2019 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 1,673 1,350 76.4 73.8-78.9 323 23.6 21.1-26.2
GENDER
Male 781 598 71.4 67.4-75.1 183 28.6 24.9-32.6
Female 892 752 81.1 77.6-84.2 140 18.9 15.8-22.4
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 1,039 846 76.4 73.0-79.5 193 23.6 20.5-27.0
Non-Hispanic Black 437 357 78.5 73.4-82.8 80 21.5 17.2-26.6
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 58 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 40 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 68 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 99 23 23.6 15.4-34.3 76 76.4 65.7-84.6
35-44 137 69 46.2 37.0-55.7 68 53.8 44.3-63.0
45-54 260 193 74.2 67.9-79.7 67 25.8 20.3-32.1
55-64 399 344 84.5 79.2-88.6 55 15.5 11.4-20.8
65-74 428 395 91.0 87.1-93.8 33 9.0 6.2-12.9
75+ 317 295 93.4 89.3-96.0 22 6.6 4.0-10.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 169 139 80.8 72.7-86.9 30 19.2 13.1-27.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 448 354 74.4 69.1-79.1 94 25.6 20.9-30.9
Some Post-H.S. 523 434 77.3 72.6-81.5 89 22.7 18.5-27.4
College Graduate 531 422 75.0 70.3-79.1 109 25.0 20.9-29.7
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 782 665 81.8 78.0-85.0 117 18.2 15.0-22.0
No 837 645 71.8 67.9-75.4 192 28.2 24.6-32.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 300 249 79.8 73.8-84.7 51 20.2 15.3-26.2
Non-Veteran 1,362 1,095 75.9 72.9-78.7 267 24.1 21.3-27.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 609 414 63.1 58.4-67.5 195 36.9 32.5-41.6
Unemployed 60 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 672 624 92.1 89.2-94.3 48 7.9 5.7-10.8
Unable to Work 263 229 85.4 79.0-90.1 34 14.6 9.9-21.0
Other not in Labor Force 53 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 170 132 75.1 66.5-82.1 38 24.9 17.9-33.5
$15,000- 24,999 235 200 82.7 75.8-88.0 35 17.3 12.0-24.2
$25,000- 34,999 141 109 67.4 56.4-76.7 32 32.6 23.3-43.6
$35,000- 49,999 181 149 79.7 71.6-85.9 32 20.3 14.1-28.4
$50,000-74,999 177 140 72.3 63.1-80.0 37 27.7 20.0-36.9
$75,000+ 363 278 71.3 65.4-76.5 85 28.7 23.5-34.6
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 406 342 81.4 76.1-85.7 64 18.6 14.3-23.9
POVERTY LEVEL1
Less than 50% 52 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 162 130 75.3 66.0-82.7 32 24.7 17.3-34.0
101% to 150% 180 143 76.2 67.1-83.5 37 23.8 16.5-32.9
151% to 200% 125 104 80.0 70.6-87.0 21 20.0 13.0-29.4
More than 200% 726 579 74.3 70.2-78.1 147 25.7 21.9-29.8
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 406 342 81.4 76.1-85.7 64 18.6 14.3-23.9
HOUSING
Own 1,173 995 80.9 77.8-83.6 178 19.1 16.4-22.2
Rent 393 283 64.7 58.8-70.2 110 35.3 29.8-41.2
Other arrangement 94 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 461 350 72.4 67.3-77.0 111 27.6 23.0-32.7
Regional City or Suburban County 472 382 74.7 69.4-79.3 90 25.3 20.7-30.6
Rural 740 618 80.5 76.6-83.9 122 19.5 16.1-23.4
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 458 384 77.8 72.1-82.6 74 22.2 17.4-27.9
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 587 477 79.3 75.0-82.9 110 20.7 17.1-25.0
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 628 489 72.9 68.5-76.9 139 27.1 23.1-31.5

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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 2019 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2019 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Based on 2019 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2019 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on U.S Census Bureau population estimates at the county level. Please see the BRFSS 2019 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2019 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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