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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 1,248 1,049 84.3 80.9-87.2 82 6.3 4.5- 8.6 117 9.4 7.1-12.3
GENDER
Female 1,248 1,049 84.3 80.9-87.2 82 6.3 4.5- 8.6 117 9.4 7.1-12.3
RACE
African American 1,248 1,049 84.3 80.9-87.2 82 6.3 4.5- 8.6 117 9.4 7.1-12.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 13 11 92.3 67.7-98.6 1 5.5 0.7-33.0 1 2.2 0.3-16.1
-English Speaking 13 11 92.3 67.7-98.6 1 5.5 0.7-33.0 1 2.2 0.3-16.1
Non-Hispanic 1,235 1,038 84.3 80.9-87.2 81 6.3 4.5- 8.7 116 9.4 7.2-12.4
AGE
18-24 89 57 68.9 53.8-80.8 15 11.6 5.4-23.1 17 19.5 10.4-33.6
25-34 198 164 86.9 79.8-91.7 17 5.7 2.8-11.2 17 7.4 4.0-13.4
35-44 259 230 84.6 75.2-90.9 13 6.3 2.9-13.2 16 9.1 4.3-18.3
45-54 257 240 95.9 92.2-97.9 9 2.3 1.0- 5.1 8 1.8 0.6- 5.3
55-64 182 164 94.4 90.4-96.8 3 0.7 0.2- 2.3 15 4.8 2.6- 8.8
65-74 147 109 77.3 65.5-86.0 17 10.8 4.6-23.1 21 11.9 6.7-20.3
75+ 104 73 66.2 51.7-78.2 8 12.4 5.3-26.4 23 21.4 12.2-34.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 288 203 67.3 58.1-75.3 32 13.3 8.0-21.4 53 19.4 13.1-27.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 422 353 83.5 77.0-88.4 31 7.2 4.2-12.1 38 9.3 5.6-15.0
Some Post-H.S. 299 267 88.6 81.8-93.1 15 4.1 2.0- 8.3 17 7.3 3.7-13.9
College Graduate 236 224 96.6 93.2-98.4 4 0.6 0.2- 1.7 8 2.8 1.2- 6.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 271 219 81.2 73.7-87.0 22 6.5 3.6-11.3 30 12.3 7.5-19.4
$15,000- 24,999 282 234 82.8 74.8-88.7 22 6.9 3.6-12.9 26 10.3 5.8-17.6
$25,000- 34,999 161 145 86.3 73.9-93.4 5 2.5 0.7- 8.5 11 11.1 4.7-24.0
$35,000- 49,999 113 104 92.2 77.8-97.6 7 7.4 2.2-22.3 2 0.3 0.1- 1.4
$50,000-74,999 64 60 92.3 74.0-98.1 1 0.3 0.0- 2.1 3 7.4 1.8-26.2
$75,000+ 53 51 99.3 97.1-99.8 0 0.0 . - . 2 0.7 0.2- 2.9
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 16 14 79.0 42.4-95.1 1 5.8 0.8-32.3 1 15.2 2.3-58.1
Guilford 71 65 92.6 81.9-97.2 3 2.5 0.8- 8.0 3 4.9 1.3-16.8
Mecklenburg 81 73 89.3 78.5-95.0 3 3.5 1.0-11.1 5 7.2 2.7-18.0
Orange 31 25 81.1 63.2-91.4 3 9.2 2.9-25.2 3 9.8 3.1-26.6
Wake 55 52 89.0 69.0-96.7 1 5.5 0.8-29.8 2 5.5 1.2-22.1
Chatham/Lee 53 43 83.2 69.0-91.7 4 5.8 1.9-16.0 6 11.0 4.4-25.1
Nash/Wilson 80 62 76.2 64.0-85.3 6 6.8 2.8-15.6 12 16.9 9.3-28.8
Craven/Pamlico 56 47 70.0 46.6-86.1 4 13.2 4.6-32.3 5 16.9 4.6-46.3
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 9 9 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Appalachian/Wilkes 6 5 84.5 38.3-98.0 0 0.0 . - . 1 15.5 2.0-61.7
Franklin/Gran./Vance 103 89 88.2 79.5-93.5 5 5.0 1.9-12.8 9 6.8 3.2-13.9
Graham/Swain/Jackson 9 8 92.7 60.8-99.0 1 7.3 1.0-39.2 0 0.0 . - .
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 94 74 78.2 66.8-86.5 6 5.1 2.0-12.5 14 16.7 9.3-27.9
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 100 86 87.9 79.6-93.1 7 6.1 2.6-13.5 7 6.0 2.7-12.6
Northeast NC I 169 134 79.9 71.6-86.2 18 12.1 7.1-20.0 17 8.0 4.5-13.7
Northeast NC II 98 83 85.1 74.4-91.9 7 9.2 3.8-20.6 8 5.6 2.6-11.8
Northeastern Partnership 267 217 82.4 76.1-87.3 25 10.8 6.7-16.9 25 6.9 4.3-10.7
Mountain AHEC 32 28 85.4 60.2-95.8 2 3.9 0.7-18.7 2 10.7 2.2-39.2
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 662 540 80.8 75.4-85.2 50 7.6 5.0-11.4 72 11.6 8.1-16.4
Piedmont 540 468 86.6 81.8-90.3 30 5.5 3.3- 9.0 42 7.9 5.1-12.0
Western NC 46 41 90.9 73.1-97.3 2 2.2 0.4-11.6 3 7.0 1.6-25.9

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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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