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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) change your eating habits?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,427 2,910 69.8 67.6-71.8 1,517 30.2 28.2-32.4
Have Health Insurance
Yes 3,980 2,588 69.0 66.7-71.2 1,392 31.0 28.8-33.3
No 434 311 73.7 67.2-79.3 123 26.3 20.7-32.8
Body Mass Index
Underweight 51 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 992 493 51.8 46.8-56.8 499 48.2 43.2-53.2
Overweight 1,541 1,010 69.4 65.6-72.9 531 30.6 27.1-34.4
Obese 1,576 1,205 78.5 75.2-81.5 371 21.5 18.5-24.8
Current Smoker
No 3,681 2,424 70.0 67.7-72.3 1,257 30.0 27.7-32.3
Yes 723 471 69.7 64.4-74.5 252 30.3 25.5-35.6
History of CVD**
Yes 988 693 73.3 68.7-77.4 295 26.7 22.6-31.3
No 3,365 2,166 68.8 66.3-71.2 1,199 31.2 28.8-33.7
Binge Drinker
No 4,029 2,638 68.4 66.1-70.7 1,391 31.6 29.3-33.9
Yes 286 197 81.3 75.3-86.1 89 18.7 13.9-24.7
Heavy Drinker
No 4,154 2,741 69.9 67.6-72.0 1,413 30.1 28.0-32.4
Yes 158 93 67.8 57.0-77.0 65 32.2 23.0-43.0
COPD
Yes 585 394 69.3 63.0-74.9 191 30.7 25.1-37.0
No 3,816 2,497 69.8 67.5-72.0 1,319 30.2 28.0-32.5
Current Asthma
Yes 486 337 71.1 64.4-77.0 149 28.9 23.0-35.6
No 3,907 2,557 69.6 67.3-71.8 1,350 30.4 28.2-32.7
Diabetes
Yes 1,144 857 78.5 74.4-82.2 287 21.5 17.8-25.6
No 3,273 2,046 66.8 64.3-69.3 1,227 33.2 30.7-35.7
Disability
Yes 1,902 1,279 69.5 66.2-72.6 623 30.5 27.4-33.8
No 2,501 1,617 69.9 67.0-72.6 884 30.1 27.4-33.0

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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