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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Hypertension Awareness--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

Have you EVER been told by a doctor, nurse, or other health professional that you have high blood pressure?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes Yes, during pregnancy No Borderline high or pre-hypertensive
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 11,515 4,822 32.4 31.2-33.7 66 0.7 0.4- 1.0 6,446 65.5 64.1-66.8 181 1.4 1.1- 1.8
Have Health Insurance
Yes 9,949 4,309 34.6 33.2-36.1 56 0.7 0.4- 1.1 5,429 63.3 61.8-64.7 155 1.4 1.1- 1.8
No 1,525 499 24.1 21.3-27.1 *** *** *** 991 73.9 70.7-76.8 25 1.6 0.9- 2.8
Body Mass Index
Underweight 179 59 19.2 12.4-28.6 *** *** *** 117 78.4 68.4-85.8 *** *** ***
Recommended Range 3,680 1,084 20.3 18.5-22.3 22 0.8 0.4- 1.8 2,514 77.2 75.2-79.2 60 1.6 1.0- 2.4
Overweight 3,935 1,691 33.2 31.0-35.4 15 0.3 0.1- 0.7 2,164 65.2 62.9-67.4 65 1.3 0.9- 2.0
Obese 2,971 1,684 46.6 43.8-49.5 20 0.7 0.4- 1.4 1,222 51.3 48.4-54.1 45 1.4 0.9- 2.0
Current Smoker
No 9,452 3,993 32.7 31.3-34.1 54 0.7 0.4- 1.1 5,259 65.2 63.7-66.7 146 1.4 1.1- 1.8
Yes 2,015 805 31.2 28.2-34.2 12 0.6 0.3- 1.3 1,164 66.6 63.5-69.6 34 1.6 0.9- 2.7
History of CVD**
Yes 1,461 1,078 74.1 70.4-77.5 *** *** *** 363 24.7 21.3-28.4 18 1.1 0.6- 2.2
No 9,935 3,660 27.9 26.6-29.2 64 0.7 0.5- 1.1 6,050 69.9 68.6-71.3 161 1.5 1.1- 1.9
Binge Drinker
No 9,570 4,133 34.5 33.0-36.0 52 0.5 0.4- 0.8 5,235 63.5 62.0-65.0 150 1.5 1.1- 1.9
Yes 1,032 298 22.5 19.2-26.2 *** *** *** 704 74.6 70.8-78.2 22 1.5 0.9- 2.5
Heavy Drinker
No 10,095 4,265 33.3 31.9-34.7 60 0.7 0.5- 1.1 5,616 64.6 63.2-66.0 154 1.4 1.1- 1.8
Yes 478 163 25.9 20.7-31.8 *** *** *** 299 72.4 66.4-77.7 16 1.7 1.0- 3.0
COPD
Yes 1,030 640 59.7 54.8-64.5 *** *** *** 379 39.2 34.5-44.1 *** *** ***
No 10,436 4,150 30.3 29.0-31.7 64 0.7 0.5- 1.1 6,050 67.5 66.1-68.8 172 1.5 1.2- 1.9
Current Asthma
Yes 984 534 46.1 41.1-51.3 *** *** *** 424 51.4 46.3-56.5 18 2.0 1.0- 3.8
No 10,465 4,251 31.0 29.7-32.3 57 0.7 0.4- 1.0 5,995 66.9 65.6-68.3 162 1.4 1.1- 1.8
Diabetes
Yes 1,610 1,231 72.9 69.1-76.4 *** *** *** 365 26.2 22.8-30.0 13 0.8 0.4- 1.6
No 9,883 3,578 27.5 26.2-28.8 65 0.7 0.5- 1.1 6,072 70.3 68.9-71.6 168 1.5 1.2- 1.9
Disability
Yes 3,412 1,976 51.9 49.0-54.7 11 0.6 0.2- 2.3 1,366 45.5 42.7-48.3 59 2.0 1.4- 2.9
No 7,547 2,606 26.3 24.8-27.8 51 0.7 0.4- 1.0 4,776 71.8 70.3-73.3 114 1.2 0.9- 1.6

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**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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