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BRFSS Survey Results 2009 for South Carolina

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Actions to Control High Blood Pressure

Are you cutting down on salt 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 4,089 3,066 74.6 72.1-76.9 559 15.0 13.1-17.3 464 10.3 8.9-12.0
GENDER
Male 1,571 1,143 74.2 70.3-77.8 252 15.3 12.5-18.7 176 10.4 8.2-13.3
Female 2,518 1,923 75.0 71.8-77.9 307 14.8 12.2-17.9 288 10.2 8.6-12.1
RACE
White 2,481 1,760 71.4 68.2-74.3 467 19.5 16.8-22.5 254 9.1 7.6-10.9
African American 1,255 1,046 84.2 80.2-87.6 58 5.7 3.4- 9.4 151 10.1 7.9-12.8
Other 177 120 64.6 50.8-76.4 20 13.2 7.4-22.3 37 22.2 12.1-37.2
HISPANIC
Yes 52 44 70.8 43.0-88.6 2 8.2 2.0-28.4 6 21.1 6.3-51.5
No 3,881 2,898 74.6 72.0-77.0 546 15.4 13.4-17.7 437 10.0 8.6-11.6
AGE
18-24 20 14 75.6 43.3-92.7 6 24.4 7.3-56.7 0 0.0 . - .
25-34 73 55 74.7 57.8-86.4 13 20.7 10.0-38.1 5 4.6 1.5-13.3
35-44 268 212 74.1 64.3-82.0 41 17.3 10.9-26.4 15 8.5 4.1-17.1
45-54 625 491 80.7 76.2-84.6 83 12.1 9.2-15.8 51 7.2 4.8-10.5
55-64 1,170 901 74.4 70.0-78.3 146 13.5 10.5-17.2 123 12.1 9.3-15.5
65+ 1,933 1,393 71.3 68.3-74.2 270 14.9 12.7-17.4 270 13.8 11.7-16.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 781 600 72.5 66.0-78.1 79 13.7 9.7-19.0 102 13.8 9.6-19.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,345 1,037 76.2 71.7-80.1 153 12.6 9.5-16.5 155 11.2 8.8-14.3
Some Post-H.S. 957 713 78.5 74.3-82.1 134 11.9 9.2-15.4 110 9.6 7.3-12.5
College Graduate 995 710 71.2 65.7-76.1 189 21.3 16.7-26.8 96 7.5 5.6-10.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 637 503 78.6 71.1-84.6 51 7.2 4.3-11.8 83 14.1 9.1-21.3
$15,000- $24,999 785 597 74.4 67.3-80.5 94 14.1 8.8-21.8 94 11.5 8.5-15.4
$25,000- $34,999 486 382 77.5 70.4-83.4 61 12.5 8.6-18.0 43 9.9 5.9-16.1
$35,000- $49,999 493 365 75.1 67.7-81.2 78 18.6 12.8-26.3 50 6.3 4.4- 9.0
$50,000+ 977 715 74.5 70.2-78.3 180 17.7 14.4-21.6 82 7.9 5.8-10.5
REGION**
Region I 560 434 78.0 72.8-82.4 73 14.3 10.6-18.9 53 7.7 5.4-10.9
Region II 515 374 71.5 64.2-77.9 74 20.1 14.2-27.7 67 8.4 5.7-12.1
Region III 498 390 76.0 68.9-81.9 54 11.4 7.4-17.1 54 12.6 8.3-18.6
Region IV 514 388 75.6 70.1-80.3 63 13.2 9.5-18.0 63 11.2 8.3-15.1
Region V 504 377 76.6 71.3-81.2 58 10.0 7.5-13.3 69 13.4 9.5-18.5
Region VI 553 400 71.7 66.3-76.6 90 17.2 13.2-22.0 63 11.1 8.2-14.9
Region VII 492 369 75.7 69.1-81.3 70 14.5 10.2-20.3 53 9.8 6.6-14.1
Region VIII 453 334 71.0 64.5-76.7 77 20.5 15.2-27.0 42 8.5 6.0-12.1

*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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