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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 feeling weak, lightheaded, or faint 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 2,947 1,974 67.8 65.0-70.4 485 16.2 14.3-18.2 488 16.1 14.0-18.3
GENDER
Male 1,123 785 69.9 65.8-73.7 188 15.9 13.1-19.1 150 14.2 11.3-17.6
Female 1,824 1,189 65.8 62.0-69.3 297 16.5 14.1-19.2 338 17.7 15.0-20.8
RACE
White 2,265 1,577 70.3 67.2-73.2 353 15.2 13.2-17.5 335 14.5 12.4-17.0
African American 531 305 57.9 51.4-64.1 105 20.1 15.6-25.6 121 22.0 16.9-28.1
Other Minorities 106 63 67.3 52.4-79.4 21 17.3 9.0-30.5 22 15.4 8.4-26.6
HISPANIC
Yes 81 52 78.0 64.2-87.5 15 11.8 5.5-23.7 14 10.2 5.1-19.3
No 2,859 1,918 67.4 64.6-70.1 468 16.3 14.4-18.4 473 16.3 14.2-18.6
AGE
18-24 252 179 73.5 64.9-80.6 39 16.0 10.4-23.9 34 10.5 6.6-16.4
25-34 559 394 70.2 64.3-75.5 84 16.3 12.1-21.7 81 13.5 10.1-17.8
35-44 602 428 69.9 63.7-75.4 93 13.5 10.2-17.6 81 16.7 11.9-22.9
45-54 533 367 69.1 62.6-75.0 80 14.1 10.4-19.0 86 16.7 12.5-22.0
55-64 413 271 66.9 59.9-73.3 65 16.4 11.7-22.6 77 16.7 12.0-22.7
65+ 565 317 57.0 51.2-62.7 123 21.8 17.4-26.9 125 21.1 16.6-26.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 399 203 57.8 49.8-65.3 88 17.6 13.1-23.3 108 24.6 18.7-31.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 908 593 62.4 57.3-67.2 163 19.8 16.1-24.2 152 17.8 14.0-22.3
Some Post-H.S. 757 517 71.1 66.4-75.4 118 14.9 11.7-18.8 122 14.0 11.0-17.7
College Graduate 875 656 77.1 72.9-80.8 116 12.3 9.6-15.5 103 10.6 8.1-13.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 289 166 61.2 52.5-69.2 61 18.7 13.2-25.7 62 20.1 14.1-28.0
$15,000- 24,999 496 321 61.7 54.8-68.1 87 19.6 14.8-25.5 88 18.7 13.7-25.1
$25,000- 34,999 394 268 65.4 57.4-72.6 71 20.0 14.4-27.0 55 14.6 9.3-22.1
$35,000- 49,999 462 333 72.6 66.4-78.0 63 13.5 9.7-18.5 66 13.9 9.9-19.2
$50,000+ 764 559 73.4 68.4-77.8 105 13.1 10.0-17.1 100 13.5 10.4-17.4
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 199 134 71.6 64.4-77.9 37 15.8 11.3-21.7 28 12.6 8.3-18.6
Cumberland 211 144 74.5 65.0-82.1 33 14.5 9.2-22.3 34 11.0 7.1-16.6
Durham 178 118 67.8 57.6-76.6 28 16.7 10.6-25.5 32 15.4 10.2-22.7
Forsyth 218 147 71.3 64.1-77.5 36 14.5 10.2-20.4 35 14.2 9.9-19.9
Gaston 222 142 70.0 63.3-76.0 38 15.2 10.8-20.9 42 14.8 10.7-20.1
Guilford 208 149 73.7 66.6-79.8 21 9.9 6.0-15.7 38 16.4 11.8-22.4
Mecklenburg 207 135 64.8 57.3-71.7 41 19.5 14.2-26.1 31 15.7 10.9-22.0
New Hanover 200 138 69.4 61.2-76.6 30 14.2 9.6-20.7 32 16.3 10.7-24.0
Onslow 209 142 66.5 54.9-76.4 39 15.5 10.7-21.8 28 18.0 9.0-32.7
Wake 203 132 65.5 57.5-72.8 32 15.9 10.6-23.3 39 18.5 13.2-25.3
Western NC 290 214 74.3 68.3-79.5 43 15.7 11.5-21.1 33 10.0 6.9-14.3
Piedmont NC 329 219 69.9 62.9-76.0 43 11.5 8.2-15.8 67 18.6 13.6-25.0
Eastern NC 273 160 59.2 51.9-66.1 64 23.9 18.4-30.5 49 16.9 12.3-22.7

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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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