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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 -
exercising?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,113 3,626 71.6 69.4-73.7 1,487 28.4 26.3-30.6
Have Health Insurance
Yes 4,659 3,314 72.4 70.2-74.5 1,345 27.6 25.5-29.8
No 446 306 65.2 56.2-73.3 140 34.8 26.7-43.8
Body Mass Index
Underweight 46 22 57.7 31.6-80.2 24 42.3 19.8-68.4
Recommended Range 1,130 832 73.6 69.2-77.5 298 26.4 22.5-30.8
Overweight 1,768 1,306 74.5 71.1-77.6 462 25.5 22.4-28.9
Obese 1,929 1,294 67.8 63.8-71.6 635 32.2 28.4-36.2
Current Smoker
No 4,265 3,100 73.3 70.9-75.6 1,165 26.7 24.4-29.1
Yes 820 505 64.0 58.4-69.3 315 36.0 30.7-41.6
History of CVD**
Yes 1,116 737 66.5 61.9-70.8 379 33.5 29.2-38.1
No 3,914 2,831 72.7 70.1-75.1 1,083 27.3 24.9-29.9
Binge Drinker
No 4,782 3,403 72.1 69.8-74.2 1,379 27.9 25.8-30.2
Yes 286 195 68.1 58.4-76.5 91 31.9 23.5-41.6
Heavy Drinker
No 4,882 3,473 72.0 69.7-74.1 1,409 28.0 25.9-30.3
Yes 156 100 61.1 47.1-73.4 56 38.9 26.6-52.9
Poor Sleep***
Yes 602 365 65.9 59.6-71.8 237 34.1 28.2-40.4
No 4,389 3,195 72.6 70.2-74.9 1,194 27.4 25.1-29.8
Current Asthma
Yes 480 316 70.2 63.1-76.4 164 29.8 23.6-36.9
No 4,600 3,293 71.8 69.4-74.0 1,307 28.2 26.0-30.6
Diabetes
Yes 1,178 821 70.7 66.6-74.5 357 29.3 25.5-33.4
No 3,927 2,797 71.8 69.2-74.3 1,130 28.2 25.7-30.8
Disability
Yes 2,453 1,585 67.7 64.7-70.6 868 32.3 29.4-35.3
No 2,558 1,970 74.8 71.5-77.9 588 25.2 22.1-28.5

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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