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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) cutting down on salt?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No Do not use salt
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,452 3,392 77.6 75.6-79.5 573 11.7 10.4-13.2 487 10.6 9.2-12.2
Have Health Insurance
Yes 4,004 3,038 77.6 75.6-79.5 525 12.1 10.6-13.7 441 10.3 9.0-11.8
No 435 343 77.4 70.0-83.3 47 9.9 6.5-15.0 45 12.7 7.9-19.9
Body Mass Index
Underweight 51 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,001 745 73.7 68.9-78.0 140 14.5 11.3-18.4 116 11.8 8.7-15.8
Overweight 1,543 1,170 79.3 76.2-82.2 212 11.4 9.3-13.8 161 9.3 7.4-11.6
Obese 1,587 1,238 78.8 75.4-81.9 186 10.8 8.7-13.3 163 10.4 8.1-13.3
Current Smoker
No 3,703 2,836 78.2 76.1-80.2 460 11.2 9.7-12.8 407 10.6 9.2-12.3
Yes 726 541 75.3 69.8-80.1 109 14.0 10.7-18.2 76 10.6 7.1-15.6
History of CVD**
Yes 996 762 77.0 72.4-81.0 104 8.3 6.2-11.1 130 14.7 11.2-19.0
No 3,379 2,568 77.7 75.4-79.8 461 12.7 11.1-14.5 350 9.7 8.2-11.4
Binge Drinker
No 4,054 3,093 77.4 75.2-79.4 507 11.3 9.9-12.9 454 11.3 9.7-13.0
Yes 286 213 82.3 75.9-87.2 50 12.1 8.2-17.5 23 5.6 3.0-10.2
Heavy Drinker
No 4,176 3,186 78.1 76.0-80.0 526 11.0 9.7-12.5 464 10.9 9.4-12.5
Yes 159 *** *** *** 32 24.2 15.4-35.9 14 9.5 4.4-19.2
COPD
Yes 589 443 75.6 69.5-80.9 71 10.7 7.4-15.2 75 13.6 9.5-19.2
No 3,836 2,927 77.9 75.7-79.9 501 11.9 10.5-13.5 408 10.2 8.8-11.9
Current Asthma
Yes 492 377 77.5 71.3-82.7 49 9.6 6.1-14.6 66 12.9 9.1-18.0
No 3,925 2,993 77.8 75.6-79.8 518 12.1 10.6-13.7 414 10.1 8.7-11.8
Diabetes
Yes 1,152 922 83.4 80.2-86.1 108 7.0 5.4- 8.9 122 9.7 7.5-12.5
No 3,289 2,465 75.8 73.4-78.1 461 13.2 11.5-15.1 363 11.0 9.3-12.9
Disability
Yes 1,916 1,454 76.9 73.8-79.7 229 11.9 9.8-14.3 233 11.2 9.2-13.7
No 2,510 1,920 78.2 75.5-80.7 340 11.6 9.8-13.6 250 10.2 8.3-12.4

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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