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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) 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
-Piedmont NC 2,373 2,215 90.0 87.5-92.0 158 10.0 8.0-12.5
GENDER
Male 922 841 86.1 81.5-89.7 81 13.9 10.3-18.5
Female 1,451 1,374 93.7 91.5-95.3 77 6.3 4.7- 8.5
RACE
White 1,811 1,699 90.4 87.4-92.7 112 9.6 7.3-12.6
African American 477 445 90.2 84.3-94.0 32 9.8 6.0-15.7
Other minorities 70 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 60 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 2,304 2,161 91.0 88.7-92.8 143 9.0 7.2-11.3
AGE
18-34 62 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 541 479 88.2 83.8-91.5 62 11.8 8.5-16.2
55-64 579 545 94.2 90.6-96.4 34 5.8 3.6- 9.4
65-74 644 631 98.6 97.4-99.3 13 1.4 0.7- 2.6
75+ 521 502 94.9 90.1-97.4 19 5.1 2.6- 9.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 338 314 93.0 88.0-96.0 24 7.0 4.0-12.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 776 727 89.9 85.3-93.1 49 10.1 6.9-14.7
Some Post-H.S. 588 549 89.3 83.2-93.3 39 10.7 6.7-16.8
College Graduate 664 618 88.7 83.7-92.3 46 11.3 7.7-16.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 314 292 92.9 88.5-95.7 22 7.1 4.3-11.5
$15,000- 24,999 457 420 87.7 79.7-92.9 37 12.3 7.1-20.3
$25,000- 34,999 235 222 92.8 85.3-96.7 13 7.2 3.3-14.7
$35,000- 49,999 291 277 92.5 82.9-96.9 14 7.5 3.1-17.1
$50,000+ 627 585 90.8 86.7-93.7 42 9.2 6.3-13.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 970 937 95.6 93.1-97.2 33 4.4 2.8- 6.9
No 1,391 1,268 86.5 82.8-89.5 123 13.5 10.5-17.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 388 366 92.9 88.1-95.9 22 7.1 4.1-11.9
Non-Veteran 1,984 1,848 89.4 86.6-91.7 136 10.6 8.3-13.4

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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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