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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Actions to Control High Blood Pressure*-WHITES

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%)
North Carolina 4,444 4,158 90.8 89.1-92.2 286 9.2 7.8-10.9
-WHITES 3,361 3,152 90.9 89.0-92.6 209 9.1 7.4-11.0
GENDER
Male 1,332 1,233 88.7 85.2-91.4 99 11.3 8.6-14.8
Female 2,029 1,919 93.2 91.1-94.8 110 6.8 5.2- 8.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 51 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 3,303 3,099 91.4 89.6-92.9 204 8.6 7.1-10.4
AGE
18-34 64 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 183 149 81.7 73.3-87.9 34 18.3 12.1-26.7
45-54 465 428 91.3 86.4-94.5 37 8.7 5.5-13.6
55-64 818 768 91.9 88.2-94.5 50 8.1 5.5-11.8
65-74 959 938 98.1 96.3-99.0 21 1.9 1.0- 3.7
75+ 850 811 95.7 93.3-97.2 39 4.3 2.8- 6.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 472 442 93.2 88.5-96.1 30 6.8 3.9-11.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,090 1,031 91.8 88.3-94.3 59 8.2 5.7-11.7
Some Post-H.S. 867 811 90.3 85.8-93.5 56 9.7 6.5-14.2
College Graduate 926 862 88.8 84.4-92.1 64 11.2 7.9-15.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 423 396 90.8 84.4-94.8 27 9.2 5.2-15.6
$15,000- 24,999 603 562 88.7 81.4-93.3 41 11.3 6.7-18.6
$25,000- 34,999 354 335 92.9 87.2-96.2 19 7.1 3.8-12.8
$35,000- 49,999 433 411 92.8 86.6-96.2 22 7.2 3.8-13.4
$50,000- 74,999 396 377 94.4 90.2-96.8 19 5.6 3.2- 9.8
$75,000+ 512 475 89.8 84.7-93.3 37 10.2 6.7-15.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,447 1,382 93.9 91.4-95.8 65 6.1 4.2- 8.6
No 1,895 1,753 88.9 85.9-91.3 142 11.1 8.7-14.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 610 577 92.0 87.2-95.1 33 8.0 4.9-12.8
Non-Veteran 2,751 2,575 90.7 88.5-92.6 176 9.3 7.4-11.5

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*Asked only of those who report having high blood pressure

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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