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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Hypertension Awareness--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 7,517 3,523 37.9 36.4-39.3 37 0.7 0.4- 1.0 3,887 60.6 59.2-62.1 70 0.8 0.6- 1.1
No 1,299 431 26.1 23.2-29.1 *** *** *** 844 72.4 69.4-75.3 13 0.7 0.3- 1.2
Body Mass Index
Underweight 146 46 22.0 14.3-32.4 *** *** *** 96 76.1 65.7-84.1 *** *** ***
Recommended Range 2,621 835 22.9 20.9-24.9 18 0.9 0.5- 1.5 1,748 75.7 73.6-77.7 *** *** ***
Overweight 2,968 1,331 36.0 33.8-38.3 *** *** *** 1,592 62.7 60.4-65.0 34 0.9 0.6- 1.4
Obese 2,547 1,531 51.7 49.0-54.3 *** *** *** 977 46.6 43.9-49.3 28 1.2 0.7- 1.9
Current Smoker
No 7,145 3,235 36.4 35.0-37.9 39 0.7 0.5- 1.0 3,795 61.9 60.4-63.4 76 0.9 0.7- 1.2
Yes 1,539 652 31.8 29.0-34.8 *** *** *** 872 67.3 64.3-70.1 *** *** ***
History of CVD**
Yes 1,168 912 74.1 70.3-77.5 *** *** *** 249 25.2 21.8-29.0 *** *** ***
No 7,587 2,995 31.2 29.9-32.6 46 0.7 0.5- 1.1 4,469 67.2 65.8-68.5 77 0.8 0.6- 1.1
Binge Drinker
No 7,658 3,524 36.8 35.4-38.3 41 0.7 0.5- 1.0 4,019 61.6 60.2-63.1 74 0.8 0.6- 1.1
Yes 798 255 26.8 23.2-30.6 *** *** *** 532 72.1 68.2-75.7 *** *** ***
Heavy Drinker
No 8,081 3,612 35.4 34.1-36.8 44 0.7 0.5- 1.0 4,347 63.1 61.7-64.4 78 0.8 0.6- 1.1
Yes 362 160 38.6 32.3-45.3 *** *** *** 198 60.5 53.8-66.8 *** *** ***
COPD
Yes 835 549 58.8 53.8-63.6 *** *** *** 273 39.6 34.8-44.6 *** *** ***
No 7,964 3,382 33.5 32.2-34.9 46 0.7 0.5- 1.0 4,464 65.0 63.6-66.3 72 0.8 0.6- 1.0
Current Asthma
Yes 745 414 44.8 40.0-49.7 *** *** *** 322 53.7 48.8-58.6 *** *** ***
No 8,055 3,522 34.6 33.2-35.9 47 0.7 0.5- 1.0 4,411 63.9 62.6-65.3 75 0.7 0.5- 1.0
Diabetes
Yes 1,323 1,049 75.6 72.1-78.8 *** *** *** 269 24.1 20.9-27.6 *** *** ***
No 7,514 2,910 30.3 29.0-31.7 47 0.8 0.6- 1.1 4,477 68.0 66.6-69.3 80 0.9 0.7- 1.2
Disability
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

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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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