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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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?

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  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
-Western 1,000 845 82.3 78.7-85.4 103 11.6 8.9-14.8 34 4.1 2.8- 6.1 18 2.0 1.2- 3.5
GENDER
Male 432 360 81.9 76.8-86.1 44 11.6 8.2-16.3 18 3.6 2.2- 6.0 *** *** ***
Female 568 485 82.6 77.3-86.9 59 11.5 7.9-16.4 16 4.6 2.6- 7.9 *** *** ***
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 869 741 82.7 78.9-86.0 86 11.4 8.6-14.9 29 4.3 2.8- 6.5 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Black 35 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 91 71 79.4 67.4-87.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 130 93 75.7 66.3-83.1 19 13.3 7.8-21.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 102 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 151 122 82.8 74.6-88.7 17 10.8 6.0-18.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 220 188 85.6 78.9-90.4 23 9.3 5.6-14.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 240 217 86.6 78.4-92.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 147 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 105 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 271 229 79.7 72.4-85.4 22 11.7 7.2-18.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 284 241 84.1 78.2-88.7 33 11.0 7.4-16.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 338 285 83.7 78.2-88.0 37 10.5 7.1-15.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 97 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 173 144 81.8 73.0-88.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 102 79 80.2 70.2-87.4 16 12.8 7.3-21.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 134 118 87.4 78.8-92.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 143 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 175 152 85.6 77.7-91.0 17 9.4 5.2-16.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 140 122 90.3 83.9-94.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 858 721 81.1 77.0-84.5 92 12.4 9.4-16.1 28 4.3 2.8- 6.5 17 2.3 1.3- 4.0
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Regional City or Suburban 232 184 77.7 70.6-83.5 29 13.1 8.8-19.2 15 6.8 3.8-11.8 *** *** ***
Rural 768 661 83.9 79.6-87.4 74 11.0 7.9-15.0 19 3.1 1.8- 5.3 14 2.0 1.1- 3.5

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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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