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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) exercise?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,414 3,484 80.6 78.6-82.4 930 19.4 17.6-21.4
Have Health Insurance
Yes 3,970 3,134 81.0 79.0-82.9 836 19.0 17.1-21.0
No 432 339 78.2 71.4-83.8 93 21.8 16.2-28.6
Body Mass Index
Underweight 51 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 987 692 71.0 66.5-75.1 295 29.0 24.9-33.5
Overweight 1,532 1,217 82.1 78.9-84.8 315 17.9 15.2-21.1
Obese 1,578 1,341 84.8 81.4-87.7 237 15.2 12.3-18.6
Current Smoker
No 3,672 2,939 82.3 80.3-84.2 733 17.7 15.8-19.7
Yes 720 528 73.3 67.6-78.3 192 26.7 21.7-32.4
History of CVD**
Yes 986 788 82.3 78.6-85.4 198 17.7 14.6-21.4
No 3,352 2,638 80.2 77.9-82.3 714 19.8 17.7-22.1
Binge Drinker
No 4,019 3,171 80.1 78.0-82.1 848 19.9 17.9-22.0
Yes 284 224 84.6 78.4-89.3 60 15.4 10.7-21.6
Heavy Drinker
No 4,141 3,277 80.9 78.9-82.8 864 19.1 17.2-21.1
Yes 158 119 75.4 64.4-83.9 39 24.6 16.1-35.6
COPD
Yes 583 459 80.6 75.5-84.8 124 19.4 15.2-24.5
No 3,805 3,002 80.6 78.4-82.5 803 19.4 17.5-21.6
Current Asthma
Yes 487 383 77.6 71.2-83.0 104 22.4 17.0-28.8
No 3,892 3,078 81.2 79.1-83.1 814 18.8 16.9-20.9
Diabetes
Yes 1,141 959 87.0 84.1-89.5 182 13.0 10.5-15.9
No 3,262 2,518 78.5 76.1-80.7 744 21.5 19.3-23.9
Disability
Yes 1,892 1,497 79.8 76.9-82.4 395 20.2 17.6-23.1
No 2,498 1,969 81.0 78.3-83.5 529 19.0 16.5-21.7

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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