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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Hypertension Awareness

Have you EVER been told by a doctor, nurse, or other health professional that you have high blood pressure?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes Yes, during pregnancy No Borderline high or pre-hypertensive
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 11,515 4,822 32.4 31.2-33.7 66 0.7 0.4- 1.0 6,446 65.5 64.1-66.8 181 1.4 1.1- 1.8
-Western NC 1,955 881 35.1 32.2-38.1 9 0.7 0.3- 1.7 1,040 62.4 59.3-65.4 25 1.8 1.0- 3.4
GENDER
Male 748 334 32.9 28.6-37.6 *** *** *** 402 64.7 59.8-69.3 12 2.4 1.0- 5.7
Female 1,207 547 37.0 33.3-41.0 *** *** *** 638 60.3 56.2-64.2 13 1.3 0.7- 2.6
RACE
White 1,796 814 35.5 32.5-38.7 *** *** *** 951 62.3 59.0-65.4 23 1.7 0.9- 3.4
Other minorities 147 61 29.5 20.7-40.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 48 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,902 861 35.8 32.8-38.8 *** *** *** 1,007 61.6 58.4-64.7 25 1.9 1.0- 3.5
AGE
18-34 164 12 6.3 3.2-12.1 *** *** *** 143 88.8 81.5-93.5 *** *** ***
35-54 554 170 30.1 25.1-35.5 *** *** *** 371 67.1 61.6-72.2 *** *** ***
55-64 465 224 49.0 43.2-54.7 *** *** *** 234 49.6 43.9-55.3 *** *** ***
65-74 422 243 58.0 52.0-63.7 *** *** *** 176 41.3 35.6-47.3 *** *** ***
75+ 332 225 69.3 63.1-74.8 *** *** *** 105 30.4 24.9-36.5 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 281 167 47.5 39.4-55.8 *** *** *** 108 47.8 39.6-56.2 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 586 278 36.8 31.8-42.2 *** *** *** 299 60.9 55.3-66.2 *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 513 235 31.5 26.3-37.3 *** *** *** 268 66.7 60.8-72.1 *** *** ***
College Graduate 573 201 27.8 23.4-32.7 *** *** *** 363 69.9 64.8-74.5 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 293 154 38.9 30.9-47.6 *** *** *** 134 58.6 49.8-66.9 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 377 173 33.5 27.2-40.4 *** *** *** 194 60.2 52.5-67.4 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 236 112 45.1 36.6-53.8 *** *** *** 119 52.5 43.8-61.1 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 232 104 35.1 27.7-43.4 *** *** *** 126 64.1 55.8-71.7 *** *** ***
$50,000+ 471 163 27.3 22.4-32.8 *** *** *** 301 71.7 66.2-76.7 *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 688 401 52.2 46.5-57.9 *** *** *** 280 46.1 40.4-51.8 *** *** ***
No 1,183 439 27.8 24.5-31.3 *** *** *** 718 69.7 66.1-73.2 18 1.4 0.8- 2.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 275 151 49.6 41.4-57.7 *** *** *** 123 50.2 42.1-58.4 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,680 730 33.3 30.2-36.5 *** *** *** 917 63.9 60.5-67.1 24 2.0 1.1- 3.8

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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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