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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) take medication?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,444 4,158 90.8 89.1-92.2 286 9.2 7.8-10.9
GENDER
Male 1,659 1,526 88.4 85.3-90.9 133 11.6 9.1-14.7
Female 2,785 2,632 93.0 91.2-94.4 153 7.0 5.6- 8.8
RACE
White 3,361 3,152 90.9 89.0-92.6 209 9.1 7.4-11.0
African American 842 795 91.4 87.2-94.2 47 8.6 5.8-12.8
Native American 113 103 90.1 77.6-96.0 *** *** ***
Other Minorities 102 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 116 *** *** *** *** *** ***
-English Speaking 75 *** *** *** *** *** ***
-Spanish Speaking 41 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 4,313 4,047 91.3 89.7-92.7 266 8.7 7.3-10.3
AGE
18-34 107 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 271 222 83.2 76.5-88.3 49 16.8 11.7-23.5
45-54 697 640 91.7 88.0-94.3 57 8.3 5.7-12.0
55-64 1,118 1,058 93.7 91.1-95.6 60 6.3 4.4- 8.9
65-74 1,198 1,171 98.1 96.8-98.9 27 1.9 1.1- 3.2
75+ 1,011 963 95.0 92.4-96.7 48 5.0 3.3- 7.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 714 668 93.8 90.5-96.0 46 6.2 4.0- 9.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,468 1,379 90.5 87.4-92.9 89 9.5 7.1-12.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,125 1,052 90.3 86.4-93.2 73 9.7 6.8-13.6
College Graduate 1,127 1,049 88.9 85.0-91.8 78 11.1 8.2-15.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 677 632 91.6 87.4-94.5 45 8.4 5.5-12.6
$15,000- 24,999 850 793 89.5 84.3-93.1 57 10.5 6.9-15.7
$25,000- 34,999 459 431 91.9 86.4-95.3 28 8.1 4.7-13.6
$35,000- 49,999 556 525 91.1 85.1-94.9 31 8.9 5.1-14.9
$50,000-74,999 463 442 95.0 91.4-97.1 21 5.0 2.9- 8.6
$75,000+ 603 559 90.1 85.7-93.3 44 9.9 6.7-14.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,908 1,826 94.2 92.1-95.7 82 5.8 4.3- 7.9
No 2,510 2,308 88.5 86.0-90.6 202 11.5 9.4-14.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 744 702 92.2 88.2-94.9 42 7.8 5.1-11.8
Non-Veteran 3,699 3,455 90.5 88.6-92.1 244 9.5 7.9-11.4

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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).

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