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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 3,517 3,078 82.7 80.7-84.5 439 17.3 15.5-19.3
No 431 270 52.7 46.3-59.1 161 47.3 40.9-53.7
Body Mass Index
Underweight 46 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 834 702 78.2 73.4-82.3 132 21.8 17.7-26.6
Overweight 1,328 1,101 77.8 74.4-80.9 227 22.2 19.1-25.6
Obese 1,529 1,332 79.7 76.4-82.6 197 20.3 17.4-23.6
Current Smoker
No 3,229 2,798 80.4 78.1-82.4 431 19.6 17.6-21.9
Yes 652 494 69.4 64.2-74.2 158 30.6 25.8-35.8
History of CVD**
Yes 909 831 87.1 83.3-90.1 78 12.9 9.9-16.7
No 2,993 2,478 76.1 73.7-78.3 515 23.9 21.7-26.3
Binge Drinker
No 3,518 3,039 80.9 78.9-82.9 479 19.1 17.1-21.1
Yes 255 168 55.8 47.7-63.6 87 44.2 36.4-52.3
Heavy Drinker
No 3,606 3,088 79.5 77.4-81.4 518 20.5 18.6-22.6
Yes 160 *** *** *** 42 33.4 24.0-44.4
COPD
Yes 549 476 84.0 78.9-88.1 73 16.0 11.9-21.1
No 3,377 2,851 77.5 75.3-79.6 526 22.5 20.4-24.7
Current Asthma
Yes 414 354 76.0 68.7-82.1 60 24.0 17.9-31.3
No 3,516 2,982 78.7 76.6-80.7 534 21.3 19.3-23.4
Diabetes
Yes 1,047 971 90.5 87.5-92.8 76 9.5 7.2-12.5
No 2,906 2,382 74.5 72.0-76.8 524 25.5 23.2-28.0
Disability
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

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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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