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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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Respond.^
Within the past 6 months 6 to 12 months ago 1 to 2 years ago 3 to 5 years ago 5 or more years ago or never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 12,331 10,276 79.2 77.8-80.6 1,214 11.2 10.3-12.3 446 5.0 4.3- 5.9 208 2.1 1.7- 2.6 187 2.4 1.8- 3.2
Have Health Insurance
Yes 10,829 9,376 84.4 83.1-85.6 985 9.9 9.0-10.9 291 3.6 3.0- 4.4 100 1.0 0.7- 1.4 77 1.0 0.6- 1.7
No 1,481 891 54.6 49.8-59.4 220 17.2 13.8-21.1 153 11.8 9.2-15.2 108 7.4 5.4-10.1 109 8.9 6.2-12.6
Body Mass Index
Underweight 198 168 84.6 75.2-90.8 14 8.3 4.0-16.6 10 3.5 1.5- 7.9 2 1.2 0.2- 6.1 4 2.5 0.7- 8.5
Recommended Range 3,914 3,137 76.9 74.4-79.2 468 12.6 11.1-14.3 171 6.2 4.7- 8.1 73 1.9 1.3- 2.6 65 2.4 1.5- 4.1
Overweight 4,227 3,544 77.5 74.8-79.9 403 12.3 10.4-14.5 144 5.2 4.0- 6.7 67 2.8 1.8- 4.2 69 2.3 1.5- 3.5
Obese 3,456 2,993 84.0 81.7-86.1 276 9.0 7.5-10.7 105 4.0 3.0- 5.3 50 1.6 1.0- 2.4 32 1.4 0.8- 2.7
Current Smoker
No 10,084 8,544 80.8 79.3-82.2 987 11.1 10.0-12.2 315 4.4 3.7- 5.3 122 1.8 1.3- 2.4 116 1.9 1.4- 2.7
Yes 2,195 1,689 73.0 69.4-76.4 223 12.1 9.8-14.8 129 7.5 5.7- 9.9 83 3.1 2.3- 4.3 71 4.2 2.5- 7.2
History of CVD**
Yes 1,488 1,407 92.5 87.1-95.7 52 2.8 2.0- 4.0 15 1.5 0.7- 3.4 11 1.1 0.3- 3.5 3 2.1 0.3-12.6
No 10,717 8,758 77.9 76.4-79.3 1,155 12.1 11.1-13.3 426 5.3 4.6- 6.2 197 2.2 1.8- 2.8 181 2.4 1.8- 3.2
Binge Drinker
No 11,176 9,444 81.2 79.8-82.5 1,048 10.5 9.6-11.5 376 4.5 3.9- 5.3 166 1.8 1.4- 2.2 142 2.0 1.4- 2.8
Yes 1,037 751 67.9 62.4-73.0 151 16.1 12.5-20.4 61 7.5 5.0-11.3 37 4.1 2.3- 7.2 37 4.4 2.2- 8.7
Heavy Drinker
No 11,686 9,793 79.7 78.2-81.0 1,136 11.2 10.2-12.2 409 4.9 4.2- 5.8 184 2.0 1.5- 2.5 164 2.3 1.6- 3.1
Yes 458 341 71.5 63.1-78.6 57 12.8 7.5-21.1 25 6.8 3.7-12.2 20 4.4 2.3- 8.3 15 4.4 2.0- 9.4
Poor Sleep***
Yes 1,393 1,177 79.3 74.7-83.2 100 9.9 7.1-13.7 56 5.1 3.3- 7.8 38 4.1 2.2- 7.2 22 1.6 0.9- 2.9
No 10,692 8,888 79.1 77.6-80.5 1,100 11.6 10.6-12.7 375 5.0 4.2- 5.9 168 1.8 1.4- 2.3 161 2.5 1.8- 3.5
Current Asthma
Yes 1,027 924 86.2 81.9-89.5 67 8.5 6.0-11.9 20 2.9 1.5- 5.5 10 2.2 0.9- 5.2 6 0.3 0.1- 0.7
No 11,247 9,307 78.8 77.3-80.2 1,140 11.3 10.3-12.4 424 5.2 4.4- 6.1 196 2.1 1.6- 2.6 180 2.6 1.9- 3.5
Diabetes
Yes 1,606 1,547 96.0 94.1-97.3 45 3.0 1.9- 4.6 7 0.4 0.2- 0.8 4 0.5 0.1- 2.0 3 0.2 0.0- 0.7
No 10,710 8,716 77.4 75.9-78.9 1,169 12.2 11.1-13.3 438 5.5 4.7- 6.4 204 2.3 1.8- 2.9 183 2.6 1.9- 3.5
Disability
Yes 4,386 3,966 88.1 86.0-89.9 230 6.3 4.9- 8.1 102 2.6 2.0- 3.4 47 1.6 1.0- 2.7 41 1.4 0.9- 2.2
No 7,823 6,215 75.7 73.9-77.4 970 13.3 12.1-14.5 334 5.9 5.0- 7.1 160 2.3 1.8- 3.0 144 2.8 2.0- 3.9

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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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