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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) 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
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 842 795 91.4 87.2-94.2 47 8.6 5.8-12.8
GENDER
Male 242 219 88.1 79.8-93.2 23 11.9 6.8-20.2
Female 600 576 93.8 89.3-96.5 24 6.2 3.5-10.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 833 787 91.3 87.1-94.2 46 8.7 5.8-12.9
AGE
18-34 30 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 59 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 177 164 93.6 87.2-96.9 13 6.4 3.1-12.8
55-64 236 229 98.6 96.7-99.4 *** *** ***
65-74 193 189 98.7 96.4-99.6 *** *** ***
75+ 133 127 92.6 80.4-97.5 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 181 173 96.2 89.5-98.7 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 309 287 88.7 81.1-93.4 22 11.3 6.6-18.9
Some Post-H.S. 197 189 92.2 80.1-97.2 *** *** ***
College Graduate 153 144 89.7 78.3-95.4 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 203 190 93.1 86.2-96.7 13 6.9 3.3-13.8
$15,000- 24,999 190 179 91.4 82.9-95.9 11 8.6 4.1-17.1
$25,000- 34,999 85 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 98 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 57 55 97.7 89.9-99.5 *** *** ***
$75,000+ 64 61 96.0 85.3-99.0 *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 348 338 95.8 90.7-98.2 *** *** ***
No 488 451 88.8 82.8-92.9 37 11.2 7.1-17.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 100 95 96.4 90.1-98.7 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 742 700 90.7 86.0-93.9 42 9.3 6.1-14.0

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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