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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Heart Attack and Stroke--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures*

Which of the following do you think is a symptom of a stroke. For each, tell me yes, no, or you are not sure.
Do you think sudden confusion or trouble speaking are symptoms of a stroke?

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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 9,311 8,330 86.5 85.2-87.7 245 3.1 2.5- 3.9 736 10.4 9.3-11.6
Have Health Insurance
Yes 7,953 7,254 89.9 88.7-91.0 189 2.6 2.1- 3.3 510 7.5 6.5- 8.5
No 1,350 1,071 71.0 66.4-75.1 56 5.7 3.7- 8.7 223 23.3 19.5-27.7
Body Mass Index
Underweight 180 151 76.5 61.9-86.7 10 5.3 2.1-12.7 19 18.2 8.8-33.7
Recommended Range 3,224 2,907 87.8 85.6-89.8 86 2.7 1.8- 4.0 231 9.5 7.8-11.5
Overweight 3,089 2,816 88.3 86.1-90.2 71 3.1 2.1- 4.5 202 8.6 7.0-10.6
Obese 2,279 2,045 88.1 85.5-90.2 59 3.1 2.1- 4.5 175 8.9 6.9-11.2
Current Smoker
No 7,139 6,396 86.6 85.0-87.9 177 3.0 2.4- 3.8 566 10.4 9.2-11.8
Yes 2,132 1,898 86.2 83.3-88.7 67 3.6 2.3- 5.5 167 10.2 8.1-12.8
Binge Drinker
No 8,605 7,711 86.5 85.1-87.8 219 3.0 2.4- 3.7 675 10.6 9.4-11.8
Yes 619 547 86.7 81.3-90.8 24 4.9 2.5- 9.6 48 8.3 5.4-12.7
Heavy Drinker
No 8,975 8,042 86.8 85.5-88.0 232 2.9 2.4- 3.6 701 10.3 9.2-11.5
Yes 245 223 84.4 71.2-92.2 8 8.1 2.8-21.3 14 7.4 2.8-18.5
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 3,215 2,998 91.7 89.8-93.3 57 2.6 1.6- 4.0 160 5.7 4.5- 7.3
Some Physical Activity 3,639 3,352 89.0 86.9-90.8 76 2.4 1.7- 3.4 211 8.6 6.9-10.6
Physically Inactive 2,175 1,748 73.9 70.5-77.1 103 5.3 3.8- 7.3 324 20.8 17.8-24.1
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 2,023 1,699 79.1 75.5-82.3 72 4.4 2.9- 6.6 252 16.5 13.6-19.9
No 7,263 6,615 88.3 86.9-89.6 171 2.8 2.2- 3.6 477 8.9 7.7-10.2
Disability Status
Yes 3,008 2,673 87.9 85.8-89.7 90 2.9 2.1- 4.1 245 9.2 7.6-11.2
No 6,222 5,603 86.3 84.6-87.8 149 3.0 2.3- 3.9 470 10.7 9.3-12.2
Current Asthma
Yes 723 654 88.5 83.5-92.1 25 3.4 1.8- 6.1 44 8.1 5.0-13.0
No 8,568 7,658 86.3 84.9-87.6 220 3.1 2.5- 3.9 690 10.5 9.4-11.8
Diabetes
Yes 942 813 86.7 83.1-89.6 32 3.7 2.2- 6.4 97 9.6 7.2-12.6
Yes, During Pregnancy 77 67 86.8 71.8-94.4 3 1.4 0.4- 5.1 7 11.8 4.6-27.3
No 8,278 7,439 86.5 85.0-87.8 210 3.1 2.5- 3.9 629 10.4 9.2-11.7
Arthritis
Yes 3,267 2,965 89.3 87.3-90.9 80 3.0 2.1- 4.2 222 7.8 6.3- 9.5
No 6,002 5,331 85.5 83.8-87.1 163 3.2 2.5- 4.2 508 11.2 9.9-12.8
High Blood Pressure
Yes 3,137 2,819 89.2 87.1-90.9 83 2.9 2.1- 4.0 235 7.9 6.4- 9.8
Yes, During Pregnancy 104 96 89.8 76.7-95.9 1 1.6 0.2-10.5 7 8.6 3.1-22.0
No 6,061 5,409 85.4 83.7-87.0 161 3.2 2.5- 4.2 491 11.4 10.0-12.9
High Cholesterol
Yes 2,723 2,513 92.5 90.9-93.8 59 2.3 1.6- 3.3 151 5.2 4.1- 6.6
No 4,785 4,397 89.9 88.2-91.3 110 2.5 1.8- 3.4 278 7.6 6.3- 9.2
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 966 853 87.7 84.1-90.6 37 4.5 2.8- 7.1 76 7.8 5.5-10.8
No 8,281 7,433 86.5 85.1-87.9 206 3.0 2.4- 3.8 642 10.4 9.3-11.7

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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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