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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) exercise?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,414 3,484 80.6 78.6-82.4 930 19.4 17.6-21.4
-Western NC 817 625 77.7 73.7-81.2 192 22.3 18.8-26.3
GENDER
Male 312 243 80.4 74.2-85.3 69 19.6 14.7-25.8
Female 505 382 75.4 69.9-80.2 123 24.6 19.8-30.1
RACE
White 754 574 77.1 72.9-80.8 180 22.9 19.2-27.1
Other minorities 57 48 88.2 75.5-94.8 *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 17 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 797 611 77.5 73.5-81.2 186 22.5 18.8-26.5
AGE
18-34 11 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 153 125 83.2 74.2-89.5 28 16.8 10.5-25.8
55-64 213 178 81.7 73.8-87.6 35 18.3 12.4-26.2
65-74 230 169 76.2 69.2-82.0 61 23.8 18.0-30.8
75+ 205 139 65.6 57.1-73.1 66 34.4 26.9-42.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 142 107 80.0 71.0-86.8 35 20.0 13.2-29.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 261 198 72.7 64.7-79.5 63 27.3 20.5-35.3
Some Post-H.S. 227 178 79.7 71.9-85.7 49 20.3 14.3-28.1
College Graduate 187 142 79.8 72.5-85.5 45 20.2 14.5-27.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 137 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 164 125 75.8 66.7-83.1 39 24.2 16.9-33.3
$25,000- 34,999 104 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 102 80 82.5 73.2-89.0 22 17.5 11.0-26.8
$50,000+ 156 127 83.3 74.1-89.6 29 16.7 10.4-25.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 387 294 74.1 67.6-79.6 93 25.9 20.4-32.4
No 426 327 80.6 75.4-85.0 99 19.4 15.0-24.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 145 106 76.2 67.5-83.1 39 23.8 16.9-32.5
Non-Veteran 672 519 78.0 73.4-81.9 153 22.0 18.1-26.6

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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