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BRFSS Survey Results 2009 for South Carolina

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Actions to Control High Blood Pressure

Are you reducing alcohol use to help lower or control your high blood pressure?*

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  Total #
Respondents
Yes No Do not use
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,083 1,144 31.9 29.2-34.7 721 18.9 16.9-21.1 2,218 49.2 46.5-52.0
GENDER
Male 1,570 551 37.4 33.1-41.9 379 25.7 22.2-29.7 640 36.9 32.8-41.1
Female 2,513 593 26.5 23.3-30.0 342 12.1 10.4-14.0 1,578 61.4 58.0-64.7
RACE
White 2,481 694 30.9 27.8-34.2 560 23.4 20.7-26.3 1,227 45.7 42.5-49.0
African American 1,253 375 33.6 28.0-39.6 115 9.5 6.7-13.2 763 56.9 51.0-62.6
Other 174 50 44.9 31.7-58.9 26 16.9 10.0-27.0 98 38.2 27.0-50.8
HISPANIC
Yes 52 14 48.1 23.9-73.2 7 19.3 7.2-42.4 31 32.6 16.4-54.4
No 3,876 1,110 32.2 29.5-35.1 696 19.1 17.0-21.4 2,070 48.6 45.8-51.4
AGE
18-24 20 12 67.8 38.8-87.5 5 16.0 5.1-40.2 3 16.2 3.8-48.8
25-34 72 29 41.6 27.1-57.7 14 27.7 14.2-46.8 29 30.8 18.3-46.8
35-44 268 108 46.0 36.9-55.4 50 12.7 8.5-18.6 110 41.2 32.6-50.4
45-54 627 245 37.4 32.0-43.1 89 18.3 14.0-23.5 293 44.4 38.6-50.2
55-64 1,166 371 30.0 26.1-34.2 216 20.9 17.5-24.9 579 49.0 44.4-53.7
65+ 1,930 379 18.4 16.1-21.1 347 19.2 16.6-22.0 1,204 62.4 59.1-65.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 779 154 25.5 20.0-31.9 75 10.0 6.7-14.6 550 64.5 57.9-70.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,342 371 31.9 27.0-37.2 155 12.3 9.3-15.9 816 55.9 50.7-60.9
Some Post-H.S. 956 282 33.0 27.8-38.7 175 20.9 16.6-25.9 499 46.1 40.7-51.6
College Graduate 995 334 35.5 30.2-41.1 314 30.8 26.2-35.7 347 33.7 28.9-39.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 643 150 34.2 25.5-44.1 57 5.1 3.5- 7.5 436 60.7 51.4-69.3
$15,000- $24,999 781 188 28.6 22.2-36.1 90 11.3 8.5-14.9 503 60.1 53.0-66.8
$25,000- $34,999 485 152 36.8 28.6-45.9 60 12.6 8.8-17.7 273 50.6 42.3-58.9
$35,000- $49,999 493 165 33.7 27.2-40.9 98 19.3 14.4-25.5 230 47.0 39.7-54.3
$50,000+ 980 352 36.2 31.7-41.1 296 30.7 26.5-35.4 332 33.0 28.8-37.5
REGION**
Region I 562 160 32.8 26.6-39.7 93 15.9 12.0-20.7 309 51.3 44.8-57.7
Region II 509 134 33.1 26.5-40.5 87 17.1 12.7-22.6 288 49.8 42.9-56.7
Region III 498 152 32.9 25.9-40.7 79 17.1 11.9-23.9 267 50.0 42.5-57.6
Region IV 515 120 22.8 18.2-28.3 74 15.7 11.4-21.1 321 61.5 55.2-67.5
Region V 505 121 29.6 24.1-35.6 71 14.7 11.1-19.3 313 55.7 49.9-61.5
Region VI 550 154 29.2 24.2-34.6 103 24.2 19.3-29.9 293 46.6 40.9-52.5
Region VII 492 147 38.1 29.7-47.3 108 26.8 20.3-34.3 237 35.1 28.3-42.7
Region VIII 452 156 36.0 30.0-42.5 106 25.1 20.1-30.8 190 38.9 33.0-45.2

*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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