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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,813 4,273 83.8 81.9-85.6 540 16.2 14.4-18.1
Have Health Insurance
Yes 4,302 3,910 87.3 85.4-89.0 392 12.7 11.0-14.6
No 498 352 64.9 58.1-71.1 146 35.1 28.9-41.9
Body Mass Index
Underweight 59 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,083 948 79.7 75.0-83.6 135 20.3 16.4-25.0
Overweight 1,686 1,493 84.2 81.0-87.0 193 15.8 13.0-19.0
Obese 1,684 1,515 85.2 81.7-88.1 169 14.8 11.9-18.3
Current Smoker
No 3,985 3,582 85.8 83.7-87.7 403 14.2 12.3-16.3
Yes 804 669 76.2 70.9-80.9 135 23.8 19.1-29.1
History of CVD**
Yes 1,074 1,006 94.7 92.8-96.1 68 5.3 3.9- 7.2
No 3,655 3,190 80.8 78.4-83.0 465 19.2 17.0-21.6
Binge Drinker
No 4,125 3,729 86.5 84.5-88.4 396 13.5 11.6-15.5
Yes 298 218 65.9 57.3-73.5 80 34.1 26.5-42.7
Heavy Drinker
No 4,257 3,811 85.0 82.9-86.8 446 15.0 13.2-17.1
Yes 163 *** *** *** *** *** ***
COPD
Yes 638 582 90.5 86.1-93.5 56 9.5 6.5-13.9
No 4,143 3,662 82.8 80.6-84.8 481 17.2 15.2-19.4
Current Asthma
Yes 533 476 85.0 78.8-89.6 57 15.0 10.4-21.2
No 4,244 3,763 83.6 81.4-85.5 481 16.4 14.5-18.6
Diabetes
Yes 1,229 1,169 94.0 91.6-95.8 60 6.0 4.2- 8.4
No 3,571 3,094 80.6 78.1-82.8 477 19.4 17.2-21.9
Disability
Yes 1,972 1,810 88.7 86.0-90.9 162 11.3 9.1-14.0
No 2,602 2,265 81.2 78.3-83.7 337 18.8 16.3-21.7

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*Asked only of those who report being told they have 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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