2017 BRFSS Survey Results: 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 2 or more years ago or never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,788 3,178 80.8 79.0-82.5 346 10.2 9.0-11.6 126 4.2 3.4- 5.2 138 4.8 3.8- 5.9
GENDER
Male 1,651 1,326 76.4 73.5-79.1 157 11.0 9.1-13.3 75 5.8 4.4- 7.6 93 6.7 5.2- 8.7
Female 2,137 1,852 84.7 82.5-86.7 189 9.5 8.0-11.4 51 2.8 2.0- 3.8 45 3.0 2.1- 4.3
Have Health Insurance
Yes 3,320 2,889 84.4 82.6-86.0 291 10.3 8.9-11.8 84 3.2 2.4- 4.2 56 2.1 1.5- 3.0
No 456 278 60.1 54.1-65.8 54 9.9 6.9-14.0 42 10.1 7.0-14.4 82 19.9 15.5-25.2
Body Mass Index
Underweight 53 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,033 836 78.5 74.8-81.8 112 12.0 9.6-15.0 40 4.4 2.9- 6.5 45 5.2 3.5- 7.6
Overweight 1,266 1,058 78.9 75.6-82.0 118 11.2 8.9-13.9 41 4.6 3.2- 6.7 49 5.3 3.7- 7.4
Obese 1,188 1,041 86.0 83.1-88.5 87 7.4 5.6- 9.6 34 3.5 2.3- 5.3 26 3.1 1.9- 4.9
Current Smoker
Yes 617 492 79.4 74.9-83.3 59 8.0 5.8-11.1 27 6.0 3.7- 9.4 39 6.6 4.5- 9.5
No 3,158 2,676 81.2 79.2-83.0 285 10.6 9.2-12.2 99 3.9 3.0- 4.9 98 4.3 3.4- 5.6
History of CVD**
Yes 479 451 93.6 89.7-96.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 3,279 2,699 79.2 77.2-81.1 326 11.1 9.7-12.6 119 4.5 3.6- 5.6 135 5.2 4.2- 6.5
Binge Drinker
Yes 408 300 71.5 65.4-76.9 61 16.2 12.0-21.4 26 8.1 5.2-12.5 *** *** ***
No 3,222 2,749 82.4 80.5-84.1 272 9.4 8.1-10.8 93 3.5 2.7- 4.5 108 4.7 3.8- 6.0
Heavy Drinker
Yes 186 141 76.6 67.9-83.5 20 9.5 5.5-15.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 3,430 2,900 81.4 79.5-83.1 310 10.3 9.0-11.8 105 3.8 3.0- 4.8 115 4.5 3.6- 5.6
COPD
Yes 376 342 90.5 85.5-93.9 21 4.5 2.5- 7.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 3,394 2,819 79.8 77.9-81.6 324 10.8 9.4-12.3 117 4.3 3.5- 5.4 134 5.1 4.1- 6.3
Current Asthma
Yes 358 328 87.5 81.7-91.6 17 6.0 3.5-10.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 3,408 2,830 80.1 78.2-81.9 326 10.6 9.3-12.1 117 4.2 3.3- 5.2 135 5.1 4.1- 6.3
Diabetes
Yes 574 539 92.3 88.5-94.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 3,212 2,636 79.0 77.0-80.9 326 11.1 9.7-12.6 118 4.6 3.7- 5.8 132 5.2 4.2- 6.5
Functional Disability
Yes 1,302 1,171 86.2 83.1-88.8 73 6.5 4.8- 8.7 19 2.8 1.6- 4.8 39 4.5 3.0- 6.6
No 2,467 1,990 78.4 76.1-80.5 271 11.8 10.2-13.6 107 4.8 3.8- 6.1 99 4.9 3.8- 6.3
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,312 1,231 93.0 90.8-94.7 53 3.9 2.7- 5.7 17 2.1 1.2- 3.6 *** *** ***
No 2,478 1,948 75.6 73.2-77.8 293 12.9 11.3-14.8 109 5.1 4.0- 6.5 128 6.4 5.1- 7.9

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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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