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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Cardiovascular Disease--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures*

Has a doctor, nurse, or other health professional ever told you that you had any of the following:
A heart attack, also called a myocardial infarction?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 9,300 483 4.1 3.5- 4.6 8,817 95.9 95.4-96.5
Have Health Insurance
Yes 7,945 443 4.4 3.8- 5.0 7,502 95.6 95.0-96.2
No 1,347 38 2.5 1.5- 4.1 1,309 97.5 95.9-98.5
Body Mass Index
Underweight 179 10 4.9 2.1-10.8 169 95.1 89.2-97.9
Recommended Range 3,224 154 3.6 2.8- 4.6 3,070 96.4 95.4-97.2
Overweight 3,089 149 3.9 3.1- 4.9 2,940 96.1 95.1-96.9
Obese 2,276 156 5.7 4.5- 7.3 2,120 94.3 92.7-95.5
Current Smoker
No 7,128 373 4.3 3.7- 5.0 6,755 95.7 95.0-96.3
Yes 2,132 106 3.4 2.5- 4.6 2,026 96.6 95.4-97.5
Binge Drinker
No 8,593 466 4.2 3.7- 4.8 8,127 95.8 95.2-96.3
Yes 619 14 2.8 1.2- 6.3 605 97.2 93.7-98.8
Heavy Drinker
No 8,963 471 4.1 3.6- 4.7 8,492 95.9 95.3-96.4
Yes 245 9 2.1 0.9- 4.9 236 97.9 95.1-99.1
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 3,216 134 3.2 2.4- 4.1 3,082 96.8 95.9-97.6
Some Physical Activity 3,635 148 3.0 2.3- 3.8 3,487 97.0 96.2-97.7
Physically Inactive 2,171 186 7.6 6.1- 9.4 1,985 92.4 90.6-93.9
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 2,019 280 11.6 9.6-13.8 1,739 88.4 86.2-90.4
No 7,256 201 2.3 1.9- 2.8 7,055 97.7 97.2-98.1
Disability Status
Yes 3,008 324 9.3 7.8-10.9 2,684 90.7 89.1-92.2
No 6,228 154 2.0 1.6- 2.5 6,074 98.0 97.5-98.4
Current Asthma
Yes 722 66 6.5 4.3- 9.6 656 93.5 90.4-95.7
No 8,557 415 3.9 3.4- 4.5 8,142 96.1 95.5-96.6
Diabetes
Yes 942 139 15.7 12.5-19.5 803 84.3 80.5-87.5
Yes, During Pregnancy 76 0 0.0 . - . 76 100 . - .
No 8,268 344 3.1 2.6- 3.6 7,924 96.9 96.4-97.4
Arthritis
Yes 3,261 271 7.7 6.5- 9.1 2,990 92.3 90.9-93.5
No 5,997 210 2.6 2.1- 3.2 5,787 97.4 96.8-97.9
High Blood Pressure
Yes 3,132 329 9.1 7.8-10.6 2,803 90.9 89.4-92.2
Yes, During Pregnancy 104 0 0.0 . - . 104 100 . - .
No 6,055 154 2.1 1.6- 2.6 5,901 97.9 97.4-98.4
High Cholesterol
Yes 2,717 289 9.0 7.6-10.6 2,428 91.0 89.4-92.4
No 4,783 171 2.9 2.3- 3.6 4,612 97.1 96.4-97.7
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 968 483 50.3 45.5-55.1 485 49.7 44.9-54.5
No 8,299 0 0.0 . - . 8,299 100 . - .

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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.

* See Technical Notes for definitions of risk factors/conditions.

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