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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) cut down on salt?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No Do not use salt
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,417 3,083 72.3 70.2-74.3 1,108 22.7 20.8-24.7 226 5.0 4.1- 6.2
-Piedmont NC 2,361 1,644 72.7 69.8-75.5 606 22.5 20.0-25.2 111 4.8 3.6- 6.3
GENDER
Male 916 644 71.5 66.6-76.0 221 22.4 18.3-27.0 51 6.1 4.1- 9.1
Female 1,445 1,000 73.9 70.6-77.0 385 22.6 19.8-25.8 60 3.4 2.4- 4.9
RACE
White 1,799 1,201 71.2 67.9-74.3 513 24.4 21.5-27.5 85 4.4 3.2- 6.2
African American 477 384 77.2 70.1-83.0 67 16.2 11.1-23.1 26 6.6 3.9-11.0
Other minorities 70 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 60 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 2,292 1,599 72.6 69.6-75.4 583 22.5 19.9-25.2 110 4.9 3.7- 6.6
AGE
18-34 62 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 540 394 73.7 67.9-78.7 123 21.6 17.0-27.1 23 4.7 2.7- 8.2
55-64 578 424 76.1 70.6-80.9 132 20.3 15.8-25.8 22 3.5 2.0- 6.1
65-74 640 449 71.9 66.5-76.7 158 22.5 18.3-27.4 33 5.6 3.2- 9.6
75+ 515 313 64.2 57.7-70.3 173 30.2 24.6-36.5 29 5.5 3.1- 9.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 333 227 71.3 63.6-77.9 85 22.0 16.2-29.1 21 6.7 3.6-12.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 775 546 75.1 70.3-79.3 192 19.9 16.2-24.1 37 5.0 3.1- 8.0
Some Post-H.S. 587 415 72.8 66.6-78.2 143 23.0 17.9-28.9 29 4.2 2.3- 7.5
College Graduate 659 451 70.2 64.8-75.1 184 26.2 21.6-31.5 24 3.6 2.0- 6.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 313 214 73.4 65.4-80.1 77 21.1 15.0-28.8 22 5.6 3.0-10.2
$15,000- 24,999 454 323 74.3 67.1-80.3 106 19.5 14.3-25.9 25 6.3 3.4-11.3
$25,000- 34,999 234 175 79.7 71.4-86.1 53 17.4 11.8-24.9 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 290 199 73.6 64.5-81.0 76 22.5 15.4-31.7 15 3.9 2.0- 7.3
$50,000+ 624 431 69.7 63.8-75.0 168 25.9 21.0-31.5 25 4.4 2.3- 8.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 963 689 75.0 70.4-79.1 228 20.7 16.9-25.1 46 4.3 2.9- 6.5
No 1,386 952 71.6 67.7-75.1 370 23.5 20.2-27.0 64 5.0 3.4- 7.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 385 268 72.3 65.4-78.3 96 22.7 17.3-29.2 21 5.0 2.7- 9.1
Non-Veteran 1,975 1,375 72.8 69.6-75.8 510 22.5 19.7-25.5 90 4.7 3.4- 6.5

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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).

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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