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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 change your eating habits 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 4,069 2,614 66.1 63.6-68.6 1,455 33.9 31.4-36.4
GENDER
Male 1,563 1,019 67.5 63.4-71.4 544 32.5 28.6-36.6
Female 2,506 1,595 64.8 61.6-67.9 911 35.2 32.1-38.4
RACE
White 2,471 1,444 62.9 59.6-66.0 1,027 37.1 34.0-40.4
African American 1,249 957 74.8 69.9-79.2 292 25.2 20.8-30.1
Other 175 111 66.5 54.1-77.0 64 33.5 23.0-45.9
HISPANIC
Yes 51 34 67.9 40.4-86.8 17 32.1 13.2-59.6
No 3,864 2,493 66.4 63.7-69.0 1,371 33.6 31.0-36.3
AGE
18-24 20 14 60.6 30.3-84.4 6 39.4 15.6-69.7
25-34 73 55 76.6 60.1-87.6 18 23.4 12.4-39.9
35-44 266 200 76.3 67.5-83.3 66 23.7 16.7-32.5
45-54 624 464 72.5 66.9-77.4 160 27.5 22.6-33.1
55-64 1,170 847 71.6 67.3-75.6 323 28.4 24.4-32.7
65+ 1,916 1,034 52.7 49.3-56.0 882 47.3 44.0-50.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 778 492 66.1 60.3-71.4 286 33.9 28.6-39.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,339 903 67.8 63.0-72.2 436 32.2 27.8-37.0
Some Post-H.S. 954 614 68.1 63.1-72.7 340 31.9 27.3-36.9
College Graduate 987 599 62.7 57.3-67.9 388 37.3 32.1-42.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 639 421 67.0 59.0-74.1 218 33.0 25.9-41.0
$15,000- $24,999 781 516 66.2 59.5-72.3 265 33.8 27.7-40.5
$25,000- $34,999 484 330 71.3 63.6-78.0 154 28.7 22.0-36.4
$35,000- $49,999 492 319 66.6 59.2-73.3 173 33.4 26.7-40.8
$50,000+ 976 629 68.8 64.4-72.9 347 31.2 27.1-35.6
REGION**
Region I 557 362 68.5 62.7-73.8 195 31.5 26.2-37.3
Region II 507 321 62.4 55.2-69.0 186 37.6 31.0-44.8
Region III 499 328 66.2 58.9-72.8 171 33.8 27.2-41.1
Region IV 515 341 67.6 61.8-72.8 174 32.4 27.2-38.2
Region V 500 327 68.0 62.4-73.2 173 32.0 26.8-37.6
Region VI 551 340 62.3 56.4-67.8 211 37.7 32.2-43.6
Region VII 491 329 71.1 64.4-77.0 162 28.9 23.0-35.6
Region VIII 449 266 63.5 57.5-69.2 183 36.5 30.8-42.5

*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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