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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Hypertension Awareness

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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
-Western 491 408 81.3 76.3-85.4 83 18.7 14.6-23.7
GENDER
Male 232 193 80.5 73.2-86.2 39 19.5 13.8-26.8
Female 259 215 82.1 74.9-87.6 44 17.9 12.4-25.1
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 434 364 82.6 77.3-86.8 70 17.4 13.2-22.7
Non-Hispanic Black 22 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 33 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 23 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 22 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 60 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 122 106 88.2 80.4-93.1 16 11.8 6.9-19.6
65-74 159 143 91.7 85.8-95.3 16 8.3 4.7-14.2
75+ 101 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 56 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 141 122 81.9 71.2-89.2 19 18.1 10.8-28.8
Some Post-H.S. 148 122 81.2 72.4-87.8 26 18.8 12.2-27.6
College Graduate 144 113 73.0 62.3-81.6 31 27.0 18.4-37.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 63 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 87 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 61 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 63 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 49 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 76 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 226 200 89.2 83.5-93.1 26 10.8 6.9-16.5
No 261 204 73.9 66.0-80.6 57 26.1 19.4-34.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 88 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 402 329 80.2 74.5-84.9 73 19.8 15.1-25.5
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Regional City or Suburban 85 66 77.7 66.1-86.2 19 22.3 13.8-33.9
Rural 406 342 82.2 76.5-86.8 64 17.8 13.2-23.5

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*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.

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