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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Actions to Control High Blood Pressure*--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

Were you told on two or more different visits by a doctor or other health professional
that you had high blood pressure?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No Told borderline or pre-hypertensive
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,362 3,494 79.4 77.4-81.3 835 19.5 17.6-21.4 33 1.1 0.7- 1.8
Have Health Insurance
Yes 3,920 3,147 79.6 77.4-81.6 744 19.3 17.3-21.3 29 1.2 0.7- 1.9
No 430 335 78.2 71.8-83.6 91 21.1 15.8-27.6 *** *** ***
Body Mass Index
Underweight 51 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 978 768 74.8 70.3-78.9 206 24.2 20.2-28.6 *** *** ***
Overweight 1,508 1,207 80.9 77.6-83.8 286 17.8 15.0-21.1 15 1.3 0.6- 2.7
Obese 1,562 1,286 80.5 76.9-83.6 263 18.5 15.4-22.0 13 1.1 0.5- 2.2
Current Smoker
No 3,622 2,897 79.0 76.8-81.1 696 19.8 17.7-22.0 29 1.2 0.7- 2.0
Yes 719 581 82.0 77.6-85.7 134 17.3 13.7-21.6 *** *** ***
History of CVD**
Yes 968 827 86.7 82.9-89.7 138 13.1 10.1-16.9 *** *** ***
No 3,322 2,610 77.4 75.0-79.7 682 21.2 19.0-23.6 30 1.3 0.8- 2.2
Binge Drinker
No 3,968 3,199 79.8 77.6-81.8 744 19.3 17.3-21.4 25 0.9 0.5- 1.6
Yes 285 220 79.8 72.9-85.3 57 17.5 12.5-24.1 *** *** ***
Heavy Drinker
No 4,096 3,287 79.5 77.4-81.5 776 19.3 17.4-21.4 33 1.2 0.7- 1.9
Yes 155 128 83.0 73.1-89.7 27 17.0 10.3-26.9 *** *** ***
COPD
Yes 582 509 88.2 83.6-91.7 70 11.2 7.9-15.8 *** *** ***
No 3,755 2,963 78.1 75.8-80.2 762 20.8 18.7-22.9 30 1.2 0.7- 1.9
Current Asthma
Yes 487 410 84.2 78.2-88.7 73 15.4 10.9-21.4 *** *** ***
No 3,841 3,062 78.8 76.6-80.8 750 20.0 18.1-22.2 29 1.2 0.7- 2.0
Diabetes
Yes 1,128 969 85.8 82.2-88.8 153 13.2 10.4-16.7 *** *** ***
No 3,223 2,518 77.4 75.0-79.7 678 21.5 19.2-23.9 27 1.1 0.7- 1.9
Disability
Yes 1,874 1,602 86.1 83.5-88.3 259 13.1 10.9-15.6 13 0.8 0.4- 1.7
No 2,464 1,871 75.0 72.1-77.7 573 23.7 21.1-26.6 20 1.2 0.7- 2.3

Back to Actions to Control High Blood Pressure*.

*Asked only of those who report having high blood pressure.
Pregnant females (N=4) told two or more times excluded from analysis.

**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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