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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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%)
North Carolina 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
COUNTY/REGIONS
Buncombe 289 135 34.9 28.0-42.5 *** *** *** 146 62.5 54.8-69.6 *** *** ***
Cumberland 386 176 32.8 27.0-39.1 *** *** *** 204 65.6 59.1-71.6 *** *** ***
Durham 350 141 28.5 22.8-35.0 *** *** *** 202 70.1 63.6-75.9 *** *** ***
Forsyth 352 151 32.1 26.3-38.5 *** *** *** 192 64.2 57.5-70.4 *** *** ***
Gaston 310 145 31.3 24.9-38.4 *** *** *** 162 67.3 60.0-73.9 *** *** ***
Guilford 376 156 33.2 27.6-39.4 *** *** *** 214 65.1 58.8-70.8 *** *** ***
Mecklenburg 500 185 32.7 28.1-37.6 *** *** *** 308 66.2 61.3-70.9 *** *** ***
New Hanover 321 153 34.1 27.1-41.9 *** *** *** 163 63.0 55.0-70.4 *** *** ***
Union 289 117 33.0 24.6-42.8 *** *** *** 171 66.8 57.0-75.3 *** *** ***
Wake 505 140 24.9 20.9-29.3 *** *** *** 356 73.9 69.4-78.0 *** *** ***
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 2,678 1,342 38.9 36.3-41.4 18 1.0 0.6- 1.8 1,297 59.4 56.8-62.0 *** *** ***
Piedmont 5,163 2,156 32.9 31.3-34.6 25 0.6 0.4- 1.0 2,933 65.7 64.0-67.4 49 0.7 0.5- 1.1
Western NC 1,004 465 38.4 34.6-42.4 *** *** *** 520 59.9 55.9-63.8 *** *** ***
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 717 328 36.4 31.8-41.3 *** *** *** 373 61.6 56.7-66.3 *** *** ***
Northwest 1,440 643 38.4 35.3-41.7 *** *** *** 773 59.9 56.6-63.1 17 1.2 0.7- 2.0
Charlotte 1,532 650 33.2 30.0-36.4 *** *** *** 870 66.0 62.7-69.2 *** *** ***
Greensboro 1,088 456 33.2 29.7-36.9 *** *** *** 612 65.0 61.3-68.6 *** *** ***
Southern Regional 1,245 638 39.5 35.4-43.8 *** *** *** 592 59.4 55.1-63.6 *** *** ***
Southeast 551 265 39.4 33.9-45.1 *** *** *** 276 57.8 52.0-63.4 *** *** ***
Wake 1,336 523 30.3 27.3-33.4 *** *** *** 792 68.5 65.4-71.6 *** *** ***
Area L & Eastern 936 460 37.7 34.0-41.6 *** *** *** 462 60.4 56.5-64.2 *** *** ***

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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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