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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Hypertension Awareness

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,957 3,355 78.3 76.3-80.2 602 21.7 19.8-23.7
COUNTY/REGIONS
Buncombe 134 114 83.9 72.8-91.0 20 16.1 9.0-27.2
Cumberland 176 147 74.1 63.3-82.5 29 25.9 17.5-36.7
Durham 141 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Forsyth 150 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Gaston 145 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Guilford 156 132 83.2 73.7-89.7 24 16.8 10.3-26.3
Mecklenburg 185 137 68.6 60.0-76.1 48 31.4 23.9-40.0
New Hanover 152 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Union 117 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Wake 140 101 72.2 63.3-79.6 39 27.8 20.4-36.7
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 1,340 1,146 78.6 74.9-82.0 194 21.4 18.0-25.1
Piedmont 2,154 1,821 78.0 75.2-80.5 333 22.0 19.5-24.8
Western NC 463 388 79.9 74.0-84.7 75 20.1 15.3-26.0
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 327 275 79.9 72.3-85.8 52 20.1 14.2-27.7
Northwest 641 558 82.3 77.6-86.2 83 17.7 13.8-22.4
Charlotte 650 543 75.2 69.7-80.0 107 24.8 20.0-30.3
Greensboro 456 389 80.5 74.5-85.3 67 19.5 14.7-25.5
Southern Regional 638 547 78.9 72.6-84.1 91 21.1 15.9-27.4
Southeast 263 221 77.5 67.8-84.9 42 22.5 15.1-32.2
Wake 522 422 73.0 67.3-78.0 100 27.0 22.0-32.7
Area L & Eastern 460 400 80.8 75.2-85.4 60 19.2 14.6-24.8

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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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