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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Hypertension Screening

About how long has it been since you last had your blood pressure taken by a doctor, nurse,
or other health professional?

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Total
Respond.^
Within the past 6 months 6 to 12 months ago 1 to 2 years ago 3 or more years ago or never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,857 3,282 81.2 79.3-82.9 322 9.8 8.6-11.2 127 4.5 3.6- 5.6 126 4.6 3.7- 5.6
-Piedmont NC 2,256 1,895 79.9 77.4-82.2 210 10.5 8.9-12.5 72 4.5 3.3- 5.9 79 5.1 3.8- 6.7
GENDER
Male 848 675 76.5 72.5-80.1 93 11.1 8.8-14.0 35 5.6 3.8- 8.1 45 6.7 4.7- 9.6
Female 1,408 1,220 82.9 79.6-85.8 117 10.0 7.8-12.8 37 3.5 2.2- 5.4 34 3.6 2.3- 5.6
RACE
White 1,634 1,382 80.7 77.7-83.4 150 10.2 8.3-12.6 52 4.9 3.5- 6.8 50 4.2 2.9- 5.9
African American 434 371 80.5 74.2-85.6 38 10.1 6.9-14.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other minorities 164 121 72.8 63.8-80.2 21 14.0 8.6-22.2 *** *** *** 16 9.5 5.5-15.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 133 95 70.5 60.7-78.7 18 14.0 8.3-22.6 *** *** *** 14 9.8 5.5-16.9
Non-Hispanic 2,111 1,790 80.7 78.0-83.1 192 10.3 8.6-12.3 65 4.3 3.2- 5.9 64 4.7 3.4- 6.4
AGE
18-34 304 235 75.3 69.0-80.7 33 11.6 7.9-16.7 *** *** *** 23 8.1 5.1-12.7
35-54 695 534 75.1 70.8-79.0 96 12.9 10.1-16.2 31 5.6 3.6- 8.4 34 6.4 4.4- 9.5
55-64 463 406 87.9 83.7-91.1 28 6.4 4.2- 9.7 15 3.9 2.1- 6.9 *** *** ***
65-74 432 388 88.6 83.9-92.0 29 7.7 5.0-11.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 344 315 89.8 84.1-93.6 24 9.3 5.6-15.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 289 234 77.8 70.1-84.0 35 12.1 7.8-18.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 630 530 76.9 71.5-81.5 52 11.8 8.4-16.3 19 4.9 2.9- 8.2 29 6.5 4.0-10.3
Some Post-H.S. 613 521 82.0 77.1-86.0 48 7.4 5.0-10.8 24 5.7 3.5- 9.3 20 4.9 2.9- 8.2
College Graduate 722 608 81.4 77.3-85.0 75 12.0 9.2-15.5 26 4.5 2.7- 7.3 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 274 221 77.6 69.8-83.9 31 13.4 8.7-20.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 384 326 81.5 75.0-86.6 28 8.8 5.1-14.6 *** *** *** 17 6.3 3.5-11.1
$25,000- 34,999 197 162 70.6 59.9-79.5 19 14.7 8.2-25.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 266 232 84.4 77.3-89.6 18 9.4 5.5-15.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 692 577 83.0 79.1-86.3 80 10.5 8.1-13.5 22 4.4 2.7- 7.2 *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 626 584 90.7 86.5-93.6 29 6.0 3.9- 9.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 1,617 1,300 77.4 74.4-80.1 179 11.3 9.4-13.5 68 5.5 4.1- 7.3 70 5.8 4.3- 7.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 254 221 85.3 78.4-90.2 20 8.8 5.1-14.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 2,002 1,674 79.4 76.6-81.8 190 10.7 8.9-12.8 65 4.6 3.4- 6.2 73 5.3 4.0- 7.1
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 832 709 80.2 75.8-84.0 76 11.7 8.9-15.2 *** *** *** 30 5.3 3.2- 8.6
No 1,424 1,186 79.8 76.7-82.6 134 10.1 8.1-12.5 55 5.1 3.6- 7.0 49 5.0 3.6- 7.0

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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.

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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