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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: 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%)
TOTAL 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
GENDER
Male 2,866 1,156 35.2 33.2-37.3 *** *** *** 1,670 63.5 61.4-65.5 40 1.3 0.9- 1.8
Female 3,817 1,569 35.1 33.4-37.0 30 1.1 0.7- 1.6 2,181 62.7 60.8-64.5 37 1.1 0.7- 1.7
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 4,486 1,830 35.5 33.9-37.2 20 0.6 0.4- 1.0 2,583 62.6 60.9-64.3 53 1.3 0.9- 1.7
Non-Hispanic Black 1,305 681 44.3 41.1-47.6 *** *** *** 601 54.2 50.9-57.5 17 0.9 0.5- 1.6
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 92 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 215 53 19.0 13.7-25.7 *** *** *** 158 79.5 72.7-85.0 *** *** ***
Hispanic 494 87 14.9 11.8-18.7 *** *** *** 405 84.6 80.8-87.8 *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 1,259 118 9.5 7.8-11.6 13 1.0 0.6- 1.8 1,117 88.4 86.1-90.3 11 1.1 0.5- 2.3
35-44 937 209 22.3 19.3-25.5 *** *** *** 710 75.6 72.2-78.7 *** *** ***
45-54 1,165 436 37.9 34.8-41.2 *** *** *** 707 60.2 56.9-63.4 18 1.6 1.0- 2.7
55-64 1,338 716 54.9 51.7-58.1 *** *** *** 609 44.1 41.0-47.3 13 0.9 0.5- 1.7
65-74 1,140 721 64.9 61.5-68.1 *** *** *** 399 33.4 30.2-36.8 17 1.4 0.8- 2.4
75+ 755 489 66.5 62.4-70.4 *** *** *** 256 32.0 28.2-36.1 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 716 371 46.9 42.5-51.4 *** *** *** 334 50.9 46.4-55.4 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,865 844 37.8 35.3-40.4 *** *** *** 1,006 61.5 58.9-64.0 13 0.6 0.3- 1.1
Some Post-H.S. 1,844 771 33.9 31.5-36.4 *** *** *** 1,038 64.0 61.5-66.5 28 1.6 1.0- 2.4
College Graduate 2,229 730 26.9 24.9-29.0 16 1.0 0.6- 1.8 1,454 70.8 68.7-72.9 29 1.2 0.8- 1.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 659 336 43.9 39.3-48.6 *** *** *** 316 55.1 50.4-59.8 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 1,099 517 41.7 38.2-45.3 *** *** *** 575 57.6 54.1-61.1 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 585 272 42.6 37.7-47.6 *** *** *** 303 55.0 49.9-60.0 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 746 303 36.5 32.5-40.8 *** *** *** 431 61.6 57.3-65.7 *** *** ***
$50,000-74,999 816 284 30.0 26.3-33.9 *** *** *** 518 68.2 64.2-71.9 *** *** ***
$75,000+ 1,427 454 26.9 24.4-29.5 *** *** *** 942 70.9 68.2-73.4 22 1.3 0.8- 2.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,759 1,085 58.7 55.8-61.6 *** *** *** 659 40.3 37.4-43.2 14 0.8 0.5- 1.5
No 4,782 1,589 27.8 26.4-29.3 29 0.7 0.5- 1.1 3,103 70.2 68.6-71.7 61 1.3 0.9- 1.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 902 432 44.9 41.0-48.7 *** *** *** 460 54.2 50.4-58.1 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 5,761 2,285 33.8 32.4-35.2 29 0.7 0.4- 1.0 3,380 64.3 62.9-65.8 67 1.2 0.9- 1.7
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 1,965 656 30.6 28.3-33.0 *** *** *** 1,280 67.9 65.5-70.2 22 1.0 0.6- 1.7
Regional City or Suburban 1,446 565 33.7 31.0-36.5 *** *** *** 852 64.3 61.4-67.0 20 1.3 0.8- 2.1
Rural 3,272 1,504 39.6 37.5-41.7 14 0.6 0.3- 1.0 1,719 58.6 56.5-60.7 35 1.2 0.8- 2.0

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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.

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