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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 9,322 3,261 36.3 34.7-37.9 3,124 32.2 30.7-33.8 2,937 31.5 29.9-33.0
Have Health Insurance
Yes 7,963 2,761 36.5 34.8-38.2 2,735 33.4 31.8-35.1 2,467 30.1 28.5-31.7
No 1,351 499 36.1 32.0-40.4 387 27.2 23.6-31.1 465 36.8 32.6-41.1
Body Mass Index
Underweight 181 71 34.5 24.7-45.8 54 32.0 21.8-44.2 56 33.5 21.6-47.9
Recommended Range 3,231 1,115 36.5 33.9-39.2 1,081 31.5 29.0-34.2 1,035 32.0 29.5-34.6
Overweight 3,091 1,126 37.9 35.2-40.7 1,060 33.4 30.9-36.0 905 28.6 26.1-31.3
Obese 2,281 816 37.5 34.3-40.9 762 32.3 29.3-35.5 703 30.1 27.1-33.3
Current Smoker
No 7,150 2,456 36.0 34.2-37.8 2,432 32.4 30.7-34.1 2,262 31.7 29.9-33.4
Yes 2,132 794 37.3 34.0-40.8 679 31.9 28.8-35.2 659 30.7 27.6-34.1
Binge Drinker
No 8,616 2,981 35.9 34.3-37.5 2,909 32.4 30.9-34.0 2,726 31.7 30.1-33.3
Yes 619 252 41.6 35.2-48.3 187 30.2 24.6-36.4 180 28.2 22.3-35.0
Heavy Drinker
No 8,986 3,141 36.3 34.7-37.9 3,014 32.3 30.8-33.8 2,831 31.5 29.9-33.0
Yes 245 96 41.8 30.8-53.8 80 33.4 23.7-44.7 69 24.7 16.8-34.8
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 3,221 1,240 41.7 38.9-44.6 1,076 31.9 29.4-34.6 905 26.4 23.9-28.9
Some Physical Activity 3,640 1,289 35.8 33.4-38.3 1,233 33.8 31.4-36.2 1,118 30.4 28.1-32.8
Physically Inactive 2,179 648 28.7 25.8-31.8 729 31.2 28.1-34.4 802 40.1 36.7-43.6
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 2,029 628 30.3 27.1-33.8 672 32.2 28.9-35.6 729 37.5 34.0-41.1
No 7,268 2,625 37.7 35.9-39.5 2,441 32.2 30.5-33.9 2,202 30.1 28.4-31.8
Disability Status
Yes 3,015 958 31.2 28.6-34.0 1,043 33.8 31.2-36.6 1,014 34.9 32.1-37.9
No 6,222 2,282 38.4 36.5-40.4 2,048 31.4 29.6-33.2 1,892 30.2 28.4-32.0
Current Asthma
Yes 725 244 37.7 32.1-43.7 250 33.9 28.8-39.4 231 28.4 23.8-33.5
No 8,577 3,009 36.2 34.6-37.9 2,866 32.1 30.6-33.7 2,702 31.6 30.1-33.3
Diabetes
Yes 944 298 30.9 26.6-35.4 316 31.9 27.7-36.4 330 37.3 32.7-42.0
Yes, During Pregnancy 77 29 37.7 22.9-55.1 24 33.8 20.2-50.7 24 28.5 17.2-43.5
No 8,287 2,928 36.8 35.1-38.5 2,781 32.3 30.7-33.9 2,578 31.0 29.4-32.6
Arthritis
Yes 3,272 1,048 32.7 30.2-35.2 1,157 34.8 32.3-37.3 1,067 32.6 30.1-35.1
No 6,008 2,200 37.8 35.9-39.8 1,953 31.3 29.5-33.2 1,855 30.9 29.0-32.8
High Blood Pressure
Yes 3,140 1,018 34.1 31.5-36.8 1,091 34.6 32.1-37.2 1,031 31.3 28.7-33.9
Yes, During Pregnancy 104 37 30.0 20.1-42.2 32 32.0 21.0-45.5 35 38.0 25.8-51.8
No 6,069 2,203 37.3 35.3-39.3 1,998 31.3 29.5-33.2 1,868 31.4 29.6-33.4
High Cholesterol
Yes 2,724 916 33.8 31.1-36.6 980 35.9 33.3-38.7 828 30.3 27.7-32.9
No 4,791 1,728 39.2 37.0-41.5 1,595 31.5 29.5-33.6 1,468 29.3 27.3-31.3
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 966 321 33.3 28.9-37.9 343 36.2 31.7-41.0 302 30.5 26.3-35.1
No 8,283 2,924 36.7 35.0-38.4 2,750 31.9 30.3-33.5 2,609 31.5 29.8-33.1

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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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