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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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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%)
North Carolina 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
-WHITES 10,475 4,157 31.1 29.7-32.5 82 1.3 0.9- 2.0 6,023 65.7 64.2-67.2 213 1.9 1.5- 2.4
GENDER
Male 3,955 1,648 33.0 30.7-35.4 0 0.0 . - . 2,211 64.6 62.2-67.0 96 2.4 1.7- 3.4
Female 6,520 2,509 29.4 27.7-31.1 82 2.5 1.6- 3.7 3,812 66.7 64.8-68.5 117 1.5 1.1- 1.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 130 34 20.3 12.5-31.4 0 0.0 . - . 95 78.5 67.3-86.6 1 1.2 0.2- 8.1
Non-Hispanic 10,328 4,116 31.3 29.9-32.8 81 1.3 0.9- 2.0 5,919 65.4 63.9-66.9 212 1.9 1.5- 2.4
AGE
18-24 261 13 5.9 2.6-13.0 5 3.4 1.0-10.8 240 90.3 82.2-94.9 3 0.4 0.1- 1.5
25-34 854 93 10.5 7.9-13.8 26 3.0 1.8- 5.1 725 84.4 80.3-87.7 10 2.1 0.8- 5.3
35-44 1,483 259 19.8 16.7-23.4 27 1.8 1.1- 3.0 1,167 76.8 73.2-80.0 30 1.6 1.0- 2.3
45-54 1,988 624 29.7 27.0-32.6 11 0.3 0.2- 0.6 1,308 67.5 64.6-70.3 45 2.4 1.6- 3.7
55-64 2,232 1,024 47.7 44.7-50.7 7 0.3 0.1- 0.7 1,159 50.0 47.0-53.0 42 2.0 1.3- 2.9
65+ 3,573 2,113 59.9 57.5-62.2 6 0.1 0.0- 0.2 1,371 37.5 35.2-39.9 83 2.5 1.8- 3.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,162 676 42.7 37.2-48.4 5 0.2 0.1- 0.7 460 55.1 49.3-60.8 21 1.9 1.0- 3.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,044 1,359 37.5 34.6-40.6 13 0.4 0.2- 0.7 1,604 60.2 57.1-63.2 68 1.8 1.3- 2.6
Some Post-H.S. 2,697 1,059 29.1 26.5-31.9 29 2.3 1.1- 4.5 1,555 66.4 63.3-69.4 54 2.2 1.3- 3.8
College Graduate 3,560 1,055 24.2 22.3-26.2 35 1.6 0.9- 2.8 2,400 72.5 70.3-74.6 70 1.7 1.3- 2.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 925 499 40.7 35.3-46.3 4 0.7 0.2- 2.4 407 58.0 52.3-63.4 15 0.7 0.4- 1.2
$15,000- 24,999 1,497 714 38.1 33.6-42.8 9 0.5 0.2- 1.3 738 59.3 54.5-63.9 36 2.1 1.3- 3.3
$25,000- 34,999 1,061 484 40.2 34.7-46.0 5 1.9 0.6- 5.8 546 55.2 49.3-60.8 26 2.7 1.5- 4.7
$35,000-49,999 1,406 517 30.1 26.4-34.1 11 1.2 0.5- 2.5 853 67.0 62.9-70.9 25 1.7 1.0- 3.0
$50,000- 74,999 1,511 532 30.5 27.2-34.0 13 0.9 0.5- 1.7 934 65.4 61.6-69.0 32 3.2 1.6- 6.0
$75,000+ 2,479 707 23.4 21.2-25.7 28 1.8 0.8- 3.9 1,701 73.5 70.9-76.0 43 1.3 0.9- 1.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,563 1,913 45.8 42.9-48.7 15 0.5 0.3- 1.0 1,555 51.5 48.5-54.4 80 2.2 1.6- 3.0
No 6,362 2,054 25.8 24.1-27.5 58 1.4 0.8- 2.3 4,129 71.0 69.2-72.8 121 1.8 1.3- 2.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,413 702 44.6 40.7-48.5 1 0.0 0.0- 0.3 675 53.1 49.2-57.0 35 2.3 1.5- 3.5
Non-Veteran 8,185 3,097 28.9 27.3-30.5 77 1.6 1.0- 2.4 4,856 67.8 66.0-69.4 155 1.8 1.4- 2.4

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^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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