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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) cut down on salt?

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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 4,417 3,083 72.3 70.2-74.3 1,108 22.7 20.8-24.7 226 5.0 4.1- 6.2
-Western NC 813 540 68.4 63.9-72.6 223 26.6 22.6-31.0 50 5.0 3.6- 6.8
GENDER
Male 310 214 69.7 62.1-76.3 81 26.6 20.2-34.2 15 3.7 2.0- 6.7
Female 503 326 67.4 61.8-72.5 142 26.6 21.8-32.0 35 6.0 4.1- 8.7
RACE
White 751 494 67.0 62.3-71.5 212 27.9 23.7-32.6 45 5.0 3.6- 7.1
Other minorities 56 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 17 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 793 527 68.3 63.7-72.5 218 26.8 22.7-31.3 48 4.9 3.5- 6.8
AGE
18-34 11 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 152 109 70.2 59.3-79.3 35 25.3 16.8-36.4 *** *** ***
55-64 212 156 71.9 62.9-79.3 48 25.3 18.1-34.3 *** *** ***
65-74 228 142 63.9 56.3-70.8 69 29.2 22.9-36.5 17 6.9 3.8-12.1
75+ 204 120 61.7 53.7-69.1 68 31.1 24.2-38.9 16 7.2 4.3-12.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 143 105 78.2 69.2-85.1 28 16.2 10.3-24.5 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 260 176 67.9 60.2-74.8 67 27.1 20.6-34.8 17 4.9 2.9- 8.3
Some Post-H.S. 225 153 67.8 58.5-75.9 61 28.0 20.2-37.4 11 4.2 2.1- 8.2
College Graduate 185 106 56.8 47.0-66.2 67 37.6 28.5-47.6 12 5.6 2.7-10.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 138 101 75.6 64.4-84.2 30 19.8 11.9-31.0 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 162 109 71.1 61.6-79.0 45 25.8 18.3-35.1 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 104 *** *** *** 25 20.7 12.6-32.0 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 100 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 155 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 385 266 68.3 61.3-74.6 92 26.3 20.3-33.4 27 5.4 3.5- 8.3
No 424 270 68.3 62.3-73.8 131 27.1 21.9-32.9 23 4.6 2.8- 7.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 144 97 66.5 55.8-75.7 36 28.3 19.4-39.2 11 5.2 2.6- 9.9
Non-Veteran 669 443 68.8 63.8-73.4 187 26.3 21.9-31.2 39 4.9 3.4- 7.1

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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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