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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Hypertension Awareness

Are you currently taking medicine for your high blood pressure?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,957 3,355 78.3 76.3-80.2 602 21.7 19.8-23.7
GENDER
Male 1,523 1,241 74.3 71.1-77.3 282 25.7 22.7-28.9
Female 2,434 2,114 82.2 79.7-84.5 320 17.8 15.5-20.3
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 2,576 2,194 80.2 77.8-82.4 382 19.8 17.6-22.2
Non-Hispanic Black 950 829 80.1 76.0-83.6 121 19.9 16.4-24.0
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 216 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 95 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 84 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 166 50 24.8 18.0-33.1 116 75.2 66.9-82.0
35-44 266 168 58.9 51.2-66.1 98 41.1 33.9-48.8
45-54 596 469 77.2 72.5-81.3 127 22.8 18.7-27.5
55-64 977 855 87.7 84.9-90.1 122 12.3 9.9-15.1
65-74 1,043 974 93.7 91.5-95.4 69 6.3 4.6- 8.5
75+ 875 811 92.2 89.1-94.5 64 7.8 5.5-10.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 655 559 78.9 73.7-83.4 96 21.1 16.6-26.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,241 1,058 77.9 74.2-81.3 183 22.1 18.7-25.8
Some Post-H.S. 1,067 892 77.3 73.3-80.7 175 22.7 19.3-26.7
College Graduate 989 842 80.1 76.3-83.5 147 19.9 16.5-23.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 620 525 76.9 71.3-81.7 95 23.1 18.3-28.7
$15,000- 24,999 780 656 75.1 70.0-79.6 124 24.9 20.4-30.0
$25,000- 34,999 407 352 80.5 74.2-85.6 55 19.5 14.4-25.8
$35,000- 49,999 453 375 73.9 67.7-79.4 78 26.1 20.6-32.3
$50,000-74,999 343 299 84.8 78.4-89.5 44 15.2 10.5-21.6
$75,000+ 525 425 76.0 70.4-80.8 100 24.0 19.2-29.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,640 1,434 83.7 80.9-86.2 206 16.3 13.8-19.1
No 2,271 1,879 74.9 72.1-77.5 392 25.1 22.5-27.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 598 532 85.1 80.4-88.8 66 14.9 11.2-19.6
Non-Veteran 3,357 2,821 77.1 74.8-79.2 536 22.9 20.8-25.2
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 2,210 1,876 78.5 75.8-81.0 334 21.5 19.0-24.2
No 1,747 1,479 78.1 75.0-80.9 268 21.9 19.1-25.0

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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 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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