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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 -
changing your eating habits?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,114 3,820 74.7 72.4-76.8 1,294 25.3 23.2-27.6
Have Health Insurance
Yes 4,659 3,483 75.5 73.2-77.6 1,176 24.5 22.4-26.8
No 447 332 68.8 59.7-76.6 115 31.2 23.4-40.3
Body Mass Index
Underweight 46 23 67.0 42.4-84.9 23 33.0 15.1-57.6
Recommended Range 1,131 763 69.9 65.6-73.8 368 30.1 26.2-34.4
Overweight 1,763 1,344 77.3 74.2-80.2 419 22.7 19.8-25.8
Obese 1,930 1,507 75.0 70.7-78.8 423 25.0 21.2-29.3
Current Smoker
No 4,263 3,239 76.5 74.1-78.8 1,024 23.5 21.2-25.9
Yes 822 560 66.7 60.6-72.3 262 33.3 27.7-39.4
History of CVD**
Yes 1,113 881 81.1 77.4-84.3 232 18.9 15.7-22.6
No 3,920 2,889 73.3 70.6-75.9 1,031 26.7 24.1-29.4
Binge Drinker
No 4,781 3,615 75.9 73.5-78.1 1,166 24.1 21.9-26.5
Yes 288 172 63.3 53.8-71.8 116 36.7 28.2-46.2
Heavy Drinker
No 4,881 3,670 75.5 73.2-77.7 1,211 24.5 22.3-26.8
Yes 158 98 53.6 40.6-66.2 60 46.4 33.8-59.4
Poor Sleep***
Yes 603 440 75.0 69.3-79.9 163 25.0 20.1-30.7
No 4,391 3,304 74.7 72.2-77.1 1,087 25.3 22.9-27.8
Current Asthma
Yes 482 359 71.2 62.5-78.5 123 28.8 21.5-37.5
No 4,601 3,445 75.1 72.7-77.3 1,156 24.9 22.7-27.3
Diabetes
Yes 1,175 955 81.6 78.0-84.8 220 18.4 15.2-22.0
No 3,931 2,859 72.8 70.1-75.4 1,072 27.2 24.6-29.9
Disability
Yes 2,455 1,839 76.7 73.8-79.4 616 23.3 20.6-26.2
No 2,556 1,910 73.3 69.8-76.5 646 26.7 23.5-30.2

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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