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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Hypertension Awareness

Have you EVER been told by a doctor, nurse, or other health professional that you have high blood pressure?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes Yes, during pregnancy No Borderline high or pre-hypertensive
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 11,515 4,822 32.4 31.2-33.7 66 0.7 0.4- 1.0 6,446 65.5 64.1-66.8 181 1.4 1.1- 1.8
-Piedmont NC 6,430 2,577 31.1 29.4-32.8 32 0.5 0.3- 0.8 3,694 66.8 65.0-68.5 127 1.7 1.3- 2.2
GENDER
Male 2,459 1,012 32.0 29.3-34.8 *** *** *** 1,391 66.0 63.2-68.7 56 2.0 1.4- 2.9
Female 3,971 1,565 30.3 28.2-32.4 32 0.9 0.6- 1.5 2,303 67.5 65.3-69.6 71 1.3 0.9- 1.9
RACE
White 4,905 1,941 31.6 29.6-33.6 22 0.3 0.2- 0.6 2,843 66.2 64.1-68.2 99 1.9 1.4- 2.6
African American 1,076 539 37.5 33.4-41.8 *** *** *** 507 60.4 56.0-64.6 21 1.0 0.6- 1.9
Other minorities 399 78 13.7 10.1-18.3 *** *** *** 313 84.7 79.9-88.5 *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 315 65 14.3 9.7-20.6 *** *** *** 241 83.7 77.3-88.6 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 6,097 2,499 32.6 30.8-34.4 29 0.5 0.3- 0.8 3,450 65.4 63.6-67.2 119 1.6 1.2- 2.1
AGE
18-34 792 74 9.6 7.3-12.7 *** *** *** 700 89.0 85.9-91.5 *** *** ***
35-54 2,146 586 26.5 23.9-29.3 17 0.6 0.3- 1.3 1,506 71.0 68.1-73.7 37 1.9 1.2- 3.0
55-64 1,320 628 52.1 48.1-56.1 *** *** *** 654 45.6 41.7-49.6 37 2.2 1.3- 4.0
65-74 1,158 681 63.0 58.8-67.0 *** *** *** 456 35.2 31.2-39.3 20 1.8 1.0- 3.3
75+ 934 579 61.6 56.7-66.3 *** *** *** 331 36.1 31.5-41.0 21 2.1 1.3- 3.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 736 386 35.9 31.0-41.1 *** *** *** 332 62.1 56.7-67.1 17 1.9 1.0- 3.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,740 846 36.0 32.6-39.6 *** *** *** 863 62.7 59.0-66.1 24 1.0 0.5- 1.9
Some Post-H.S. 1,534 624 32.2 28.9-35.8 *** *** *** 869 65.3 61.7-68.7 33 2.0 1.2- 3.3
College Graduate 2,397 712 22.7 20.6-25.0 16 0.8 0.4- 1.7 1,616 74.7 72.2-76.9 53 1.8 1.2- 2.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 649 352 38.3 32.9-43.9 *** *** *** 283 60.1 54.3-65.6 12 1.4 0.6- 3.1
$15,000- 24,999 1,056 501 34.9 30.5-39.5 *** *** *** 539 63.3 58.6-67.8 13 1.4 0.5- 3.7
$25,000- 34,999 580 249 34.2 28.6-40.2 *** *** *** 308 62.6 56.4-68.4 20 2.8 1.3- 6.0
$35,000- 49,999 752 306 32.5 27.7-37.8 *** *** *** 424 64.7 59.4-69.7 19 2.1 1.2- 3.6
$50,000+ 2,255 660 24.5 22.0-27.2 14 0.5 0.3- 1.0 1,538 73.6 70.9-76.2 43 1.4 0.9- 2.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,754 999 50.6 46.6-54.5 *** *** *** 707 46.7 42.8-50.7 42 2.5 1.5- 4.0
No 4,356 1,451 25.6 23.8-27.6 25 0.5 0.3- 0.9 2,802 72.4 70.5-74.3 78 1.4 1.0- 2.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 807 421 45.7 40.5-51.0 *** *** *** 362 51.8 46.5-57.1 24 2.5 1.4- 4.2
Non-Veteran 5,621 2,155 29.4 27.6-31.2 32 0.5 0.3- 0.9 3,331 68.5 66.7-70.3 103 1.6 1.1- 2.1

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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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