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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALES

Knew all heart attack symptoms*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,263 78 7.1 5.1- 9.9 1,185 92.9 90.1-94.9
GENDER
Female 1,263 78 7.1 5.1- 9.9 1,185 92.9 90.1-94.9
RACE
African American 1,263 78 7.1 5.1- 9.9 1,185 92.9 90.1-94.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 13 2 4.3 0.9-18.5 11 95.7 81.5-99.1
-English Speaking 13 2 4.3 0.9-18.5 11 95.7 81.5-99.1
Non-Hispanic 1,250 76 7.2 5.1-10.0 1,174 92.8 90.0-94.9
AGE
18-24 92 2 4.0 0.7-21.1 90 96.0 78.9-99.3
25-34 199 19 9.9 5.1-18.2 180 90.1 81.8-94.9
35-44 262 20 8.6 4.5-15.9 242 91.4 84.1-95.5
45-54 259 21 9.2 5.4-15.3 238 90.8 84.7-94.6
55-64 184 8 3.0 1.2- 7.3 176 97.0 92.7-98.8
65-74 149 2 0.8 0.2- 3.5 147 99.2 96.5-99.8
75+ 105 6 10.7 3.0-31.4 99 89.3 68.6-97.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 293 12 6.1 2.3-15.2 281 93.9 84.8-97.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 428 21 5.4 2.6-10.7 407 94.6 89.3-97.4
Some Post-H.S. 302 21 9.7 5.5-16.7 281 90.3 83.3-94.5
College Graduate 237 24 8.3 4.8-14.0 213 91.7 86.0-95.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 274 10 4.5 1.9-10.0 264 95.5 90.0-98.1
$15,000- 24,999 284 17 7.6 3.4-16.2 267 92.4 83.8-96.6
$25,000- 34,999 163 9 4.6 1.9-10.8 154 95.4 89.2-98.1
$35,000- 49,999 113 11 11.2 5.2-22.5 102 88.8 77.5-94.8
$50,000-74,999 64 8 7.0 3.0-15.4 56 93.0 84.6-97.0
$75,000+ 53 7 14.7 5.6-33.6 46 85.3 66.4-94.4
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 16 0 0.0 . - . 16 100 . - .
Guilford 71 4 7.0 2.2-20.1 67 93.0 79.9-97.8
Mecklenburg 82 6 5.6 2.3-12.7 76 94.4 87.3-97.7
Orange 31 2 4.6 1.1-17.9 29 95.4 82.1-98.9
Wake 55 3 8.4 2.4-25.5 52 91.6 74.5-97.6
Chatham/Lee 53 5 13.3 5.3-29.7 48 86.7 70.3-94.7
Nash/Wilson 81 1 1.2 0.2- 7.7 80 98.8 92.3-99.8
Craven/Pamlico 57 5 6.3 2.3-16.1 52 93.7 83.9-97.7
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 9 0 0.0 . - . 9 100 . - .
Appalachian/Wilkes 6 1 14.6 1.9-60.0 5 85.4 40.0-98.1
Franklin/Gran./Vance 105 8 5.2 2.5-10.9 97 94.8 89.1-97.5
Graham/Swain/Jackson 9 3 32.9 10.5-67.1 6 67.1 32.9-89.5
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 95 5 4.9 2.0-11.5 90 95.1 88.5-98.0
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 101 6 8.7 3.5-19.9 95 91.3 80.1-96.5
Northeast NC I 169 5 2.4 0.9- 6.1 164 97.6 93.9-99.1
Northeast NC II 100 8 10.2 5.0-19.9 92 89.8 80.1-95.0
Northeastern Partnership 269 13 6.1 3.4-10.9 256 93.9 89.1-96.6
Mountain AHEC 32 3 2.8 0.8- 8.9 29 97.2 91.1-99.2
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 669 34 5.1 3.1- 8.1 635 94.9 91.9-96.9
Piedmont 548 39 7.9 5.1-12.1 509 92.1 87.9-94.9
Western NC 46 5 25.4 5.2-67.7 41 74.6 32.3-94.8

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*Data in this table were derived from the all six heart attack symptoms questions..

^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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