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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Actions to Control High Blood Pressure*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,414 3,484 80.6 78.6-82.4 930 19.4 17.6-21.4
-Piedmont NC 2,359 1,897 81.8 79.1-84.3 462 18.2 15.7-20.9
GENDER
Male 915 740 80.8 75.9-84.9 175 19.2 15.1-24.1
Female 1,444 1,157 82.8 79.9-85.4 287 17.2 14.6-20.1
RACE
White 1,796 1,433 82.1 79.2-84.7 363 17.9 15.3-20.8
African American 478 397 80.7 73.0-86.5 81 19.3 13.5-27.0
Other minorities 70 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 60 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 2,291 1,849 81.9 79.1-84.4 442 18.1 15.6-20.9
AGE
18-34 62 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 539 457 83.8 77.6-88.6 82 16.2 11.4-22.4
55-64 579 480 83.8 78.7-87.8 99 16.2 12.2-21.3
65-74 639 513 82.8 78.7-86.2 126 17.2 13.8-21.3
75+ 516 378 74.5 68.4-79.7 138 25.5 20.3-31.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 333 241 79.0 72.7-84.2 92 21.0 15.8-27.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 770 620 81.1 75.6-85.6 150 18.9 14.4-24.4
Some Post-H.S. 587 482 82.4 76.3-87.2 105 17.6 12.8-23.7
College Graduate 662 548 84.3 80.0-87.8 114 15.7 12.2-20.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 309 223 76.3 68.9-82.4 86 23.7 17.6-31.1
$15,000- 24,999 454 363 81.2 73.7-87.0 91 18.8 13.0-26.3
$25,000- 34,999 234 193 84.5 76.7-90.1 41 15.5 9.9-23.3
$35,000- 49,999 290 243 82.5 72.4-89.5 47 17.5 10.5-27.6
$50,000+ 625 530 85.7 80.2-89.9 95 14.3 10.1-19.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 962 767 81.5 77.4-85.0 195 18.5 15.0-22.6
No 1,387 1,124 82.0 78.2-85.3 263 18.0 14.7-21.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 385 319 86.5 81.9-90.1 66 13.5 9.9-18.1
Non-Veteran 1,973 1,577 81.0 77.8-83.8 396 19.0 16.2-22.2

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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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