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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 stroke. For each, tell me yes, no, or you are not sure.
Do you think sudden confusion or trouble speaking are symptoms of a stroke?

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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 1,100 88.5 85.6-90.9 40 2.8 1.8- 4.4 108 8.7 6.6-11.4
GENDER
Female 1,248 1,100 88.5 85.6-90.9 40 2.8 1.8- 4.4 108 8.7 6.6-11.4
RACE
African American 1,248 1,100 88.5 85.6-90.9 40 2.8 1.8- 4.4 108 8.7 6.6-11.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 13 9 56.9 19.2-88.0 2 11.9 2.2-45.3 2 31.1 5.6-77.4
-English Speaking 13 9 56.9 19.2-88.0 2 11.9 2.2-45.3 2 31.1 5.6-77.4
Non-Hispanic 1,235 1,091 88.7 85.8-91.0 38 2.7 1.7- 4.3 106 8.6 6.5-11.2
AGE
18-24 89 72 84.6 72.6-91.9 6 3.4 0.9-12.3 11 12.0 5.8-23.2
25-34 198 180 91.7 84.4-95.7 6 2.0 0.7- 5.8 12 6.3 2.8-13.6
35-44 259 242 91.7 83.5-96.0 7 2.0 0.7- 6.0 10 6.3 2.5-14.8
45-54 257 238 93.1 87.5-96.3 5 0.9 0.3- 2.3 14 6.0 3.0-11.7
55-64 182 166 94.6 89.5-97.4 2 0.8 0.2- 3.2 14 4.6 2.1- 9.8
65-74 147 120 80.1 69.3-87.8 5 5.5 1.7-16.4 22 14.3 8.3-23.5
75+ 104 70 64.5 50.3-76.6 9 11.1 4.7-23.7 25 24.4 14.5-38.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 288 218 71.1 62.0-78.8 15 7.5 3.8-14.3 55 21.4 14.7-30.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 423 375 89.8 84.8-93.3 16 2.3 1.1- 5.0 32 7.9 4.8-12.6
Some Post-H.S. 298 276 93.5 88.4-96.5 6 1.6 0.6- 4.5 16 4.9 2.3- 9.8
College Graduate 236 228 96.2 91.4-98.3 3 0.7 0.2- 2.5 5 3.1 1.2- 8.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 270 229 86.2 79.7-90.9 9 1.9 0.9- 3.7 32 11.9 7.5-18.5
$15,000- 24,999 283 251 85.0 76.5-90.7 11 4.9 2.2-10.9 21 10.1 5.4-18.1
$25,000- 34,999 161 146 87.5 75.8-94.0 3 0.5 0.1- 1.8 12 12.0 5.6-23.8
$35,000- 49,999 113 110 98.8 95.3-99.7 1 0.2 0.0- 1.7 2 1.0 0.2- 4.9
$50,000-74,999 64 62 94.8 81.1-98.7 1 2.9 0.4-17.7 1 2.4 0.3-15.2
$75,000+ 53 52 97.3 83.3-99.6 0 0.0 . - . 1 2.7 0.4-16.7
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 16 14 79.1 42.5-95.1 0 0.0 . - . 2 20.9 4.9-57.5
Guilford 71 65 90.3 77.8-96.1 2 3.2 0.7-13.9 4 6.5 2.1-18.6
Mecklenburg 81 67 82.2 70.5-90.0 2 3.9 0.9-15.8 12 13.9 7.4-24.5
Orange 31 31 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Wake 55 48 87.9 73.8-94.9 0 0.0 . - . 7 12.1 5.1-26.2
Chatham/Lee 53 46 87.4 73.8-94.5 1 0.8 0.1- 5.6 6 11.8 4.9-25.6
Nash/Wilson 80 73 92.3 83.3-96.6 2 1.9 0.5- 7.6 5 5.8 2.1-14.9
Craven/Pamlico 56 48 75.1 50.4-89.9 4 7.9 2.6-21.4 4 17.0 4.6-46.8
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 9 6 82.1 45.0-96.3 2 13.4 2.4-50.0 1 4.4 0.5-30.5
Appalachian/Wilkes 6 5 85.4 40.0-98.1 0 0.0 . - . 1 14.6 1.9-60.0
Franklin/Gran./Vance 103 92 89.3 80.7-94.4 4 4.3 1.6-11.1 7 6.4 2.7-14.3
Graham/Swain/Jackson 9 6 71.8 36.8-91.8 1 7.3 1.0-39.2 2 20.9 4.6-58.8
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 94 82 87.5 77.8-93.4 2 2.1 0.4- 9.2 10 10.4 5.2-19.8
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 101 92 93.6 87.7-96.8 3 2.1 0.6- 6.6 6 4.3 1.9- 9.7
Northeast NC I 168 147 87.4 80.2-92.3 7 5.4 2.4-12.0 14 7.1 3.9-12.7
Northeast NC II 98 87 89.5 81.0-94.5 4 4.4 1.6-11.6 7 6.1 2.6-13.5
Northeastern Partnership 266 234 88.4 83.2-92.2 11 4.9 2.6- 9.2 21 6.6 4.0-10.7
Mountain AHEC 32 25 81.8 58.7-93.4 1 0.6 0.1- 4.5 6 17.6 6.1-41.0
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 662 586 89.2 85.2-92.2 25 3.6 2.1- 6.3 51 7.1 4.7-10.7
Piedmont 540 477 88.0 83.6-91.3 14 2.3 1.1- 4.7 49 9.7 6.7-13.9
Western NC 46 37 88.0 71.1-95.7 1 0.4 0.0- 2.6 8 11.6 4.1-28.6

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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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