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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Hypertension Awareness

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%)
North Carolina 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
-Piedmont 3,352 1,255 33.2 31.5-35.1 15 0.5 0.3- 0.9 2,042 65.0 63.2-66.8 40 1.2 0.8- 1.8
GENDER
Male 1,432 522 34.0 31.2-36.8 *** *** *** 886 64.6 61.7-67.4 24 1.5 1.0- 2.3
Female 1,920 733 32.6 30.3-35.0 15 1.0 0.6- 1.7 1,156 65.4 63.0-67.8 *** *** ***
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 2,159 824 34.1 31.8-36.4 *** *** *** 1,298 64.2 61.8-66.4 26 1.2 0.8- 1.8
Non-Hispanic Black 691 333 42.1 37.8-46.4 *** *** *** 345 56.4 52.0-60.6 *** *** ***
Other 450 87 16.8 13.3-20.9 *** *** *** 358 81.2 76.6-85.2 *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 689 56 8.4 6.3-11.1 *** *** *** 619 89.4 86.4-91.9 *** *** ***
35-44 517 113 21.9 18.2-26.1 *** *** *** 396 76.2 72.0-80.1 *** *** ***
45-54 628 210 34.6 30.5-38.9 *** *** *** 407 63.7 59.4-67.8 *** *** ***
55-64 609 318 53.7 49.2-58.2 *** *** *** 283 45.3 40.8-49.8 *** *** ***
65-74 516 325 64.1 59.2-68.8 *** *** *** 183 34.3 29.7-39.1 *** *** ***
75+ 341 215 64.9 59.0-70.4 *** *** *** 120 33.3 27.9-39.2 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 347 165 45.1 39.0-51.3 *** *** *** 177 52.9 46.6-59.0 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 838 361 36.0 32.4-39.6 *** *** *** 470 63.3 59.7-66.9 *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 873 352 33.6 30.3-37.1 *** *** *** 501 64.1 60.5-67.5 14 1.5 0.8- 2.6
College Graduate 1,275 373 24.7 22.3-27.3 *** *** *** 879 73.3 70.7-75.8 17 1.3 0.8- 2.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 297 149 44.3 37.7-51.1 *** *** *** 143 54.0 47.3-60.7 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 503 224 41.6 36.7-46.7 *** *** *** 278 58.2 53.1-63.2 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 284 118 38.7 32.0-45.9 *** *** *** 160 58.2 50.9-65.1 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 356 139 35.5 29.9-41.5 *** *** *** 209 62.6 56.6-68.3 *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 390 141 30.9 26.0-36.2 *** *** *** 243 67.4 62.0-72.4 *** *** ***
$75,000+ 833 228 24.2 21.2-27.5 *** *** *** 588 73.6 70.2-76.7 13 1.4 0.8- 2.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 744 442 57.5 53.3-61.7 *** *** *** 295 41.6 37.5-45.9 *** *** ***
No 2,539 787 26.8 24.9-28.8 15 0.7 0.4- 1.1 1,706 71.2 69.2-73.2 31 1.3 0.8- 2.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 374 174 46.4 40.6-52.3 *** *** *** 194 52.3 46.5-58.1 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 2,965 1,078 31.7 29.9-33.7 15 0.6 0.3- 1.0 1,839 66.5 64.5-68.4 33 1.2 0.8- 1.8
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 1,799 610 31.1 28.7-33.6 *** *** *** 1,162 67.5 64.9-69.9 21 1.0 0.6- 1.7
Regional City or Suburban 889 350 33.7 30.3-37.2 *** *** *** 521 64.4 60.8-67.9 14 1.5 0.8- 2.6
Rural 664 295 38.4 34.2-42.8 *** *** *** 359 59.4 54.9-63.8 *** *** ***

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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.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
**Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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