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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) take medication?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,444 4,158 90.8 89.1-92.2 286 9.2 7.8-10.9
-Western NC 824 778 93.4 90.1-95.6 46 6.6 4.4- 9.9
GENDER
Male 314 296 93.2 87.2-96.5 18 6.8 3.5-12.8
Female 510 482 93.5 89.2-96.1 28 6.5 3.9-10.8
RACE
White 761 721 93.4 89.8-95.8 40 6.6 4.2-10.2
Other minorities 57 51 92.5 82.1-97.1 *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 17 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 804 759 93.4 90.0-95.7 45 6.6 4.3-10.0
AGE
18-34 11 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 153 145 95.4 87.6-98.4 *** *** ***
55-64 215 202 89.8 79.7-95.1 13 10.2 4.9-20.3
65-74 231 223 97.0 93.8-98.6 *** *** ***
75+ 208 194 93.9 89.5-96.6 14 6.1 3.4-10.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 145 135 94.0 86.6-97.4 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 265 254 95.4 90.5-97.8 11 4.6 2.2- 9.5
Some Post-H.S. 226 214 93.1 85.1-97.0 12 6.9 3.0-14.9
College Graduate 188 175 89.2 76.8-95.3 13 10.8 4.7-23.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 140 129 90.9 78.5-96.4 11 9.1 3.6-21.5
$15,000- 24,999 165 157 94.8 87.1-98.1 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 105 101 94.6 82.5-98.5 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 101 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 157 149 93.6 84.2-97.6 *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 391 369 93.7 88.5-96.6 22 6.3 3.4-11.5
No 429 405 93.1 88.1-96.1 24 6.9 3.9-11.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 145 139 93.1 79.1-98.0 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 679 639 93.4 90.0-95.8 40 6.6 4.2-10.0

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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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