2017 BRFSS Survey Results: 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%)
TOTAL 4,901 2,002 34.7 33.1-36.5 33 1.0 0.7- 1.5 2,822 63.2 61.5-65.0 44 1.0 0.7- 1.5
GENDER
Male 2,197 907 35.8 33.3-38.3 *** *** *** 1,271 62.9 60.4-65.4 19 1.3 0.7- 2.3
Female 2,704 1,095 33.8 31.5-36.2 33 1.9 1.3- 2.9 1,551 63.5 61.1-65.9 25 0.7 0.4- 1.2
Have Health Insurance
Yes 4,275 1,820 36.6 34.8-38.5 30 1.1 0.7- 1.7 2,383 61.2 59.3-63.0 42 1.1 0.7- 1.7
No 611 176 24.4 20.4-28.8 *** *** *** 431 74.9 70.3-78.9 *** *** ***
Body Mass Index
Underweight 70 17 17.2 9.5-29.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,364 372 21.2 18.6-23.9 *** *** *** 975 77.5 74.6-80.1 *** *** ***
Overweight 1,600 683 38.3 35.2-41.5 *** *** *** 888 59.0 55.7-62.1 *** *** ***
Obese 1,438 788 48.1 44.7-51.5 *** *** *** 631 50.3 46.9-53.7 *** *** ***
Current Smoker
Yes 764 315 34.2 30.1-38.6 *** *** *** 440 64.2 59.7-68.4 *** *** ***
No 3,965 1,619 34.8 32.9-36.7 24 0.9 0.6- 1.5 2,281 63.1 61.2-65.0 41 1.2 0.8- 1.8
History of CVD**
Yes 552 429 74.2 68.6-79.1 *** *** *** 121 25.2 20.4-30.8 *** *** ***
No 4,309 1,546 30.5 28.8-32.3 31 1.0 0.7- 1.6 2,688 67.3 65.5-69.1 44 1.1 0.8- 1.7
Binge Drinker
Yes 581 150 23.6 19.7-27.9 *** *** *** 421 73.3 68.6-77.4 *** *** ***
No 3,926 1,700 36.7 34.8-38.7 26 1.0 0.6- 1.5 2,162 61.3 59.3-63.3 38 1.0 0.7- 1.5
Heavy Drinker
Yes 244 86 31.2 24.5-38.7 *** *** *** 153 64.2 56.2-71.5 *** *** ***
No 4,249 1,759 34.9 33.1-36.8 29 1.0 0.6- 1.6 2,421 63.1 61.2-64.9 40 1.0 0.7- 1.5
COPD
Yes 442 282 58.4 52.1-64.5 *** *** *** 152 40.1 34.1-46.4 *** *** ***
No 4,432 1,705 32.6 30.9-34.4 31 1.0 0.7- 1.6 2,658 65.3 63.5-67.1 38 1.0 0.7- 1.6
Current Asthma
Yes 460 238 40.5 34.9-46.3 *** *** *** 215 58.1 52.2-63.8 *** *** ***
No 4,413 1,746 34.0 32.3-35.9 30 1.1 0.7- 1.6 2,597 63.9 62.0-65.7 40 1.0 0.7- 1.5
Diabetes
Yes 655 522 76.4 71.6-80.6 *** *** *** 129 22.8 18.7-27.5 *** *** ***
No 4,240 1,474 29.4 27.6-31.1 33 1.1 0.7- 1.7 2,693 68.5 66.7-70.2 40 1.0 0.7- 1.6
Functional Disability
Yes 1,514 918 53.0 49.5-56.4 *** *** *** 574 44.7 41.2-48.2 *** *** ***
No 3,219 1,023 27.6 25.7-29.6 23 1.0 0.6- 1.7 2,143 70.5 68.4-72.4 30 0.9 0.6- 1.4
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,549 1,027 61.5 58.1-64.9 *** *** *** 498 36.7 33.4-40.1 *** *** ***
No 3,351 972 24.8 23.1-26.7 24 1.0 0.6- 1.7 2,326 73.1 71.1-74.9 29 1.0 0.6- 1.7

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**History of cardiovascular disease includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

†Chronic diseases include heart disease (heart attack/stoke/angina), current asthma, skin cancer, other cancer, COPD, arthritis, depression, kidney disease and diabetes.

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.

^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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