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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 8,200 85.7 84.4-87.0 467 5.4 4.6- 6.4 655 8.9 7.9-10.0
Have Health Insurance
Yes 7,963 7,108 88.3 87.0-89.5 388 5.1 4.3- 6.1 467 6.6 5.7- 7.6
No 1,351 1,086 73.2 68.8-77.2 79 7.1 5.0- 9.9 186 19.7 16.2-23.8
Body Mass Index
Underweight 181 155 80.2 62.4-90.8 14 4.4 2.3- 8.5 12 15.4 5.6-35.7
Recommended Range 3,231 2,839 85.5 83.1-87.6 175 5.8 4.4- 7.5 217 8.7 7.1-10.6
Overweight 3,091 2,763 88.3 86.3-90.0 145 5.1 4.0- 6.4 183 6.7 5.3- 8.3
Obese 2,280 2,037 89.2 86.7-91.4 106 4.6 3.1- 6.7 137 6.2 4.7- 8.1
Current Smoker
No 7,150 6,290 85.4 83.8-86.9 346 5.6 4.7- 6.8 514 8.9 7.8-10.2
Yes 2,132 1,876 86.6 83.8-88.9 119 4.9 3.7- 6.4 137 8.6 6.6-11.1
Binge Drinker
No 8,616 7,597 85.9 84.4-87.2 429 5.3 4.5- 6.3 590 8.8 7.8-10.0
Yes 619 533 84.3 78.7-88.6 32 5.7 3.5- 9.2 54 10.0 6.5-15.2
Heavy Drinker
No 8,986 7,912 85.8 84.4-87.0 451 5.5 4.7- 6.5 623 8.7 7.7- 9.9
Yes 245 224 90.4 79.8-95.7 8 1.3 0.4- 3.7 13 8.3 3.3-19.4
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 3,220 2,955 90.8 88.9-92.5 131 4.7 3.5- 6.3 134 4.4 3.4- 5.8
Some Physical Activity 3,640 3,281 87.9 85.8-89.8 165 5.0 3.8- 6.6 194 7.1 5.6- 8.8
Physically Inactive 2,179 1,733 73.6 70.0-76.8 151 7.3 5.5- 9.6 295 19.1 16.2-22.5
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 2,029 1,683 79.7 76.3-82.7 116 4.9 3.7- 6.5 230 15.3 12.5-18.7
No 7,268 6,502 87.2 85.7-88.5 348 5.5 4.6- 6.6 418 7.3 6.3- 8.5
Disability Status
Yes 3,015 2,622 86.4 84.2-88.3 162 5.4 4.2- 6.9 231 8.2 6.6-10.0
No 6,222 5,516 85.8 84.1-87.4 294 5.1 4.1- 6.3 412 9.1 7.8-10.5
Current Asthma
Yes 725 657 90.3 85.8-93.4 26 3.4 2.1- 5.4 42 6.4 3.6-10.9
No 8,577 7,525 85.3 83.9-86.7 440 5.6 4.7- 6.6 612 9.1 8.0-10.2
Diabetes
Yes 943 801 86.6 83.3-89.3 59 5.2 3.7- 7.3 83 8.1 6.0-11.0
Yes, During Pregnancy 77 69 85.6 70.7-93.6 1 0.1 0.0- 0.7 7 14.3 6.3-29.3
No 8,288 7,317 85.6 84.1-87.0 407 5.5 4.6- 6.5 564 8.9 7.8-10.1
Arthritis
Yes 3,272 2,921 89.0 87.1-90.6 154 4.6 3.6- 5.8 197 6.4 5.1- 8.0
No 6,008 5,243 84.4 82.6-86.0 313 5.8 4.8- 7.0 452 9.8 8.5-11.3
High Blood Pressure
Yes 3,140 2,760 87.9 85.9-89.6 166 5.4 4.2- 6.8 214 6.8 5.4- 8.3
Yes, During Pregnancy 104 99 91.8 77.9-97.3 2 1.0 0.2- 4.6 3 7.1 2.1-22.0
No 6,069 5,333 84.7 83.0-86.3 299 5.5 4.5- 6.8 437 9.7 8.4-11.2
High Cholesterol
Yes 2,724 2,466 91.9 90.3-93.3 128 4.0 3.1- 5.3 130 4.0 3.1- 5.2
No 4,791 4,326 89.4 87.8-90.7 211 4.9 3.9- 6.2 254 5.7 4.8- 6.9
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 967 858 87.8 84.3-90.7 59 6.6 4.6- 9.4 50 5.5 3.6- 8.3
No 8,283 7,295 85.9 84.5-87.2 398 5.2 4.3- 6.1 590 8.9 7.9-10.1

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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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