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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 -
exercise?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,078 3,907 78.5 76.4-80.3 1,171 21.5 19.7-23.6
Have Health Insurance
Yes 4,626 3,546 78.6 76.6-80.5 1,080 21.4 19.5-23.4
No 445 356 77.7 69.0-84.5 89 22.3 15.5-31.0
Body Mass Index
Underweight 45 22 47.8 22.4-74.5 23 52.2 25.5-77.6
Recommended Range 1,118 725 65.2 60.7-69.5 393 34.8 30.5-39.3
Overweight 1,750 1,350 78.8 75.8-81.6 400 21.2 18.4-24.2
Obese 1,924 1,623 84.1 80.5-87.1 301 15.9 12.9-19.5
Current Smoker
No 4,235 3,290 79.4 77.3-81.4 945 20.6 18.6-22.7
Yes 814 597 74.3 68.4-79.5 217 25.7 20.5-31.6
History of CVD**
Yes 1,107 868 78.1 72.8-82.7 239 21.9 17.3-27.2
No 3,890 2,973 78.4 76.2-80.5 917 21.6 19.5-23.8
Binge Drinker
No 4,747 3,656 79.2 77.2-81.0 1,091 20.8 19.0-22.8
Yes 286 222 73.2 62.2-82.0 64 26.8 18.0-37.8
Heavy Drinker
No 4,850 3,753 78.9 76.9-80.9 1,097 21.1 19.1-23.1
Yes 156 114 75.2 64.2-83.8 42 24.8 16.2-35.8
Poor Sleep***
Yes 599 439 71.6 64.1-78.1 160 28.4 21.9-35.9
No 4,361 3,385 79.5 77.4-81.4 976 20.5 18.6-22.6
Current Asthma
Yes 483 362 79.9 73.3-85.1 121 20.1 14.9-26.7
No 4,564 3,521 78.3 76.1-80.3 1,043 21.7 19.7-23.9
Diabetes
Yes 1,169 994 87.7 84.7-90.2 175 12.3 9.8-15.3
No 3,901 2,905 76.0 73.5-78.2 996 24.0 21.8-26.5
Disability
Yes 2,438 1,846 77.1 74.0-79.9 592 22.9 20.1-26.0
No 2,543 1,998 79.8 77.0-82.4 545 20.2 17.6-23.0

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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