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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western 1,131 492 37.9 34.3-41.6 3 0.6 0.2- 2.2 626 60.1 56.3-63.7 10 1.4 0.7- 2.9
GENDER
Male 501 233 40.2 34.9-45.7 *** *** *** 263 58.8 53.3-64.1 *** *** ***
Female 630 259 35.8 31.0-41.0 *** *** *** 363 61.2 56.0-66.3 *** *** ***
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 970 435 39.3 35.4-43.4 *** *** *** 523 58.4 54.3-62.4 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Black 41 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 113 33 25.1 16.8-35.8 *** *** *** 79 74.3 63.7-82.7 *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 175 23 13.7 8.5-21.3 *** *** *** 149 83.6 75.6-89.4 *** *** ***
35-44 122 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 167 60 37.4 28.6-47.2 *** *** *** 106 61.4 51.6-70.4 *** *** ***
55-64 243 122 53.9 46.1-61.6 *** *** *** 119 44.7 37.1-52.5 *** *** ***
65-74 255 160 59.1 50.9-66.8 *** *** *** 91 38.4 30.8-46.6 *** *** ***
75+ 158 101 67.0 57.4-75.4 *** *** *** 56 32.4 24.1-42.0 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 120 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 318 142 39.3 32.8-46.2 *** *** *** 175 59.9 53.0-66.5 *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 314 148 37.2 31.2-43.7 *** *** *** 161 60.1 53.5-66.4 *** *** ***
College Graduate 376 144 32.1 26.9-37.9 *** *** *** 227 65.9 60.1-71.4 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 121 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 198 87 38.4 30.2-47.2 *** *** *** 110 59.8 50.8-68.2 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 115 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 149 63 39.6 30.0-50.1 *** *** *** 84 58.6 48.1-68.4 *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 150 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 191 76 32.5 25.1-40.8 *** *** *** 113 66.0 57.6-73.6 *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 354 227 61.5 54.4-68.2 *** *** *** 126 37.3 30.7-44.3 *** *** ***
No 757 261 28.6 24.6-32.9 *** *** *** 484 69.0 64.5-73.1 *** *** ***
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 160 89 49.2 39.5-58.9 *** *** *** 70 50.2 40.4-59.9 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 969 402 36.2 32.3-40.2 *** *** *** 555 61.6 57.5-65.5 *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Regional City or Suburban 260 85 29.6 23.7-36.4 *** *** *** 170 67.5 60.5-73.8 *** *** ***
Rural 871 407 40.8 36.5-45.3 *** *** *** 456 57.4 52.9-61.8 *** *** ***

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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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