Percentage of Adults Not Taking Medicine for Their High Blood Pressure

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 230 20.9 1.5 18.1 23.8
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SEX . . . . .
Male 112 27.9 2.6 22.8 32.9
Female 118 15.2 1.5 12.3 18.1
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 12 100.0 0.0 100.0 100.0
25-34 years 26 51.6 7.9 36.2 67.1
35-44 years 48 40.7 5.0 31.0 50.5
45-54 years 66 25.8 3.1 19.8 31.8
55-64 years 40 15.1 2.4 10.4 19.9
65+ years 37 6.2 1.1 4.0 8.3
RACE/ETHNICITY . . . . .
White Only, Non-Hispanic 201 20.7 1.6 17.7 23.8
Black Only, Non-Hispanic 9 15.9 5.3 5.4 26.3
Other Race Only, Non-Hispanic 8 36.1 10.6 15.4 56.8
Multiracial, Non-Hispanic 1 6.3 6.7 0.0 19.4
Hispanic 9 25.2 7.8 9.9 40.4
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 15 15.2 4.2 7.0 23.4
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 70 21.2 2.6 16.0 26.4
Some College 81 24.2 2.9 18.6 29.9
College Graduate 64 18.8 2.4 14.1 23.4
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 27 34.0 6.7 20.9 47.0
$15,000 - $24,999 35 17.2 3.4 10.6 23.9
$25,000 - $34,999 39 22.2 3.7 14.9 29.6
$35,000 - $49,999 54 29.0 3.6 21.9 36.0
$50,000+ 55 19.3 2.5 14.3 24.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 155 30.3 2.3 25.8 34.9
Out of Work 5 15.2 7.1 1.2 29.1
Homemaker / Student 12 32.9 9.8 13.6 52.2
Retired 38 6.8 1.2 4.5 9.2
Unable to Work 19 29.9 6.7 16.7 43.1
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 112 19.3 1.8 15.8 22.9
Divorced / Separated 59 24.6 3.1 18.5 30.8
Widowed 21 7.9 1.9 4.1 11.7
Never Married 38 52.9 6.5 40.1 65.7
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 63 17.2 2.5 12.3 22.1
Living without a Disability 163 22.5 1.8 19.0 26.0
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 11 18.5 5.5 7.7 29.4
Rural 28 18.6 3.7 11.3 26.0
Densely-settled Rural 41 22.6 3.8 15.1 30.1
Semi-urban 54 27.6 3.6 20.6 34.5
Urban 96 18.4 2.1 14.4 22.5
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 41 13.9 2.3 9.4 18.5
Excellent to Good 188 23.6 1.8 20.1 27.0
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 31 32.7 5.3 22.4 43.1
Insured 198 19.9 1.5 16.9 22.9
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 14 9.2 2.6 4.1 14.4
No Diabetes 216 22.9 1.6 19.7 26.1
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 23 23.7 4.8 14.2 33.2
No Current Asthma 206 20.7 1.5 17.7 23.7
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 35 29.5 4.7 20.2 38.7
<14 days mental health not good 193 20.2 1.5 17.1 23.2
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 55 30.3 4.1 22.3 38.3
Non-Smoker 175 19.1 1.5 16.1 22.1
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 49 17.5 2.9 11.8 23.3
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 87 20.7 2.2 16.3 25.1
Obese (BMI >= 30) 83 24.0 2.7 18.6 29.3

Numerator: Respondents reporting they had been told by a doctor or
health care professional that they have high blood pressure and who are
currently not taking medicine for their high blood pressure
Denominator: All respondents with diagnosed high blood pressure, excluding unknowns and refusals