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BRFSS Survey Results 2007 for South Carolina

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Actions to Control High Blood Pressure

Has a doctor or other health professional ever advised you to change your eating habits
to help lower or control your high blood pressure?*

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  Total #
Respondents
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,887 2,361 64.2 62.1-66.3 1,526 35.8 33.7-37.9
GENDER
Male 1,495 927 65.6 62.2-68.9 568 34.4 31.1-37.8
Female 2,392 1,434 63.0 60.5-65.4 958 37.0 34.6-39.5
RACE
White 2,734 1,549 60.4 57.9-62.8 1,185 39.6 37.2-42.1
African American 910 668 73.4 68.8-77.5 242 26.6 22.5-31.2
Other 142 85 63.3 53.0-72.5 57 36.7 27.5-47.0
HISPANIC
Yes 40 27 74.6 56.0-87.1 13 25.4 12.9-44.0
No 3,761 2,281 64.0 61.9-66.1 1,480 36.0 33.9-38.1
AGE
18-24 29 19 56.0 31.2-78.1 10 44.0 21.9-68.8
25-34 98 66 68.8 55.7-79.4 32 31.2 20.6-44.3
35-44 265 201 81.6 76.0-86.1 64 18.4 13.9-24.0
45-54 699 483 70.4 66.2-74.3 216 29.6 25.7-33.8
55-64 1,042 720 70.2 66.6-73.5 322 29.8 26.5-33.4
65+ 1,754 872 50.2 47.2-53.2 882 49.8 46.8-52.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 692 414 61.7 56.2-67.0 278 38.3 33.0-43.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,261 800 65.7 62.0-69.2 461 34.3 30.8-38.0
Some Post-H.S. 905 562 66.9 62.7-70.9 343 33.1 29.1-37.3
College Graduate 1,012 579 62.0 58.0-65.8 433 38.0 34.2-42.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 534 348 66.6 61.2-71.6 186 33.4 28.4-38.8
$15,000- $24,999 694 427 66.0 60.8-70.8 267 34.0 29.2-39.2
$25,000- $34,999 454 283 63.0 56.6-68.9 171 37.0 31.1-43.4
$35,000- $49,999 522 328 64.7 58.1-70.9 194 35.3 29.1-41.9
$50,000+ 1,080 646 64.4 60.7-67.9 434 35.6 32.1-39.3
Health District**
Appalachia I 284 187 67.5 60.0-74.1 97 32.5 25.9-40.0
Appalachia II 236 137 57.5 48.7-65.8 99 42.5 34.2-51.3
Appalachia III 202 115 62.7 53.7-70.8 87 37.3 29.2-46.3
Catawba 156 112 73.3 65.0-80.2 44 26.7 19.8-35.0
Edisto Savannah 509 316 66.4 61.4-71.1 193 33.6 28.9-38.6
Low Country 444 254 64.9 58.9-70.4 190 35.1 29.6-41.1
Palmetto 293 176 62.5 55.8-68.7 117 37.5 31.3-44.2
Pee Dee 336 211 64.8 58.6-70.5 125 35.2 29.5-41.4
Trident 422 257 65.2 59.7-70.4 165 34.8 29.6-40.3
Upper Savannah 268 166 64.5 57.7-70.8 102 35.5 29.2-42.3
Waccamaw 480 271 58.9 53.2-64.4 209 41.1 35.6-46.8
Wateree 218 138 71.2 64.2-77.4 80 28.8 22.6-35.8
Region***
Region I 552 353 66.0 61.0-70.7 199 34.0 29.3-39.0
Region II 438 252 59.9 53.6-65.9 186 40.1 34.1-46.4
Region III 449 288 66.0 60.8-70.8 161 34.0 29.2-39.2
Region IV 554 349 67.2 62.6-71.6 205 32.8 28.4-37.4
Region V 509 316 66.4 61.4-71.1 193 33.6 28.9-38.6
Region VI 480 271 58.9 53.2-64.4 209 41.1 35.6-46.8
Region VII 422 257 65.2 59.7-70.4 165 34.8 29.6-40.3
Region VIII 444 254 64.9 58.9-70.4 190 35.1 29.6-41.1

*This question was asked of respondents who reported having been told that they had high blood pressure.

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50. N = Cell Size, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics.

** Appalachia I: Anderson, Oconee
Appalachia II: Greenville, Pickens
Appalachia III: Cherokee, Spartanburg, Union
Catawba: Chester, Lancaster, York
Edisto Savannah: Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Orangeburg
Low Country: Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, Jasper
Palmetto: Fairfield, Lexington, Newberry, Richland
Pee Dee: Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion, Marlboro
Trident: Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester
Upper Savannah: Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Saluda
Waccamaw: Georgetown, Horry, Williamsburg
Wateree: Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee, Sumter

*** Region I: Anderson, Oconee, Abbeville, Laurens, McCormick, Greenwood, Saluda, Edgefield
Region II: Greenville, Pickens, Cherokee, Spartanburg, Union
Region III: Chester, Lancaster, York, Newberry, Fairfield, Lexington, Richland
Region IV: Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee, Sumter, Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion, Marlboro
Region V: Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Orangeburg
Region VI: Georgetown, Horry, Williamsburg
Region VII: Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester
Region VIII: Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, Jasper

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