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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Heart Attack and Stroke-AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALES

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 jaw, neck, or back 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 1,250 540 46.5 42.2-50.8 378 28.1 24.5-31.9 332 25.4 22.0-29.2
GENDER
Female 1,250 540 46.5 42.2-50.8 378 28.1 24.5-31.9 332 25.4 22.0-29.2
RACE
African American 1,250 540 46.5 42.2-50.8 378 28.1 24.5-31.9 332 25.4 22.0-29.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 13 5 40.9 11.1-79.3 4 16.0 4.3-44.5 4 43.0 12.0-80.7
-English Speaking 13 5 40.9 11.1-79.3 4 16.0 4.3-44.5 4 43.0 12.0-80.7
Non-Hispanic 1,237 535 46.5 42.2-50.9 374 28.1 24.6-32.0 328 25.3 21.9-29.1
AGE
18-24 89 30 50.5 34.8-66.2 31 21.3 12.5-33.9 28 28.2 16.9-43.0
25-34 199 90 51.6 41.8-61.3 65 32.1 23.5-42.0 44 16.3 10.9-23.8
35-44 259 117 42.6 34.2-51.6 89 29.2 22.2-37.3 53 28.2 20.2-37.9
45-54 257 125 49.5 40.8-58.2 79 31.2 23.4-40.2 53 19.3 13.4-27.2
55-64 182 84 42.9 33.3-53.1 44 27.7 18.7-38.9 54 29.4 21.0-39.5
65-74 147 53 42.8 31.2-55.2 40 24.3 14.9-37.1 54 32.9 23.2-44.4
75+ 105 34 32.9 20.3-48.6 28 27.3 17.0-40.7 43 39.8 27.5-53.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 289 82 32.9 24.8-42.1 92 31.7 24.2-40.4 115 35.4 27.7-44.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 423 167 39.6 32.2-47.4 129 28.1 21.9-35.1 127 32.4 25.8-39.8
Some Post-H.S. 299 142 55.8 47.0-64.2 98 25.4 19.2-32.9 59 18.8 13.1-26.2
College Graduate 236 148 60.5 51.8-68.5 59 28.0 20.8-36.6 29 11.5 7.4-17.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 271 101 39.7 31.4-48.8 84 27.0 20.5-34.6 86 33.3 25.7-41.8
$15,000- 24,999 284 120 47.0 37.8-56.4 95 32.7 24.9-41.7 69 20.3 14.4-27.7
$25,000- 34,999 161 74 46.5 35.5-57.8 45 21.1 13.4-31.7 42 32.4 22.2-44.5
$35,000- 49,999 113 61 47.7 35.1-60.7 30 24.5 15.1-37.0 22 27.8 16.8-42.4
$50,000-74,999 64 31 43.1 27.6-60.0 24 41.1 25.9-58.2 9 15.8 6.6-33.3
$75,000+ 53 33 64.2 46.5-78.7 14 23.0 12.1-39.2 6 12.9 4.7-30.8
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 16 11 70.3 39.1-89.7 3 13.0 3.9-35.8 2 16.7 2.9-57.0
Guilford 71 30 41.7 28.9-55.7 27 39.8 26.7-54.7 14 18.5 10.4-30.7
Mecklenburg 81 46 59.4 47.0-70.7 17 18.7 11.0-30.0 18 21.9 13.5-33.5
Orange 31 16 50.2 31.9-68.5 9 28.9 14.9-48.4 6 20.9 9.4-40.3
Wake 55 23 43.8 29.8-58.9 12 24.4 13.7-39.6 20 31.7 19.5-47.1
Chatham/Lee 53 25 46.3 31.6-61.6 13 24.1 13.3-39.6 15 29.7 17.5-45.6
Nash/Wilson 80 28 31.8 21.7-44.0 28 35.8 24.8-48.4 24 32.4 21.9-45.0
Craven/Pamlico 56 26 35.3 22.0-51.4 16 28.0 15.6-44.9 14 36.7 19.9-57.6
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 9 6 36.5 8.7-77.6 2 12.7 2.2-48.7 1 50.8 11.4-89.3
Appalachian/Wilkes 6 4 59.4 19.4-89.9 2 40.6 10.1-80.6 0 0.0 . - .
Franklin/Gran./Vance 103 46 42.2 31.8-53.4 33 34.5 24.8-45.8 24 23.3 15.3-33.7
Graham/Swain/Jackson 9 5 53.7 22.5-82.3 2 32.7 9.0-70.4 2 13.5 3.1-43.4
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 94 36 35.0 25.1-46.3 28 27.9 18.6-39.5 30 37.2 26.5-49.3
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 101 44 44.8 34.2-55.8 32 34.2 24.6-45.2 25 21.1 14.0-30.6
Northeast NC I 170 60 38.9 30.3-48.2 61 36.5 28.4-45.4 49 24.6 18.2-32.4
Northeast NC II 98 36 35.4 25.5-46.7 34 39.4 28.5-51.5 28 25.2 17.1-35.5
Northeastern Partnership 268 96 37.2 30.6-44.4 95 37.9 31.0-45.2 77 24.9 19.6-31.1
Mountain AHEC 32 17 48.2 27.9-69.0 9 34.1 16.4-57.8 6 17.7 5.9-42.4
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 663 261 41.8 35.6-48.3 215 31.3 25.9-37.3 187 26.9 21.8-32.6
Piedmont 541 251 49.1 43.1-55.0 151 26.0 21.3-31.3 139 25.0 20.3-30.3
Western NC 46 28 67.6 44.4-84.4 12 22.4 9.8-43.6 6 10.0 3.0-28.4

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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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