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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 Don't know/Not sure
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 9,329 6,460 69.2 67.6-70.7 1,390 14.2 13.1-15.4 1,479 16.7 15.4-18.0
Have Health Insurance
Yes 7,969 5,613 71.6 70.0-73.2 1,179 13.8 12.7-15.1 1,177 14.6 13.3-15.9
No 1,352 842 57.2 52.8-61.6 209 16.0 12.9-19.6 301 26.8 22.9-31.1
Body Mass Index
Underweight 181 131 74.5 61.5-84.3 25 9.1 5.0-15.9 25 16.4 8.0-30.6
Recommended Range 3,233 2,271 68.6 65.9-71.2 473 14.6 12.6-16.8 489 16.8 14.8-19.1
Overweight 3,092 2,184 71.0 68.3-73.6 454 14.4 12.5-16.5 454 14.6 12.5-16.9
Obese 2,284 1,564 72.8 69.9-75.5 375 13.4 11.6-15.5 345 13.8 11.7-16.2
Current Smoker
No 7,157 4,964 69.3 67.5-71.0 1,039 13.6 12.3-14.9 1,154 17.2 15.7-18.7
Yes 2,132 1,469 69.0 65.6-72.2 348 16.0 13.6-18.8 315 15.0 12.6-17.9
Binge Drinker
No 8,623 5,959 68.8 67.1-70.4 1,292 14.4 13.2-15.6 1,372 16.9 15.6-18.3
Yes 619 450 73.9 67.5-79.3 85 12.5 8.9-17.2 84 13.7 9.4-19.4
Heavy Drinker
No 8,993 6,249 69.6 68.1-71.2 1,324 14.0 12.9-15.2 1,420 16.4 15.1-17.7
Yes 245 165 62.6 50.3-73.5 49 20.0 12.5-30.5 31 17.4 9.0-31.0
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 3,222 2,394 74.7 72.1-77.2 442 13.1 11.3-15.2 386 12.2 10.3-14.3
Some Physical Activity 3,643 2,630 73.2 70.8-75.4 515 13.3 11.6-15.1 498 13.6 11.8-15.5
Physically Inactive 2,181 1,273 54.0 50.5-57.4 387 17.3 14.9-20.1 521 28.7 25.5-32.1
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 2,033 1,296 63.0 59.4-66.5 348 17.0 14.4-20.0 389 19.9 17.1-23.1
No 7,271 5,152 70.7 68.9-72.3 1,035 13.5 12.3-14.8 1,084 15.9 14.5-17.4
Disability Status
Yes 3,020 1,998 66.7 63.8-69.4 512 15.8 13.9-17.9 510 17.5 15.3-20.0
No 6,224 4,417 70.5 68.6-72.4 858 13.2 11.9-14.7 949 16.2 14.7-17.8
Current Asthma
Yes 727 520 70.0 64.3-75.1 104 15.9 12.0-20.7 103 14.1 10.4-19.0
No 8,581 5,925 69.1 67.5-70.7 1,283 14.1 12.9-15.3 1,373 16.8 15.5-18.2
Diabetes
Yes 946 575 62.2 57.5-66.7 183 19.6 16.1-23.6 188 18.2 14.9-22.1
Yes, During Pregnancy 77 57 70.2 53.8-82.6 11 17.8 8.2-34.2 9 12.1 5.3-25.1
No 8,292 5,817 69.8 68.1-71.4 1,194 13.6 12.4-14.9 1,281 16.6 15.2-18.0
Arthritis
Yes 3,275 2,224 69.3 66.8-71.7 523 14.6 12.9-16.5 528 16.1 14.1-18.3
No 6,012 4,213 69.2 67.2-71.1 856 14.0 12.6-15.5 943 16.9 15.3-18.5
High Blood Pressure
Yes 3,145 2,090 69.0 66.4-71.4 518 16.2 14.3-18.3 537 14.9 13.1-16.8
Yes, During Pregnancy 104 77 72.9 59.5-83.2 13 9.7 4.6-19.1 14 17.4 9.0-31.1
No 6,071 4,289 69.2 67.2-71.1 857 13.4 12.1-14.9 925 17.4 15.8-19.1
High Cholesterol
Yes 2,728 1,923 73.1 70.6-75.5 408 13.1 11.4-15.0 397 13.8 11.9-15.9
No 4,793 3,420 71.9 69.9-73.9 711 14.2 12.7-15.8 662 13.9 12.4-15.5
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 967 670 69.8 65.4-73.9 170 16.4 13.4-19.9 127 13.8 10.8-17.5
No 8,286 5,755 69.3 67.6-70.9 1,203 14.0 12.8-15.2 1,328 16.8 15.4-18.2

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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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