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BRFSS Survey Results 2009 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 9,824 5,512 67.3 65.8-68.8 4,312 32.7 31.2-34.2
GENDER
Male 3,711 2,051 66.3 63.7-68.7 1,660 33.7 31.3-36.3
Female 6,113 3,461 68.3 66.4-70.1 2,652 31.7 29.9-33.6
RACE
White 6,389 3,800 68.4 66.5-70.1 2,589 31.6 29.9-33.5
African American 2,679 1,325 65.0 61.6-68.3 1,354 35.0 31.7-38.4
Other 474 288 72.5 65.7-78.3 186 27.5 21.7-34.3
HISPANIC
Yes 157 101 79.0 67.5-87.2 56 21.0 12.8-32.5
No 9,427 5,333 67.4 65.8-69.0 4,094 32.6 31.0-34.2
AGE
18-24 284 262 89.0 81.4-93.7 22 11.0 6.3-18.6
25-34 696 617 88.1 84.2-91.2 79 11.9 8.8-15.8
35-44 1,241 964 77.6 73.9-81.0 277 22.4 19.0-26.1
45-54 1,848 1,178 67.0 63.9-70.1 670 33.0 29.9-36.1
55-64 2,366 1,129 50.3 47.2-53.4 1,237 49.7 46.6-52.8
65+ 3,389 1,362 39.1 36.7-41.5 2,027 60.9 58.5-63.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,377 541 50.9 46.1-55.7 836 49.1 44.3-53.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,074 1,645 67.4 64.5-70.1 1,429 32.6 29.9-35.5
Some Post-H.S. 2,469 1,469 69.7 66.7-72.5 1,000 30.3 27.5-33.3
College Graduate 2,880 1,846 72.0 69.2-74.5 1,034 28.0 25.5-30.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,169 491 50.5 44.8-56.2 678 49.5 43.8-55.2
$15,000- $24,999 1,667 834 61.8 57.5-65.8 833 38.2 34.2-42.5
$25,000- $34,999 1,117 610 62.2 57.2-67.0 507 37.8 33.0-42.8
$35,000- $49,999 1,191 687 68.6 64.3-72.6 504 31.4 27.4-35.7
$50,000+ 3,054 2,042 75.3 73.0-77.4 1,012 24.7 22.6-27.0
REGION**
Region I 1,269 691 65.9 61.9-69.6 578 34.1 30.4-38.1
Region II 1,244 709 67.2 63.3-71.0 535 32.8 29.0-36.7
Region III 1,312 782 69.1 65.0-72.9 530 30.9 27.1-35.0
Region IV 1,174 619 64.1 60.1-67.8 555 35.9 32.2-39.9
Region V 1,179 644 64.9 61.2-68.5 535 35.1 31.5-38.8
Region VI 1,255 681 65.0 61.2-68.7 574 35.0 31.3-38.8
Region VII 1,191 674 69.8 65.3-74.0 517 30.2 26.0-34.7
Region VIII 1,200 712 70.4 66.9-73.7 488 29.6 26.3-33.1

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

** 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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