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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 arms or shoulder 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 2,946 2,622 87.4 85.3-89.3 147 5.4 4.2- 6.8 177 7.2 5.7- 9.0
GENDER
Male 1,123 982 85.3 81.5-88.5 72 6.5 4.7- 9.1 69 8.1 5.7-11.6
Female 1,823 1,640 89.3 87.0-91.3 75 4.3 3.1- 6.0 108 6.4 4.9- 8.2
RACE
White 2,264 2,078 90.4 88.1-92.3 99 4.7 3.5- 6.1 87 5.0 3.5- 7.0
African American 530 421 78.0 71.9-83.0 40 8.8 5.4-14.0 69 13.2 9.4-18.2
Other Minorities 107 84 79.3 64.5-89.0 7 3.0 1.2- 7.7 16 17.6 8.6-32.7
HISPANIC
Yes 81 67 78.6 59.5-90.2 9 14.7 5.8-32.8 5 6.7 1.5-24.7
No 2,858 2,550 87.8 85.6-89.6 137 5.0 3.9- 6.4 171 7.2 5.7- 9.1
AGE
18-24 252 210 78.6 68.5-86.1 22 8.5 4.8-14.6 20 12.9 6.7-23.4
25-34 559 500 88.3 83.8-91.6 23 5.3 3.0- 9.1 36 6.5 4.2- 9.8
35-44 602 562 93.7 90.1-96.0 14 2.0 0.9- 4.4 26 4.3 2.5- 7.5
45-54 533 501 92.6 88.0-95.6 13 2.1 1.1- 4.0 19 5.3 2.7-10.0
55-64 412 381 91.4 85.9-94.9 12 3.4 1.2- 8.9 19 5.2 2.9- 9.2
65+ 565 448 77.2 71.5-82.1 61 12.3 8.5-17.5 56 10.5 7.3-14.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 398 308 72.5 63.9-79.7 38 11.1 6.9-17.4 52 16.4 10.5-24.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 907 792 87.5 83.9-90.3 49 5.2 3.4- 7.9 66 7.3 5.2-10.2
Some Post-H.S. 757 696 90.7 86.8-93.5 33 4.0 2.5- 6.2 28 5.4 3.1- 9.1
College Graduate 876 821 93.5 90.9-95.4 26 3.4 2.1- 5.6 29 3.1 2.0- 4.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 289 232 81.2 73.5-87.1 24 8.5 4.6-15.2 33 10.3 6.2-16.5
$15,000- 24,999 495 431 83.6 77.0-88.6 26 6.5 3.6-11.5 38 9.9 6.1-15.8
$25,000- 34,999 394 348 84.7 77.8-89.7 26 6.5 3.6-11.3 20 8.8 5.0-15.3
$35,000- 49,999 462 433 91.9 86.7-95.1 13 3.8 1.7- 8.1 16 4.4 2.2- 8.6
$50,000+ 764 721 94.2 91.8-95.9 22 2.7 1.6- 4.3 21 3.2 1.9- 5.2
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 199 182 91.9 86.6-95.2 9 4.3 2.2- 8.6 8 3.8 1.7- 8.3
Cumberland 211 179 86.5 79.4-91.4 13 5.7 2.9-10.9 19 7.8 4.5-13.2
Durham 178 154 86.8 79.2-91.9 11 6.4 3.1-12.4 13 6.9 3.5-13.0
Forsyth 218 193 87.2 80.6-91.9 14 7.6 4.0-13.9 11 5.2 2.7- 9.6
Gaston 220 199 89.4 83.3-93.4 10 6.0 2.9-11.7 11 4.7 2.4- 8.8
Guilford 208 187 91.0 86.2-94.3 13 5.8 3.2-10.2 8 3.2 1.5- 6.5
Mecklenburg 207 183 87.7 81.7-91.9 9 4.2 2.0- 8.6 15 8.1 4.8-13.5
New Hanover 200 182 90.8 84.9-94.6 5 2.2 0.9- 5.6 13 6.9 3.7-12.6
Onslow 209 190 84.0 68.2-92.7 10 4.7 2.3- 9.2 9 11.4 3.7-30.2
Wake 204 180 85.9 78.2-91.2 10 6.4 2.9-13.8 14 7.7 4.2-13.5
Western NC 290 270 92.0 87.7-94.9 14 5.6 3.3- 9.4 6 2.4 1.0- 5.4
Piedmont NC 329 283 86.7 81.7-90.5 16 5.6 3.1- 9.8 30 7.7 5.0-11.5
Eastern NC 273 240 85.0 77.7-90.2 13 4.7 2.5- 9.0 20 10.2 5.8-17.5

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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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