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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western NC 819 141 21.3 17.3-26.0 225 24.7 21.1-28.6 453 54.0 49.3-58.7
GENDER
Male 313 78 29.7 22.7-37.7 107 29.0 23.2-35.7 128 41.3 33.9-49.1
Female 506 63 14.3 10.3-19.5 118 21.0 16.8-25.9 325 64.7 58.8-70.1
RACE
White 756 123 20.9 16.7-25.9 216 24.8 21.2-28.7 417 54.3 49.4-59.2
Other minorities 57 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 17 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 799 138 21.1 17.1-25.8 223 25.1 21.4-29.1 438 53.8 49.0-58.6
AGE
18-34 11 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 153 *** *** *** 36 21.6 14.6-30.8 *** *** ***
55-64 212 47 23.7 16.8-32.3 59 25.6 19.0-33.5 106 50.7 41.9-59.4
65-74 231 32 15.0 10.4-21.1 80 34.7 27.9-42.2 119 50.2 42.8-57.7
75+ 206 18 11.0 6.3-18.6 47 20.3 14.7-27.2 141 68.7 60.5-75.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 145 *** *** *** 24 16.4 10.2-25.3 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 263 45 21.0 15.0-28.6 48 16.4 11.8-22.3 170 62.6 54.7-69.8
Some Post-H.S. 226 40 16.7 10.9-24.6 67 29.4 22.2-37.9 119 53.9 44.9-62.6
College Graduate 185 29 20.0 13.0-29.6 86 43.0 34.1-52.3 70 37.0 28.0-47.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 138 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 165 *** *** *** 35 17.8 12.0-25.7 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 105 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 101 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 156 27 18.4 12.0-27.2 63 36.0 27.1-46.0 *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 391 60 18.9 13.3-26.3 87 20.6 16.0-26.1 244 60.5 53.4-67.2
No 424 80 23.4 18.0-29.8 137 28.2 23.1-34.0 207 48.4 41.9-55.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 145 32 22.8 15.1-33.0 48 29.5 21.7-38.7 65 47.7 37.6-57.9
Non-Veteran 674 109 21.0 16.5-26.3 177 23.7 19.8-28.1 388 55.3 49.9-60.5

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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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