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2017 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Hypertension Awareness

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,997 1,662 80.0 77.4-82.3 335 20.0 17.7-22.6
GENDER
Male 904 718 76.8 72.9-80.2 186 23.2 19.8-27.1
Female 1,093 944 83.1 79.7-86.1 149 16.9 13.9-20.3
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 1,273 1,067 81.4 78.3-84.1 206 18.6 15.9-21.7
Non-Hispanic Black 486 420 83.1 78.0-87.3 66 16.9 12.7-22.0
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 75 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 55 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 81 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 105 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 136 *** *** *** 65 46.1 36.0-56.6
45-54 300 234 80.4 74.5-85.2 66 19.6 14.8-25.5
55-64 508 438 85.9 81.4-89.5 70 14.1 10.5-18.6
65-74 553 514 92.8 89.5-95.1 39 7.2 4.9-10.5
75+ 380 357 95.0 91.4-97.2 23 5.0 2.8- 8.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 260 217 80.2 72.7-86.0 43 19.8 14.0-27.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 584 490 79.9 75.2-83.9 94 20.1 16.1-24.8
Some Post-H.S. 546 450 79.8 74.9-83.9 96 20.2 16.1-25.1
College Graduate 605 503 80.3 75.7-84.2 102 19.7 15.8-24.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 245 204 81.1 73.0-87.1 41 18.9 12.9-27.0
$15,000- 24,999 357 287 78.5 72.2-83.7 70 21.5 16.3-27.8
$25,000- 34,999 206 169 76.3 67.5-83.3 37 23.7 16.7-32.5
$35,000- 49,999 223 190 82.0 73.4-88.2 33 18.0 11.8-26.6
$50,000-74,999 242 196 78.2 70.3-84.4 46 21.8 15.6-29.7
$75,000+ 373 309 79.2 73.0-84.2 64 20.8 15.8-27.0
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 351 307 84.0 77.8-88.7 44 16.0 11.3-22.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 917 779 82.4 78.6-85.6 138 17.6 14.4-21.4
No 1,019 829 77.4 73.7-80.8 190 22.6 19.2-26.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 349 287 80.2 74.5-84.9 62 19.8 15.1-25.5
Non-Veteran 1,647 1,375 80.0 77.1-82.6 272 20.0 17.4-22.9
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 426 326 73.1 67.6-78.0 100 26.9 22.0-32.4
Regional City or Suburban County 355 290 80.7 74.5-85.7 65 19.3 14.3-25.5
Rural 1,216 1,046 84.1 81.2-86.7 170 15.9 13.3-18.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 721 531 69.1 64.6-73.3 190 30.9 26.7-35.4
Unemployed 65 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 815 761 94.2 91.8-95.9 54 5.8 4.1- 8.2
Unable to Work 316 267 86.0 79.9-90.4 49 14.0 9.6-20.1
Other not in Labor Force 73 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 57 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 161 125 75.8 65.7-83.6 36 24.2 16.4-34.3
101% to 150% 353 296 80.0 73.1-85.6 57 20.0 14.4-26.9
151% to 200% 160 132 83.8 75.7-89.5 28 16.2 10.5-24.3
More than 200% 851 716 80.6 76.7-84.0 135 19.4 16.0-23.3
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 351 307 84.0 77.8-88.7 44 16.0 11.3-22.2
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 562 490 84.1 79.1-88.1 72 15.9 11.9-20.9
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 720 605 83.3 79.4-86.6 115 16.7 13.4-20.6
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 715 567 75.5 71.2-79.4 148 24.5 20.6-28.8

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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 2017 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2017 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Based on U.S Census Bureau population estimates at the county level. Please see the BRFSS 2017 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on 2017 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2017 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2017 Annual Results Technical Notes for 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.

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