NC Department of Health and Human Services
N.C. State Center for Health Statistics Home
N.C. Public Health Home

2013 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Hypertension Awareness

Have you EVER been told by a doctor, nurse, or other health professional that you have high blood pressure?

View results for a demographic group:
Select a different topic:
View results for a different geographical area:
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
-Piedmont NC 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
GENDER
Male 2,033 851 34.3 31.8-36.9 *** *** *** 1,159 64.9 62.3-67.4 23 0.8 0.5- 1.2
Female 3,130 1,305 31.7 29.5-33.9 25 1.1 0.7- 1.8 1,774 66.5 64.2-68.7 26 0.7 0.4- 1.2
RACE
White 3,727 1,520 32.3 30.4-34.3 *** *** *** 2,155 66.3 64.3-68.3 35 0.8 0.5- 1.3
African American 1,007 539 42.4 38.4-46.5 *** *** *** 449 55.8 51.7-59.9 *** *** ***
Other minorities 353 76 18.1 13.7-23.4 *** *** *** 275 81.6 76.2-86.0 *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 319 57 17.8 13.4-23.3 *** *** *** 261 82.0 76.5-86.4 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 4,813 2,089 34.4 32.6-36.1 24 0.6 0.4- 1.0 2,651 64.2 62.4-66.0 49 0.8 0.6- 1.2
AGE
18-34 834 93 10.8 8.6-13.4 *** *** *** 729 88.0 85.2-90.3 *** *** ***
35-54 1,607 468 29.2 26.4-32.1 *** *** *** 1,116 69.7 66.8-72.5 11 0.5 0.2- 0.9
55-64 1,014 504 50.1 46.1-54.1 *** *** *** 495 48.3 44.3-52.3 *** *** ***
65-74 904 558 61.8 57.5-66.0 *** *** *** 332 35.8 31.8-40.1 *** *** ***
75+ 755 518 68.6 63.7-73.2 *** *** *** 228 30.3 25.8-35.2 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 672 344 39.9 35.2-44.7 *** *** *** 320 58.9 54.0-63.6 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,382 665 38.5 35.2-42.0 *** *** *** 703 60.6 57.1-64.0 *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 1,353 574 32.3 29.2-35.5 *** *** *** 762 66.4 63.1-69.6 *** *** ***
College Graduate 1,750 569 24.5 22.2-27.1 *** *** *** 1,146 73.6 71.0-76.0 24 1.2 0.7- 1.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 562 295 40.4 35.1-46.0 *** *** *** 263 58.5 52.9-63.9 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 885 421 37.5 33.6-41.7 *** *** *** 452 61.2 57.1-65.2 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 477 222 39.0 33.2-45.0 *** *** *** 247 59.2 53.1-65.1 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 602 238 31.5 27.0-36.3 *** *** *** 348 65.6 60.6-70.2 *** *** ***
$50,000+ 1,611 513 27.5 24.8-30.3 *** *** *** 1,073 71.3 68.4-74.0 *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,356 842 54.8 51.1-58.5 *** *** *** 497 43.7 40.0-47.5 *** *** ***
No 3,734 1,292 27.4 25.7-29.3 21 0.6 0.4- 1.1 2,386 71.3 69.4-73.1 35 0.6 0.4- 1.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 576 311 46.2 41.1-51.4 *** *** *** 260 52.9 47.6-58.0 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 4,584 1,844 31.5 29.8-33.3 24 0.6 0.4- 1.0 2,671 67.1 65.3-68.8 45 0.8 0.5- 1.1
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,869 870 39.0 36.0-42.0 *** *** *** 982 60.1 57.0-63.1 *** *** ***
No 3,294 1,286 30.6 28.6-32.6 20 0.7 0.4- 1.2 1,951 67.9 65.9-69.9 37 0.8 0.5- 1.2

Back to Hypertension Awareness.

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.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
**Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

BRFSS Home | Annual Questionnaires | Technical Notes

This page was generated on 06AUG14.

SCHS Home | FAQs | Contacts