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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: 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%)
TOTAL 8,845 3,963 35.5 34.2-36.8 48 0.7 0.5- 1.0 4,750 63.0 61.7-64.3 84 0.8 0.6- 1.1
GENDER
Male 3,447 1,527 36.3 34.4-38.4 *** *** *** 1,880 62.7 60.6-64.7 40 1.0 0.7- 1.5
Female 5,398 2,436 34.7 33.0-36.4 48 1.3 1.0- 1.9 2,870 63.4 61.6-65.1 44 0.6 0.4- 0.9
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 5,963 2,581 35.5 34.0-37.1 34 0.7 0.5- 1.1 3,289 62.9 61.3-64.4 59 0.9 0.6- 1.2
Non-Hispanic Black 1,667 951 44.8 41.5-48.0 11 0.9 0.5- 1.7 689 53.6 50.3-56.9 16 0.7 0.4- 1.3
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 395 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 270 95 20.6 15.5-26.9 *** *** *** 174 79.1 72.8-84.2 *** *** ***
Hispanic 456 84 16.4 12.7-20.8 *** *** *** 368 82.7 78.1-86.4 *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 1,375 166 11.2 9.4-13.3 25 1.6 1.0- 2.5 1,181 87.1 84.9-89.0 *** *** ***
35-44 1,167 266 22.3 19.5-25.4 *** *** *** 886 76.2 73.1-79.1 *** *** ***
45-54 1,475 597 40.4 37.1-43.7 *** *** *** 858 58.8 55.4-62.0 13 0.6 0.3- 1.2
55-64 1,815 977 53.2 50.2-56.2 *** *** *** 813 45.3 42.3-48.3 24 1.5 0.9- 2.3
65-74 1,626 1,045 63.8 60.5-66.9 *** *** *** 555 34.1 31.0-37.3 24 2.0 1.1- 3.4
75+ 1,299 878 68.4 64.7-71.8 *** *** *** 404 30.2 26.8-33.8 13 1.1 0.6- 2.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,192 656 41.4 37.7-45.1 *** *** *** 517 57.0 53.2-60.7 14 1.0 0.5- 2.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,486 1,244 39.9 37.4-42.5 11 0.7 0.4- 1.5 1,212 58.9 56.3-61.4 19 0.5 0.3- 0.9
Some Post-H.S. 2,392 1,067 34.7 32.3-37.2 16 0.7 0.4- 1.2 1,287 63.7 61.2-66.2 22 0.8 0.5- 1.4
College Graduate 2,763 991 27.4 25.4-29.5 16 0.7 0.4- 1.2 1,727 70.9 68.8-72.9 29 1.0 0.6- 1.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,094 620 43.7 39.7-47.8 *** *** *** 460 54.6 50.5-58.7 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 1,568 782 39.8 36.7-43.0 11 0.7 0.4- 1.4 762 58.8 55.6-62.0 13 0.6 0.3- 1.3
$25,000- 34,999 860 408 40.0 35.7-44.5 *** *** *** 439 58.2 53.7-62.5 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 1,035 453 36.6 32.9-40.4 *** *** *** 558 60.7 56.8-64.5 17 1.8 1.0- 3.3
$50,000-74,999 928 343 28.9 25.4-32.7 *** *** *** 571 69.6 65.7-73.2 *** *** ***
$75,000+ 1,628 526 29.1 26.4-32.0 *** *** *** 1,080 69.9 66.9-72.6 16 0.7 0.4- 1.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,533 1,643 57.1 54.3-59.8 *** *** *** 861 41.6 38.9-44.4 20 0.8 0.5- 1.3
No 6,190 2,274 29.1 27.7-30.5 38 0.7 0.5- 1.1 3,815 69.4 67.9-70.8 63 0.8 0.6- 1.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,158 600 44.6 41.0-48.3 *** *** *** 543 54.1 50.4-57.8 14 1.1 0.5- 2.3
Non-Veteran 7,683 3,361 34.2 32.8-35.6 47 0.8 0.5- 1.1 4,205 64.3 62.9-65.7 70 0.8 0.6- 1.0
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 4,555 2,213 39.7 37.8-41.6 22 0.6 0.4- 1.0 2,286 59.0 57.0-60.9 34 0.7 0.5- 1.2
No 4,290 1,750 31.1 29.4-32.9 26 0.8 0.5- 1.2 2,464 67.2 65.4-69.0 50 0.9 0.6- 1.2

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2013 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2013 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).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

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