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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 2,496 2,136 83.1 81.1-85.0 360 16.9 15.0-18.9
No 223 139 61.6 53.7-68.9 84 38.4 31.1-46.3
Body Mass Index
Underweight 23 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 519 416 77.0 71.7-81.5 103 23.0 18.5-28.3
Overweight 923 773 80.2 76.8-83.2 150 19.8 16.8-23.2
Obese 1,034 889 84.7 81.6-87.3 145 15.3 12.7-18.4
Current Smoker
Yes 456 335 70.5 64.9-75.6 121 29.5 24.4-35.1
No 2,193 1,877 83.8 81.7-85.6 316 16.2 14.4-18.3
History of CVD**
Yes 574 538 94.3 91.8-96.0 36 5.7 4.0- 8.2
No 2,105 1,705 77.9 75.6-80.1 400 22.1 19.9-24.4
Binge Drinker
Yes 224 160 68.5 60.7-75.5 64 31.5 24.5-39.3
No 2,340 1,989 83.2 81.1-85.0 351 16.8 15.0-18.9
Heavy Drinker
Yes 114 *** *** *** 21 21.5 13.0-33.5
No 2,456 2,060 81.7 79.7-83.6 396 18.3 16.4-20.3
COPD
Yes 363 316 86.1 81.2-89.9 47 13.9 10.1-18.8
No 2,335 1,943 80.3 78.2-82.3 392 19.7 17.7-21.8
Current Asthma
Yes 311 262 80.8 74.3-85.9 49 19.2 14.1-25.7
No 2,396 2,004 81.2 79.2-83.2 392 18.8 16.8-20.8
Diabetes
Yes 657 616 93.0 90.3-95.0 41 7.0 5.0- 9.7
No 2,059 1,656 77.3 74.9-79.6 403 22.7 20.4-25.1
Disability
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
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,355 1,200 87.4 85.0-89.4 155 12.6 10.6-15.0
No 1,367 1,077 75.2 72.1-78.1 290 24.8 21.9-27.9

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*Asked only of those who report being told they have high blood pressure.

**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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