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BRFSS Survey Results 2009 for South Carolina

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Actions to Control High Blood Pressure

Has a doctor or other health professional ever advised you to exercise 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 4,076 3,202 79.1 76.6-81.3 874 20.9 18.7-23.4
GENDER
Male 1,567 1,238 78.2 74.1-81.8 329 21.8 18.2-25.9
Female 2,509 1,964 80.0 77.1-82.5 545 20.0 17.5-22.9
RACE
White 2,471 1,903 78.8 75.7-81.6 568 21.2 18.4-24.3
African American 1,255 1,034 80.0 74.7-84.4 221 20.0 15.6-25.3
Other 176 133 80.3 70.8-87.3 43 19.7 12.7-29.2
HISPANIC
Yes 51 40 83.3 63.9-93.4 11 16.7 6.6-36.1
No 3,871 3,047 79.2 76.7-81.5 824 20.8 18.5-23.3
AGE
18-24 20 15 64.1 32.7-86.8 5 35.9 13.2-67.3
25-34 73 60 74.8 57.3-86.8 13 25.2 13.2-42.7
35-44 267 222 85.5 77.6-90.9 45 14.5 9.1-22.4
45-54 628 528 85.1 80.8-88.6 100 14.9 11.4-19.2
55-64 1,170 976 82.9 78.2-86.7 194 17.1 13.3-21.8
65+ 1,918 1,401 72.2 69.0-75.2 517 27.8 24.8-31.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 778 562 73.0 66.8-78.5 216 27.0 21.5-33.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,336 1,089 81.2 76.6-85.1 247 18.8 14.9-23.4
Some Post-H.S. 956 764 81.3 77.0-85.0 192 18.7 15.0-23.0
College Graduate 996 777 78.7 73.5-83.1 219 21.3 16.9-26.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 637 484 77.4 69.9-83.4 153 22.6 16.6-30.1
$15,000- $24,999 785 608 73.3 65.7-79.8 177 26.7 20.2-34.3
$25,000- $34,999 483 391 84.8 78.5-89.6 92 15.2 10.4-21.5
$35,000- $49,999 492 412 82.7 75.3-88.3 80 17.3 11.7-24.7
$50,000+ 977 799 83.7 80.0-86.8 178 16.3 13.2-20.0
REGION**
Region I 557 444 81.7 76.8-85.7 113 18.3 14.3-23.2
Region II 512 396 76.4 69.1-82.3 116 23.6 17.7-30.9
Region III 501 398 78.7 71.1-84.8 103 21.3 15.2-28.9
Region IV 513 404 78.7 73.5-83.1 109 21.3 16.9-26.5
Region V 502 404 78.1 72.3-83.0 98 21.9 17.0-27.7
Region VI 549 413 75.4 69.6-80.4 136 24.6 19.6-30.4
Region VII 490 391 85.3 80.2-89.2 99 14.7 10.8-19.8
Region VIII 452 352 78.9 73.3-83.7 100 21.1 16.3-26.7

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

** 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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