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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Which of the following do you think is a symptom of a heart attack.For each, tell me yes, no, or you're not sure.
Do you think pain or discomfort in the jaw, neck, or back are symptoms of a heart attack?

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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 9,330 5,083 51.4 49.8-53.0 2,369 25.8 24.4-27.3 1,878 22.8 21.4-24.3
Have Health Insurance
Yes 7,971 4,521 54.4 52.7-56.2 1,986 25.6 24.1-27.2 1,464 20.0 18.5-21.5
No 1,351 559 37.1 33.1-41.4 381 27.2 23.6-31.1 411 35.7 31.5-40.1
Body Mass Index
Underweight 181 95 49.9 37.6-62.2 48 20.3 13.5-29.4 38 29.8 18.0-45.1
Recommended Range 3,232 1,744 50.1 47.4-52.9 852 27.3 24.8-29.9 636 22.6 20.2-25.1
Overweight 3,092 1,706 52.4 49.6-55.2 794 26.5 24.1-29.0 592 21.1 18.8-23.6
Obese 2,286 1,267 54.2 50.8-57.6 573 24.2 21.6-27.0 446 21.6 18.6-24.9
Current Smoker
No 7,157 3,972 52.9 51.0-54.8 1,773 24.6 23.1-26.2 1,412 22.5 20.8-24.2
Yes 2,133 1,090 46.8 43.3-50.2 589 29.5 26.3-32.8 454 23.8 20.7-27.1
Binge Drinker
No 8,624 4,783 52.6 50.9-54.3 2,133 24.8 23.4-26.3 1,708 22.6 21.1-24.1
Yes 619 260 38.6 32.5-45.2 208 35.1 28.9-41.7 151 26.3 20.6-32.9
Heavy Drinker
No 8,994 4,928 52.0 50.3-53.6 2,260 25.3 23.9-26.7 1,806 22.8 21.3-24.3
Yes 245 121 40.2 30.1-51.1 76 39.6 28.4-51.9 48 20.3 12.8-30.5
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 3,222 1,839 54.6 51.8-57.5 826 25.6 23.3-28.2 557 19.7 17.4-22.3
Some Physical Activity 3,643 2,081 54.5 51.9-57.0 874 24.7 22.5-27.0 688 20.8 18.7-23.2
Physically Inactive 2,183 1,021 41.2 38.0-44.5 587 27.2 24.3-30.4 575 31.6 28.3-35.1
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 2,036 1,084 48.4 44.7-52.0 479 24.6 21.6-28.0 473 27.0 23.7-30.6
No 7,269 3,990 52.1 50.3-54.0 1,885 26.1 24.5-27.7 1,394 21.8 20.2-23.4
Disability Status
Yes 3,022 1,662 51.7 48.8-54.7 766 26.5 24.0-29.1 594 21.8 19.2-24.7
No 6,223 3,392 51.6 49.7-53.6 1,577 25.3 23.6-27.0 1,254 23.1 21.4-24.9
Current Asthma
Yes 729 430 54.0 48.2-59.7 171 26.8 22.0-32.3 128 19.1 14.6-24.7
No 8,580 4,643 51.3 49.6-53.0 2,192 25.7 24.2-27.2 1,745 23.0 21.5-24.6
Diabetes
Yes 947 540 57.8 53.0-62.4 210 23.1 19.3-27.3 197 19.2 15.8-23.1
Yes, During Pregnancy 77 43 49.0 33.2-65.0 23 37.0 22.8-53.8 11 14.0 6.5-27.8
No 8,292 4,496 50.9 49.1-52.6 2,128 25.9 24.4-27.4 1,668 23.2 21.7-24.9
Arthritis
Yes 3,276 1,937 57.1 54.5-59.7 738 23.5 21.3-25.8 601 19.4 17.3-21.7
No 6,012 3,127 49.0 47.0-51.1 1,619 26.8 25.0-28.6 1,266 24.2 22.4-26.1
High Blood Pressure
Yes 3,147 1,823 57.7 54.9-60.4 732 24.0 21.7-26.4 592 18.4 16.2-20.7
Yes, During Pregnancy 104 60 54.3 41.0-66.9 23 22.5 13.3-35.5 21 23.2 13.6-36.7
No 6,070 3,195 48.8 46.8-50.8 1,613 26.6 24.8-28.4 1,262 24.6 22.8-26.5
High Cholesterol
Yes 2,730 1,679 60.3 57.5-63.1 609 22.6 20.4-25.1 442 17.0 14.9-19.4
No 4,794 2,698 54.7 52.4-56.9 1,216 26.0 24.0-28.0 880 19.4 17.6-21.3
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 968 634 63.7 58.9-68.3 202 21.8 17.9-26.2 132 14.5 11.3-18.4
No 8,285 4,416 50.6 48.8-52.3 2,148 26.1 24.6-27.6 1,721 23.4 21.8-25.0

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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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