Are you currently taking medicine for your high blood pressure?*
Kentucky BRFSS 2003


Demographic
Groups

Total
Respond.#
Yes
 
N       %   C.I.(95%)
No
 
N       %   C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2843 2408  81.3  (78.7-83.7) 435  18.7  (16.3-21.3)
     GENDER      
Male  951  775  79.4  (75.0-83.3) 176  20.6  (16.7-25.0)
Female 1892 1633  83.0  (79.9-85.7) 259  17.0  (14.3-20.1)
   RACE/ETHNICITY      
White/NH 2647 2238  81.5  (78.8-83.9) 409  18.5  (16.1-21.2)
African American/NH  108   93  82.5  (68.9-90.9)  15  17.5  ( 9.1-31.1)
Hispanic   37   34  74.0  (31.8-94.6)   3  26.0  ( 5.4-68.2)
       AGE      
18-24   29    6  16.5  ( 6.0-38.0)  23  83.5  (62.0-94.0)
25-34  126   66  52.0  (39.7-64.0)  60  48.0  (36.0-60.3)
35-44  297  204  67.2  (58.9-74.5)  93  32.8  (25.5-41.1)
45-54  557  451  83.2  (78.6-86.9) 106  16.8  (13.1-21.4)
55-64  671  610  91.1  (87.0-94.0)  61   8.9  ( 6.0-13.0)
65+ 1148 1058  92.1  (89.7-94.0)  90   7.9  ( 6.0-10.3)
     EDUCATION      
Less Than H.S.  790  667  82.5  (77.8-86.3) 123  17.5  (13.7-22.2)
H.S. or G.E.D. 1095  936  83.3  (79.4-86.5) 159  16.7  (13.5-20.6)
Some Post-H.S.  580  482  77.5  (70.6-83.2)  98  22.5  (16.8-29.4)
College Graduate  363  309  79.6  (71.7-85.7)  54  20.4  (14.3-28.3)
  HOUSEHOLD INCOME      
Less than $15,000  579  479  79.5  (74.3-83.9) 100  20.5  (16.1-25.7)
$15,000- 24,999  496  408  76.6  (69.2-82.6)  88  23.4  (17.4-30.8)
$25,000- 34,999  268  227  78.3  (66.4-86.7)  41  21.7  (13.3-33.6)
$35,000- 49,999  257  210  79.2  (70.5-85.8)  47  20.8  (14.2-29.5)
$50,000 - 74,999  197  161  77.9  (67.1-85.8)  36  22.1  (14.2-32.9)
$75,000 +  142  120  78.2  (64.5-87.6)  22  21.8  (12.4-35.5)

Denominator includes only those respondents who have been told by a doctor or other health professional that
they have high blood pressure.*
# The CDC strongly urges all data users to follow the general rule of not reporting or interpreting percentages
based upon a denominator with fewer than 50 unweighted respondents or confidence intervals with a half-width
of > 10.
N = Cell Size, NH = Non-Hispanic, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability
level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics.
Unless stated differently above, Missing, 'Don't know', and Refused responses are excluded.