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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Were you told on TWO or MORE different visits to a doctor or other health professional
that you had high blood pressure?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes Yes, female told during pregnancy No Told borderline or pre-hypertensive
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,046 4,089 78.4 76.3-80.4 5 0.2 0.1- 0.8 924 20.8 18.9-22.9 28 0.5 0.3- 0.8
Have Health Insurance
Yes 4,600 3,740 79.1 76.9-81.0 4 0.2 0.1- 0.9 830 20.1 18.2-22.2 26 0.6 0.3- 0.9
No 439 342 73.1 65.0-79.9 1 0.1 0.0- 1.1 94 26.6 19.8-34.7 2 0.2 0.0- 0.6
Body Mass Index
Underweight 44 32 77.5 53.3-91.3 0 0.0 . - . 12 22.5 8.7-46.7 0 0.0 . - .
Recommended Range 1,111 877 76.2 71.4-80.4 0 0.0 . - . 225 22.7 18.6-27.5 9 1.0 0.4- 2.8
Overweight 1,738 1,384 79.2 76.2-82.0 4 0.3 0.1- 1.0 341 20.1 17.4-23.1 9 0.3 0.2- 0.7
Obese 1,918 1,608 79.2 75.5-82.4 1 0.3 0.0- 2.1 300 20.1 16.9-23.7 9 0.5 0.2- 1.0
Current Smoker
No 4,208 3,409 78.8 76.6-80.8 2 0.1 0.0- 0.4 772 20.6 18.6-22.8 25 0.5 0.3- 0.8
Yes 809 659 76.9 71.1-81.9 3 0.9 0.2- 4.0 144 21.6 16.8-27.4 3 0.6 0.1- 2.7
History of CVD**
Yes 1,096 942 85.5 81.9-88.5 0 0.0 . - . 152 14.4 11.4-18.0 2 0.1 0.0- 0.4
No 3,870 3,082 77.0 74.5-79.2 5 0.3 0.1- 1.0 757 22.1 19.9-24.5 26 0.6 0.4- 1.0
Binge Drinker
No 4,717 3,855 79.8 77.7-81.7 5 0.3 0.1- 0.8 833 19.4 17.5-21.5 24 0.5 0.3- 0.9
Yes 286 204 66.3 56.4-75.0 0 0.0 . - . 79 33.3 24.7-43.2 3 0.3 0.1- 1.2
Heavy Drinker
No 4,819 3,911 79.1 77.0-81.0 5 0.2 0.1- 0.8 875 20.2 18.3-22.2 28 0.5 0.3- 0.9
Yes 155 124 65.1 49.8-77.8 0 0.0 . - . 31 34.9 22.2-50.2 0 0.0 . - .
Poor Sleep***
Yes 596 497 82.1 76.7-86.5 0 0.0 . - . 98 17.8 13.4-23.2 1 0.1 0.0- 0.8
No 4,335 3,501 77.8 75.5-79.9 5 0.3 0.1- 0.9 802 21.4 19.3-23.6 27 0.6 0.3- 1.0
Current Asthma
Yes 482 419 86.8 81.3-90.9 0 0.0 . - . 63 13.2 9.1-18.7 0 0.0 . - .
No 4,532 3,642 77.5 75.3-79.6 5 0.3 0.1- 0.8 858 21.7 19.6-23.9 27 0.6 0.3- 0.9
Diabetes
Yes 1,162 1,009 84.2 80.0-87.6 2 0.7 0.1- 3.8 149 15.0 11.7-19.1 2 0.1 0.0- 0.5
No 3,876 3,072 76.9 74.5-79.1 3 0.1 0.0- 0.4 775 22.4 20.2-24.8 26 0.6 0.4- 1.0
Disability
Yes 2,426 2,055 84.8 82.4-86.9 1 0.0 0.0- 0.3 363 15.0 12.9-17.3 7 0.2 0.1- 0.6
No 2,525 1,959 73.6 70.4-76.5 4 0.4 0.1- 1.4 541 25.3 22.4-28.5 21 0.8 0.4- 1.4

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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