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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Hypertension Awareness

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,722 2,277 81.0 79.1-82.9 445 19.0 17.1-20.9
-Eastern 978 840 82.9 79.6-85.9 138 17.1 14.1-20.4
GENDER
Male 401 327 80.8 75.6-85.1 74 19.2 14.9-24.4
Female 577 513 84.8 80.0-88.5 64 15.2 11.5-20.0
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 571 492 84.4 80.0-88.0 79 15.6 12.0-20.0
Non-Hispanic Black 326 292 86.4 80.7-90.6 34 13.6 9.4-19.3
Other 69 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 39 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 74 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 166 133 80.3 72.5-86.3 33 19.7 13.7-27.5
55-64 276 244 87.8 82.2-91.8 32 12.2 8.2-17.8
65-74 236 220 95.0 91.5-97.1 16 5.0 2.9- 8.5
75+ 173 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 150 133 84.9 74.8-91.4 17 15.1 8.6-25.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 341 294 83.3 77.6-87.8 47 16.7 12.2-22.4
Some Post-H.S. 271 223 80.0 73.4-85.3 48 20.0 14.7-26.6
College Graduate 213 187 84.9 78.1-89.8 26 15.1 10.2-21.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 124 106 85.3 75.5-91.6 18 14.7 8.4-24.5
$15,000- 24,999 206 174 82.8 75.6-88.1 32 17.2 11.9-24.4
$25,000- 34,999 93 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 101 86 83.5 72.3-90.7 15 16.5 9.3-27.7
$50,000- 74,999 94 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 150 130 85.0 76.5-90.8 20 15.0 9.2-23.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 416 370 87.8 83.2-91.3 46 12.2 8.7-16.8
No 541 451 79.1 74.1-83.4 90 20.9 16.6-25.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 169 140 78.2 68.9-85.3 29 21.8 14.7-31.1
Non-Veteran 805 698 84.2 80.5-87.3 107 15.8 12.7-19.5
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 46 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban 130 103 73.8 62.2-82.7 27 26.2 17.3-37.8
Rural 802 696 84.1 80.5-87.1 106 15.9 12.9-19.5

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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 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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