SCHS Home Search FAQs Guestbook

North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics Navigation Bar

2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Hypertension Awareness

Have you EVER been told by a doctor, nurse, or other health professional that you have high blood pressure?

View results for a demographic group:
Select a different topic:
View results for a different geographical area:
  Total
Respond.^
Yes Yes, during pregnancy No Borderline high or pre-hypertensive
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 11,515 4,822 32.4 31.2-33.7 66 0.7 0.4- 1.0 6,446 65.5 64.1-66.8 181 1.4 1.1- 1.8
GENDER
Male 4,300 1,814 32.6 30.5-34.7 *** *** *** 2,405 65.7 63.6-67.8 81 1.7 1.2- 2.4
Female 7,215 3,008 32.3 30.7-33.9 66 1.3 0.8- 1.9 4,041 65.2 63.6-66.9 100 1.2 0.9- 1.6
RACE
White 8,790 3,611 32.4 30.9-33.9 48 0.6 0.4- 1.0 4,999 65.5 64.0-67.0 132 1.5 1.1- 1.9
African American 1,819 943 38.8 35.4-42.2 14 1.0 0.5- 2.0 824 58.9 55.4-62.3 38 1.4 0.9- 2.2
Native American 270 123 38.4 29.4-48.2 *** *** *** 143 59.5 49.7-68.7 *** *** ***
Other Minorities 553 112 11.6 8.7-15.2 *** *** *** 430 86.4 82.4-89.6 *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 525 124 15.0 11.2-19.8 *** *** *** 388 83.0 78.1-87.0 *** *** ***
-English Speaking 233 78 24.2 16.1-34.6 *** *** *** 148 73.1 62.7-81.4 *** *** ***
-Spanish Speaking 292 46 10.1 6.9-14.5 *** *** *** 240 88.4 83.7-91.9 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 10,956 4,677 33.7 32.3-35.0 61 0.7 0.4- 1.0 6,047 64.3 62.9-65.6 171 1.4 1.1- 1.7
AGE
18-34 1,425 126 9.1 7.3-11.3 29 1.3 0.7- 2.4 1,256 88.8 86.4-90.8 14 0.7 0.4- 1.5
35-44 1,553 305 20.7 17.9-23.7 21 1.1 0.6- 2.0 1,209 76.7 73.6-79.6 18 1.5 0.8- 2.8
45-54 2,088 754 37.0 33.9-40.2 *** *** *** 1,292 61.0 57.8-64.1 35 1.8 1.2- 2.7
55-64 2,477 1,209 51.0 48.0-53.9 *** *** *** 1,214 47.1 44.2-50.0 51 1.8 1.1- 2.9
65-74 2,122 1,276 62.8 59.8-65.8 *** *** *** 814 35.4 32.5-38.5 31 1.7 1.0- 2.9
75+ 1,717 1,105 64.3 60.7-67.6 *** *** *** 580 34.1 30.7-37.6 27 1.6 1.0- 2.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,458 813 38.9 35.2-42.8 *** *** *** 616 59.0 55.0-62.9 26 1.9 1.1- 3.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,302 1,591 36.2 33.7-38.8 14 0.8 0.3- 2.0 1,660 62.1 59.4-64.6 37 1.0 0.6- 1.6
Some Post-H.S. 2,891 1,201 31.8 29.3-34.3 22 0.6 0.4- 1.2 1,614 66.0 63.4-68.5 54 1.6 1.1- 2.3
College Graduate 3,834 1,205 24.4 22.6-26.3 27 0.9 0.5- 1.6 2,538 73.2 71.2-75.1 64 1.5 1.0- 2.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,376 754 40.3 36.3-44.3 *** *** *** 598 57.5 53.4-61.6 20 1.7 0.9- 3.1
$15,000- 24,999 1,954 922 35.6 32.3-39.0 13 0.7 0.3- 1.6 994 62.2 58.7-65.6 25 1.5 0.7- 3.0
$25,000- 34,999 1,117 495 35.7 31.6-40.1 *** *** *** 591 61.9 57.4-66.2 25 1.9 1.0- 3.6
$35,000- 49,999 1,412 583 32.4 28.9-36.1 *** *** *** 799 65.6 61.8-69.2 25 1.6 0.9- 2.6
$50,000-74,999 1,345 489 31.1 27.4-35.1 *** *** *** 836 68.0 64.0-71.8 14 0.6 0.3- 1.2
$75,000+ 2,264 633 23.3 20.9-25.9 17 0.7 0.4- 1.3 1,573 74.6 71.9-77.1 41 1.4 0.9- 2.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,412 1,976 51.9 49.0-54.7 11 0.6 0.2- 2.3 1,366 45.5 42.7-48.3 59 2.0 1.4- 2.9
No 7,547 2,606 26.3 24.8-27.8 51 0.7 0.4- 1.0 4,776 71.8 70.3-73.3 114 1.2 0.9- 1.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,588 802 42.2 38.5-45.9 *** *** *** 755 56.4 52.7-60.0 31 1.5 0.9- 2.4
Non-Veteran 9,923 4,018 31.1 29.7-32.5 66 0.7 0.5- 1.1 5,689 66.7 65.3-68.1 150 1.4 1.1- 1.8

Back to Hypertension Awareness.

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).

BRFSS Home | Annual Questionnaires | Technical Notes

This page was generated on 14SEP12.

SCHS Home | Search | FAQs | Guestbook