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New Jersey Behavioral Risk Factor Survey
CDC Summary Prevalence Tables, 2003

Hypertension Awareness 

Are you currently taking medicine for high blood pressure?

Denominator excludes respondents who did not report having high blood pressure, respondents with do not know/refused/missing responses.
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics.

 

Total # of Respondents

Yes

C.I.

No

C.I.

All Adults

3169

76.5

74.6-78.3

23.5

21.7-25.4

 

High blood pressure medication by Age

Age Group

Total # of Respondents

Yes

C.I.

No

C.I.

18-24

33

10.0

-2.0-22.1

90.0

77.9-0102

25-34

109

26.9

17.6-36.2

73.1

63.8-82.4

35-44

353

55.5

49.4-61.5

44.5

38.5-50.6

45-54

581

68.7

64.1-73.4

31.3

26.6-35.9

55-64

713

85.2

82.2-88.2

14.8

11.8-17.8

65+

1329

92.6

91.1-94.2

7.4

5.83-8.89

 

High blood pressure medication by Sex

Gender Group

Total # of Respondents

Yes

C.I.

No

C.I.

Male

1299

70.4

67.4-73.5

29.5

26.5-32.6

Female

1870

81.9

79.8-84.1

18.1

15.9-20.2

 

High blood pressure medication by Income

Income Group

Total # of Respondents

Yes

C.I.

No

C.I.

< $15,000

290

79.6

73.9-85.4

20.4

14.6-26.1

$15,000-24,999

547

76.1

71.6-80.6

23.9

19.4-28.4

$25,000-34,999

337

81.2

75.9-86.6

18.8

13.4-24.1

$35,000-49,999

402

74.6

69.3-80.0

25.4

20.0-30.7

$50,000-74,999

410

72.4

67.2-77.5

27.6

22.5-32.8

$75,000+

672

71.0

66.8-75.1

29.0

24.9-33.2

 

High blood pressure medication by Education

Education Group

Total # of Respondents

Yes

C.I.

No

C.I.

Less than H.S.

359

80.0

74.6-85.4

20.0

14.6-25.4

H.S. or G.E.D.

1041

79.0

75.8-82.2

21.0

17.8-24.2

Some Post-H.S.

720

77.3

73.5-81.1

22.7

18.9-26.5

College Graduate

1035

71.6

68.3-74.9

28.4

25.1-31.7

 

High blood pressure medication by Race/Ethnicity

Racial/Ethnic Group

Total # of Respondents

Yes

C.I.

No

C.I.

White/ Non-Hispanic

2441

79.1

77.2-81.1

20.8

18.9-22.8

Black or African American/ Non-Hispanic

377

82.6

78.0-87.1

17.4

12.9-22.0

Other Race/ Non-Hispanic

90

64.8

53.4-76.3

35.2

23.7-46.6

Multiracial/ Non-Hispanic

19

41.1

14.5-67.7

58.9

32.3-85.5

Hispanic

201

58.5

50.5-66.5

41.5

33.5-49.5

C.I = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level)

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