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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 chest pain or discomfort 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 2,813 95.6 94.2-96.7 71 2.7 1.8- 4.1 63 1.7 1.2- 2.4
GENDER
Male 1,123 1,074 95.0 92.1-96.8 26 3.5 1.9- 6.5 23 1.5 0.9- 2.5
Female 1,824 1,739 96.1 94.8-97.1 45 1.9 1.3- 2.9 40 1.9 1.2- 3.0
RACE
White 2,264 2,180 96.8 95.4-97.7 49 2.1 1.3- 3.4 35 1.2 0.7- 1.9
African American 531 496 91.5 86.0-95.0 15 5.0 2.2-10.9 20 3.5 2.0- 6.2
Other Minorities 107 95 94.1 87.0-97.4 5 3.0 0.8-10.4 7 3.0 1.2- 7.3
HISPANIC
Yes 81 73 91.7 81.4-96.6 4 4.8 1.4-14.7 4 3.5 1.1-10.8
No 2,859 2,733 95.7 94.2-96.8 67 2.6 1.7- 4.0 59 1.7 1.2- 2.4
AGE
18-24 252 246 98.7 96.0-99.6 3 0.9 0.2- 4.1 3 0.5 0.1- 1.5
25-34 559 544 95.5 88.7-98.3 8 3.1 0.8-11.3 7 1.4 0.6- 3.5
35-44 602 588 98.2 96.4-99.1 5 0.4 0.1- 1.2 9 1.4 0.6- 3.3
45-54 533 520 96.8 91.8-98.8 9 2.3 0.6- 8.0 4 0.9 0.3- 2.8
55-64 412 399 96.8 92.9-98.6 6 1.9 0.6- 6.2 7 1.3 0.5- 3.5
65+ 566 493 87.7 83.4-91.0 40 7.7 5.1-11.4 33 4.6 2.8- 7.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 399 345 89.5 83.8-93.4 26 6.4 3.3-12.0 28 4.1 2.3- 7.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 907 864 95.6 92.3-97.6 24 3.0 1.3- 6.6 19 1.4 0.8- 2.5
Some Post-H.S. 757 736 96.5 94.0-98.0 9 1.4 0.6- 3.5 12 2.1 1.0- 4.1
College Graduate 876 861 98.3 96.6-99.1 12 1.4 0.6- 2.9 3 0.4 0.1- 1.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 290 261 90.3 84.6-94.1 17 5.7 3.1-10.3 12 4.0 1.8- 8.8
$15,000- 24,999 495 466 93.6 88.8-96.4 15 4.0 1.7- 9.0 14 2.5 1.2- 4.9
$25,000- 34,999 394 381 98.2 96.2-99.1 9 1.4 0.6- 3.4 4 0.4 0.1- 1.3
$35,000- 49,999 462 453 96.4 92.2-98.4 6 3.0 1.2- 7.2 3 0.6 0.1- 2.6
$50,000+ 764 754 97.6 92.4-99.3 5 1.6 0.3- 8.5 5 0.8 0.3- 2.3
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 199 190 96.3 92.6-98.2 5 2.0 0.7- 5.1 4 1.8 0.6- 4.8
Cumberland 211 200 96.4 93.0-98.2 6 1.7 0.7- 4.0 5 1.9 0.7- 5.1
Durham 178 166 93.0 86.6-96.4 5 2.8 1.0- 7.7 7 4.3 1.8- 9.9
Forsyth 218 213 97.7 93.9-99.2 4 2.0 0.6- 6.0 1 0.3 0.0- 1.8
Gaston 221 207 94.9 91.3-97.1 5 1.8 0.7- 4.4 9 3.3 1.6- 6.5
Guilford 208 197 96.0 91.5-98.1 7 2.7 1.0- 7.5 4 1.3 0.5- 3.5
Mecklenburg 207 199 95.3 90.4-97.8 3 2.0 0.6- 6.6 5 2.7 1.1- 6.8
New Hanover 200 191 94.8 87.7-97.9 4 1.5 0.5- 4.2 5 3.7 1.1-11.6
Onslow 209 203 97.2 93.5-98.8 4 1.7 0.6- 4.6 2 1.1 0.2- 5.2
Wake 204 194 97.0 94.2-98.4 4 1.0 0.3- 2.8 6 2.1 0.9- 4.6
Western NC 290 281 96.7 93.4-98.4 4 1.5 0.6- 3.9 5 1.8 0.7- 4.9
Piedmont NC 329 311 94.9 91.1-97.1 12 3.7 1.8- 7.4 6 1.4 0.5- 3.5
Eastern NC 273 261 95.1 89.3-97.8 8 3.6 1.3- 9.9 4 1.2 0.4- 3.5

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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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