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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Actions to Control High Blood Pressure*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No Do not use salt
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,452 3,392 77.6 75.6-79.5 573 11.7 10.4-13.2 487 10.6 9.2-12.2
-Western NC 826 587 72.6 68.3-76.5 124 14.0 11.0-17.5 115 13.5 10.7-16.8
GENDER
Male 315 215 67.3 59.8-74.1 53 18.0 12.6-25.0 47 14.7 10.3-20.5
Female 511 372 77.0 72.2-81.1 71 10.6 8.1-13.7 68 12.5 9.2-16.7
RACE
White 763 543 72.0 67.5-76.2 114 14.5 11.3-18.3 106 13.5 10.6-17.0
Other minorities 57 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 17 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 806 572 72.2 67.9-76.3 121 14.0 11.0-17.7 113 13.7 10.9-17.2
AGE
18-34 11 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 153 110 73.1 62.6-81.5 23 13.4 7.4-22.9 20 13.6 8.0-22.0
55-64 216 159 72.9 64.0-80.2 32 15.7 10.2-23.2 25 11.5 6.5-19.5
65-74 233 165 71.9 64.5-78.2 36 14.1 9.6-20.2 32 14.0 9.4-20.4
75+ 207 139 69.3 61.6-76.0 32 13.4 9.1-19.5 36 17.3 12.2-24.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 146 *** *** *** 20 14.6 7.3-27.2 21 13.2 8.1-20.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 266 195 75.5 68.3-81.6 40 13.1 9.1-18.6 31 11.4 7.0-18.0
Some Post-H.S. 227 163 76.1 68.8-82.2 28 11.5 7.3-17.7 36 12.3 8.4-17.8
College Graduate 187 124 60.7 50.7-69.9 36 19.3 13.5-26.9 27 20.0 12.1-31.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 141 104 77.4 67.2-85.1 14 9.6 4.7-18.8 23 13.0 7.7-21.0
$15,000- 24,999 164 127 82.8 75.6-88.2 18 8.6 5.0-14.4 19 8.6 5.1-14.1
$25,000- 34,999 106 *** *** *** 22 16.7 9.8-27.2 13 13.9 7.2-25.1
$35,000- 49,999 102 *** *** *** 16 13.3 7.6-22.2 *** *** ***
$50,000+ 157 105 64.6 54.5-73.6 33 23.1 15.6-32.8 19 12.2 7.5-19.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 392 272 71.4 64.8-77.2 54 14.5 9.8-20.9 66 14.1 10.5-18.7
No 430 312 73.6 67.8-78.8 69 13.4 10.1-17.5 49 13.0 9.1-18.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 145 *** *** *** 21 15.9 9.8-24.9 29 24.4 15.8-35.7
Non-Veteran 681 492 75.1 70.4-79.2 103 13.6 10.4-17.6 86 11.4 8.7-14.7

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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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