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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) cut 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 4,417 3,083 72.3 70.2-74.3 1,108 22.7 20.8-24.7 226 5.0 4.1- 6.2
Have Health Insurance
Yes 3,974 2,763 72.0 69.8-74.2 1,005 22.6 20.7-24.7 206 5.4 4.3- 6.6
No 430 309 73.5 66.9-79.2 101 23.2 17.7-29.7 20 3.3 1.7- 6.1
Body Mass Index
Underweight 51 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 986 593 60.8 55.9-65.6 344 33.2 28.8-38.0 49 5.9 3.6- 9.6
Overweight 1,535 1,070 73.0 69.4-76.3 378 21.7 18.6-25.1 87 5.3 3.9- 7.2
Obese 1,576 1,208 77.2 73.7-80.3 301 18.6 15.7-21.9 67 4.2 2.9- 6.1
Current Smoker
No 3,675 2,570 72.3 69.9-74.5 922 22.9 20.8-25.1 183 4.8 3.8- 6.1
Yes 719 500 72.4 67.2-77.1 178 21.7 17.5-26.6 41 5.8 3.7- 9.0
History of CVD**
Yes 987 732 76.3 71.9-80.3 193 16.8 13.6-20.6 62 6.9 4.6-10.2
No 3,354 2,295 71.0 68.5-73.4 900 24.4 22.2-26.8 159 4.5 3.6- 5.7
Binge Drinker
No 4,022 2,813 72.0 69.7-74.1 1,003 22.9 20.9-25.0 206 5.2 4.2- 6.4
Yes 285 195 76.8 69.7-82.7 77 19.1 13.9-25.6 13 4.1 1.8- 9.1
Heavy Drinker
No 4,144 2,909 72.9 70.7-75.0 1,026 22.1 20.2-24.2 209 5.0 4.0- 6.1
Yes 159 *** *** *** *** *** *** 11 7.1 2.8-17.1
COPD
Yes 587 421 70.8 64.2-76.7 128 21.1 16.2-27.1 38 8.1 4.7-13.5
No 3,804 2,641 72.4 70.2-74.6 975 23.0 21.0-25.1 188 4.6 3.7- 5.7
Current Asthma
Yes 487 358 72.5 65.6-78.5 105 23.2 17.5-30.0 24 4.3 2.6- 7.1
No 3,895 2,706 72.4 70.1-74.5 990 22.5 20.5-24.6 199 5.1 4.1- 6.4
Diabetes
Yes 1,143 875 79.3 75.5-82.6 214 15.7 12.8-19.0 54 5.0 3.3- 7.5
No 3,263 2,202 70.0 67.4-72.5 890 25.0 22.7-27.4 171 5.0 4.0- 6.4
Disability
Yes 1,896 1,360 73.7 70.5-76.7 430 21.3 18.6-24.4 106 5.0 3.8- 6.5
No 2,495 1,708 71.4 68.5-74.1 668 23.5 21.0-26.2 119 5.1 3.8- 6.8

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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