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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Are YOU now doing any of the following to help lower or control your high blood pressure?

(Are you) reducing your 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 4,456 911 24.9 22.8-27.1 724 17.4 15.6-19.3 2,821 57.7 55.3-60.1
Have Health Insurance
Yes 4,008 789 24.2 22.0-26.6 673 18.0 16.0-20.1 2,546 57.8 55.3-60.4
No 435 121 29.4 23.5-36.0 51 14.6 10.1-20.6 263 56.1 48.9-62.9
Body Mass Index
Underweight 51 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,002 175 21.7 17.4-26.6 194 19.9 16.4-24.0 633 58.4 53.3-63.3
Overweight 1,545 359 30.2 26.3-34.4 276 17.6 14.8-20.7 910 52.2 48.2-56.3
Obese 1,586 335 23.5 20.3-27.0 225 16.8 13.7-20.4 1,026 59.7 55.7-63.6
Current Smoker
No 3,707 707 23.0 20.8-25.5 594 16.8 15.0-18.9 2,406 60.1 57.5-62.7
Yes 726 200 32.8 27.5-38.5 128 19.9 15.2-25.6 398 47.4 41.7-53.1
History of CVD**
Yes 998 182 21.3 17.4-25.9 119 11.3 8.5-14.7 697 67.4 62.5-72.0
No 3,381 720 26.1 23.6-28.7 600 19.3 17.1-21.6 2,061 54.7 51.9-57.4
Binge Drinker
No 4,058 726 21.1 19.0-23.4 580 14.6 12.9-16.5 2,752 64.2 61.7-66.7
Yes 287 158 56.9 47.9-65.4 125 40.8 32.4-49.8 *** *** ***
Heavy Drinker
No 4,183 819 24.0 21.8-26.3 612 15.6 13.8-17.6 2,752 60.4 57.9-62.8
Yes 158 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
COPD
Yes 589 113 23.7 18.2-30.4 67 13.2 9.1-18.8 409 63.1 56.2-69.4
No 3,840 794 25.1 22.8-27.5 657 18.1 16.1-20.2 2,389 56.8 54.2-59.4
Current Asthma
Yes 490 94 25.2 19.0-32.6 54 13.0 8.6-19.3 342 61.8 54.2-68.8
No 3,931 808 24.7 22.5-27.0 665 18.1 16.2-20.2 2,458 57.2 54.6-59.7
Diabetes
Yes 1,149 208 22.5 18.8-26.8 98 8.6 6.4-11.5 843 68.8 64.3-73.0
No 3,296 702 25.7 23.2-28.3 624 20.3 18.1-22.7 1,970 54.0 51.2-56.9
Disability
Yes 1,915 336 21.5 18.4-24.9 232 13.4 11.1-16.1 1,347 65.2 61.5-68.7
No 2,515 573 27.3 24.5-30.3 488 20.0 17.5-22.7 1,454 52.7 49.5-55.9

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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