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BRFSS Survey Results 2009 for South Carolina

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Actions to Control High Blood Pressure

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  Total #
Respondents
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,060 2,984 73.0 70.5-75.4 1,076 27.0 24.6-29.5
GENDER
Male 1,562 1,091 70.9 66.8-74.7 471 29.1 25.3-33.2
Female 2,498 1,893 75.1 72.2-77.9 605 24.9 22.1-27.8
RACE
White 2,464 1,667 68.6 65.4-71.6 797 31.4 28.4-34.6
African American 1,249 1,061 83.5 78.9-87.3 188 16.5 12.7-21.1
Other 175 133 73.0 59.4-83.3 42 27.0 16.7-40.6
HISPANIC
Yes 50 43 70.8 35.7-91.3 7 29.2 8.7-64.3
No 3,857 2,834 73.1 70.5-75.5 1,023 26.9 24.5-29.5
AGE
18-24 20 12 71.8 42.2-89.9 8 28.2 10.1-57.8
25-34 73 54 72.7 55.9-84.9 19 27.3 15.1-44.1
35-44 266 196 74.1 64.9-81.5 70 25.9 18.5-35.1
45-54 624 497 79.3 74.1-83.6 127 20.7 16.4-25.9
55-64 1,162 919 78.9 74.9-82.3 243 21.1 17.7-25.1
65+ 1,915 1,306 64.8 61.5-68.1 609 35.2 31.9-38.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 767 577 77.1 71.8-81.6 190 22.9 18.4-28.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,341 1,008 73.2 68.5-77.4 333 26.8 22.6-31.5
Some Post-H.S. 959 700 75.2 70.3-79.6 259 24.8 20.4-29.7
College Graduate 983 693 68.3 63.0-73.2 290 31.7 26.8-37.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 633 483 77.9 70.5-83.8 150 22.1 16.2-29.5
$15,000- $24,999 785 585 73.6 67.3-79.1 200 26.4 20.9-32.7
$25,000- $34,999 484 367 74.4 66.7-80.8 117 25.6 19.2-33.3
$35,000- $49,999 491 355 69.2 61.3-76.0 136 30.8 24.0-38.7
$50,000+ 972 704 73.7 69.4-77.5 268 26.3 22.5-30.6
REGION**
Region I 553 407 74.1 68.2-79.2 146 25.9 20.8-31.8
Region II 508 363 71.1 64.1-77.1 145 28.9 22.9-35.9
Region III 501 390 74.9 67.7-80.9 111 25.1 19.1-32.3
Region IV 508 382 74.7 68.6-79.9 126 25.3 20.1-31.4
Region V 500 358 70.5 64.7-75.6 142 29.5 24.4-35.3
Region VI 548 392 69.8 64.1-74.9 156 30.2 25.1-35.9
Region VII 491 366 74.7 68.0-80.5 125 25.3 19.5-32.0
Region VIII 451 326 72.4 66.6-77.5 125 27.6 22.5-33.4

*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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