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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and AHEC Regions

Actions to Control High Blood Pressure*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No Do not use salt
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,452 3,392 77.6 75.6-79.5 573 11.7 10.4-13.2 487 10.6 9.2-12.2
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 132 101 76.1 64.5-84.7 17 14.0 7.5-24.5 14 9.9 5.0-18.9
Buncombe 98 *** *** *** 14 14.7 7.9-25.6 *** *** ***
Cabarrus 106 85 84.6 75.3-90.9 16 13.6 7.7-22.7 *** *** ***
Catawba 122 *** *** *** 16 11.9 5.7-23.2 13 8.9 3.9-19.0
Cumberland 115 91 82.7 72.6-89.7 *** *** *** 17 12.1 6.4-21.6
Davidson 131 102 81.6 69.2-89.8 12 5.7 2.8-11.3 17 12.7 5.8-25.5
Durham 192 156 84.6 76.8-90.1 20 8.5 4.9-14.4 16 6.9 3.4-13.5
Forsyth 101 82 82.6 71.9-89.8 *** *** *** 11 9.7 4.8-18.4
Gaston 124 91 80.5 70.3-87.8 15 8.3 4.1-16.1 18 11.2 6.0-20.0
Guilford 257 193 79.2 71.7-85.2 32 10.1 6.7-14.7 32 10.7 6.1-18.1
Iredell 98 *** *** *** 16 15.0 8.7-24.7 *** *** ***
Johnston 97 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Mecklenburg 211 166 78.2 70.0-84.6 22 8.6 5.3-13.8 23 13.2 7.9-21.2
New Hanover 129 94 77.9 68.0-85.5 22 16.8 10.3-26.2 13 5.3 2.7-10.3
Onslow 131 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Orange 88 *** *** *** *** *** *** 11 8.5 3.2-20.9
Pitt 130 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Randolph 188 141 82.5 73.1-89.1 35 12.9 7.7-20.9 12 4.5 2.2- 9.1
Robeson 148 *** *** *** *** *** *** 17 12.4 6.0-24.0
Rowan 147 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Union 111 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Wake 161 119 73.4 63.0-81.7 23 16.6 10.0-26.4 19 10.0 5.6-17.0
Wayne 131 99 79.2 67.5-87.5 18 10.8 6.1-18.3 14 10.0 4.1-22.4
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 534 369 67.4 60.7-73.4 87 17.9 12.8-24.5 78 14.7 10.9-19.6
Northwest 916 705 79.8 75.7-83.4 116 10.7 8.1-14.0 95 9.5 7.1-12.6
Charlotte 593 461 79.9 74.9-84.1 75 11.1 8.0-15.1 57 9.0 6.2-13.0
Greensboro 727 558 82.9 78.7-86.5 98 9.6 7.2-12.6 71 7.5 5.1-10.9
Southern Regional 405 316 78.2 71.1-84.0 36 8.8 5.3-14.2 53 13.0 8.7-19.1
Coastal 204 151 78.1 68.7-85.4 31 14.1 8.4-22.7 22 7.7 4.1-14.3
Wake 505 398 77.9 71.5-83.2 56 11.4 7.7-16.6 51 10.7 7.0-15.9
Area L 56 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Eastern 512 390 76.8 69.1-83.1 70 10.8 7.2-15.9 52 12.4 7.4-20.0

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.

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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