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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) cut down on salt?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No Do not use salt
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,417 3,083 72.3 70.2-74.3 1,108 22.7 20.8-24.7 226 5.0 4.1- 6.2
GENDER
Male 1,649 1,167 72.2 68.6-75.5 391 21.8 18.9-25.1 91 6.0 4.4- 8.1
Female 2,768 1,916 72.4 69.9-74.8 717 23.4 21.2-25.8 135 4.1 3.3- 5.3
RACE
White 3,336 2,230 70.2 67.8-72.6 938 24.9 22.8-27.2 168 4.9 3.8- 6.2
African American 841 679 78.0 72.9-82.3 113 15.6 11.8-20.4 49 6.4 4.4- 9.4
Native American 112 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other Minorities 102 70 78.5 66.8-86.8 30 20.2 12.1-31.7 *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 116 79 79.4 67.4-87.8 35 19.8 11.6-31.8 *** *** ***
-English Speaking 75 56 91.2 83.5-95.5 18 8.4 4.2-16.0 *** *** ***
-Spanish Speaking 41 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 4,286 2,994 72.0 69.9-74.1 1,070 22.8 20.9-24.8 222 5.2 4.2- 6.3
AGE
18-34 107 *** *** *** 26 22.3 14.0-33.7 *** *** ***
35-44 268 199 74.1 65.9-80.9 62 24.5 17.8-32.7 *** *** ***
45-54 696 515 74.8 69.7-79.2 145 18.7 15.0-23.1 36 6.6 4.1-10.4
55-64 1,113 822 75.3 71.2-78.9 247 20.8 17.4-24.7 44 3.9 2.6- 5.9
65-74 1,191 821 69.8 65.9-73.5 297 24.1 20.8-27.7 73 6.1 4.3- 8.7
75+ 1,000 619 65.3 60.7-69.7 322 28.5 24.5-32.9 59 6.2 4.3- 8.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 707 509 73.6 68.2-78.4 152 19.1 15.0-23.8 46 7.3 4.6-11.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,461 1,039 73.8 70.3-77.1 349 20.8 17.9-24.1 73 5.3 3.9- 7.4
Some Post-H.S. 1,121 791 72.2 67.8-76.1 274 24.0 20.3-28.3 56 3.8 2.5- 5.8
College Graduate 1,118 738 68.4 64.2-72.3 329 27.4 23.7-31.4 51 4.3 2.9- 6.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 674 476 71.9 66.3-77.0 156 22.3 17.6-27.8 42 5.8 3.8- 8.7
$15,000- 24,999 842 603 73.9 68.7-78.4 191 20.3 16.3-25.0 48 5.8 3.7- 9.0
$25,000- 34,999 459 339 77.1 70.7-82.4 103 20.1 15.1-26.1 17 2.9 1.2- 6.5
$35,000- 49,999 552 373 69.4 63.0-75.2 147 25.4 19.9-31.9 32 5.1 3.2- 8.2
$50,000-74,999 460 327 74.2 67.5-79.9 110 21.6 16.2-28.1 23 4.2 2.4- 7.4
$75,000+ 600 404 69.8 64.0-75.0 173 26.2 21.4-31.6 23 4.0 2.0- 7.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,896 1,360 73.7 70.5-76.7 430 21.3 18.6-24.4 106 5.0 3.8- 6.5
No 2,495 1,708 71.4 68.5-74.1 668 23.5 21.0-26.2 119 5.1 3.8- 6.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 742 515 71.6 66.7-76.1 184 22.9 18.9-27.6 43 5.4 3.6- 8.2
Non-Veteran 3,674 2,567 72.4 70.0-74.7 924 22.6 20.6-24.8 183 5.0 3.9- 6.2

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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