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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Hypertension Awareness

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,813 4,273 83.8 81.9-85.6 540 16.2 14.4-18.1
-Western NC 880 799 87.5 83.4-90.7 81 12.5 9.3-16.6
GENDER
Male 334 292 84.8 77.9-89.9 42 15.2 10.1-22.1
Female 546 507 89.7 84.3-93.4 39 10.3 6.6-15.7
RACE
White 813 737 86.9 82.4-90.3 76 13.1 9.7-17.6
Other minorities 61 57 95.1 84.6-98.6 *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 17 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 860 781 87.9 83.8-91.0 79 12.1 9.0-16.2
AGE
18-34 12 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 170 141 84.4 76.6-90.0 29 15.6 10.0-23.4
55-64 224 200 85.4 76.4-91.4 24 14.6 8.6-23.6
65-74 243 235 97.4 94.5-98.8 *** *** ***
75+ 224 211 94.9 89.9-97.5 13 5.1 2.5-10.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 167 149 86.2 74.8-92.9 18 13.8 7.1-25.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 278 254 89.7 83.9-93.6 24 10.3 6.4-16.1
Some Post-H.S. 234 216 87.1 77.3-93.0 18 12.9 7.0-22.7
College Graduate 201 180 86.2 77.3-92.0 21 13.8 8.0-22.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 153 129 81.6 70.3-89.3 24 18.4 10.7-29.7
$15,000- 24,999 173 157 84.6 72.3-92.1 16 15.4 7.9-27.7
$25,000- 34,999 112 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 104 100 95.4 87.7-98.3 *** *** ***
$50,000+ 163 151 90.3 81.2-95.2 12 9.7 4.8-18.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 400 359 89.4 84.1-93.0 41 10.6 7.0-15.9
No 439 405 86.6 79.7-91.4 34 13.4 8.6-20.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 151 144 94.4 87.2-97.7 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 729 655 86.2 81.5-89.9 74 13.8 10.1-18.5

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*Asked only of those who report being told they have 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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