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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Actions to Control High Blood Pressure*

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(Ever advised you to) take medication?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,444 4,158 90.8 89.1-92.2 286 9.2 7.8-10.9
-Eastern NC 1,247 1,165 91.1 87.8-93.5 82 8.9 6.5-12.2
GENDER
Male 423 389 90.8 85.5-94.2 34 9.2 5.8-14.5
Female 824 776 91.4 86.8-94.4 48 8.6 5.6-13.2
RACE
White 789 732 90.5 86.3-93.5 57 9.5 6.5-13.7
African American 340 326 92.7 85.3-96.5 14 7.3 3.5-14.7
Other minorities 113 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 39 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,205 1,127 91.0 87.6-93.5 78 9.0 6.5-12.4
AGE
18-34 34 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 274 238 87.2 80.2-92.0 36 12.8 8.0-19.8
55-64 324 311 94.9 89.3-97.6 13 5.1 2.4-10.7
65-74 323 317 97.8 92.3-99.4 *** *** ***
75+ 282 267 95.7 91.1-97.9 15 4.3 2.1- 8.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 231 219 94.9 86.9-98.1 12 5.1 1.9-13.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 427 398 89.6 83.2-93.8 29 10.4 6.2-16.8
Some Post-H.S. 311 289 91.0 84.1-95.1 22 9.0 4.9-15.9
College Graduate 275 256 89.1 80.0-94.4 19 10.9 5.6-20.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 223 211 90.4 80.0-95.6 12 9.6 4.4-20.0
$15,000- 24,999 228 216 90.4 80.7-95.5 12 9.6 4.5-19.3
$25,000- 34,999 119 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 164 151 88.4 76.0-94.8 13 11.6 5.2-24.0
$50,000+ 282 267 95.1 90.3-97.6 15 4.9 2.4- 9.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 547 520 91.8 86.4-95.2 27 8.2 4.8-13.6
No 690 635 90.5 86.0-93.6 55 9.5 6.4-14.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 211 197 90.3 80.1-95.6 14 9.7 4.4-19.9
Non-Veteran 1,036 968 91.2 87.6-93.8 68 8.8 6.2-12.4

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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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