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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Actions to Control High Blood Pressure*

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) reduce alcohol use?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No Do not drink
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,442 787 22.1 20.0-24.3 1,261 29.7 27.5-32.0 2,394 48.2 45.8-50.6
-Piedmont NC 2,374 442 21.7 19.0-24.6 723 32.2 29.1-35.4 1,209 46.1 42.9-49.4
GENDER
Male 921 248 28.0 23.5-32.9 322 36.6 31.6-41.9 351 35.4 30.5-40.6
Female 1,453 194 15.7 12.9-19.0 401 27.9 24.5-31.6 858 56.4 52.4-60.3
RACE
White 1,810 321 22.4 19.1-25.9 603 34.3 30.7-37.9 886 43.4 39.7-47.1
African American 479 104 20.3 15.6-26.0 95 24.4 18.3-31.6 280 55.3 48.1-62.4
Other minorities 70 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 60 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 2,305 430 21.4 18.8-24.3 703 32.4 29.3-35.6 1,172 46.2 42.9-49.5
AGE
18-34 62 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 541 144 25.1 20.4-30.4 192 38.2 32.3-44.6 205 36.7 30.9-42.9
55-64 578 134 26.6 21.3-32.8 181 30.1 24.7-36.2 263 43.3 37.3-49.4
65-74 643 98 16.9 12.6-22.3 186 26.1 21.6-31.1 359 57.0 51.0-62.8
75+ 524 48 7.9 5.5-11.1 133 24.7 19.3-31.2 343 67.4 60.9-73.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 339 48 13.8 9.8-19.0 60 18.8 13.2-26.1 231 67.4 59.8-74.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 775 144 21.5 17.2-26.7 163 23.9 19.2-29.2 468 54.6 48.7-60.4
Some Post-H.S. 589 116 25.0 19.4-31.6 200 38.8 32.4-45.5 273 36.2 30.6-42.2
College Graduate 664 134 23.4 18.6-28.9 297 45.1 39.7-50.7 233 31.5 26.7-36.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 315 60 20.8 14.8-28.4 65 20.6 14.8-28.0 190 58.6 50.2-66.5
$15,000- 24,999 457 79 20.7 14.4-28.9 98 24.3 18.1-31.9 280 54.9 46.7-62.9
$25,000- 34,999 236 50 21.2 14.6-29.7 64 32.3 23.0-43.3 122 46.5 36.8-56.4
$35,000- 49,999 292 58 24.5 17.5-33.2 95 34.3 25.6-44.3 139 41.1 32.7-50.1
$50,000+ 626 141 24.6 19.5-30.5 293 47.2 41.1-53.4 192 28.1 23.1-33.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 970 172 18.8 15.2-23.0 251 26.2 21.7-31.2 547 55.0 49.8-60.1
No 1,392 270 23.6 20.0-27.6 466 35.6 31.7-39.8 656 40.8 36.7-44.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 389 103 30.6 23.8-38.4 135 35.2 28.4-42.5 151 34.3 27.6-41.5
Non-Veteran 1,984 338 20.0 17.2-23.2 588 31.6 28.3-35.2 1,058 48.4 44.8-52.0

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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).

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
**Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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