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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Actions to Control High Blood Pressure*

Are YOU now doing any of the following to help lower or control your high blood pressure?

(Are you) reducing your 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 4,456 911 24.9 22.8-27.1 724 17.4 15.6-19.3 2,821 57.7 55.3-60.1
-Western NC 827 143 20.6 16.8-25.1 124 14.2 11.2-17.9 560 65.1 60.4-69.7
GENDER
Male 316 73 26.5 20.2-33.8 64 19.5 13.9-26.7 179 54.0 46.3-61.6
Female 511 70 15.7 11.3-21.4 60 9.8 7.4-13.0 381 74.4 68.7-79.4
RACE
White 764 129 20.1 16.3-24.7 120 15.2 11.9-19.1 515 64.7 59.7-69.4
Other minorities 57 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 17 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 807 139 20.3 16.5-24.8 124 14.6 11.5-18.4 544 65.1 60.3-69.6
AGE
18-34 11 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 153 37 24.7 16.6-35.1 19 15.5 8.6-26.3 *** *** ***
55-64 216 44 19.7 13.6-27.8 38 17.2 11.6-24.7 134 63.1 54.3-71.1
65-74 233 40 20.0 14.6-26.8 41 16.2 11.4-22.4 152 63.8 56.4-70.7
75+ 208 16 9.2 4.9-16.6 26 10.6 7.0-15.7 166 80.2 72.7-86.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 146 19 18.8 10.8-30.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 266 41 18.1 12.8-25.0 22 7.5 4.5-12.3 203 74.4 67.1-80.6
Some Post-H.S. 227 42 22.1 14.8-31.6 34 12.7 8.8-18.1 151 65.2 56.1-73.3
College Graduate 188 41 25.1 17.6-34.5 56 28.8 21.5-37.4 91 46.1 36.8-55.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 141 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 165 23 15.9 8.4-27.9 18 12.8 6.8-22.7 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 106 *** *** *** 15 10.5 5.1-20.4 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 102 *** *** *** 17 16.6 9.5-27.3 *** *** ***
$50,000+ 157 32 20.7 13.7-30.1 44 24.2 17.2-33.0 81 55.0 44.8-64.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 393 54 15.5 10.8-21.6 45 13.8 9.0-20.6 294 70.7 63.4-77.1
No 430 89 25.3 19.7-31.9 78 14.4 11.0-18.7 263 60.3 53.7-66.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 146 27 22.0 14.5-31.9 30 18.4 12.0-27.2 89 59.6 49.3-69.1
Non-Veteran 681 116 20.4 16.1-25.4 94 13.4 10.1-17.6 471 66.2 60.8-71.2

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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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