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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 take medication
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 3,913 3,676 91.0 89.2-92.5 237 9.0 7.5-10.8
GENDER
Male 1,508 1,392 88.1 84.8-90.7 116 11.9 9.3-15.2
Female 2,405 2,284 93.6 92.0-94.9 121 6.4 5.1- 8.0
RACE
White 2,755 2,584 91.6 89.8-93.0 171 8.4 7.0-10.2
African American 911 861 89.5 84.5-93.0 50 10.5 7.0-15.5
Other 142 130 90.0 80.4-95.2 12 10.0 4.8-19.6
HISPANIC
Yes 40 37 85.5 62.4-95.4 3 14.5 4.6-37.6
No 3,783 3,553 91.0 89.2-92.5 230 9.0 7.5-10.8
AGE
18-24 29 20 61.6 34.5-83.0 9 38.4 17.0-65.5
25-34 97 73 70.7 57.5-81.1 24 29.3 18.9-42.5
35-44 264 227 84.6 78.6-89.2 37 15.4 10.8-21.4
45-54 699 627 89.5 86.1-92.1 72 10.5 7.9-13.9
55-64 1,049 998 94.9 92.6-96.5 51 5.1 3.5- 7.4
65+ 1,775 1,731 97.5 96.4-98.3 44 2.5 1.7- 3.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 701 665 92.3 86.3-95.9 36 7.7 4.1-13.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,269 1,185 89.7 86.4-92.2 84 10.3 7.8-13.6
Some Post-H.S. 910 855 90.1 86.1-93.0 55 9.9 7.0-13.9
College Graduate 1,017 958 92.8 89.9-94.9 59 7.2 5.1-10.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 535 510 91.8 86.6-95.1 25 8.2 4.9-13.4
$15,000- $24,999 700 657 88.5 82.8-92.5 43 11.5 7.5-17.2
$25,000- $34,999 456 429 93.2 88.9-95.9 27 6.8 4.1-11.1
$35,000- $49,999 524 486 88.1 80.6-93.0 38 11.9 7.0-19.4
$50,000+ 1,085 1,006 90.3 87.4-92.6 79 9.7 7.4-12.6
Health District**
Appalachia I 286 263 92.0 87.2-95.1 23 8.0 4.9-12.8
Appalachia II 239 221 84.4 73.3-91.5 18 15.6 8.5-26.7
Appalachia III 203 192 92.7 85.7-96.4 11 7.3 3.6-14.3
Catawba 156 146 93.7 88.4-96.7 10 6.3 3.3-11.6
Edisto Savannah 514 485 91.9 87.5-94.8 29 8.1 5.2-12.5
Low Country 447 424 92.6 86.7-96.0 23 7.4 4.0-13.3
Palmetto 296 271 88.9 82.4-93.2 25 11.1 6.8-17.6
Pee Dee 336 318 92.6 86.9-95.9 18 7.4 4.1-13.1
Trident 424 405 93.1 88.9-95.8 19 6.9 4.2-11.1
Upper Savannah 267 251 91.0 83.7-95.2 16 9.0 4.8-16.3
Waccamaw 486 454 89.6 84.2-93.3 32 10.4 6.7-15.8
Wateree 219 207 91.4 83.0-95.9 12 8.6 4.1-17.0
Region***
Region I 553 514 91.5 87.5-94.3 39 8.5 5.7-12.5
Region II 442 413 88.3 81.7-92.8 29 11.7 7.2-18.3
Region III 452 417 90.5 85.9-93.7 35 9.5 6.3-14.1
Region IV 555 525 92.1 87.8-95.0 30 7.9 5.0-12.2
Region V 514 485 91.9 87.5-94.8 29 8.1 5.2-12.5
Region VI 486 454 89.6 84.2-93.3 32 10.4 6.7-15.8
Region VII 424 405 93.1 88.9-95.8 19 6.9 4.2-11.1
Region VIII 447 424 92.6 86.7-96.0 23 7.4 4.0-13.3

*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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