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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Heart Attack and Stroke-AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALES

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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 1,249 773 63.6 59.2-67.7 227 18.0 14.7-21.9 249 18.4 15.3-22.1
GENDER
Female 1,249 773 63.6 59.2-67.7 227 18.0 14.7-21.9 249 18.4 15.3-22.1
RACE
African American 1,249 773 63.6 59.2-67.7 227 18.0 14.7-21.9 249 18.4 15.3-22.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 13 7 55.6 19.1-86.9 4 36.0 8.6-77.1 2 8.4 1.5-35.1
-English Speaking 13 7 55.6 19.1-86.9 4 36.0 8.6-77.1 2 8.4 1.5-35.1
Non-Hispanic 1,236 766 63.6 59.2-67.8 223 17.9 14.6-21.8 247 18.5 15.3-22.1
AGE
18-24 89 55 55.2 38.6-70.7 17 23.3 11.0-42.6 17 21.5 10.8-38.3
25-34 199 139 73.7 64.3-81.3 33 13.7 8.3-21.6 27 12.7 7.5-20.7
35-44 259 172 64.3 55.1-72.6 47 21.4 14.8-29.9 40 14.3 8.8-22.4
45-54 257 173 69.1 60.1-76.9 45 14.4 9.0-22.1 39 16.5 10.7-24.7
55-64 182 106 65.0 54.4-74.3 31 12.4 7.8-19.1 45 22.6 14.4-33.7
65-74 147 71 52.9 40.8-64.7 30 18.8 10.5-31.4 46 28.2 19.2-39.4
75+ 104 50 50.2 36.4-64.0 20 19.5 10.9-32.3 34 30.3 19.3-44.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 288 136 52.4 43.6-61.1 60 18.6 12.7-26.4 92 29.0 21.8-37.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 423 244 58.1 50.2-65.6 88 23.1 16.5-31.2 91 18.9 13.7-25.5
Some Post-H.S. 299 209 69.3 60.0-77.3 52 16.3 10.8-23.8 38 14.4 8.4-23.6
College Graduate 236 183 77.0 69.0-83.4 26 10.4 6.3-16.7 27 12.6 7.8-19.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 271 152 61.2 52.5-69.2 61 19.4 13.4-27.3 58 19.4 13.6-26.9
$15,000- 24,999 283 169 64.4 55.3-72.6 58 21.1 14.4-29.8 56 14.5 9.7-21.1
$25,000- 34,999 161 109 63.7 51.6-74.3 22 16.4 9.1-27.8 30 19.9 11.8-31.5
$35,000- 49,999 113 80 67.3 53.9-78.4 19 14.4 7.9-24.9 14 18.2 9.6-31.9
$50,000-74,999 64 51 81.0 64.2-91.0 4 2.8 0.9- 9.0 9 16.2 6.8-33.6
$75,000+ 53 41 82.8 66.2-92.2 10 15.1 6.3-32.0 2 2.1 0.5- 8.6
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 16 12 70.6 39.0-90.1 1 4.9 0.7-28.7 3 24.5 6.9-58.5
Guilford 71 48 64.9 49.8-77.5 17 25.4 14.2-41.1 6 9.7 4.1-21.4
Mecklenburg 81 56 67.7 55.1-78.1 10 10.3 5.2-19.4 15 22.0 13.1-34.6
Orange 31 18 62.3 43.4-78.1 7 20.9 9.7-39.5 6 16.7 7.2-34.1
Wake 55 42 80.7 67.5-89.5 6 10.1 4.2-22.4 7 9.1 3.9-19.9
Chatham/Lee 53 30 66.9 51.8-79.2 12 17.8 9.1-31.8 11 15.3 7.6-28.4
Nash/Wilson 80 48 55.6 43.1-67.5 15 19.6 11.5-31.2 17 24.8 15.2-37.8
Craven/Pamlico 56 35 57.4 38.4-74.5 9 13.8 5.7-29.9 12 28.8 13.4-51.3
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 9 7 40.3 9.6-81.2 1 8.9 1.0-48.5 1 50.8 11.4-89.3
Appalachian/Wilkes 6 6 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Franklin/Gran./Vance 103 55 55.4 44.4-65.9 25 22.2 14.7-31.9 23 22.4 14.6-32.8
Graham/Swain/Jackson 9 7 79.1 41.2-95.4 0 0.0 . - . 2 20.9 4.6-58.8
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 94 53 56.6 44.8-67.7 16 14.2 8.3-23.3 25 29.2 19.2-41.6
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 101 63 69.1 59.1-77.6 19 15.6 9.7-24.2 19 15.3 9.5-23.5
Northeast NC I 169 99 63.5 54.8-71.4 33 20.3 14.0-28.6 37 16.2 11.3-22.6
Northeast NC II 98 55 59.8 48.4-70.2 20 20.0 12.3-30.7 23 20.3 13.2-29.9
Northeastern Partnership 267 154 61.7 54.7-68.3 53 20.2 15.0-26.6 60 18.1 13.7-23.6
Mountain AHEC 32 24 75.3 52.6-89.3 2 7.0 1.7-25.1 6 17.8 6.2-41.2
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 663 386 55.2 48.7-61.5 125 22.5 16.8-29.5 152 22.3 17.5-27.9
Piedmont 540 349 68.7 62.8-74.0 100 15.3 11.6-20.0 91 16.0 11.8-21.2
Western NC 46 38 86.0 68.0-94.7 2 4.0 0.9-15.9 6 10.0 3.2-27.5

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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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