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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Actions to Control High Blood Pressure*

Are YOU now doing any of the following to help lower or control your high blood pressure?

(Are you) reducing your alcohol use?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No Do not drink
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,456 911 24.9 22.8-27.1 724 17.4 15.6-19.3 2,821 57.7 55.3-60.1
-Eastern NC 1,250 232 23.4 19.5-27.9 182 17.8 14.3-22.1 836 58.7 53.9-63.3
GENDER
Male 426 122 33.5 26.7-41.1 84 22.0 16.0-29.3 220 44.6 37.2-52.1
Female 824 110 14.2 10.6-18.8 98 14.1 10.4-18.8 616 71.7 66.2-76.6
RACE
White 793 149 23.9 19.0-29.7 145 19.9 15.8-24.8 499 56.2 50.3-61.9
African American 340 66 24.0 17.4-32.3 27 13.4 7.3-23.3 247 62.5 53.2-71.1
Other minorities 112 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 39 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,208 223 23.2 19.3-27.7 177 17.8 14.2-22.1 808 59.0 54.1-63.7
AGE
18-34 34 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 275 90 34.2 25.9-43.6 41 18.0 12.1-25.9 144 47.8 38.8-57.0
55-64 325 61 22.6 16.2-30.5 40 10.8 7.0-16.3 224 66.6 58.5-73.9
65-74 325 42 14.6 9.7-21.3 55 20.2 14.3-27.7 228 65.2 57.1-72.5
75+ 281 26 8.8 4.9-15.1 37 14.4 7.9-24.8 218 76.8 66.5-84.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 231 21 12.2 6.3-22.1 16 15.0 7.8-27.1 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 428 77 24.3 17.8-32.2 42 10.6 6.6-16.7 309 65.0 57.0-72.3
Some Post-H.S. 314 69 28.0 20.6-36.9 42 19.6 12.5-29.3 203 52.5 43.3-61.4
College Graduate 274 65 28.9 20.0-39.7 82 36.6 28.0-46.1 127 34.6 26.9-43.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 222 25 12.4 7.1-20.7 16 14.9 7.4-27.7 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 228 30 15.4 8.7-25.9 13 9.2 3.9-20.3 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 119 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 164 37 23.8 15.5-34.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 283 77 35.5 26.2-46.0 88 30.9 22.4-40.9 118 33.6 25.5-42.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 550 91 22.6 17.0-29.3 56 14.1 9.5-20.3 403 63.4 56.3-69.9
No 690 141 24.3 19.1-30.4 126 20.6 15.7-26.5 423 55.1 48.7-61.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 214 61 32.1 23.7-41.7 41 17.3 10.9-26.4 112 50.7 41.0-60.2
Non-Veteran 1,036 171 21.7 17.4-26.7 141 18.0 14.0-22.8 724 60.3 54.9-65.5

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*Asked only of those who report having high blood pressure

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2011 are NOT comparable to previous years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2011 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).

**Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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