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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and AHEC Regions

Hypertension Awareness

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

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  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%)
North Carolina 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
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 285 140 39.2 30.7-48.3 *** *** *** 138 59.8 50.7-68.4 *** *** ***
Buncombe 258 103 27.1 20.7-34.6 *** *** *** 152 70.6 62.7-77.5 *** *** ***
Cabarrus 305 115 29.8 22.6-38.1 *** *** *** 189 70.0 61.7-77.2 *** *** ***
Catawba 287 130 36.9 27.6-47.3 *** *** *** 147 59.8 49.4-69.3 *** *** ***
Cumberland 290 127 31.6 24.9-39.2 *** *** *** 158 66.3 58.5-73.3 *** *** ***
Davidson 295 138 45.9 36.6-55.5 *** *** *** 149 50.4 41.0-59.7 *** *** ***
Durham 544 211 24.8 19.5-30.9 *** *** *** 313 73.1 66.7-78.6 19 2.1 1.1- 3.9
Forsyth 289 112 31.2 24.5-38.8 *** *** *** 169 66.0 58.2-73.0 *** *** ***
Gaston 258 135 37.1 28.6-46.5 *** *** *** 117 61.6 52.0-70.3 *** *** ***
Guilford 639 277 30.6 25.4-36.4 *** *** *** 352 67.6 61.7-73.0 *** *** ***
Iredell 298 107 26.2 20.2-33.3 *** *** *** 184 70.9 63.4-77.5 *** *** ***
Johnston 285 107 30.3 23.1-38.7 *** *** *** 171 67.0 58.5-74.5 *** *** ***
Mecklenburg 653 235 27.5 23.4-32.0 *** *** *** 402 70.9 66.3-75.1 12 1.2 0.6- 2.5
New Hanover 322 138 27.1 20.7-34.7 *** *** *** 184 72.9 65.3-79.3 *** *** ***
Onslow 342 140 25.7 17.6-36.0 *** *** *** 194 73.5 63.1-81.7 *** *** ***
Orange 342 98 20.0 14.7-26.5 *** *** *** 233 78.1 71.4-83.6 *** *** ***
Pitt 343 144 26.9 19.6-35.8 *** *** *** 192 71.8 62.9-79.3 *** *** ***
Randolph 412 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Robeson 313 162 39.9 31.2-49.4 *** *** *** 143 57.4 47.9-66.4 *** *** ***
Rowan 325 155 35.8 27.8-44.7 *** *** *** 164 62.5 53.5-70.6 *** *** ***
Union 357 125 26.4 19.9-34.2 *** *** *** 221 71.9 64.2-78.5 *** *** ***
Wake 582 178 24.7 20.3-29.6 *** *** *** 389 73.0 68.0-77.5 12 1.5 0.7- 3.3
Wayne 323 139 26.4 19.8-34.2 *** *** *** 178 72.1 64.2-78.9 *** *** ***
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,283 573 32.5 28.7-36.6 *** *** *** 692 64.8 60.5-68.9 13 2.0 0.8- 4.9
Northwest 2,247 978 35.1 32.0-38.3 16 0.7 0.3- 1.6 1,211 62.2 58.9-65.4 42 2.0 1.3- 3.1
Charlotte 1,696 658 29.5 26.5-32.7 *** *** *** 1,001 69.0 65.7-72.0 30 1.2 0.7- 2.1
Greensboro 1,823 776 34.0 30.2-37.9 *** *** *** 1,006 64.3 60.3-68.1 33 1.4 0.7- 2.7
Southern Regional 953 442 34.4 29.6-39.6 *** *** *** 493 64.2 59.0-69.1 14 1.0 0.5- 2.1
Coastal 504 221 33.8 27.6-40.5 *** *** *** 282 66.0 59.3-72.2 *** *** ***
Wake 1,552 555 27.8 24.6-31.4 *** *** *** 954 70.2 66.6-73.6 34 1.3 0.7- 2.2
Area L 156 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Eastern 1,301 555 31.7 27.3-36.4 11 0.2 0.1- 0.5 723 67.4 62.7-71.8 12 0.7 0.2- 1.9

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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.

NOTE: In 2011, the State Center for Health Statistics developed its own set of sample weights for N.C. counties and AHEC regions.
These county and AHEC weights cannot also be used to weight the data for the three N.C. regions. Consequently, regional results are not shown here, as in previous years.

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50., % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

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