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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Actions to Control High Blood Pressure*-WHITES

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%)
North Carolina 5,115 4,706 87.5 85.3-89.4 409 12.5 10.6-14.7
-WHITES 3,961 3,652 87.8 85.2-90.0 309 12.2 10.0-14.8
GENDER
Male 1,575 1,415 84.4 79.7-88.2 160 15.6 11.8-20.3
Female 2,386 2,237 91.2 88.8-93.1 149 8.8 6.9-11.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 33 28 89.8 75.5-96.2 5 10.2 3.8-24.5
Non-Hispanic 3,923 3,620 87.8 85.1-90.0 303 12.2 10.0-14.9
AGE
18-24 12 4 18.5 4.6-51.6 8 81.5 48.4-95.4
25-34 88 43 44.5 30.0-60.0 45 55.5 40.0-70.0
35-44 245 182 71.9 60.5-81.0 63 28.1 19.0-39.5
45-54 588 513 87.7 83.9-90.8 75 12.3 9.2-16.1
55-64 979 932 95.8 94.0-97.1 47 4.2 2.9- 6.0
65+ 2,021 1,952 97.2 96.1-98.0 69 2.8 2.0- 3.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 622 580 94.2 91.6-96.0 42 5.8 4.0- 8.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,286 1,195 86.3 79.3-91.2 91 13.7 8.8-20.7
Some Post-H.S. 1,021 948 88.0 83.3-91.5 73 12.0 8.5-16.7
College Graduate 1,027 924 86.3 82.6-89.2 103 13.7 10.8-17.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 472 438 92.2 87.8-95.1 34 7.8 4.9-12.2
$15,000- 24,999 668 625 88.5 78.4-94.3 43 11.5 5.7-21.6
$25,000- 34,999 460 428 85.2 68.3-93.9 32 14.8 6.1-31.7
$35,000-49,999 500 468 90.2 85.3-93.6 32 9.8 6.4-14.7
$50,000- 74,999 521 470 84.4 77.9-89.2 51 15.6 10.8-22.1
$75,000+ 683 604 84.6 79.8-88.5 79 15.4 11.5-20.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,840 1,744 92.5 89.9-94.5 96 7.5 5.5-10.1
No 2,050 1,849 84.8 80.6-88.2 201 15.2 11.8-19.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 676 635 93.0 88.9-95.7 41 7.0 4.3-11.1
Non-Veteran 2,943 2,697 86.1 82.7-88.9 246 13.9 11.1-17.3

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*Asked only of those who report having high blood pressure

^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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