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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) changing your eating habits?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,438 3,381 78.6 76.6-80.5 1,057 21.4 19.5-23.4
Have Health Insurance
Yes 3,992 3,022 77.7 75.5-79.7 970 22.3 20.3-24.5
No 433 346 83.3 77.9-87.5 87 16.7 12.5-22.1
Body Mass Index
Underweight 51 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 997 703 72.8 68.3-76.9 294 27.2 23.1-31.7
Overweight 1,542 1,168 78.2 75.0-81.2 374 21.8 18.8-25.0
Obese 1,579 1,266 81.9 78.3-85.0 313 18.1 15.0-21.7
Current Smoker
No 3,689 2,844 78.9 76.7-80.9 845 21.1 19.1-23.3
Yes 726 524 77.5 72.5-81.8 202 22.5 18.2-27.5
History of CVD**
Yes 992 779 82.4 78.7-85.5 213 17.6 14.5-21.3
No 3,369 2,539 77.4 75.1-79.7 830 22.6 20.3-24.9
Binge Drinker
No 4,042 3,099 78.4 76.3-80.4 943 21.6 19.6-23.7
Yes 286 208 81.8 75.3-86.9 78 18.2 13.1-24.7
Heavy Drinker
No 4,164 3,193 79.2 77.1-81.1 971 20.8 18.9-22.9
Yes 159 *** *** *** *** *** ***
COPD
Yes 587 442 77.7 72.1-82.4 145 22.3 17.6-27.9
No 3,824 2,917 78.7 76.5-80.7 907 21.3 19.3-23.5
Current Asthma
Yes 487 385 78.7 71.5-84.5 102 21.3 15.5-28.5
No 3,916 2,975 78.7 76.7-80.7 941 21.3 19.3-23.3
Diabetes
Yes 1,149 938 84.7 81.5-87.5 211 15.3 12.5-18.5
No 3,278 2,434 76.5 74.0-78.8 844 23.5 21.2-26.0
Disability
Yes 1,907 1,469 79.2 76.2-81.9 438 20.8 18.1-23.8
No 2,505 1,894 78.2 75.5-80.7 611 21.8 19.3-24.5

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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