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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
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 9,431 1,740 16.9 15.8-18.1 7,691 83.1 81.9-84.2
Have Health Insurance
Yes 8,057 1,586 18.6 17.3-19.9 6,471 81.4 80.1-82.7
No 1,365 154 9.4 7.4-11.8 1,211 90.6 88.2-92.6
Body Mass Index
Underweight 185 24 13.8 7.5-24.0 161 86.2 76.0-92.5
Recommended Range 3,269 628 17.4 15.5-19.5 2,641 82.6 80.5-84.5
Overweight 3,116 596 17.7 15.8-19.8 2,520 82.3 80.2-84.2
Obese 2,303 401 16.7 14.4-19.3 1,902 83.3 80.7-85.6
Current Smoker
No 7,237 1,421 18.0 16.7-19.4 5,816 82.0 80.6-83.3
Yes 2,151 311 13.6 11.6-16.0 1,840 86.4 84.0-88.4
Binge Drinker
No 8,711 1,613 17.1 15.9-18.3 7,098 82.9 81.7-84.1
Yes 627 110 15.7 11.6-20.8 517 84.3 79.2-88.4
Heavy Drinker
No 9,088 1,670 17.0 15.8-18.2 7,418 83.0 81.8-84.2
Yes 245 51 15.8 10.0-23.9 194 84.2 76.1-90.0
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 3,235 727 20.6 18.5-22.9 2,508 79.4 77.1-81.5
Some Physical Activity 3,669 716 18.2 16.5-20.1 2,953 81.8 79.9-83.5
Physically Inactive 2,191 258 9.3 7.8-11.2 1,933 90.7 88.8-92.2
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 2,056 242 10.9 9.0-13.2 1,814 89.1 86.8-91.0
No 7,349 1,496 18.4 17.1-19.7 5,853 81.6 80.3-82.9
Disability Status
Yes 3,025 490 15.8 13.9-18.0 2,535 84.2 82.0-86.1
No 6,220 1,241 17.7 16.3-19.2 4,979 82.3 80.8-83.7
Current Asthma
Yes 731 139 21.0 16.7-26.0 592 79.0 74.0-83.3
No 8,679 1,599 16.7 15.5-17.9 7,080 83.3 82.1-84.5
Diabetes
Yes 954 122 12.5 9.9-15.8 832 87.5 84.2-90.1
Yes, During Pregnancy 78 14 18.0 8.7-33.4 64 82.0 66.6-91.3
No 8,385 1,603 17.3 16.1-18.6 6,782 82.7 81.4-83.9
Arthritis
Yes 3,290 572 16.2 14.4-18.1 2,718 83.8 81.9-85.6
No 6,074 1,161 17.4 16.0-18.8 4,913 82.6 81.2-84.0
High Blood Pressure
Yes 3,178 527 17.6 15.6-19.9 2,651 82.4 80.1-84.4
Yes, During Pregnancy 104 21 20.0 12.0-31.5 83 80.0 68.5-88.0
No 6,140 1,191 16.6 15.3-18.0 4,949 83.4 82.0-84.7
High Cholesterol
Yes 2,748 567 21.1 18.9-23.5 2,181 78.9 76.5-81.1
No 4,852 970 18.7 17.1-20.4 3,882 81.3 79.6-82.9
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 967 141 15.4 12.2-19.2 826 84.6 80.8-87.8
No 8,279 1,590 17.4 16.2-18.7 6,689 82.6 81.3-83.8

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Data in this table were derived from the all six stroke symptoms questions..

^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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