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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 stroke. For each, tell me yes, no, or you're not sure
Do you think sudden numbness or weakness of face, arm, or leg, especially on one side, are symptoms of a stroke?

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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 2,942 2,742 93.3 91.8-94.6 73 2.6 1.9- 3.6 127 4.1 3.1- 5.4
GENDER
Male 1,119 1,028 91.7 88.9-93.8 33 3.1 2.0- 4.9 58 5.2 3.5- 7.7
Female 1,823 1,714 94.8 93.1-96.1 40 2.1 1.3- 3.4 69 3.1 2.2- 4.4
RACE
White 2,261 2,132 94.8 93.4-96.0 54 2.4 1.7- 3.5 75 2.7 1.9- 3.8
African American 529 478 88.0 82.2-92.1 15 3.5 1.6- 7.2 36 8.5 5.0-14.0
Other Minorities 107 89 90.1 82.2-94.7 4 2.2 0.7- 6.4 14 7.8 3.8-15.1
HISPANIC
Yes 82 70 82.8 66.0-92.2 6 11.5 3.9-29.6 6 5.7 2.2-13.9
No 2,853 2,665 93.7 92.2-94.9 67 2.3 1.6- 3.2 121 4.0 3.0- 5.4
AGE
18-24 251 230 88.5 80.4-93.5 6 3.8 1.3-10.7 15 7.7 3.9-14.8
25-34 557 527 94.0 90.8-96.1 7 1.4 0.6- 3.5 23 4.6 2.7- 7.5
35-44 602 576 96.6 94.4-98.0 7 1.3 0.5- 3.0 19 2.1 1.1- 3.9
45-54 532 515 97.3 94.9-98.6 6 1.4 0.5- 3.9 11 1.3 0.6- 2.8
55-64 413 389 94.6 90.5-97.0 7 2.8 1.1- 6.8 17 2.6 1.2- 5.3
65+ 564 483 86.8 81.7-90.6 39 5.7 3.8- 8.6 42 7.5 4.4-12.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 399 339 86.1 79.4-90.9 22 4.0 2.2- 7.2 38 9.8 5.6-16.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 906 835 93.3 90.7-95.2 25 3.2 1.9- 5.6 46 3.4 2.3- 5.1
Some Post-H.S. 755 715 95.5 93.0-97.1 14 1.7 0.8- 3.5 26 2.8 1.6- 4.9
College Graduate 874 845 95.5 92.9-97.2 12 1.8 0.8- 4.0 17 2.7 1.5- 4.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 288 248 87.4 80.9-92.0 12 4.4 2.1- 9.0 28 8.2 4.6-14.0
$15,000- 24,999 493 459 90.7 84.8-94.5 13 2.3 1.1- 4.6 21 7.0 3.6-13.1
$25,000- 34,999 393 367 94.5 91.0-96.7 12 3.0 1.4- 6.4 14 2.5 1.4- 4.6
$35,000- 49,999 460 445 96.7 93.8-98.2 4 1.1 0.3- 3.6 11 2.2 1.0- 4.6
$50,000+ 765 741 96.7 94.3-98.1 7 1.2 0.4- 3.7 17 2.1 1.2- 3.7
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 198 186 95.6 92.1-97.6 5 2.1 0.8- 5.3 7 2.3 1.1- 4.9
Cumberland 210 193 93.3 88.0-96.4 5 2.2 0.8- 5.8 12 4.5 2.2- 9.2
Durham 178 159 88.4 81.2-93.1 8 5.4 2.5-11.4 11 6.2 3.1-11.9
Forsyth 218 203 92.4 87.3-95.5 6 2.6 1.2- 5.9 9 5.0 2.5- 9.8
Gaston 220 203 93.6 89.4-96.2 4 1.0 0.4- 2.8 13 5.4 3.0- 9.5
Guilford 208 189 91.3 85.8-94.8 6 2.3 1.0- 5.3 13 6.4 3.4-11.7
Mecklenburg 206 197 93.7 87.9-96.8 4 3.4 1.2- 8.9 5 3.0 1.2- 7.2
New Hanover 200 188 91.4 83.5-95.8 2 0.6 0.1- 2.4 10 8.0 3.7-16.1
Onslow 209 195 94.1 89.8-96.7 4 1.8 0.6- 5.1 10 4.1 2.1- 7.9
Wake 206 191 92.0 85.7-95.7 6 2.1 0.9- 4.9 9 5.9 2.7-12.4
Western NC 289 274 94.5 90.6-96.8 8 3.4 1.6- 7.1 7 2.1 1.0- 4.5
Piedmont NC 329 307 93.9 90.0-96.4 7 1.9 0.8- 4.4 15 4.2 2.2- 7.9
Eastern NC 271 257 93.4 88.1-96.4 8 3.3 1.5- 7.3 6 3.3 1.3- 8.3

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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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