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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Actions to Control High Blood Pressure*

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) change your eating habits?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,427 2,910 69.8 67.6-71.8 1,517 30.2 28.2-32.4
GENDER
Male 1,659 1,154 72.8 69.3-76.1 505 27.2 23.9-30.7
Female 2,768 1,756 66.9 64.2-69.5 1,012 33.1 30.5-35.8
RACE
White 3,342 2,082 66.9 64.4-69.3 1,260 33.1 30.7-35.6
African American 844 655 77.1 72.0-81.5 189 22.9 18.5-28.0
Native American 113 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other Minorities 102 72 79.5 67.9-87.6 30 20.5 12.4-32.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 116 76 79.1 67.5-87.3 40 20.9 12.7-32.5
-English Speaking 75 52 88.0 78.1-93.8 23 12.0 6.2-21.9
-Spanish Speaking 41 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 4,297 2,826 69.5 67.3-71.6 1,471 30.5 28.4-32.7
AGE
18-34 107 79 76.8 65.7-85.2 28 23.2 14.8-34.3
35-44 271 201 72.5 64.3-79.3 70 27.5 20.7-35.7
45-54 696 527 76.8 71.9-81.0 169 23.2 19.0-28.1
55-64 1,115 832 76.3 72.3-79.9 283 23.7 20.1-27.7
65-74 1,193 750 66.3 62.4-70.0 443 33.7 30.0-37.6
75+ 1,003 494 49.1 44.2-53.9 509 50.9 46.1-55.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 709 444 66.4 60.8-71.5 265 33.6 28.5-39.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,464 1,016 72.1 68.3-75.5 448 27.9 24.5-31.7
Some Post-H.S. 1,122 735 71.0 66.8-75.0 387 29.0 25.0-33.2
College Graduate 1,122 709 67.0 62.9-70.9 413 33.0 29.1-37.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 671 453 71.8 66.3-76.7 218 28.2 23.3-33.7
$15,000- 24,999 845 558 69.7 64.3-74.7 287 30.3 25.3-35.7
$25,000- 34,999 462 320 71.0 64.1-77.1 142 29.0 22.9-35.9
$35,000- 49,999 552 357 69.4 62.9-75.1 195 30.6 24.9-37.1
$50,000-74,999 462 319 74.5 67.9-80.1 143 25.5 19.9-32.1
$75,000+ 604 404 68.8 63.1-74.1 200 31.2 25.9-36.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,902 1,279 69.5 66.2-72.6 623 30.5 27.4-33.8
No 2,501 1,617 69.9 67.0-72.6 884 30.1 27.4-33.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 746 492 68.5 63.5-73.1 254 31.5 26.9-36.5
Non-Veteran 3,680 2,417 70.0 67.6-72.3 1,263 30.0 27.7-32.4

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).

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