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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) changing your eating habits?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,438 3,381 78.6 76.6-80.5 1,057 21.4 19.5-23.4
-Western NC 826 569 71.9 67.8-75.8 257 28.1 24.2-32.2
GENDER
Male 317 216 69.2 61.9-75.6 101 30.8 24.4-38.1
Female 509 353 74.3 69.5-78.5 156 25.7 21.5-30.5
RACE
White 763 521 71.2 66.8-75.2 242 28.8 24.8-33.2
Other minorities 57 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 17 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 806 554 71.7 67.4-75.5 252 28.3 24.5-32.6
AGE
18-34 11 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 153 117 79.1 69.3-86.4 36 20.9 13.6-30.7
55-64 216 161 73.0 64.6-80.1 55 27.0 19.9-35.4
65-74 233 154 68.1 60.8-74.6 79 31.9 25.4-39.2
75+ 207 121 59.3 51.2-66.8 86 40.7 33.2-48.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 145 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 265 181 70.3 63.0-76.6 84 29.7 23.4-37.0
Some Post-H.S. 227 160 74.9 67.8-80.9 67 25.1 19.1-32.2
College Graduate 189 130 70.2 61.3-77.8 59 29.8 22.2-38.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 141 100 71.4 60.0-80.6 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 164 109 70.0 60.7-77.9 55 30.0 22.1-39.3
$25,000- 34,999 107 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 102 73 76.6 66.0-84.7 29 23.4 15.3-34.0
$50,000+ 157 115 73.4 64.2-80.9 42 26.6 19.1-35.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 394 267 70.2 63.6-76.0 127 29.8 24.0-36.4
No 428 299 73.5 68.1-78.3 129 26.5 21.7-31.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 147 98 69.0 59.4-77.2 49 31.0 22.8-40.6
Non-Veteran 679 471 72.5 67.8-76.7 208 27.5 23.3-32.2

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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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