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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

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
-Piedmont NC 2,154 1,821 78.0 75.2-80.5 333 22.0 19.5-24.8
GENDER
Male 849 683 72.5 68.2-76.5 166 27.5 23.5-31.8
Female 1,305 1,138 83.3 80.0-86.3 167 16.7 13.7-20.0
RACE
White 1,518 1,289 79.2 76.0-82.2 229 20.8 17.8-24.0
African American 539 462 78.1 72.5-82.8 77 21.9 17.2-27.5
Other minorities 76 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 57 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 2,087 1,784 79.6 76.8-82.1 303 20.4 17.9-23.2
AGE
18-34 93 24 19.9 12.4-30.5 69 80.1 69.5-87.6
35-54 468 353 74.2 68.9-78.8 115 25.8 21.2-31.1
55-64 504 432 85.3 81.0-88.8 72 14.7 11.2-19.0
65-74 558 526 94.8 91.8-96.7 32 5.2 3.3- 8.2
75+ 516 475 93.1 89.9-95.4 41 6.9 4.6-10.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 343 289 77.5 70.2-83.5 54 22.5 16.5-29.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 664 570 79.5 74.5-83.7 94 20.5 16.3-25.5
Some Post-H.S. 574 486 77.4 72.0-81.9 88 22.6 18.1-28.0
College Graduate 569 473 77.1 71.6-81.8 96 22.9 18.2-28.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 295 243 71.7 62.5-79.3 52 28.3 20.7-37.5
$15,000- 24,999 420 366 79.8 73.2-85.0 54 20.2 15.0-26.8
$25,000- 34,999 222 192 81.2 72.2-87.8 30 18.8 12.2-27.8
$35,000- 49,999 238 194 69.2 60.4-76.8 44 30.8 23.2-39.6
$50,000+ 513 427 79.6 74.4-84.0 86 20.4 16.0-25.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 841 734 82.7 78.3-86.3 107 17.3 13.7-21.7
No 1,291 1,066 75.3 71.7-78.5 225 24.7 21.5-28.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 310 283 89.1 82.8-93.3 27 10.9 6.7-17.2
Non-Veteran 1,843 1,537 76.3 73.2-79.0 306 23.7 21.0-26.8
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 869 734 77.8 73.1-81.8 135 22.2 18.2-26.9
No 1,285 1,087 78.1 74.6-81.2 198 21.9 18.8-25.4

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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.

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.

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