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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 shortness of breath is a symptom 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 2,648 89.9 88.0-91.5 133 4.7 3.7- 6.0 165 5.4 4.2- 6.9
GENDER
Male 1,123 1,009 89.1 85.6-91.8 52 5.5 3.7- 8.0 62 5.4 3.5- 8.4
Female 1,823 1,639 90.7 88.7-92.4 81 4.0 2.9- 5.4 103 5.3 4.1- 6.9
RACE
White 2,264 2,055 90.5 88.3-92.3 95 4.4 3.3- 5.9 114 5.1 3.7- 7.0
African American 530 461 87.3 82.4-91.1 32 6.3 3.7-10.5 37 6.4 4.0-10.1
Other Minorities 107 88 89.5 80.5-94.6 6 3.8 1.1-12.0 13 6.7 3.2-13.7
HISPANIC
Yes 81 72 90.4 77.6-96.3 4 7.0 2.1-20.8 5 2.6 0.8- 7.8
No 2,858 2,569 89.9 88.0-91.5 129 4.6 3.6- 6.0 160 5.5 4.2- 7.1
AGE
18-24 252 229 90.0 80.5-95.2 10 2.5 1.1- 5.8 13 7.4 2.9-17.8
25-34 559 515 90.6 86.1-93.8 18 3.5 1.8- 6.7 26 5.8 3.4- 9.9
35-44 602 560 95.5 93.3-97.0 11 1.1 0.6- 2.3 31 3.4 2.1- 5.4
45-54 533 499 94.7 92.0-96.5 13 2.0 1.0- 3.9 21 3.3 1.9- 5.6
55-64 412 375 89.5 83.2-93.6 19 7.0 3.6-13.2 18 3.6 1.8- 7.0
65+ 565 447 77.1 71.3-82.1 62 13.3 9.3-18.7 56 9.6 6.6-13.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 398 315 78.9 70.7-85.2 41 11.2 7.0-17.4 42 9.9 5.4-17.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 907 812 90.6 87.5-93.0 37 3.2 2.0- 5.1 58 6.2 4.2- 9.0
Some Post-H.S. 757 692 91.7 88.5-94.1 27 4.3 2.6- 7.1 38 4.0 2.6- 6.2
College Graduate 876 821 93.8 91.4-95.6 28 3.2 1.9- 5.3 27 3.0 1.9- 4.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 289 231 79.7 71.8-85.9 25 10.9 6.3-18.0 33 9.4 5.6-15.4
$15,000- 24,999 495 449 89.8 84.4-93.5 22 5.0 2.5- 9.8 24 5.2 2.9- 9.3
$25,000- 34,999 394 356 90.9 85.9-94.2 18 3.5 1.8- 6.8 20 5.6 3.0-10.2
$35,000- 49,999 462 436 93.8 89.6-96.4 10 3.5 1.6- 7.5 16 2.6 1.3- 5.3
$50,000+ 764 709 93.2 90.5-95.2 25 2.8 1.6- 4.8 30 4.0 2.6- 6.2
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 199 178 91.8 87.2-94.9 10 4.3 2.2- 8.2 11 3.9 2.0- 7.5
Cumberland 211 187 90.0 84.1-93.9 8 2.9 1.3- 6.6 16 7.1 4.0-12.2
Durham 178 157 89.9 83.5-94.0 8 4.0 1.7- 8.9 13 6.2 3.2-11.4
Forsyth 218 193 88.0 81.9-92.3 13 5.9 3.3-10.5 12 6.1 3.1-11.5
Gaston 220 195 88.7 82.8-92.8 12 5.9 2.9-11.6 13 5.4 3.0- 9.4
Guilford 208 189 92.0 86.9-95.2 10 4.8 2.3- 9.7 9 3.2 1.6- 6.3
Mecklenburg 207 188 89.7 83.8-93.6 12 6.3 3.4-11.2 7 4.1 1.8- 8.9
New Hanover 200 179 89.9 83.7-93.9 10 3.9 1.9- 7.7 11 6.3 3.1-12.2
Onslow 209 188 83.4 67.6-92.3 6 2.2 0.9- 5.0 15 14.4 5.8-31.4
Wake 204 184 92.3 87.5-95.3 4 1.3 0.4- 3.9 16 6.4 3.7-11.0
Western NC 290 269 92.2 88.0-95.1 12 5.0 2.7- 9.0 9 2.8 1.4- 5.5
Piedmont NC 329 294 89.5 84.9-92.8 17 6.3 3.7-10.6 18 4.3 2.5- 7.1
Eastern NC 273 247 88.7 82.1-93.1 11 3.6 1.8- 7.0 15 7.7 3.9-14.4

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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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