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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Actions to Control High Blood Pressure*-AFRICAN AMERICANS

Has a doctor or health professional ever advised you to do any of the following
to help lower or control your high blood pressure?

(Ever advised you to) exercise?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,414 3,484 80.6 78.6-82.4 930 19.4 17.6-21.4
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 842 696 81.6 76.5-85.9 146 18.4 14.1-23.5
GENDER
Male 242 195 75.6 65.3-83.7 47 24.4 16.3-34.7
Female 600 501 86.1 81.6-89.6 99 13.9 10.4-18.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 834 691 81.5 76.3-85.8 143 18.5 14.2-23.7
AGE
18-34 30 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 59 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 177 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 236 199 83.9 73.9-90.6 37 16.1 9.4-26.1
65-74 193 161 82.2 73.4-88.6 32 17.8 11.4-26.6
75+ 133 102 80.2 68.6-88.2 31 19.8 11.8-31.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 178 134 84.3 77.3-89.4 44 15.7 10.6-22.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 310 256 79.3 70.0-86.4 54 20.7 13.6-30.0
Some Post-H.S. 197 *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 155 136 88.3 79.1-93.7 19 11.7 6.3-20.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 202 162 82.2 74.1-88.2 40 17.8 11.8-25.9
$15,000- 24,999 190 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 86 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 98 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 57 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 64 52 90.6 81.0-95.6 12 9.4 4.4-19.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 348 288 83.1 75.5-88.7 60 16.9 11.3-24.5
No 488 403 80.7 73.6-86.3 85 19.3 13.7-26.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 100 83 85.6 74.4-92.4 17 14.4 7.6-25.6
Non-Veteran 742 613 81.1 75.4-85.7 129 18.9 14.3-24.6

Back to Actions to Control High Blood Pressure*.

*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).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

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