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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 -
cutting down on salt?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No Do not use salt
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,120 3,786 74.0 71.9-76.0 764 16.8 15.0-18.8 570 9.2 8.1-10.3
Have Health Insurance
Yes 4,666 3,451 74.2 72.0-76.3 692 16.6 14.7-18.8 523 9.1 8.1-10.3
No 446 330 72.7 64.9-79.4 71 17.8 12.2-25.2 45 9.5 6.0-14.8
Body Mass Index
Underweight 46 25 65.9 41.0-84.3 13 21.4 8.6-44.1 8 12.7 4.5-30.8
Recommended Range 1,131 799 68.5 64.0-72.7 195 19.9 16.3-24.2 137 11.6 9.2-14.5
Overweight 1,768 1,317 75.5 72.3-78.4 266 16.2 13.6-19.2 185 8.3 6.8-10.2
Obese 1,932 1,462 74.7 70.9-78.2 262 16.9 13.7-20.8 208 8.3 6.8-10.2
Current Smoker
No 4,269 3,200 74.7 72.3-76.9 595 16.3 14.2-18.6 474 9.0 7.9-10.3
Yes 822 566 70.9 65.7-75.6 164 19.1 15.2-23.8 92 10.0 7.5-13.2
History of CVD**
Yes 1,118 851 77.2 73.2-80.7 125 11.6 8.9-14.9 142 11.3 8.9-14.1
No 3,920 2,878 73.2 70.7-75.6 627 18.1 16.0-20.5 415 8.6 7.5- 9.9
Binge Drinker
No 4,787 3,584 75.9 73.7-77.9 669 15.2 13.4-17.3 534 8.9 7.9-10.0
Yes 288 170 56.7 47.0-65.9 87 31.6 23.4-41.0 31 11.8 7.0-19.0
Heavy Drinker
No 4,887 3,638 75.0 72.8-77.0 703 15.9 14.0-17.9 546 9.1 8.1-10.3
Yes 158 95 48.2 36.0-60.6 45 40.6 28.0-54.5 18 11.2 6.3-19.4
Poor Sleep***
Yes 604 436 73.4 67.5-78.6 101 15.9 12.0-20.9 67 10.6 7.5-14.9
No 4,395 3,264 74.0 71.7-76.3 645 17.0 15.0-19.3 486 9.0 7.9-10.2
Current Asthma
Yes 481 356 73.7 66.4-79.8 71 16.3 11.2-23.3 54 10.0 7.0-14.2
No 4,606 3,407 74.0 71.8-76.2 687 16.9 14.9-19.0 512 9.1 8.0-10.3
Diabetes
Yes 1,179 923 79.5 75.9-82.6 113 9.8 7.5-12.8 143 10.7 8.5-13.3
No 3,933 2,858 72.6 70.0-75.0 648 18.7 16.4-21.1 427 8.8 7.6-10.1
Disability
Yes 2,462 1,840 76.3 73.5-78.9 325 13.7 11.6-16.2 297 10.0 8.5-11.7
No 2,557 1,873 72.6 69.4-75.6 421 18.8 16.1-22.0 263 8.6 7.2-10.2

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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