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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western NC 431 366 81.0 75.1-85.8 32 9.0 6.0-13.2 19 5.5 2.8-10.3 14 4.5 2.3- 8.4
GENDER
Male 170 143 79.9 70.2-87.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Female 261 223 82.1 74.5-87.7 21 10.3 6.2-16.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RACE
White 377 319 80.2 73.8-85.4 28 8.8 5.8-13.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other minorities 51 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 44 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 116 90 77.4 67.1-85.2 11 12.6 6.9-21.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 89 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 96 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 83 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 56 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 129 105 80.1 68.4-88.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 127 110 85.2 75.4-91.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 119 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 59 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 77 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 54 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 48 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 112 98 85.3 75.6-91.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 155 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 275 223 77.6 70.2-83.7 26 10.7 6.9-16.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 61 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 370 312 80.1 73.6-85.3 26 8.5 5.5-13.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 307 260 81.3 74.9-86.4 25 10.5 6.8-15.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 124 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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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