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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Cardiovascular Disease

Why do you take aspirin... To reduce the chance of a stroke?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,658 2,176 80.9 78.3-83.2 482 19.1 16.8-21.7
GENDER
Male 1,132 918 79.4 75.4-82.9 214 20.6 17.1-24.6
Female 1,526 1,258 82.5 79.2-85.3 268 17.5 14.7-20.8
RACE
White 2,105 1,719 81.3 78.5-83.8 386 18.7 16.2-21.5
African American 436 366 84.6 78.8-89.0 70 15.4 11.0-21.2
Asian 4 4 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Native American 70 59 76.0 54.4-89.3 11 24.0 10.7-45.6
Other Minorities 35 22 53.5 28.2-77.0 13 46.5 23.0-71.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 42 23 48.5 24.9-72.7 19 51.5 27.3-75.1
-English Speaking 27 19 71.6 39.5-90.6 8 28.4 9.4-60.5
-Spanish Speaking 15 4 38.5 12.0-74.2 11 61.5 25.8-88.0
Non-Hispanic 2,616 2,153 81.9 79.4-84.1 463 18.1 15.9-20.6
AGE
35-44 283 191 65.8 56.4-74.1 92 34.2 25.9-43.6
45-54 548 446 81.0 75.1-85.7 102 19.0 14.3-24.9
55-64 672 558 83.9 79.0-87.8 114 16.1 12.2-21.0
65-74 676 566 83.8 79.4-87.4 110 16.2 12.6-20.6
75+ 461 398 85.8 80.4-89.9 63 14.2 10.1-19.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 547 448 78.9 71.9-84.5 99 21.1 15.5-28.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 806 651 78.3 72.9-82.8 155 21.7 17.2-27.1
Some Post-H.S. 616 501 79.9 74.7-84.3 115 20.1 15.7-25.3
College Graduate 676 564 85.3 81.2-88.7 112 14.7 11.3-18.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 364 301 78.7 70.9-84.8 63 21.3 15.2-29.1
$15,000- 24,999 443 353 74.1 65.9-80.9 90 25.9 19.1-34.1
$25,000- 34,999 274 219 81.0 72.8-87.2 55 19.0 12.8-27.2
$35,000- 49,999 329 269 78.1 69.1-85.1 60 21.9 14.9-30.9
$50,000-74,999 260 213 85.7 79.1-90.4 47 14.3 9.6-20.9
$75,000+ 313 262 84.7 78.0-89.6 51 15.3 10.4-22.0
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 135 116 83.3 74.5-89.5 19 16.7 10.5-25.5
Guilford 123 96 78.8 69.8-85.7 27 21.2 14.3-30.2
Mecklenburg 94 79 82.5 70.5-90.3 15 17.5 9.7-29.5
Orange 115 89 79.0 69.6-86.2 26 21.0 13.8-30.4
Wake 102 77 71.6 59.7-81.1 25 28.4 18.9-40.3
Chatham/Lee 121 100 80.9 71.5-87.7 21 19.1 12.3-28.5
Nash/Wilson 115 98 84.3 73.9-91.1 17 15.7 8.9-26.1
Craven/Pamlico 127 108 83.6 74.8-89.8 19 16.4 10.2-25.2
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 140 120 86.9 79.1-92.0 20 13.1 8.0-20.9
Appalachian/Wilkes 138 105 72.1 62.4-80.2 33 27.9 19.8-37.6
Franklin/Gran./Vance 141 110 76.4 66.1-84.3 31 23.6 15.7-33.9
Graham/Swain/Jackson 131 109 66.2 36.7-86.9 22 33.8 13.1-63.3
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 145 124 86.7 79.5-91.6 21 13.3 8.4-20.5
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 122 99 78.8 69.0-86.2 23 21.2 13.8-31.0
Northeast NC I 137 105 76.4 67.5-83.4 32 23.6 16.6-32.5
Northeast NC II 149 119 78.6 70.0-85.2 30 21.4 14.8-30.0
Northeastern Partnership 286 224 77.8 71.6-83.0 62 22.2 17.0-28.4
Mountain AHEC 387 328 82.0 75.1-87.3 59 18.0 12.7-24.9
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 966 798 80.8 76.0-84.8 168 19.2 15.2-24.0
Piedmont 1,085 878 81.3 77.6-84.6 207 18.7 15.4-22.4
Western NC 607 500 79.2 73.7-83.9 107 20.8 16.1-26.3

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*This question was asked only of respondents who reported taking aspirin regularly.

^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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