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BRFSS Survey Results 2008 for South Carolina

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Hypertension Awareness

Adults who have been told they have high blood pressure by a doctor, nurse, or other health professional

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  Total #
Respondents
Not at Risk for High BP At Risk for High BP
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 9,982 5,522 66.8 65.3-68.3 4,460 33.2 31.7-34.7
GENDER
Male 3,630 2,013 66.7 64.2-69.1 1,617 33.3 30.9-35.8
Female 6,352 3,509 67.0 65.2-68.7 2,843 33.0 31.3-34.8
RACE
White 6,575 3,843 67.7 65.9-69.4 2,732 32.3 30.6-34.1
African American 2,624 1,266 63.9 60.6-67.0 1,358 36.1 33.0-39.4
Other 477 291 74.1 67.5-79.8 186 25.9 20.2-32.5
HISPANIC
Yes 177 109 70.6 58.1-80.6 68 29.4 19.4-41.9
No 9,551 5,319 67.1 65.6-68.6 4,232 32.9 31.4-34.4
AGE
18-24 310 280 91.2 85.9-94.7 30 8.8 5.3-14.1
25-34 841 736 86.7 83.0-89.7 105 13.3 10.3-17.0
35-44 1,356 1,051 79.3 76.1-82.3 305 20.7 17.7-23.9
45-54 1,993 1,197 62.9 59.7-66.1 796 37.1 33.9-40.3
55-64 2,232 1,035 47.8 44.7-50.9 1,197 52.2 49.1-55.3
65+ 3,250 1,223 38.0 35.6-40.4 2,027 62.0 59.6-64.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,349 512 49.0 44.1-53.9 837 51.0 46.1-55.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,333 1,738 64.6 61.9-67.2 1,595 35.4 32.8-38.1
Some Post-H.S. 2,434 1,416 70.6 67.7-73.3 1,018 29.4 26.7-32.3
College Graduate 2,848 1,849 72.5 69.9-75.0 999 27.5 25.0-30.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,204 506 49.6 44.7-54.5 698 50.4 45.5-55.3
$15,000- $24,999 1,626 765 62.2 58.1-66.2 861 37.8 33.8-41.9
$25,000- $34,999 1,074 551 62.2 57.2-67.0 523 37.8 33.0-42.8
$35,000- $49,999 1,298 754 69.2 65.0-73.0 544 30.8 27.0-35.0
$50,000+ 3,248 2,177 73.8 71.5-76.0 1,071 26.2 24.0-28.5
Health District**
Appalachia I 417 236 65.8 59.9-71.1 181 34.2 28.9-40.1
Appalachia II 673 388 66.7 61.4-71.5 285 33.3 28.5-38.6
Appalachia III 548 301 69.7 63.5-75.4 247 30.3 24.6-36.5
Catawba 258 161 66.1 58.5-72.9 97 33.9 27.1-41.5
Edisto Savannah 1,222 646 64.0 60.3-67.6 576 36.0 32.4-39.7
Low Country 1,189 680 65.1 61.3-68.8 509 34.9 31.2-38.7
Palmetto 1,051 582 67.6 62.8-72.0 469 32.4 28.0-37.2
Pee Dee 667 345 64.0 58.9-68.7 322 36.0 31.3-41.1
Trident 1,172 680 70.7 67.0-74.1 492 29.3 25.9-33.0
Upper Savannah 914 498 66.7 61.5-71.6 416 33.3 28.4-38.5
Waccamaw 1,220 651 64.5 60.7-68.2 569 35.5 31.8-39.3
Wateree 545 295 64.7 58.9-70.2 250 35.3 29.8-41.1
Region***
Region I 1,331 734 66.2 62.3-69.9 597 33.8 30.1-37.7
Region II 1,221 689 67.9 63.9-71.7 532 32.1 28.3-36.1
Region III 1,309 743 67.1 63.0-70.9 566 32.9 29.1-37.0
Region IV 1,212 640 64.3 60.5-67.9 572 35.7 32.1-39.5
Region V 1,222 646 64.0 60.3-67.6 576 36.0 32.4-39.7
Region VI 1,220 651 64.5 60.7-68.2 569 35.5 31.8-39.3
Region VII 1,172 680 70.7 67.0-74.1 492 29.3 25.9-33.0
Region VIII 1,189 680 65.1 61.3-68.8 509 34.9 31.2-38.7

*Data in this table was derived from the Hypertension Awareness questions.

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50 and confidence intervals with width greater than 20. 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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