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 Screening

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

View results for a demographic group:
Select a different topic:
View results for a different geographical area:
  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%)
North Carolina 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
-Piedmont 2,760 2,266 80.7 78.9-82.4 326 12.2 10.8-13.7 100 4.2 3.4- 5.2 68 2.9 2.2- 3.8
GENDER
Male 1,134 895 78.1 75.2-80.7 137 12.0 10.0-14.3 56 5.7 4.3- 7.5 46 4.3 3.1- 5.9
Female 1,626 1,371 83.0 80.7-85.0 189 12.3 10.6-14.4 44 3.0 2.2- 4.2 22 1.7 1.0- 2.8
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,810 1,506 81.3 79.1-83.4 201 11.9 10.3-13.8 67 4.3 3.3- 5.6 36 2.4 1.7- 3.5
Non-Hispanic Black 576 503 87.2 83.8-90.0 56 9.0 6.8-11.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 338 229 66.3 60.1-71.9 65 18.8 14.5-23.9 18 6.1 3.7- 9.7 26 8.9 5.8-13.4
AGE
18-34 463 345 75.4 70.8-79.6 64 12.4 9.4-16.1 38 8.0 5.7-11.1 16 4.2 2.5- 6.9
35-44 426 305 73.2 68.4-77.5 75 16.2 12.7-20.3 26 6.2 4.2- 9.2 20 4.4 2.7- 7.1
45-54 522 417 77.7 73.2-81.6 73 15.7 12.3-19.7 17 3.5 2.1- 5.9 *** *** ***
55-64 537 460 85.6 82.0-88.5 57 10.8 8.2-13.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 466 424 91.8 88.7-94.1 35 7.1 5.0-10.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 310 285 92.0 88.1-94.7 19 6.0 3.7- 9.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 271 218 80.5 74.4-85.4 32 11.3 7.5-16.5 *** *** *** 15 6.4 3.7-10.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 696 573 80.7 77.1-84.0 71 10.0 7.7-12.8 34 6.5 4.5- 9.2 18 2.8 1.7- 4.7
Some Post-H.S. 726 596 81.4 77.9-84.4 87 12.6 10.1-15.6 27 4.0 2.6- 6.1 16 2.0 1.2- 3.6
College Graduate 1,054 868 80.0 77.1-82.6 134 14.1 11.9-16.6 33 3.7 2.6- 5.2 19 2.2 1.4- 3.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 228 198 87.0 81.0-91.3 18 7.4 4.4-12.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 426 351 81.4 76.7-85.4 45 11.7 8.5-15.9 *** *** *** 19 4.6 2.8- 7.5
$25,000- 34,999 231 185 80.1 73.6-85.4 30 13.1 8.9-18.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 302 247 76.8 69.9-82.5 35 13.0 8.8-18.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 335 276 81.5 76.3-85.8 37 11.4 8.1-15.9 14 4.9 2.8- 8.5 *** *** ***
$75,000+ 684 557 80.3 76.7-83.4 92 13.7 11.1-16.8 20 3.4 2.2- 5.4 15 2.6 1.5- 4.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 312 274 85.5 80.4-89.5 27 10.3 7.0-15.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 2,438 1,983 80.1 78.1-81.9 298 12.4 11.0-14.0 92 4.3 3.5- 5.4 65 3.2 2.4- 4.2
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 1,440 1,159 79.1 76.5-81.5 184 13.1 11.2-15.3 63 5.2 4.0- 6.7 34 2.6 1.8- 3.8
Regional City or Suburban 753 627 81.6 78.2-84.7 82 11.0 8.7-13.7 25 3.9 2.5- 6.0 19 3.5 2.1- 5.7
Rural 567 480 83.5 79.5-86.8 60 11.4 8.5-15.0 *** *** *** 15 2.8 1.6- 4.8

Back to Hypertension Screening.

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