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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 -
cut 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 5,090 3,435 68.4 66.2-70.6 1,425 27.7 25.6-29.9 230 3.9 3.2- 4.7
Have Health Insurance
Yes 4,637 3,107 68.7 66.4-70.9 1,316 27.6 25.4-29.8 214 3.8 3.1- 4.6
No 446 324 66.8 58.1-74.6 106 28.5 21.2-37.2 16 4.6 2.0-10.3
Body Mass Index
Underweight 45 20 33.6 15.2-58.8 22 63.3 37.8-83.0 3 3.2 0.8-11.3
Recommended Range 1,123 663 59.2 54.6-63.7 406 37.3 32.8-41.9 54 3.5 2.5- 4.9
Overweight 1,756 1,196 70.1 66.8-73.2 489 26.1 23.2-29.3 71 3.8 2.7- 5.2
Obese 1,924 1,397 71.9 67.9-75.5 437 24.2 20.6-28.1 90 3.9 2.8- 5.5
Current Smoker
No 4,246 2,883 68.4 65.9-70.8 1,166 27.6 25.3-30.0 197 4.0 3.2- 5.0
Yes 816 537 68.7 63.5-73.5 246 28.0 23.4-33.1 33 3.3 1.9- 5.5
History of CVD**
Yes 1,113 821 74.4 70.3-78.2 241 21.5 18.0-25.5 51 4.1 2.8- 5.9
No 3,895 2,558 66.9 64.3-69.4 1,166 29.3 26.8-31.9 171 3.8 3.0- 4.8
Binge Drinker
No 4,762 3,241 69.0 66.7-71.3 1,306 27.4 25.2-29.7 215 3.6 3.0- 4.3
Yes 283 172 64.1 54.9-72.3 98 29.1 22.0-37.5 13 6.8 3.2-14.0
Heavy Drinker
No 4,862 3,309 68.9 66.6-71.1 1,332 27.2 25.1-29.5 221 3.9 3.2- 4.8
Yes 155 87 61.8 49.9-72.5 61 34.1 24.1-45.7 7 4.1 1.7- 9.8
Poor Sleep***
Yes 599 401 68.2 61.7-74.1 167 27.8 22.1-34.2 31 4.0 2.4- 6.7
No 4,369 2,962 68.6 66.2-70.9 1,214 27.6 25.3-29.9 193 3.8 3.1- 4.8
Current Asthma
Yes 482 339 71.2 63.5-77.8 121 24.7 18.4-32.3 22 4.1 2.4- 7.1
No 4,576 3,074 68.2 65.8-70.4 1,295 28.0 25.8-30.3 207 3.8 3.1- 4.7
Diabetes
Yes 1,177 875 75.1 71.0-78.8 238 19.9 16.5-23.9 64 5.0 3.5- 7.1
No 3,905 2,553 66.7 64.0-69.2 1,186 29.8 27.3-32.4 166 3.6 2.8- 4.5
Disability
Yes 2,445 1,677 71.3 68.3-74.1 644 24.5 21.9-27.4 124 4.2 3.2- 5.4
No 2,545 1,694 66.4 63.1-69.6 750 30.1 27.0-33.4 101 3.5 2.6- 4.7

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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