445 311 67.6 58.7-75.5 134 32.4 24.5-41.3
Body Mass Index
Underweight 46 16 24.9 10.8-47.5 30 75.1 52.5-89.2
Recommended Range 1,122 525 49.9 45.2-54.5 597 50.1 45.5-54.8
Overweight 1,765 1,107 64.5 61.0-67.9 658 35.5 32.1-39.0
Obese 1,924 1,473 76.4 72.3-80.0 451 23.6 20.0-27.7
Current Smoker
No 4,252 2,741 66.6 64.1-69.0 1,511 33.4 31.0-35.9
Yes 817 516 68.0 62.7-72.8 301 32.0 27.2-37.3
History of CVD**
Yes 1,111 739 68.4 64.0-72.6 372 31.6 27.4-36.0
No 3,905 2,489 66.5 63.8-69.0 1,416 33.5 31.0-36.2
Binge Drinker
No 4,768 3,068 67.1 64.7-69.3 1,700 32.9 30.7-35.3
Yes 285 186 66.9 57.4-75.2 99 33.1 24.8-42.6
Heavy Drinker
No 4,869 3,155 67.8 65.5-70.0 1,714 32.2 30.0-34.5
Yes 156 85 50.4 37.8-62.9 71 49.6 37.1-62.2
Poor Sleep***
Yes 602 386 67.2 60.9-73.0 216 32.8 27.0-39.1
No 4,376 2,825 66.9 64.5-69.3 1,551 33.1 30.7-35.5
Current Asthma
Yes 481 326 72.2 65.0-78.4 155 27.8 21.6-35.0
No 4,584 2,932 66.4 64.0-68.7 1,652 33.6 31.3-36.0
Diabetes
Yes 1,179 874 75.4 71.4-79.1 305 24.6 20.9-28.6
No 3,911 2,394 64.6 61.9-67.1 1,517 35.4 32.9-38.1
Disability
Yes 2,445 1,566 67.9 64.9-70.8 879 32.1 29.2-35.1
No 2,552 1,655 66.2 62.9-69.4 897 33.8 30.6-37.1

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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