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BRFSS Survey Results 2009 for South Carolina

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Hypertension Awareness

Are you currently taking medicine for your high blood pressure?*

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  Total #
Respondents
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,308 3,874 80.9 77.9-83.6 434 19.1 16.4-22.1
GENDER
Male 1,658 1,432 73.9 69.1-78.2 226 26.1 21.8-30.9
Female 2,650 2,442 87.7 84.3-90.5 208 12.3 9.5-15.7
RACE
White 2,586 2,319 80.8 77.3-83.9 267 19.2 16.1-22.7
African American 1,353 1,217 79.7 73.0-85.1 136 20.3 14.9-27.0
Other 186 162 77.4 60.7-88.4 24 22.6 11.6-39.3
HISPANIC
Yes 56 50 77.5 39.6-94.8 6 22.5 5.2-60.4
No 4,090 3,667 80.4 77.4-83.1 423 19.6 16.9-22.6
AGE
18-24 22 5 11.0 3.3-30.8 17 89.0 69.2-96.7
25-34 79 33 35.5 22.8-50.6 46 64.5 49.4-77.2
35-44 277 192 62.3 52.6-71.1 85 37.7 28.9-47.4
45-54 668 580 83.6 78.5-87.7 88 16.4 12.3-21.5
55-64 1,237 1,130 90.2 87.1-92.6 107 9.8 7.4-12.9
65+ 2,025 1,934 95.9 94.5-97.0 91 4.1 3.0- 5.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 835 763 85.2 79.1-89.7 72 14.8 10.3-20.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,428 1,287 82.6 76.8-87.2 141 17.4 12.8-23.2
Some Post-H.S. 999 883 80.0 74.0-85.0 116 20.0 15.0-26.0
College Graduate 1,033 928 76.4 69.8-81.9 105 23.6 18.1-30.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 677 603 75.2 63.9-83.9 74 24.8 16.1-36.1
$15,000- $24,999 833 765 85.9 78.2-91.2 68 14.1 8.8-21.8
$25,000- $34,999 506 450 74.6 64.5-82.7 56 25.4 17.3-35.5
$35,000- $49,999 504 450 79.7 71.5-86.0 54 20.3 14.0-28.5
$50,000+ 1,012 895 81.5 76.7-85.4 117 18.5 14.6-23.3
REGION**
Region I 578 523 88.4 83.1-92.2 55 11.6 7.8-16.9
Region II 533 473 78.5 70.7-84.7 60 21.5 15.3-29.3
Region III 530 476 77.8 68.9-84.7 54 22.2 15.3-31.1
Region IV 555 497 84.6 78.4-89.2 58 15.4 10.8-21.6
Region V 534 477 83.9 78.1-88.4 57 16.1 11.6-21.9
Region VI 573 520 85.1 79.5-89.3 53 14.9 10.7-20.5
Region VII 517 462 73.3 63.0-81.6 55 26.7 18.4-37.0
Region VIII 488 446 85.9 79.2-90.6 42 14.1 9.4-20.8

*This question was asked only of respondents who reported that they have ever 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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