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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 9,435 1,073 10.6 9.7-11.6 8,362 89.4 88.4-90.3
Have Health Insurance
Yes 8,060 981 11.6 10.6-12.7 7,079 88.4 87.3-89.4
No 1,366 91 5.9 4.3- 8.1 1,275 94.1 91.9-95.7
Body Mass Index
Underweight 185 21 15.4 7.9-28.0 164 84.6 72.0-92.1
Recommended Range 3,269 378 10.2 8.8-11.8 2,891 89.8 88.2-91.2
Overweight 3,118 350 10.7 9.2-12.5 2,768 89.3 87.5-90.8
Obese 2,304 253 10.8 8.9-13.0 2,051 89.2 87.0-91.1
Current Smoker
No 7,241 864 10.9 9.9-12.0 6,377 89.1 88.0-90.1
Yes 2,151 203 9.8 7.9-11.9 1,948 90.2 88.1-92.1
Binge Drinker
No 8,715 1,012 10.9 10.0-12.0 7,703 89.1 88.0-90.0
Yes 627 54 7.4 5.0-11.0 573 92.6 89.0-95.0
Heavy Drinker
No 9,092 1,045 10.8 9.9-11.8 8,047 89.2 88.2-90.1
Yes 245 23 7.2 4.2-12.3 222 92.8 87.7-95.8
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 3,238 419 11.2 9.7-12.8 2,819 88.8 87.2-90.3
Some Physical Activity 3,670 459 12.6 11.0-14.3 3,211 87.4 85.7-89.0
Physically Inactive 2,192 174 7.0 5.5- 8.9 2,018 93.0 91.1-94.5
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 2,058 204 9.5 7.6-11.8 1,854 90.5 88.2-92.4
No 7,351 867 10.9 9.9-12.0 6,484 89.1 88.0-90.1
Disability Status
Yes 3,027 342 11.8 10.1-13.9 2,685 88.2 86.1-89.9
No 6,221 725 10.4 9.3-11.6 5,496 89.6 88.4-90.7
Current Asthma
Yes 732 91 11.4 8.4-15.4 641 88.6 84.6-91.6
No 8,682 979 10.6 9.6-11.6 7,703 89.4 88.4-90.4
Diabetes
Yes 955 107 10.8 8.2-14.3 848 89.2 85.7-91.8
Yes, During Pregnancy 78 9 7.4 2.5-19.9 69 92.6 80.1-97.5
No 8,388 957 10.6 9.7-11.7 7,431 89.4 88.3-90.3
Arthritis
Yes 3,293 412 12.9 11.2-14.7 2,881 87.1 85.3-88.8
No 6,075 658 9.8 8.7-11.0 5,417 90.2 89.0-91.3
High Blood Pressure
Yes 3,178 364 11.9 10.2-13.7 2,814 88.1 86.3-89.8
Yes, During Pregnancy 104 15 16.6 8.5-30.1 89 83.4 69.9-91.5
No 6,144 693 10.0 8.9-11.2 5,451 90.0 88.8-91.1
High Cholesterol
Yes 2,747 379 15.2 13.3-17.4 2,368 84.8 82.6-86.7
No 4,855 566 10.6 9.3-11.9 4,289 89.4 88.1-90.7
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 967 129 13.2 10.4-16.6 838 86.8 83.4-89.6
No 8,282 938 10.6 9.6-11.6 7,344 89.4 88.4-90.4

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Data in this table were derived from the all six heart attack symptoms questions..

^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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