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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 trouble walking, dizziness, or loss of balance 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 2,941 2,568 87.8 85.9-89.4 131 4.0 3.1- 5.0 242 8.3 6.8- 9.9
GENDER
Male 1,118 978 88.9 86.2-91.2 54 3.4 2.4- 4.8 86 7.7 5.7-10.3
Female 1,823 1,590 86.7 84.1-89.0 77 4.5 3.3- 6.2 156 8.8 6.9-11.1
RACE
White 2,260 2,007 89.1 87.1-90.9 85 3.4 2.5- 4.6 168 7.5 6.0- 9.4
African American 529 437 83.0 77.7-87.2 34 5.6 3.7- 8.5 58 11.4 7.8-16.4
Other Minorities 107 88 86.1 75.6-92.6 8 6.0 2.4-14.1 11 7.9 3.5-16.9
HISPANIC
Yes 82 69 90.6 81.7-95.5 7 5.6 2.2-13.3 6 3.8 1.3-10.1
No 2,852 2,492 87.6 85.7-89.3 124 3.9 3.1- 5.0 236 8.4 7.0-10.2
AGE
18-24 251 221 90.1 84.1-93.9 5 1.1 0.4- 3.2 25 8.8 5.1-14.7
25-34 557 495 88.6 84.5-91.8 23 4.2 2.4- 7.3 39 7.1 4.7-10.6
35-44 602 539 89.5 84.9-92.9 17 2.6 1.5- 4.7 46 7.8 4.8-12.4
45-54 532 482 91.1 87.1-94.0 19 3.7 2.0- 6.6 31 5.2 3.1- 8.6
55-64 411 371 88.3 82.2-92.5 12 2.2 0.8- 5.5 28 9.5 5.7-15.5
65+ 565 440 79.0 73.6-83.6 54 9.1 6.3-13.0 71 11.8 8.2-16.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 400 296 74.2 66.6-80.5 38 7.0 4.4-11.0 66 18.8 13.1-26.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 905 779 87.3 84.0-90.0 44 4.5 3.0- 6.7 82 8.2 6.0-11.0
Some Post-H.S. 755 674 90.4 87.1-92.9 27 3.1 1.8- 5.0 54 6.6 4.5- 9.5
College Graduate 873 813 94.1 92.0-95.7 21 2.3 1.4- 3.9 39 3.6 2.4- 5.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 288 224 75.3 66.0-82.7 19 6.0 3.5-10.0 45 18.7 11.8-28.4
$15,000- 24,999 493 417 83.9 78.4-88.3 25 4.2 2.4- 7.4 51 11.8 8.0-17.0
$25,000- 34,999 393 357 92.1 87.5-95.2 16 2.7 1.4- 5.0 20 5.2 2.7- 9.8
$35,000- 49,999 460 414 90.1 85.5-93.4 18 3.7 1.9- 7.1 28 6.2 3.7-10.2
$50,000+ 764 702 92.1 89.1-94.3 18 2.5 1.4- 4.5 44 5.4 3.7- 7.9
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 198 177 90.0 84.6-93.7 11 5.8 3.2-10.6 10 4.2 2.1- 8.2
Cumberland 210 183 88.6 82.2-92.9 13 6.5 3.4-12.0 14 4.9 2.6- 8.9
Durham 178 153 84.6 75.7-90.7 6 4.8 1.6-13.5 19 10.6 6.1-17.7
Forsyth 218 189 86.9 80.4-91.5 9 4.3 2.0- 8.6 20 8.9 5.1-14.9
Gaston 220 191 88.3 82.8-92.1 8 3.0 1.3- 6.7 21 8.8 5.5-13.7
Guilford 208 178 85.9 79.5-90.5 10 4.1 2.1- 7.9 20 10.0 6.1-16.1
Mecklenburg 206 179 87.3 81.6-91.4 12 6.1 3.4-10.7 15 6.7 3.9-11.2
New Hanover 200 173 82.4 74.1-88.4 6 3.3 1.4- 7.8 21 14.3 8.7-22.5
Onslow 208 181 89.6 84.4-93.3 10 3.3 1.6- 6.9 17 7.0 4.2-11.6
Wake 205 177 86.8 80.6-91.3 5 1.6 0.6- 4.2 23 11.5 7.3-17.7
Western NC 289 260 90.3 86.0-93.4 13 4.3 2.4- 7.6 16 5.4 3.2- 9.0
Piedmont NC 329 287 88.3 83.6-91.8 16 3.5 1.9- 6.4 26 8.2 5.2-12.6
Eastern NC 272 240 87.2 81.5-91.4 12 3.7 2.0- 7.0 20 9.0 5.5-14.6

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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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