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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Hypertension Awareness

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
-Western NC 1,004 465 38.4 34.6-42.4 5 0.6 0.2- 1.5 520 59.9 55.9-63.8 14 1.1 0.5- 2.2
GENDER
Male 398 186 38.5 32.8-44.7 *** *** *** 204 59.8 53.6-65.6 *** *** ***
Female 606 279 38.4 33.3-43.7 *** *** *** 316 60.0 54.7-65.1 *** *** ***
RACE
White 886 414 39.6 35.5-43.8 *** *** *** 455 59.1 54.8-63.2 *** *** ***
Other minorities 109 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 118 *** *** *** *** *** *** 103 88.6 80.5-93.6 *** *** ***
35-54 265 96 32.2 25.8-39.4 *** *** *** 167 67.1 60.0-73.6 *** *** ***
55-64 216 118 53.2 44.5-61.8 *** *** *** 93 45.1 36.7-53.9 *** *** ***
65-74 218 120 57.6 48.9-65.8 *** *** *** 92 38.5 30.6-47.0 *** *** ***
75+ 176 113 67.4 57.8-75.8 *** *** *** 59 30.0 22.1-39.4 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 136 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 305 159 43.2 36.0-50.6 *** *** *** 142 55.3 47.8-62.6 *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 268 123 37.0 30.3-44.2 *** *** *** 134 59.9 52.6-66.9 *** *** ***
College Graduate 292 107 27.5 21.8-34.0 *** *** *** 183 72.3 65.7-78.0 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 151 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 197 96 38.5 29.7-48.0 *** *** *** 96 58.9 49.3-67.9 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 103 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 117 44 31.5 22.5-42.1 *** *** *** 72 68.2 57.6-77.2 *** *** ***
$50,000+ 239 84 33.2 26.0-41.3 *** *** *** 150 65.4 57.3-72.7 *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 352 226 55.4 47.9-62.7 *** *** *** 119 42.6 35.4-50.2 *** *** ***
No 641 236 31.5 27.1-36.2 *** *** *** 393 66.9 62.2-71.4 *** *** ***
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 140 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 864 384 36.3 32.3-40.6 *** *** *** 466 62.4 58.1-66.5 *** *** ***
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 715 330 39.4 34.9-44.0 *** *** *** 374 59.2 54.5-63.7 *** *** ***
No 289 135 34.9 28.0-42.5 *** *** *** 146 62.5 54.8-69.6 *** *** ***

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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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