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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Hypertension Awareness--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,799 2,499 37.7 36.2-39.2 28 0.6 0.4- 1.0 3,204 60.5 59.0-62.0 68 1.1 0.8- 1.5
No 866 223 22.0 19.0-25.3 *** *** *** 632 76.1 72.6-79.3 *** *** ***
Body Mass Index
Underweight 94 23 19.3 12.3-28.9 *** *** *** 70 79.7 69.9-86.9 *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,900 520 21.5 19.5-23.7 *** *** *** 1,350 76.9 74.6-79.0 21 0.9 0.6- 1.5
Overweight 2,212 924 36.7 34.4-39.0 *** *** *** 1,248 61.6 59.2-63.9 32 1.4 0.9- 2.1
Obese 1,805 1,034 52.1 49.2-55.0 *** *** *** 744 45.8 42.9-48.7 *** *** ***
Current Smoker
Yes 1,086 456 37.5 34.1-41.1 *** *** *** 613 61.1 57.6-64.6 *** *** ***
No 5,399 2,196 34.8 33.3-36.3 27 0.6 0.4- 1.0 3,116 63.3 61.8-64.8 60 1.2 0.9- 1.7
History of CVD**
Yes 753 576 76.0 72.0-79.5 *** *** *** 170 23.2 19.7-27.1 *** *** ***
No 5,877 2,106 30.8 29.4-32.2 30 0.6 0.4- 0.9 3,671 67.4 65.9-68.7 70 1.2 0.9- 1.7
Binge Drinker
Yes 751 224 26.5 23.1-30.3 *** *** *** 517 72.4 68.6-75.9 *** *** ***
No 5,530 2,343 36.7 35.2-38.2 28 0.6 0.4- 1.0 3,099 61.4 59.9-63.0 60 1.2 0.9- 1.7
Heavy Drinker
Yes 286 114 35.6 29.4-42.3 *** *** *** 166 62.8 56.0-69.1 *** *** ***
No 5,988 2,459 35.5 34.0-36.9 27 0.5 0.4- 0.8 3,437 62.8 61.3-64.2 65 1.2 0.9- 1.6
COPD
Yes 551 364 63.9 58.7-68.9 *** *** *** 182 34.7 29.8-39.9 *** *** ***
No 6,102 2,337 32.7 31.4-34.1 28 0.5 0.4- 0.8 3,663 65.5 64.1-66.9 74 1.2 0.9- 1.7
Current Asthma
Yes 548 312 50.0 44.6-55.3 *** *** *** 227 48.4 43.1-53.8 *** *** ***
No 6,104 2,398 33.8 32.4-35.2 27 0.6 0.4- 0.8 3,608 64.5 63.0-65.9 71 1.2 0.9- 1.7
Diabetes
Yes 857 657 78.0 74.6-81.1 *** *** *** 196 21.7 18.6-25.1 *** *** ***
No 5,820 2,062 30.0 28.7-31.4 29 0.6 0.4- 0.9 3,655 68.1 66.6-69.4 74 1.3 1.0- 1.7
Disability
Yes 1,759 1,085 58.7 55.8-61.6 *** *** *** 659 40.3 37.4-43.2 *** *** ***
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
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 2,052 1,357 64.4 61.7-66.9 *** *** *** 668 34.3 31.8-36.9 20 0.9 0.5- 1.4
No 4,631 1,368 24.8 23.4-26.3 23 0.6 0.4- 1.0 3,183 73.3 71.7-74.7 57 1.3 0.9- 1.8

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**History of cardiovascular disease includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

†Chronic diseases include heart disease (heart attack/stoke/angina), current asthma, skin cancer, other cancer, COPD, arthritis, depression, kidney disease and diabetes.

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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