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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Hypertension Awareness--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

Have you EVER been told by a doctor, nurse, or other health professional that you have high blood pressure?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes Yes, during pregnancy No Borderline high or pre-hypertensive
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 13,252 5,387 31.5 30.2-32.9 107 1.2 0.9- 1.8 7,488 65.4 64.0-66.8 270 1.8 1.5- 2.2
Have Health Insurance
Yes 11,582 4,889 34.1 32.7-35.5 90 1.2 0.8- 1.8 6,365 62.8 61.3-64.3 238 1.9 1.6- 2.4
No 1,645 488 20.4 17.4-23.7 17 1.4 0.6- 3.3 1,108 76.9 73.3-80.1 32 1.4 0.8- 2.3
Body Mass Index
Underweight 214 51 17.1 10.0-27.6 2 1.0 0.2- 6.0 158 81.1 70.4-88.5 3 0.9 0.2- 3.1
Recommended Range 4,194 1,186 18.6 17.0-20.4 27 0.8 0.4- 1.7 2,919 79.3 77.4-81.1 62 1.3 0.9- 1.8
Overweight 4,550 1,867 31.8 29.8-33.9 33 1.0 0.5- 1.9 2,545 65.3 63.1-67.4 105 1.9 1.4- 2.6
Obese 3,671 2,015 45.8 42.8-48.8 42 2.0 1.1- 3.5 1,527 50.0 46.9-53.0 87 2.3 1.6- 3.4
Current Smoker
No 10,808 4,481 31.9 30.5-33.4 81 1.2 0.8- 1.9 6,010 64.8 63.3-66.4 236 2.0 1.6- 2.5
Yes 2,386 872 29.8 26.8-32.9 26 1.4 0.8- 2.3 1,454 67.9 64.7-70.9 34 1.0 0.6- 1.6
History of CVD**
Yes 1,587 1,172 68.9 62.7-74.5 2 0.0 0.0- 0.2 393 30.0 24.4-36.2 20 1.1 0.6- 2.1
No 11,532 4,129 27.7 26.4-29.1 104 1.4 0.9- 1.9 7,051 69.0 67.6-70.4 248 1.9 1.5- 2.3
Binge Drinker
No 11,892 4,993 33.0 31.6-34.5 100 1.4 0.9- 2.0 6,566 63.8 62.3-65.3 233 1.8 1.4- 2.2
Yes 1,093 303 23.0 19.2-27.2 6 0.5 0.2- 1.3 757 74.4 70.0-78.4 27 2.1 1.2- 3.8
Heavy Drinker
No 12,427 5,101 31.9 30.6-33.3 103 1.3 0.9- 1.9 6,972 65.0 63.6-66.4 251 1.8 1.4- 2.2
Yes 472 159 27.0 21.2-33.7 3 0.7 0.2- 2.8 304 71.4 64.6-77.3 6 1.0 0.3- 2.9
Poor Sleep***
Yes 1,515 650 33.9 30.1-38.0 19 2.2 0.8- 6.0 810 61.0 56.6-65.2 36 2.8 1.5- 5.3
No 11,444 4,601 31.4 30.0-32.8 87 1.1 0.8- 1.6 6,530 65.9 64.4-67.3 226 1.7 1.4- 2.0
Current Asthma
Yes 1,099 515 36.9 32.1-41.9 18 2.8 1.4- 5.5 548 57.7 52.5-62.8 18 2.7 1.0- 6.8
No 12,096 4,838 31.1 29.8-32.5 89 1.1 0.7- 1.7 6,918 66.0 64.6-67.4 251 1.8 1.4- 2.1
Diabetes
Yes 1,713 1,239 69.4 64.9-73.5 5 0.4 0.1- 1.2 454 29.5 25.4-34.0 15 0.7 0.4- 1.3
No 11,523 4,139 27.5 26.2-28.9 102 1.3 0.9- 1.9 7,027 69.2 67.8-70.6 255 1.9 1.6- 2.4
Disability
Yes 4,587 2,558 48.3 45.7-50.9 16 0.4 0.2- 0.8 1,912 49.3 46.6-51.9 101 2.0 1.5- 2.7
No 7,864 2,566 25.6 24.1-27.1 78 1.4 0.9- 2.2 5,068 71.2 69.5-72.8 152 1.8 1.4- 2.4

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**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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