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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) change your eating habits?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,427 2,910 69.8 67.6-71.8 1,517 30.2 28.2-32.4
-Western NC 817 491 63.5 58.9-67.9 326 36.5 32.1-41.1
GENDER
Male 313 202 66.6 59.0-73.5 111 33.4 26.5-41.0
Female 504 289 60.9 55.1-66.3 215 39.1 33.7-44.9
RACE
White 754 446 62.6 57.8-67.2 308 37.4 32.8-42.2
Other minorities 57 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 17 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 797 476 63.0 58.3-67.4 321 37.0 32.6-41.7
AGE
18-34 11 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 153 120 74.8 63.7-83.5 33 25.2 16.5-36.3
55-64 211 151 68.7 59.7-76.6 60 31.3 23.4-40.3
65-74 229 119 55.4 47.9-62.8 110 44.6 37.2-52.1
75+ 207 89 45.6 37.6-53.8 118 54.4 46.2-62.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 145 88 67.2 56.8-76.1 57 32.8 23.9-43.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 262 173 66.1 58.2-73.2 89 33.9 26.8-41.8
Some Post-H.S. 225 130 61.0 51.9-69.4 95 39.0 30.6-48.1
College Graduate 185 100 58.0 48.3-67.1 85 42.0 32.9-51.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 138 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 163 97 65.4 55.6-74.1 66 34.6 25.9-44.4
$25,000- 34,999 105 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 100 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 157 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 388 245 60.8 53.8-67.5 143 39.2 32.5-46.2
No 425 242 65.5 59.5-71.1 183 34.5 28.9-40.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 146 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 671 403 64.1 59.0-68.9 268 35.9 31.1-41.0

Back to Actions to Control High Blood Pressure*.

*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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