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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for North Carolina

Heart Attack or Stroke+

Which of the following do you think is a symptom of a heart attack. For each, tell me yes, no, or you're not sure.
Do you think pain or discomfort in the jaw, neck, or back are symptoms of a heart attack?

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No Don't know/Not sure
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,953 1,477 47.8 44.8-50.7 838 30.1 27.4-32.8 638 22.2 20.0-24.5
GENDER
Male 1,127 507 43.5 39.1-47.9 375 33.5 29.4-37.8 245 23.1 19.6-26.9
Female 1,826 970 51.6 47.7-55.5 463 27.0 23.6-30.6 393 21.4 18.8-24.2
RACE
White 2,268 1,226 51.7 48.3-55.1 609 28.9 25.9-32.1 433 19.4 17.2-21.9
African American 531 182 32.3 26.6-38.5 188 35.3 29.3-41.8 161 32.4 26.6-38.8
Other Minorities 109 47 48.8 33.1-64.7 29 29.2 17.2-44.9 33 22.1 13.0-34.9
HISPANIC
Yes 83 31 51.8 33.2-69.9 27 29.5 16.1-47.8 25 18.7 10.3-31.6
No 2,863 1,442 47.5 44.6-50.5 810 30.1 27.4-32.9 611 22.4 20.2-24.7
AGE
18-24 253 96 37.8 28.6-48.0 95 39.0 30.4-48.4 62 23.2 16.5-31.5
25-34 561 227 39.2 33.5-45.3 197 39.3 33.2-45.9 137 21.4 17.1-26.4
35-44 602 290 46.6 40.6-52.8 173 31.0 25.4-37.1 139 22.4 18.0-27.5
45-54 533 302 55.8 48.4-63.0 134 23.6 18.0-30.2 97 20.6 15.7-26.5
55-64 413 261 57.4 50.2-64.3 76 19.3 14.2-25.8 76 23.3 17.6-30.1
65+ 568 287 49.1 43.3-54.9 157 27.4 22.7-32.6 124 23.5 18.6-29.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 402 164 41.3 33.2-49.9 110 28.0 21.7-35.3 128 30.7 24.0-38.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 909 427 42.1 37.3-46.9 274 34.2 29.4-39.3 208 23.8 19.9-28.1
Some Post-H.S. 757 382 48.5 43.3-53.6 237 32.6 27.8-37.7 138 19.0 15.2-23.5
College Graduate 877 499 57.3 52.0-62.5 216 24.4 20.3-29.2 162 18.2 14.9-22.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 290 129 41.3 32.9-50.2 91 32.1 24.7-40.4 70 26.6 19.2-35.7
$15,000- 24,999 497 241 42.6 36.1-49.4 148 34.2 28.0-41.0 108 23.2 17.9-29.6
$25,000- 34,999 394 188 41.1 34.2-48.3 127 37.3 29.9-45.4 79 21.6 16.1-28.3
$35,000- 49,999 463 248 52.1 45.5-58.7 120 26.2 20.8-32.4 95 21.7 16.6-27.7
$50,000+ 764 394 50.2 44.3-56.1 215 31.2 25.9-36.9 155 18.6 15.1-22.8
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 199 116 57.2 49.3-64.7 56 29.0 22.3-36.7 27 13.8 9.3-20.1
Cumberland 211 99 51.1 38.0-64.1 72 33.3 23.3-44.9 40 15.6 9.9-23.7
Durham 178 84 46.3 34.7-58.4 51 27.3 19.6-36.8 43 26.3 18.3-36.3
Forsyth 218 101 46.6 38.6-54.6 77 36.1 28.3-44.7 40 17.3 12.4-23.7
Gaston 223 123 50.3 43.0-57.7 46 23.6 17.6-31.0 54 26.0 20.0-33.1
Guilford 208 103 47.1 39.4-55.0 51 26.7 20.0-34.7 54 26.2 19.8-33.7
Mecklenburg 207 103 47.9 40.4-55.5 54 25.1 19.2-32.2 50 26.9 20.5-34.5
New Hanover 200 109 50.6 42.4-58.7 51 28.4 21.2-36.8 40 21.0 15.0-28.6
Onslow 210 102 48.9 39.2-58.7 66 32.6 24.9-41.3 42 18.5 13.1-25.4
Wake 205 87 41.8 34.2-49.8 68 33.1 26.0-41.1 50 25.1 18.8-32.7
Western NC 290 165 55.3 48.8-61.7 72 26.6 21.2-32.8 53 18.1 13.7-23.5
Piedmont NC 330 173 51.7 44.3-59.0 81 26.9 20.8-34.0 76 21.4 16.7-26.9
Eastern NC 274 112 38.8 31.9-46.3 93 37.0 30.1-44.5 69 24.2 18.6-30.8

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#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50. N = Cell Size, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics.

** Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, Wilson
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Franklin, Granville, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Warren, Yadkin
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, Yancey

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