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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) exercising?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,446 3,007 68.3 66.1-70.5 1,439 31.7 29.5-33.9
Have Health Insurance
Yes 3,998 2,735 70.1 67.8-72.2 1,263 29.9 27.8-32.2
No 435 263 58.9 51.7-65.8 172 41.1 34.2-48.3
Body Mass Index
Underweight 51 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 996 715 73.2 68.8-77.2 281 26.8 22.8-31.2
Overweight 1,545 1,101 72.3 68.8-75.6 444 27.7 24.4-31.2
Obese 1,583 1,004 64.2 60.2-68.0 579 35.8 32.0-39.8
Current Smoker
No 3,699 2,546 69.4 67.0-71.7 1,153 30.6 28.3-33.0
Yes 724 444 63.5 57.8-68.9 280 36.5 31.1-42.2
History of CVD**
Yes 993 665 69.2 64.6-73.4 328 30.8 26.6-35.4
No 3,377 2,290 68.0 65.4-70.6 1,087 32.0 29.4-34.6
Binge Drinker
No 4,049 2,719 67.6 65.2-69.9 1,330 32.4 30.1-34.8
Yes 286 205 73.0 65.1-79.7 81 27.0 20.3-34.9
Heavy Drinker
No 4,171 2,821 68.4 66.1-70.6 1,350 31.6 29.4-33.9
Yes 159 *** *** *** *** *** ***
COPD
Yes 588 328 56.4 50.0-62.6 260 43.6 37.4-50.0
No 3,831 2,661 70.1 67.7-72.4 1,170 29.9 27.6-32.3
Current Asthma
Yes 490 296 62.7 55.4-69.4 194 37.3 30.6-44.6
No 3,921 2,689 69.2 66.8-71.4 1,232 30.8 28.6-33.2
Diabetes
Yes 1,151 742 67.3 63.1-71.2 409 32.7 28.8-36.9
No 3,284 2,257 68.6 66.0-71.2 1,027 31.4 28.8-34.0
Disability
Yes 1,911 1,153 61.7 58.2-65.1 758 38.3 34.9-41.8
No 2,509 1,834 72.6 69.7-75.3 675 27.4 24.7-30.3

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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