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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Cardiovascular Disease-AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALES

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,214 901 72.0 67.7-75.8 313 28.0 24.2-32.3
GENDER
Female 1,214 901 72.0 67.7-75.8 313 28.0 24.2-32.3
RACE
African American 1,214 901 72.0 67.7-75.8 313 28.0 24.2-32.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 12 11 97.1 79.5-99.6 1 2.9 0.4-20.5
-English Speaking 12 11 97.1 79.5-99.6 1 2.9 0.4-20.5
Non-Hispanic 1,202 890 71.8 67.5-75.7 312 28.2 24.3-32.5
AGE
18-24 86 49 58.4 41.9-73.3 37 41.6 26.7-58.1
25-34 191 125 65.8 55.8-74.5 66 34.2 25.5-44.2
35-44 254 185 70.1 60.5-78.1 69 29.9 21.9-39.5
45-54 250 200 79.4 70.6-86.1 50 20.6 13.9-29.4
55-64 179 149 85.4 77.3-91.0 30 14.6 9.0-22.7
65-74 145 109 76.4 63.7-85.6 36 23.6 14.4-36.3
75+ 97 74 73.4 59.2-84.1 23 26.6 15.9-40.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 277 195 62.7 53.2-71.3 82 37.3 28.7-46.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 407 287 69.7 61.6-76.8 120 30.3 23.2-38.4
Some Post-H.S. 294 230 76.0 67.7-82.7 64 24.0 17.3-32.3
College Graduate 234 188 79.3 71.5-85.4 46 20.7 14.6-28.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 263 196 72.8 64.5-79.8 67 27.2 20.2-35.5
$15,000- 24,999 274 201 73.2 64.4-80.5 73 26.8 19.5-35.6
$25,000- 34,999 156 114 67.1 54.3-77.8 42 32.9 22.2-45.7
$35,000- 49,999 112 89 79.3 67.4-87.7 23 20.7 12.3-32.6
$50,000-74,999 64 48 66.7 48.0-81.3 16 33.3 18.7-52.0
$75,000+ 53 47 84.8 67.2-93.9 6 15.2 6.1-32.8
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 14 11 67.3 33.2-89.5 3 32.7 10.5-66.8
Guilford 69 50 65.5 49.9-78.3 19 34.5 21.7-50.1
Mecklenburg 81 57 69.5 56.8-79.8 24 30.5 20.2-43.2
Orange 31 19 58.8 39.4-75.7 12 41.2 24.3-60.6
Wake 55 46 86.2 73.9-93.3 9 13.8 6.7-26.1
Chatham/Lee 52 44 89.7 78.9-95.3 8 10.3 4.7-21.1
Nash/Wilson 77 48 58.9 46.0-70.7 29 41.1 29.3-54.0
Craven/Pamlico 56 43 76.0 59.2-87.3 13 24.0 12.7-40.8
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 9 8 95.7 69.9-99.5 1 4.3 0.5-30.1
Appalachian/Wilkes 6 5 71.2 22.3-95.5 1 28.8 4.5-77.7
Franklin/Gran./Vance 99 79 79.4 68.9-87.0 20 20.6 13.0-31.1
Graham/Swain/Jackson 8 4 51.5 19.9-82.0 4 48.5 18.0-80.1
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 92 69 72.1 60.2-81.5 23 27.9 18.5-39.8
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 100 75 72.7 61.7-81.4 25 27.3 18.6-38.3
Northeast NC I 163 119 68.4 58.9-76.7 44 31.6 23.3-41.1
Northeast NC II 94 74 78.1 66.8-86.4 20 21.9 13.6-33.2
Northeastern Partnership 257 193 73.0 65.8-79.2 64 27.0 20.8-34.2
Mountain AHEC 28 20 73.8 49.1-89.1 8 26.2 10.9-50.9
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 643 466 66.2 59.2-72.6 177 33.8 27.4-40.8
Piedmont 529 403 75.5 70.1-80.2 126 24.5 19.8-29.9
Western NC 42 32 83.5 63.9-93.5 10 16.5 6.5-36.1

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^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

** Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (AHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

*** Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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