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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Hypertension Awareness-Whites

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
-Whites 6,142 2,634 35.2 33.6-36.7 34 0.7 0.5- 1.0 3,414 63.3 61.7-64.8 60 0.9 0.6- 1.2
GENDER
Male 2,403 1,058 36.7 34.3-39.1 *** *** *** 1,316 62.2 59.8-64.6 29 1.1 0.7- 1.7
Female 3,739 1,576 33.7 31.8-35.7 34 1.3 0.9- 2.0 2,098 64.3 62.2-66.3 31 0.6 0.4- 1.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 139 23 14.6 9.0-22.8 *** *** *** 116 85.4 77.2-91.0 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 5,988 2,609 35.9 34.3-37.4 34 0.7 0.5- 1.1 3,285 62.5 60.9-64.1 60 0.9 0.6- 1.2
AGE
18-34 813 82 10.3 8.1-13.0 *** *** *** 716 88.0 85.2-90.4 *** *** ***
35-44 719 147 21.4 18.0-25.2 *** *** *** 560 76.7 72.7-80.3 *** *** ***
45-54 1,016 368 36.6 32.8-40.6 *** *** *** 636 62.7 58.8-66.5 *** *** ***
55-64 1,275 602 48.6 45.2-52.1 *** *** *** 655 49.9 46.5-53.4 18 1.5 0.8- 2.5
65-74 1,232 746 60.2 56.6-63.7 *** *** *** 466 37.7 34.3-41.3 *** *** ***
75+ 1,043 676 65.5 61.5-69.4 *** *** *** 351 32.7 28.9-36.8 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 616 347 45.5 40.4-50.8 *** *** *** 257 52.3 47.0-57.5 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,682 829 40.0 37.0-43.1 *** *** *** 835 59.0 55.9-62.0 *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 1,708 731 34.4 31.6-37.4 *** *** *** 949 63.9 60.9-66.7 *** *** ***
College Graduate 2,129 725 26.5 24.3-28.8 *** *** *** 1,368 71.9 69.5-74.1 24 1.0 0.6- 1.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 588 322 44.9 39.5-50.4 *** *** *** 260 53.9 48.4-59.4 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 922 469 41.8 37.7-46.0 *** *** *** 441 57.2 53.0-61.3 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 550 258 39.8 34.5-45.2 *** *** *** 285 58.7 53.2-64.0 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 760 322 35.6 31.5-40.0 *** *** *** 416 61.0 56.5-65.2 *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 728 267 29.7 25.8-33.9 *** *** *** 450 68.7 64.4-72.7 *** *** ***
$75,000+ 1,358 431 29.7 26.6-32.9 *** *** *** 907 69.2 66.0-72.3 *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,799 1,091 53.2 50.1-56.4 *** *** *** 685 45.4 42.3-48.6 *** *** ***
No 4,272 1,517 29.2 27.5-31.0 27 0.8 0.5- 1.2 2,684 69.1 67.3-70.9 44 0.9 0.6- 1.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 873 445 44.8 40.6-49.0 *** *** *** 417 54.2 49.9-58.4 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 5,268 2,188 33.6 32.0-35.3 34 0.8 0.5- 1.2 2,997 64.7 63.1-66.4 49 0.8 0.6- 1.2
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 3,112 1,435 39.2 37.0-41.4 17 0.7 0.4- 1.2 1,635 59.3 57.0-61.5 25 0.9 0.5- 1.4
No 3,030 1,199 30.7 28.6-32.8 17 0.7 0.4- 1.2 1,779 67.8 65.6-69.9 35 0.8 0.5- 1.3

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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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