2017 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Hypertension Awareness

Are you currently taking medicine for your high blood pressure?*

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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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 1,815 1,550 83.0 80.6-85.3 265 17.0 14.7-19.4
No 176 107 54.3 44.5-63.9 69 45.7 36.1-55.5
Body Mass Index
Underweight 17 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 370 301 77.5 70.7-83.1 69 22.5 16.9-29.3
Overweight 682 557 77.9 73.5-81.8 125 22.1 18.2-26.5
Obese 786 673 82.6 78.6-86.1 113 17.4 13.9-21.4
Current Smoker
Yes 314 238 71.8 64.8-77.9 76 28.2 22.1-35.2
No 1,615 1,368 81.4 78.5-83.9 247 18.6 16.1-21.5
History of CVD**
Yes 428 391 90.1 85.5-93.4 37 9.9 6.6-14.5
No 1,542 1,248 77.3 74.3-80.1 294 22.7 19.9-25.7
Binge Drinker
Yes 149 97 59.2 49.4-68.3 52 40.8 31.7-50.6
No 1,696 1,442 82.5 79.8-84.9 254 17.5 15.1-20.2
Heavy Drinker
Yes 85 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 1,755 1,474 81.0 78.3-83.4 281 19.0 16.6-21.7
COPD
Yes 281 237 83.6 76.9-88.7 44 16.4 11.3-23.1
No 1,701 1,412 79.3 76.5-81.9 289 20.7 18.1-23.5
Current Asthma
Yes 238 202 79.6 71.0-86.1 36 20.4 13.9-29.0
No 1,741 1,445 79.9 77.2-82.4 296 20.1 17.6-22.8
Diabetes
Yes 522 462 88.7 84.9-91.7 60 11.3 8.3-15.1
No 1,469 1,194 77.0 73.9-79.9 275 23.0 20.1-26.1
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
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,025 905 87.0 83.9-89.6 120 13.0 10.4-16.1
No 969 754 73.5 69.6-77.1 215 26.5 22.9-30.4

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*Asked only of those who report being told they have high blood pressure.

**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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