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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Actions to Control High Blood Pressure*--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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) reduce alcohol use?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No Do not drink
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,442 787 22.1 20.0-24.3 1,261 29.7 27.5-32.0 2,394 48.2 45.8-50.6
Have Health Insurance
Yes 3,996 676 21.3 19.1-23.7 1,144 30.1 27.8-32.6 2,176 48.5 46.0-51.1
No 433 110 27.0 21.3-33.7 117 27.9 22.0-34.8 206 45.1 38.1-52.3
Body Mass Index
Underweight 51 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 996 141 17.8 13.9-22.5 330 33.4 28.9-38.2 525 48.9 43.9-53.8
Overweight 1,542 295 25.7 22.0-29.8 467 31.3 27.6-35.2 780 43.1 39.2-47.0
Obese 1,583 315 22.5 19.2-26.2 399 28.4 24.8-32.2 869 49.1 45.1-53.1
Current Smoker
No 3,694 583 19.4 17.3-21.8 1,047 29.2 26.8-31.7 2,064 51.4 48.7-54.0
Yes 725 200 31.9 26.6-37.7 208 32.2 26.8-38.0 317 36.0 30.8-41.4
History of CVD**
Yes 993 192 24.8 20.3-29.9 203 20.3 16.3-24.9 598 54.9 49.7-60.1
No 3,373 582 21.5 19.2-24.1 1,047 32.5 30.0-35.2 1,744 46.0 43.3-48.7
Binge Drinker
No 4,047 612 17.7 15.8-19.9 1,093 28.6 26.3-31.0 2,342 53.7 51.2-56.2
Yes 286 147 58.0 49.3-66.2 137 40.1 32.0-48.6 *** *** ***
Heavy Drinker
No 4,172 688 20.6 18.5-22.9 1,144 28.9 26.7-31.3 2,340 50.4 48.0-52.9
Yes 157 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
COPD
Yes 587 113 23.5 18.0-30.0 128 24.0 18.4-30.6 346 52.5 45.9-59.0
No 3,828 671 21.9 19.7-24.3 1,127 30.6 28.2-33.0 2,030 47.5 45.0-50.1
Current Asthma
Yes 491 98 21.3 15.8-28.0 110 24.8 18.9-31.8 283 53.9 46.6-61.1
No 3,916 684 22.1 19.9-24.5 1,138 30.4 28.1-32.9 2,094 47.4 44.9-50.0
Diabetes
Yes 1,146 201 21.6 17.8-26.0 229 20.8 17.2-24.8 716 57.6 53.0-62.1
No 3,285 584 22.3 19.8-24.9 1,029 32.7 30.0-35.4 1,672 45.1 42.3-47.9
Disability
Yes 1,910 317 19.5 16.6-22.7 451 24.2 21.1-27.5 1,142 56.3 52.7-60.0
No 2,506 468 23.9 21.1-27.0 803 33.3 30.4-36.5 1,235 42.8 39.7-45.9

Back to Actions to Control High Blood Pressure*.

*Asked only of those who report having high blood pressure

**History of cardiovascular disease includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

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).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

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