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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Local Health Director Region 8 Demographics

Hypertension Awareness

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%)
North Carolina 2,722 2,277 81.0 79.1-82.9 445 19.0 17.1-20.9
Region 8 280 245 86.0 80.1-90.3 35 14.0 9.7-19.9
GENDER
Male 115 98 83.1 72.7-90.1 17 16.9 9.9-27.3
Female 165 147 88.6 81.6-93.2 18 11.4 6.8-18.4
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 174 156 88.9 81.6-93.5 18 11.1 6.5-18.4
Non-Hispanic Black 77 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 24 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-44 27 *** *** *** *** *** ***
44-64 133 115 88.3 81.1-93.0 18 11.7 7.0-18.9
65+ 115 110 96.8 92.1-98.8 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 136 124 90.6 82.8-95.1 12 9.4 4.9-17.2
Some College + 144 121 79.9 70.0-87.2 23 20.1 12.8-30.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 153 138 89.9 82.4-94.5 15 10.1 5.5-17.6
$50,000+ 77 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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

See Technical Notes for counties in Local Health Director, State and AHEC regions.

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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