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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 1,155 92.7 90.0-94.7 22 1.9 1.0- 3.4 71 5.4 3.7- 7.9
GENDER
Female 1,248 1,155 92.7 90.0-94.7 22 1.9 1.0- 3.4 71 5.4 3.7- 7.9
RACE
African American 1,248 1,155 92.7 90.0-94.7 22 1.9 1.0- 3.4 71 5.4 3.7- 7.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 13 12 97.8 83.9-99.7 0 0.0 . - . 1 2.2 0.3-16.1
-English Speaking 13 12 97.8 83.9-99.7 0 0.0 . - . 1 2.2 0.3-16.1
Non-Hispanic 1,235 1,143 92.7 90.0-94.7 22 1.9 1.0- 3.4 70 5.4 3.7- 7.9
AGE
18-24 89 86 93.7 79.1-98.3 1 0.3 0.0- 2.5 2 6.0 1.5-21.1
25-34 198 191 96.3 88.1-98.9 1 0.1 0.0- 0.8 6 3.6 1.0-11.9
35-44 259 251 95.4 87.2-98.4 2 0.5 0.1- 2.5 6 4.2 1.3-12.8
45-54 257 243 94.2 88.6-97.1 7 3.2 1.3- 7.9 7 2.6 0.9- 7.5
55-64 182 170 96.8 93.8-98.3 1 0.3 0.0- 1.8 11 3.0 1.5- 5.9
65-74 147 122 84.3 72.7-91.6 7 6.5 1.7-21.4 18 9.2 5.1-16.1
75+ 104 81 75.4 61.3-85.6 3 8.0 2.5-22.6 20 16.6 8.9-28.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 288 237 81.3 72.5-87.8 7 4.4 1.5-11.8 44 14.3 8.8-22.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 423 394 92.8 87.6-95.9 10 2.0 0.9- 4.4 19 5.2 2.5-10.5
Some Post-H.S. 298 290 96.9 91.3-98.9 3 1.1 0.2- 5.4 5 2.0 0.5- 7.7
College Graduate 236 231 98.1 94.6-99.3 2 0.3 0.1- 1.6 3 1.5 0.4- 5.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 270 247 92.9 87.5-96.0 8 2.0 0.8- 5.0 15 5.1 2.4-10.4
$15,000- 24,999 283 266 90.6 82.4-95.2 5 4.3 1.6-11.1 12 5.1 2.0-12.6
$25,000- 34,999 161 153 91.7 79.1-97.0 2 0.9 0.2- 5.0 6 7.4 2.4-20.6
$35,000- 49,999 113 110 94.3 77.5-98.7 0 0.0 . - . 3 5.7 1.3-22.5
$50,000-74,999 64 63 99.4 95.9-99.9 1 0.6 0.1- 4.1 0 0.0 . - .
$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 91.0 67.9-98.0 0 0.0 . - . 2 9.0 2.0-32.1
Guilford 71 69 95.6 81.9-99.0 0 0.0 . - . 2 4.4 1.0-18.1
Mecklenburg 81 78 97.6 92.4-99.3 0 0.0 . - . 3 2.4 0.7- 7.6
Orange 31 30 96.8 80.6-99.6 1 3.2 0.4-19.4 0 0.0 . - .
Wake 55 48 84.7 67.0-93.8 1 1.3 0.2- 9.0 6 13.9 5.2-32.2
Chatham/Lee 53 49 93.8 82.6-98.0 0 0.0 . - . 4 6.2 2.0-17.4
Nash/Wilson 80 75 94.5 86.0-97.9 1 1.2 0.2- 7.9 4 4.3 1.4-12.8
Craven/Pamlico 56 52 93.3 81.3-97.8 1 1.5 0.2-10.0 3 5.2 1.4-17.5
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 9 8 95.6 69.5-99.5 0 0.0 . - . 1 4.4 0.5-30.5
Appalachian/Wilkes 6 6 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Franklin/Gran./Vance 103 97 93.4 85.6-97.2 3 3.4 1.1-10.1 3 3.2 0.9-10.5
Graham/Swain/Jackson 9 9 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 94 88 94.5 87.1-97.8 0 0.0 . - . 6 5.5 2.2-12.9
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 101 93 94.6 89.1-97.4 2 1.0 0.3- 4.1 6 4.4 1.9- 9.8
Northeast NC I 168 150 89.9 83.2-94.1 4 2.9 0.9- 8.8 14 7.2 3.9-13.0
Northeast NC II 98 88 92.6 85.6-96.3 4 4.2 1.5-11.6 6 3.2 1.4- 7.1
Northeastern Partnership 266 238 91.2 86.7-94.3 8 3.5 1.6- 7.5 20 5.3 3.2- 8.6
Mountain AHEC 32 29 92.8 78.5-97.8 0 0.0 . - . 3 7.2 2.2-21.5
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 662 608 93.9 90.8-96.0 14 2.7 1.2- 6.0 40 3.4 2.3- 5.1
Piedmont 540 505 91.8 87.3-94.7 8 1.4 0.6- 3.3 27 6.8 4.1-11.2
Western NC 46 42 95.1 85.7-98.4 0 0.0 . - . 4 4.9 1.6-14.3

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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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