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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

About how long has it been since you last had your blood pressure taken by a doctor, nurse,
or other health professional?

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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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 4,897 4,231 84.7 83.3-85.9 474 10.6 9.5-11.8 137 3.3 2.8- 4.1 55 1.4 1.0- 1.9
No 647 415 64.2 59.6-68.5 106 15.3 12.3-18.8 67 10.9 8.3-14.0 59 9.7 7.2-12.8
Body Mass Index
Underweight 73 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,560 1,256 77.7 75.0-80.2 201 13.7 11.7-16.1 72 6.1 4.7- 7.9 31 2.5 1.6- 3.7
Overweight 1,861 1,567 82.8 80.6-84.8 186 11.0 9.4-12.9 62 3.4 2.6- 4.6 46 2.7 1.9- 3.9
Obese 1,596 1,397 85.6 83.1-87.8 128 9.1 7.3-11.3 50 3.6 2.6- 4.9 21 1.7 1.0- 2.8
Current Smoker
Yes 899 721 76.6 72.6-80.1 104 14.7 11.6-18.4 43 5.6 4.0- 7.8 31 3.2 2.1- 4.8
No 4,625 3,910 83.0 81.6-84.3 479 10.7 9.7-11.8 154 4.0 3.3- 4.7 82 2.3 1.8- 3.0
History of CVD**
Yes 676 643 94.8 92.4-96.5 27 3.9 2.5- 5.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 4,833 3,969 80.2 78.7-81.6 556 12.3 11.2-13.5 198 4.8 4.1- 5.6 110 2.7 2.2- 3.4
Binge Drinker
Yes 570 435 75.4 70.9-79.3 73 12.9 10.1-16.4 38 7.3 5.1-10.4 24 4.4 2.7- 7.2
No 4,803 4,076 82.9 81.5-84.3 483 11.0 9.9-12.2 156 3.8 3.2- 4.6 88 2.3 1.8- 2.9
Heavy Drinker
Yes 234 179 74.3 66.9-80.6 31 13.5 9.1-19.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 5,127 4,323 82.3 81.0-83.6 521 11.0 10.0-12.2 183 4.3 3.6- 5.1 100 2.3 1.9- 2.9
COPD
Yes 496 454 90.0 85.9-93.0 27 6.5 4.1-10.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 5,032 4,172 80.9 79.5-82.3 558 11.9 10.8-13.1 193 4.6 3.9- 5.4 109 2.6 2.1- 3.2
Current Asthma
Yes 482 437 86.8 81.3-90.9 31 9.4 5.9-14.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 5,046 4,196 81.3 79.9-82.6 549 11.5 10.4-12.7 193 4.6 3.9- 5.3 108 2.6 2.1- 3.2
Diabetes
Yes 771 734 95.1 93.0-96.6 33 4.3 2.9- 6.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 4,777 3,912 79.9 78.5-81.3 551 12.3 11.2-13.6 201 4.9 4.2- 5.7 113 2.8 2.3- 3.5
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,823 1,707 93.1 91.5-94.4 92 5.5 4.3- 6.9 16 0.9 0.5- 1.6 *** *** ***
No 3,732 2,945 77.2 75.5-78.8 493 13.8 12.4-15.2 188 5.8 4.9- 6.8 106 3.3 2.6- 4.1

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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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