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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern 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%)
North Carolina 6,683 2,725 35.2 33.8-36.5 30 0.6 0.4- 0.9 3,851 63.1 61.7-64.4 77 1.2 0.9- 1.6
-Eastern 2,200 978 38.0 35.6-40.5 12 0.7 0.3- 1.3 1,183 60.3 57.8-62.7 27 1.0 0.6- 1.7
GENDER
Male 933 401 35.6 32.1-39.3 *** *** *** 521 63.3 59.7-66.9 *** *** ***
Female 1,267 577 40.3 37.1-43.7 *** *** *** 662 57.3 54.0-60.6 *** *** ***
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,357 571 36.3 33.2-39.4 *** *** *** 762 62.0 58.8-65.1 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Black 573 326 48.7 43.6-53.9 *** *** *** 237 49.9 44.8-55.0 *** *** ***
Other 238 69 25.3 19.5-32.3 *** *** *** 165 73.2 66.2-79.2 *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 395 39 10.3 7.2-14.4 *** *** *** 349 88.0 83.7-91.3 *** *** ***
35-44 298 74 24.7 19.4-31.0 *** *** *** 216 73.0 66.7-78.5 *** *** ***
45-54 370 166 46.3 40.4-52.2 *** *** *** 194 50.9 45.0-56.8 *** *** ***
55-64 486 276 57.9 52.7-62.9 *** *** *** 207 41.6 36.6-46.8 *** *** ***
65-74 369 236 69.6 64.1-74.6 *** *** *** 125 28.9 24.0-34.4 *** *** ***
75+ 256 173 69.3 62.2-75.6 *** *** *** 80 29.3 23.2-36.3 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 249 150 51.8 44.0-59.4 *** *** *** 95 46.3 38.7-54.1 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 709 341 40.3 36.1-44.6 *** *** *** 361 59.0 54.7-63.2 *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 657 271 33.0 29.1-37.3 *** *** *** 376 65.7 61.4-69.7 *** *** ***
College Graduate 578 213 31.4 27.3-35.8 *** *** *** 348 65.0 60.4-69.3 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 241 124 43.4 35.9-51.2 *** *** *** 115 56.2 48.4-63.7 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 398 206 43.4 37.6-49.4 *** *** *** 187 55.7 49.7-61.6 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 186 93 46.2 37.5-55.2 *** *** *** 89 51.6 42.6-60.5 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 241 101 37.1 30.1-44.7 *** *** *** 138 61.1 53.3-68.3 *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 276 94 29.5 23.3-36.5 *** *** *** 179 69.9 62.9-76.2 *** *** ***
$75,000+ 403 150 32.8 27.8-38.2 *** *** *** 241 64.5 59.0-69.6 *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 661 416 59.2 54.5-63.9 *** *** *** 238 39.6 35.0-44.4 *** *** ***
No 1,486 541 29.8 27.1-32.5 *** *** *** 913 68.3 65.4-71.0 20 1.0 0.6- 1.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 368 169 41.3 35.6-47.3 *** *** *** 196 58.2 52.2-64.0 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,827 805 37.3 34.6-40.0 *** *** *** 986 60.8 58.0-63.5 25 1.2 0.7- 1.9
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 166 46 24.0 17.0-32.6 *** *** *** 118 74.5 65.7-81.7 *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban 297 130 36.7 30.7-43.2 *** *** *** 161 61.3 54.7-67.5 *** *** ***
Rural 1,737 802 39.7 36.9-42.5 *** *** *** 904 58.7 55.8-61.5 23 1.1 0.6- 1.8

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2015 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2015 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.

**Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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