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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Hypertension Screening

About how long has it been since you last had your blood pressure taken by a doctor, nurse,
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  Total
Respond.^
Within the past 6 months 6 to 12 months ago 1 to 2 years ago 3 or more years ago or never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,555 4,652 81.7 80.4-83.0 585 11.4 10.4-12.5 204 4.4 3.7- 5.1 114 2.5 2.0- 3.1
GENDER
Male 2,305 1,860 78.9 76.8-80.9 254 11.6 10.1-13.3 117 5.8 4.7- 7.1 74 3.7 2.8- 4.8
Female 3,250 2,792 84.2 82.5-85.8 331 11.2 9.8-12.7 87 3.2 2.5- 4.0 40 1.5 1.0- 2.2
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,797 3,209 82.4 80.7-83.9 383 11.2 9.9-12.6 140 4.4 3.6- 5.3 65 2.1 1.5- 2.8
Non-Hispanic Black 1,092 955 86.3 83.5-88.6 104 9.8 7.8-12.2 24 2.8 1.8- 4.5 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 78 70 89.1 78.7-94.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 170 134 76.3 67.3-83.4 19 11.4 6.7-18.7 12 8.4 4.4-15.6 *** *** ***
Hispanic 354 234 62.4 56.1-68.2 66 19.4 15.0-24.8 21 6.9 4.3-10.8 33 11.4 7.7-16.4
AGE
18-34 858 629 73.8 70.3-77.1 120 13.5 11.0-16.4 78 8.7 6.9-11.1 31 4.0 2.7- 5.8
35-44 758 565 75.0 71.2-78.4 122 15.8 12.9-19.1 46 5.9 4.3- 8.0 25 3.4 2.2- 5.2
45-54 976 800 81.0 77.8-83.8 111 12.4 10.1-15.2 35 3.6 2.5- 5.3 30 2.9 1.9- 4.5
55-64 1,182 1,014 86.2 83.8-88.3 122 10.2 8.4-12.4 28 2.0 1.3- 3.1 18 1.5 0.9- 2.6
65-74 1,034 950 91.8 89.5-93.6 70 6.7 5.1- 8.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 681 637 93.7 91.4-95.4 35 4.9 3.4- 7.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 572 477 80.8 76.3-84.7 57 11.8 8.6-16.0 17 2.8 1.7- 4.6 21 4.6 2.8- 7.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,524 1,271 80.9 78.2-83.2 145 10.5 8.7-12.6 73 6.2 4.8- 8.0 35 2.5 1.7- 3.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,560 1,314 82.9 80.5-85.1 166 11.1 9.3-13.1 51 3.9 2.9- 5.3 29 2.1 1.4- 3.2
College Graduate 1,882 1,576 81.7 79.5-83.7 215 12.5 10.8-14.4 62 3.9 3.0- 5.1 29 1.9 1.2- 2.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 504 443 87.7 83.7-90.9 37 7.5 5.1-11.0 15 2.6 1.4- 4.7 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 920 764 81.2 77.6-84.3 86 11.0 8.4-14.2 37 3.9 2.7- 5.8 33 3.9 2.7- 5.7
$25,000- 34,999 485 394 80.2 75.5-84.2 58 11.9 8.8-15.8 18 4.2 2.5- 7.0 15 3.7 2.1- 6.6
$35,000- 49,999 637 539 80.2 75.6-84.2 64 12.4 9.3-16.4 20 3.8 2.3- 6.5 14 3.5 1.8- 6.6
$50,000-74,999 712 584 80.8 76.7-84.2 84 12.2 9.3-15.7 30 5.2 3.4- 7.7 14 1.9 1.0- 3.5
$75,000+ 1,199 1,001 82.1 79.4-84.6 141 12.4 10.4-14.7 38 3.4 2.4- 4.8 19 2.1 1.3- 3.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 746 665 88.3 85.2-90.8 55 8.3 6.2-11.1 21 2.9 1.7- 4.7 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 4,793 3,973 80.8 79.3-82.2 529 11.8 10.7-13.1 182 4.6 3.9- 5.4 109 2.8 2.2- 3.5
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 1,566 1,264 79.1 76.6-81.4 193 12.9 11.0-14.9 71 5.3 4.1- 6.8 38 2.8 1.9- 4.0
Regional City or Suburban 1,225 1,011 81.0 78.2-83.5 137 11.3 9.4-13.5 49 4.5 3.2- 6.1 28 3.3 2.1- 4.9
Rural 2,764 2,377 84.1 82.1-85.9 255 10.3 8.8-12.1 84 3.7 2.9- 4.8 48 1.9 1.3- 2.6

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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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