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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Heart Attack and Stroke--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures*

If you thought someone was having a heart attack or a stroke, what is the first thing you would do?

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Respond.^
Take them to the hospital Tell them to call doctor Call 911 Call a family member Do something else
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 9,237 396 4.8 4.1- 5.6 111 1.1 0.8- 1.4 8,147 88.1 87.0-89.2 29 0.2 0.1- 0.4 554 5.8 5.1- 6.6
Have Health Insurance
Yes 7,888 340 4.8 4.0- 5.6 98 1.1 0.8- 1.5 6,947 87.8 86.5-88.9 23 0.2 0.1- 0.4 480 6.2 5.4- 7.1
No 1,341 55 4.8 3.1- 7.5 13 0.9 0.4- 2.0 1,194 89.8 86.8-92.1 6 0.2 0.1- 0.7 73 4.2 3.0- 5.9
Body Mass Index
Underweight 177 11 4.5 2.1- 9.6 4 2.5 0.7- 8.7 147 84.0 74.7-90.2 0 0.0 . - . 15 9.0 4.5-17.4
Recommended Range 3,208 129 4.8 3.6- 6.3 31 1.0 0.5- 1.7 2,840 88.3 86.3-90.0 8 0.3 0.1- 0.8 200 5.7 4.6- 7.1
Overweight 3,067 134 4.6 3.6- 6.0 43 0.9 0.5- 1.3 2,691 88.1 86.2-89.8 14 0.2 0.1- 0.5 185 6.2 4.9- 7.7
Obese 2,262 104 5.0 3.7- 6.8 22 1.0 0.5- 1.8 2,009 88.7 86.4-90.7 5 0.1 0.0- 0.3 122 5.2 3.9- 6.9
Current Smoker
No 7,077 304 4.6 3.8- 5.4 78 1.1 0.8- 1.6 6,249 88.2 87.0-89.4 23 0.2 0.1- 0.4 423 5.8 5.1- 6.8
Yes 2,120 92 5.4 3.8- 7.6 30 0.9 0.5- 1.6 1,866 87.8 85.2-90.0 6 0.2 0.1- 0.5 126 5.7 4.3- 7.5
Binge Drinker
No 8,532 363 4.7 4.1- 5.5 99 1.1 0.8- 1.5 7,535 88.1 86.9-89.1 28 0.2 0.1- 0.4 507 5.8 5.1- 6.7
Yes 618 28 5.3 2.5-10.9 9 0.8 0.4- 1.9 540 88.3 83.0-92.1 1 0.0 0.0- 0.1 40 5.6 3.6- 8.6
Heavy Drinker
No 8,902 371 4.6 3.9- 5.3 108 1.1 0.8- 1.5 7,866 88.3 87.2-89.3 27 0.2 0.1- 0.4 530 5.8 5.1- 6.6
Yes 243 18 11.0 4.3-25.2 0 0.0 . - . 206 80.3 67.7-88.8 2 0.5 0.1- 2.3 17 8.3 4.2-15.8
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 3,202 140 5.1 3.8- 6.8 23 0.5 0.3- 1.0 2,832 87.8 85.7-89.6 6 0.1 0.0- 0.3 201 6.5 5.2- 7.9
Some Physical Activity 3,618 161 4.7 3.8- 5.9 46 1.3 0.8- 2.1 3,187 88.3 86.6-89.8 12 0.3 0.1- 0.7 212 5.4 4.3- 6.6
Physically Inactive 2,144 81 4.0 2.9- 5.6 32 1.4 0.8- 2.4 1,911 89.4 87.2-91.3 8 0.2 0.1- 0.5 112 4.9 3.7- 6.6
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 1,992 93 7.2 5.1- 9.9 35 1.5 0.8- 2.7 1,737 84.5 81.2-87.3 7 0.2 0.1- 0.5 120 6.7 4.9- 9.0
No 7,221 300 4.2 3.5- 5.0 76 1.0 0.7- 1.4 6,389 89.0 87.8-90.0 22 0.2 0.1- 0.4 434 5.6 4.9- 6.5
Disability Status
Yes 2,972 122 5.1 3.9- 6.6 51 1.6 1.0- 2.5 2,588 85.9 83.6-87.8 12 0.3 0.1- 0.5 199 7.2 5.8- 9.0
No 6,193 268 4.5 3.8- 5.5 59 0.8 0.6- 1.2 5,494 89.1 87.8-90.2 17 0.2 0.1- 0.4 355 5.3 4.6- 6.2
Current Asthma
Yes 720 29 5.7 3.3- 9.6 10 1.9 0.8- 4.4 635 87.1 82.6-90.6 2 0.1 0.0- 0.3 44 5.2 3.3- 8.2
No 8,498 366 4.7 4.0- 5.5 100 1.0 0.7- 1.4 7,496 88.2 87.0-89.3 27 0.2 0.1- 0.4 509 5.9 5.1- 6.7
Diabetes
Yes 929 42 4.9 3.1- 7.8 14 1.1 0.6- 2.3 810 85.8 81.5-89.3 3 0.2 0.0- 0.5 60 7.9 5.3-11.8
Yes, During Pregnancy 77 3 2.1 0.6- 7.1 1 1.0 0.1- 7.1 69 94.6 88.3-97.6 1 0.3 0.0- 2.2 3 1.9 0.5- 6.9
No 8,217 351 4.8 4.0- 5.6 96 1.1 0.8- 1.5 7,256 88.3 87.1-89.4 25 0.2 0.1- 0.4 489 5.6 4.9- 6.4
Arthritis
Yes 3,233 126 4.7 3.6- 6.1 52 1.5 1.0- 2.4 2,835 87.1 85.2-88.8 10 0.2 0.1- 0.4 210 6.4 5.3- 7.8
No 5,964 269 4.8 4.0- 5.8 58 0.9 0.6- 1.3 5,279 88.5 87.1-89.8 19 0.2 0.1- 0.4 339 5.6 4.7- 6.6
High Blood Pressure
Yes 3,098 142 5.0 3.8- 6.5 49 1.6 1.0- 2.6 2,695 86.6 84.5-88.4 13 0.2 0.1- 0.4 199 6.6 5.3- 8.2
Yes, During Pregnancy 104 3 1.9 0.5- 6.1 0 0.0 . - . 96 93.8 85.5-97.5 1 0.3 0.0- 1.8 4 4.1 1.2-13.2
No 6,027 251 4.7 3.9- 5.7 62 0.9 0.6- 1.2 5,349 88.7 87.3-89.9 15 0.2 0.1- 0.4 350 5.5 4.7- 6.5
High Cholesterol
Yes 2,693 124 5.2 4.0- 6.8 37 1.9 1.2- 3.1 2,349 86.1 83.8-88.1 9 0.1 0.1- 0.3 174 6.7 5.3- 8.3
No 4,755 192 4.4 3.5- 5.5 55 0.8 0.5- 1.1 4,207 88.8 87.4-90.1 12 0.2 0.1- 0.5 289 5.8 4.9- 6.9
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 955 47 7.3 4.8-10.8 10 1.8 0.7- 4.6 825 82.6 78.1-86.3 7 0.6 0.2- 1.6 66 7.8 5.4-11.1
No 8,230 341 4.5 3.8- 5.4 98 1.0 0.7- 1.4 7,285 88.6 87.5-89.7 22 0.2 0.1- 0.3 484 5.7 4.9- 6.5

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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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