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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 9,325 8,719 92.2 91.2-93.2 239 2.6 2.1- 3.3 367 5.1 4.4- 6.1
Have Health Insurance
Yes 7,966 7,532 94.3 93.4-95.1 199 2.5 2.0- 3.1 235 3.2 2.6- 4.0
No 1,351 1,179 82.2 78.1-85.7 40 3.5 2.0- 6.2 132 14.3 11.2-18.0
Body Mass Index
Underweight 181 170 89.8 73.0-96.6 3 0.9 0.3- 3.0 8 9.3 2.8-27.0
Recommended Range 3,231 3,031 93.0 91.2-94.4 94 2.8 2.0- 3.9 106 4.3 3.1- 5.8
Overweight 3,092 2,933 94.1 92.4-95.3 69 2.4 1.6- 3.6 90 3.5 2.6- 4.9
Obese 2,282 2,153 94.9 93.4-96.0 59 2.0 1.4- 3.0 70 3.1 2.2- 4.4
Current Smoker
No 7,153 6,689 92.1 90.9-93.2 178 2.6 2.1- 3.4 286 5.2 4.3- 6.3
Yes 2,132 1,993 92.6 90.4-94.3 60 2.6 1.7- 3.9 79 4.9 3.4- 6.8
Binge Drinker
No 8,619 8,063 92.1 91.0-93.1 224 2.8 2.2- 3.5 332 5.1 4.3- 6.0
Yes 619 579 93.1 89.0-95.8 11 1.2 0.5- 2.6 29 5.7 3.2- 9.9
Heavy Drinker
No 8,989 8,412 92.4 91.4-93.4 232 2.7 2.2- 3.4 345 4.9 4.1- 5.8
Yes 245 234 94.0 82.2-98.1 1 0.1 0.0- 0.5 10 6.0 1.8-17.9
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 3,222 3,098 96.6 95.4-97.5 68 2.1 1.4- 3.2 56 1.3 0.9- 2.0
Some Physical Activity 3,641 3,480 94.3 92.7-95.5 69 2.1 1.4- 3.0 92 3.7 2.6- 5.0
Physically Inactive 2,179 1,893 81.7 78.3-84.6 89 4.4 3.1- 6.2 197 13.9 11.3-17.1
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 2,031 1,805 86.0 83.0-88.6 80 3.8 2.7- 5.3 146 10.2 7.9-13.1
No 7,269 6,897 93.7 92.6-94.7 154 2.3 1.8- 3.0 218 4.0 3.2- 4.9
Disability Status
Yes 3,017 2,792 92.6 91.0-94.0 98 2.8 2.1- 3.7 127 4.6 3.5- 6.1
No 6,223 5,865 92.6 91.3-93.7 127 2.1 1.6- 2.9 231 5.3 4.3- 6.5
Current Asthma
Yes 726 672 91.4 87.3-94.2 25 5.1 2.9- 8.8 29 3.5 2.0- 6.2
No 8,579 8,028 92.3 91.2-93.2 214 2.5 2.0- 3.1 337 5.3 4.4- 6.2
Diabetes
Yes 944 862 91.5 88.4-93.8 41 4.4 2.8- 6.7 41 4.2 2.6- 6.6
Yes, During Pregnancy 77 71 88.5 71.1-96.0 2 4.9 0.7-26.5 4 6.6 1.9-20.5
No 8,290 7,773 92.3 91.2-93.3 196 2.5 1.9- 3.1 321 5.2 4.4- 6.2
Arthritis
Yes 3,273 3,077 93.4 91.7-94.7 99 3.5 2.6- 4.7 97 3.1 2.2- 4.5
No 6,010 5,605 91.8 90.5-93.0 140 2.3 1.7- 3.1 265 5.9 4.9- 7.1
High Blood Pressure
Yes 3,142 2,940 93.9 92.5-95.0 92 2.6 1.9- 3.4 110 3.5 2.7- 4.7
Yes, During Pregnancy 104 102 98.8 93.0-99.8 0 0.0 . - . 2 1.2 0.2- 7.0
No 6,070 5,669 91.4 90.0-92.7 147 2.7 2.1- 3.6 254 5.8 4.8- 7.1
High Cholesterol
Yes 2,726 2,604 95.7 94.4-96.8 71 2.4 1.7- 3.5 51 1.9 1.2- 2.8
No 4,792 4,550 94.4 93.2-95.5 114 2.6 1.9- 3.5 128 2.9 2.2- 3.9
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 967 903 92.5 89.4-94.7 38 3.8 2.4- 5.9 26 3.8 2.1- 6.5
No 8,284 7,762 92.5 91.4-93.5 192 2.4 1.9- 3.0 330 5.1 4.3- 6.1

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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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