NC Department of Health and Human Services
N.C. State Center for Health Statistics Home
N.C. Public Health Home

2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Hypertension Screening

About how long has it been since you last had your blood pressure taken by a doctor, nurse,
or other health professional?

View results for a demographic group:
Select a different topic:
View results for a different geographical area:
  Total
Respond.^
Within the past 6 months 6 to 12 months ago 1 to 2 years ago 3 or more years ago or never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,857 3,282 81.2 79.3-82.9 322 9.8 8.6-11.2 127 4.5 3.6- 5.6 126 4.6 3.7- 5.6
GENDER
Male 1,450 1,168 77.0 73.9-79.7 143 10.8 8.9-13.2 62 5.6 4.2- 7.4 77 6.6 5.1- 8.6
Female 2,407 2,114 84.9 82.7-86.9 179 8.9 7.4-10.6 65 3.5 2.5- 5.0 49 2.7 1.9- 3.8
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 2,606 2,232 82.2 80.1-84.2 215 9.1 7.7-10.7 79 4.4 3.3- 5.8 80 4.3 3.3- 5.6
Non-Hispanic Black 728 633 82.6 78.3-86.3 58 10.2 7.5-13.6 24 4.1 2.4- 6.9 13 3.1 1.5- 6.1
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 175 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 110 92 78.3 67.2-86.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 196 133 67.8 59.3-75.3 27 14.6 9.1-22.6 14 7.0 3.9-12.2 22 10.6 6.5-16.8
AGE
18-34 501 389 76.1 71.4-80.2 50 10.2 7.6-13.7 27 6.5 4.3- 9.8 35 7.1 4.9-10.2
35-44 509 396 77.0 72.1-81.3 69 14.7 11.2-19.2 24 3.9 2.4- 6.2 20 4.4 2.6- 7.2
45-54 657 510 75.2 70.8-79.1 76 11.5 8.8-14.9 32 6.3 4.2- 9.4 39 7.0 4.9- 9.9
55-64 813 722 89.5 86.7-91.8 48 5.5 3.9- 7.7 24 2.8 1.8- 4.5 19 2.1 1.2- 3.8
65-74 756 687 89.9 86.6-92.5 44 6.7 4.6- 9.5 15 2.3 1.2- 4.5 *** *** ***
75+ 586 545 91.1 87.4-93.8 34 8.0 5.4-11.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 516 425 78.2 72.6-82.9 52 11.7 8.1-16.5 *** *** *** 30 7.8 5.1-11.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,101 925 78.8 75.1-82.1 91 10.8 8.4-13.7 41 5.4 3.7- 7.8 44 5.0 3.4- 7.3
Some Post-H.S. 1,094 944 83.1 79.7-86.0 78 7.6 5.7-10.1 41 5.3 3.6- 7.8 31 4.0 2.6- 6.0
College Graduate 1,143 985 83.0 79.9-85.7 101 10.4 8.4-12.9 36 3.9 2.6- 5.8 21 2.7 1.6- 4.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 504 423 81.2 75.9-85.5 40 9.1 6.2-13.0 14 3.4 1.7- 6.9 27 6.3 3.9-10.2
$15,000- 24,999 689 579 80.8 76.3-84.6 49 8.3 5.8-11.7 30 5.5 3.5- 8.4 31 5.5 3.6- 8.3
$25,000- 34,999 373 308 73.1 66.0-79.2 33 12.1 7.9-18.0 18 8.6 5.2-13.9 14 6.3 3.4-11.3
$35,000- 49,999 438 384 83.5 77.6-88.1 30 10.5 6.8-15.7 12 1.8 0.7- 4.3 12 4.3 2.1- 8.4
$50,000-74,999 425 365 85.5 80.8-89.1 37 8.0 5.5-11.6 17 4.9 2.8- 8.4 *** *** ***
$75,000+ 689 587 85.1 81.6-88.1 74 10.0 7.7-12.9 15 2.6 1.4- 4.7 13 2.3 1.2- 4.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,162 1,087 91.1 88.3-93.3 47 5.4 3.8- 7.7 12 1.4 0.7- 3.1 16 2.0 1.1- 3.8
No 2,673 2,178 78.2 76.0-80.3 272 11.0 9.5-12.7 114 5.5 4.3- 6.9 109 5.3 4.2- 6.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 495 436 85.7 81.0-89.4 38 8.7 6.0-12.5 *** *** *** 11 3.5 1.7- 7.2
Non-Veteran 3,362 2,846 80.5 78.5-82.4 284 9.9 8.6-11.5 117 4.8 3.8- 6.1 115 4.7 3.7- 5.9
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 2,005 1,725 82.4 79.9-84.7 161 10.2 8.4-12.3 52 3.2 2.3- 4.5 67 4.2 3.1- 5.6
No 1,852 1,557 79.7 77.0-82.2 161 9.4 7.7-11.3 75 5.9 4.4- 7.8 59 5.0 3.7- 6.7

Back to Hypertension Screening.

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.

BRFSS Home | Annual Questionnaires | Technical Notes

This page was generated on 22JUL14.

SCHS Home | FAQs | Contacts