NC Department of Health and Human Services
N.C. State Center for Health Statistics Home
N.C. Public Health Home

2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Hypertension Awareness

Are you currently taking medicine for your high blood pressure?*

View results for a demographic group:
Select a different topic:
View results for a different geographical area:
  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,722 2,277 81.0 79.1-82.9 445 19.0 17.1-20.9
-Piedmont 1,253 1,029 80.0 77.1-82.5 224 20.0 17.5-22.9
GENDER
Male 521 410 77.0 72.3-81.0 111 23.0 19.0-27.7
Female 732 619 82.8 79.2-85.9 113 17.2 14.1-20.8
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 822 683 80.8 77.2-83.9 139 19.2 16.1-22.8
Non-Hispanic Black 333 283 82.6 77.0-87.1 50 17.4 12.9-23.0
Other 87 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 56 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 113 67 64.6 54.9-73.2 46 35.4 26.8-45.1
45-54 210 161 75.6 68.4-81.6 49 24.4 18.4-31.6
55-64 318 266 85.4 80.8-89.1 52 14.6 10.9-19.2
65-74 325 304 93.9 90.3-96.3 21 6.1 3.7- 9.7
75+ 213 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 165 135 81.5 73.4-87.6 30 18.5 12.4-26.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 360 310 82.6 77.2-86.9 50 17.4 13.1-22.8
Some Post-H.S. 352 287 79.2 73.7-83.8 65 20.8 16.2-26.3
College Graduate 372 293 75.9 70.5-80.6 79 24.1 19.4-29.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 149 121 79.0 69.8-86.0 28 21.0 14.0-30.2
$15,000- 24,999 224 190 84.0 77.7-88.8 34 16.0 11.2-22.3
$25,000- 34,999 118 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 139 117 82.5 72.1-89.7 22 17.5 10.3-27.9
$50,000- 74,999 141 106 72.4 62.8-80.3 35 27.6 19.7-37.2
$75,000+ 227 179 75.8 68.6-81.8 48 24.2 18.2-31.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 441 370 83.4 78.8-87.2 71 16.6 12.8-21.2
No 786 638 78.4 74.7-81.7 148 21.6 18.3-25.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 173 143 80.2 71.8-86.6 30 19.8 13.4-28.2
Non-Veteran 1,077 884 79.9 76.8-82.7 193 20.1 17.3-23.2
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 609 477 74.7 70.1-78.7 132 25.3 21.3-29.9
Regional City or Suburban 349 303 85.4 80.5-89.2 46 14.6 10.8-19.5
Rural 295 249 84.9 79.6-89.1 46 15.1 10.9-20.4

Back to Hypertension Awareness.

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

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.

BRFSS Home | Annual Questionnaires | Technical Notes

This page was generated on 21SEP16.

SCHS Home | FAQs | Contacts