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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 cut 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 4,079 2,826 69.7 67.1-72.1 1,094 26.8 24.4-29.3 159 3.5 2.8- 4.4
GENDER
Male 1,569 1,101 70.6 66.5-74.3 409 26.1 22.5-30.1 59 3.3 2.3- 4.7
Female 2,510 1,725 68.8 65.6-71.8 685 27.5 24.6-30.5 100 3.8 2.8- 5.0
RACE
White 2,478 1,584 65.4 62.1-68.5 812 31.8 28.7-35.0 82 2.9 2.1- 3.9
African American 1,254 1,000 79.1 74.5-83.1 194 16.4 12.8-20.8 60 4.5 3.0- 6.6
Other 174 119 70.7 59.4-80.0 44 22.1 14.5-32.2 11 7.2 3.2-15.3
HISPANIC
Yes 50 40 75.3 51.0-89.9 8 19.5 6.9-44.2 2 5.1 1.2-19.5
No 3,876 2,679 69.4 66.8-71.9 1,045 27.0 24.6-29.6 152 3.5 2.8- 4.5
AGE
18-24 20 13 63.6 32.7-86.3 7 36.4 13.7-67.3 0 0.0 . - .
25-34 73 56 78.1 61.5-88.9 15 20.9 10.3-37.7 2 1.0 0.2- 4.0
35-44 266 204 75.0 66.1-82.3 57 22.8 15.8-31.8 5 2.1 0.8- 5.4
45-54 625 469 72.9 67.5-77.7 138 24.3 19.7-29.5 18 2.8 1.4- 5.4
55-64 1,168 841 69.6 65.1-73.7 286 26.4 22.5-30.7 41 4.0 2.5- 6.3
65+ 1,927 1,243 64.6 61.4-67.6 591 30.4 27.5-33.4 93 5.1 3.8- 6.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 780 565 76.3 71.4-80.6 175 19.7 15.7-24.3 40 4.0 2.5- 6.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,344 974 71.6 66.8-75.9 314 24.3 20.1-28.9 56 4.2 2.8- 6.1
Some Post-H.S. 955 661 70.3 65.5-74.8 262 26.3 22.1-31.0 32 3.4 2.1- 5.5
College Graduate 989 620 62.3 56.8-67.6 339 35.0 29.8-40.5 30 2.7 1.6- 4.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 640 468 73.6 65.8-80.1 133 21.2 15.0-28.9 39 5.3 3.3- 8.3
$15,000- $24,999 784 554 69.8 63.1-75.7 201 26.7 21.0-33.3 29 3.5 2.1- 6.0
$25,000- $34,999 484 355 78.1 72.1-83.2 113 18.9 14.2-24.7 16 3.0 1.6- 5.6
$35,000- $49,999 491 349 71.0 63.3-77.7 127 27.4 20.8-35.2 15 1.5 0.8- 2.8
$50,000+ 977 644 65.7 61.0-70.1 308 31.3 27.1-35.9 25 3.0 1.7- 5.1
REGION**
Region I 560 388 69.0 62.8-74.6 160 29.5 24.0-35.7 12 1.5 0.7- 3.0
Region II 510 344 66.8 59.7-73.2 140 29.9 23.6-37.1 26 3.3 1.9- 5.9
Region III 501 344 71.0 63.9-77.1 135 26.0 20.0-33.0 22 3.1 1.7- 5.3
Region IV 514 369 70.8 65.0-76.0 126 25.1 20.2-30.6 19 4.2 2.4- 7.0
Region V 499 359 71.6 65.8-76.7 115 23.7 18.9-29.2 25 4.7 2.7- 8.2
Region VI 552 363 67.1 61.5-72.3 172 29.6 24.6-35.1 17 3.3 1.8- 5.9
Region VII 491 355 73.7 67.0-79.4 117 21.0 16.0-27.0 19 5.3 2.9- 9.6
Region VIII 452 304 65.5 58.8-71.6 129 31.0 25.0-37.7 19 3.5 2.0- 6.2

*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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