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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Hypertension Awareness

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,813 4,273 83.8 81.9-85.6 540 16.2 14.4-18.1
GENDER
Male 1,810 1,554 79.7 76.3-82.7 256 20.3 17.3-23.7
Female 3,003 2,719 87.8 85.6-89.6 284 12.2 10.4-14.4
RACE
White 3,604 3,221 84.4 82.1-86.4 383 15.6 13.6-17.9
African American 941 840 84.6 79.8-88.4 101 15.4 11.6-20.2
Native American 123 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other Minorities 112 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 124 *** *** *** *** *** ***
-English Speaking 78 *** *** *** *** *** ***
-Spanish Speaking 46 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 4,669 4,158 84.3 82.3-86.1 511 15.7 13.9-17.7
AGE
18-34 126 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 305 212 70.8 63.4-77.3 93 29.2 22.7-36.6
45-54 753 610 79.5 74.5-83.8 143 20.5 16.2-25.5
55-64 1,209 1,081 89.3 86.5-91.5 128 10.7 8.5-13.5
65-74 1,274 1,222 96.8 95.5-97.7 52 3.2 2.3- 4.5
75+ 1,101 1,052 95.5 93.5-96.9 49 4.5 3.1- 6.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 811 730 87.4 83.1-90.6 81 12.6 9.4-16.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,591 1,419 83.3 79.7-86.4 172 16.7 13.6-20.3
Some Post-H.S. 1,196 1,061 83.0 78.7-86.5 135 17.0 13.5-21.3
College Graduate 1,203 1,052 82.3 78.4-85.6 151 17.7 14.4-21.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 752 651 80.4 74.9-85.0 101 19.6 15.0-25.1
$15,000- 24,999 921 808 81.3 75.7-85.8 113 18.7 14.2-24.3
$25,000- 34,999 495 433 85.2 79.1-89.8 62 14.8 10.2-20.9
$35,000- 49,999 583 529 85.9 79.9-90.3 54 14.1 9.7-20.1
$50,000-74,999 488 439 84.5 77.9-89.4 49 15.5 10.6-22.1
$75,000+ 632 551 84.8 80.1-88.5 81 15.2 11.5-19.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,972 1,810 88.7 86.0-90.9 162 11.3 9.1-14.0
No 2,602 2,265 81.2 78.3-83.7 337 18.8 16.3-21.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 800 736 89.0 84.9-92.1 64 11.0 7.9-15.1
Non-Veteran 4,011 3,535 82.9 80.6-84.9 476 17.1 15.1-19.4

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Asked only of those who report being told they have 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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