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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 -
take medication?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,115 4,706 87.5 85.3-89.4 409 12.5 10.6-14.7
Have Health Insurance
Yes 4,661 4,332 89.4 87.3-91.2 329 10.6 8.8-12.7
No 447 367 72.1 63.0-79.8 80 27.9 20.2-37.0
Body Mass Index
Underweight 47 43 97.6 92.4-99.2 4 2.4 0.8- 7.6
Recommended Range 1,128 1,020 86.1 81.5-89.7 108 13.9 10.3-18.5
Overweight 1,769 1,622 87.5 84.4-90.1 147 12.5 9.9-15.6
Obese 1,927 1,791 87.6 83.4-90.9 136 12.4 9.1-16.6
Current Smoker
No 4,267 3,969 88.7 86.3-90.8 298 11.3 9.2-13.7
Yes 819 714 82.4 77.3-86.5 105 17.6 13.5-22.7
History of CVD**
Yes 1,115 1,080 97.5 95.9-98.5 35 2.5 1.5- 4.1
No 3,917 3,545 85.0 82.4-87.3 372 15.0 12.7-17.6
Binge Drinker
No 4,782 4,446 89.1 86.8-91.0 336 10.9 9.0-13.2
Yes 288 223 73.1 64.0-80.5 65 26.9 19.5-36.0
Heavy Drinker
No 4,883 4,514 88.3 86.0-90.2 369 11.7 9.8-14.0
Yes 158 133 74.7 61.5-84.5 25 25.3 15.5-38.5
Poor Sleep***
Yes 601 540 85.1 79.3-89.5 61 14.9 10.5-20.7
No 4,393 4,052 87.7 85.3-89.7 341 12.3 10.3-14.7
Current Asthma
Yes 483 445 89.9 84.7-93.4 38 10.1 6.6-15.3
No 4,599 4,230 87.2 84.9-89.2 369 12.8 10.8-15.1
Diabetes
Yes 1,180 1,155 97.1 94.7-98.4 25 2.9 1.6- 5.3
No 3,927 3,543 84.9 82.3-87.2 384 15.1 12.8-17.7
Disability
Yes 2,454 2,323 92.2 89.9-94.1 131 7.8 5.9-10.1
No 2,561 2,298 83.9 80.5-86.9 263 16.1 13.1-19.5

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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