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2015 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 2,722 2,277 81.0 79.1-82.9 445 19.0 17.1-20.9
GENDER
Male 1,154 930 78.6 75.5-81.4 224 21.4 18.6-24.5
Female 1,568 1,347 83.3 80.8-85.6 221 16.7 14.4-19.2
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 1,827 1,539 82.1 79.7-84.2 288 17.9 15.8-20.3
Non-Hispanic Black 681 595 84.2 80.3-87.4 86 15.8 12.6-19.7
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 49 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 53 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 87 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 118 38 32.6 23.6-43.1 80 67.4 56.9-76.4
35-44 209 124 64.9 57.4-71.8 85 35.1 28.2-42.6
45-54 436 339 77.5 72.6-81.8 97 22.5 18.2-27.4
55-64 716 616 86.5 83.4-89.1 100 13.5 10.9-16.6
65-74 720 667 93.9 91.7-95.6 53 6.1 4.4- 8.3
75+ 487 462 94.6 91.7-96.5 25 5.4 3.5- 8.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 371 317 83.5 78.0-87.8 54 16.5 12.2-22.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 842 726 82.8 79.2-85.8 116 17.2 14.2-20.8
Some Post-H.S. 771 632 79.7 76.0-83.0 139 20.3 17.0-24.0
College Graduate 729 593 77.6 73.7-81.2 136 22.4 18.8-26.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 336 282 81.0 74.9-85.9 54 19.0 14.1-25.1
$15,000- 24,999 517 429 82.3 78.0-85.9 88 17.7 14.1-22.0
$25,000- 34,999 272 226 80.0 72.8-85.6 46 20.0 14.4-27.2
$35,000- 49,999 303 258 82.6 75.7-87.8 45 17.4 12.2-24.3
$50,000-74,999 284 220 73.2 65.8-79.5 64 26.8 20.5-34.2
$75,000+ 453 369 78.2 73.1-82.5 84 21.8 17.5-26.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,083 940 85.8 83.0-88.2 143 14.2 11.8-17.0
No 1,588 1,293 78.1 75.3-80.6 295 21.9 19.4-24.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 430 361 80.4 75.0-84.8 69 19.6 15.2-25.0
Non-Veteran 2,284 1,911 81.2 79.1-83.2 373 18.8 16.8-20.9
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 655 518 75.5 71.1-79.4 137 24.5 20.6-28.9
Regional City or Suburban 564 472 82.1 77.9-85.6 92 17.9 14.4-22.1
Rural 1,503 1,287 83.9 81.4-86.1 216 16.1 13.9-18.6

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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.

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