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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) take medication?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,444 4,158 90.8 89.1-92.2 286 9.2 7.8-10.9
Have Health Insurance
Yes 3,998 3,774 91.9 90.1-93.3 224 8.1 6.7- 9.9
No 433 373 84.7 78.7-89.2 60 15.3 10.8-21.3
Body Mass Index
Underweight 51 48 95.1 83.3-98.7 *** *** ***
Recommended Range 998 924 89.6 85.7-92.6 74 10.4 7.4-14.3
Overweight 1,544 1,450 91.9 89.3-93.9 94 8.1 6.1-10.7
Obese 1,581 1,492 90.7 87.5-93.2 89 9.3 6.8-12.5
Current Smoker
No 3,697 3,480 91.5 89.7-93.1 217 8.5 6.9-10.3
Yes 724 656 87.5 83.0-90.9 68 12.5 9.1-17.0
History of CVD**
Yes 990 962 97.8 96.2-98.7 28 2.2 1.3- 3.8
No 3,378 3,128 88.9 86.8-90.8 250 11.1 9.2-13.2
Binge Drinker
No 4,046 3,818 92.3 90.5-93.7 228 7.7 6.3- 9.5
Yes 286 243 81.0 73.0-87.0 43 19.0 13.0-27.0
Heavy Drinker
No 4,170 3,910 91.2 89.4-92.6 260 8.8 7.4-10.6
Yes 159 *** *** *** *** *** ***
COPD
Yes 586 554 93.2 88.6-96.0 32 6.8 4.0-11.4
No 3,831 3,578 90.4 88.5-92.0 253 9.6 8.0-11.5
Current Asthma
Yes 490 456 91.8 86.7-95.1 34 8.2 4.9-13.3
No 3,919 3,668 90.5 88.7-92.1 251 9.5 7.9-11.3
Diabetes
Yes 1,146 1,115 97.2 95.3-98.3 31 2.8 1.7- 4.7
No 3,287 3,032 88.6 86.4-90.5 255 11.4 9.5-13.6
Disability
Yes 1,908 1,826 94.2 92.1-95.7 82 5.8 4.3- 7.9
No 2,510 2,308 88.5 86.0-90.6 202 11.5 9.4-14.0

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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