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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 9,312 8,619 90.5 89.3-91.6 169 2.2 1.7- 2.8 524 7.3 6.4- 8.4
Have Health Insurance
Yes 7,953 7,460 93.1 92.1-94.0 137 2.0 1.5- 2.6 356 4.9 4.1- 5.8
No 1,351 1,153 79.0 74.8-82.6 32 3.0 1.5- 5.8 166 18.0 14.7-22.0
Body Mass Index
Underweight 180 164 86.3 70.9-94.2 6 1.3 0.5- 3.3 10 12.5 4.8-28.5
Recommended Range 3,225 2,995 91.2 89.2-92.9 62 2.2 1.5- 3.2 168 6.6 5.1- 8.5
Overweight 3,091 2,909 92.7 90.9-94.2 49 1.7 1.1- 2.9 133 5.5 4.3- 7.1
Obese 2,278 2,135 93.0 90.9-94.6 38 1.6 1.0- 2.5 105 5.4 3.9- 7.4
Current Smoker
No 7,140 6,601 90.1 88.7-91.4 126 2.1 1.5- 2.8 413 7.8 6.7- 9.1
Yes 2,132 1,981 91.7 89.4-93.5 43 2.5 1.6- 3.9 108 5.8 4.3- 7.8
Binge Drinker
No 8,606 7,973 90.4 89.2-91.5 156 2.2 1.7- 2.9 477 7.4 6.4- 8.5
Yes 619 572 91.6 87.3-94.5 11 1.9 0.9- 3.9 36 6.6 3.9-10.7
Heavy Drinker
No 8,976 8,322 90.7 89.5-91.8 162 2.2 1.6- 2.8 492 7.1 6.2- 8.2
Yes 245 227 91.2 80.5-96.3 2 0.4 0.1- 1.8 16 8.4 3.4-19.3
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 3,215 3,075 95.8 94.6-96.8 41 1.5 0.9- 2.5 99 2.7 2.0- 3.6
Some Physical Activity 3,639 3,458 92.5 90.6-94.1 48 1.6 1.0- 2.7 133 5.8 4.4- 7.6
Physically Inactive 2,175 1,838 78.1 74.7-81.2 72 4.1 2.8- 6.0 265 17.8 14.9-21.1
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 2,024 1,776 85.1 82.0-87.8 50 2.6 1.7- 4.1 198 12.2 9.8-15.2
No 7,263 6,827 91.8 90.6-93.0 116 2.0 1.5- 2.7 320 6.2 5.2- 7.3
Disability Status
Yes 3,010 2,753 91.3 89.5-92.9 61 2.0 1.4- 2.9 196 6.7 5.3- 8.3
No 6,222 5,807 90.5 89.1-91.9 101 2.0 1.4- 2.8 314 7.5 6.3- 8.8
Current Asthma
Yes 723 675 93.5 90.1-95.8 15 1.7 0.8- 3.5 33 4.8 2.8- 8.0
No 8,569 7,926 90.3 89.0-91.4 154 2.2 1.7- 2.9 489 7.5 6.5- 8.7
Diabetes
Yes 942 843 89.6 86.3-92.2 29 3.6 2.2- 5.9 70 6.8 4.8- 9.6
Yes, During Pregnancy 77 70 90.3 77.4-96.1 1 1.3 0.2- 8.8 6 8.4 3.0-21.4
No 8,279 7,694 90.6 89.3-91.7 139 2.0 1.5- 2.7 446 7.4 6.4- 8.5
Arthritis
Yes 3,268 3,042 92.5 90.8-93.9 58 2.1 1.4- 3.0 168 5.4 4.2- 7.0
No 6,002 5,540 89.8 88.2-91.1 110 2.2 1.6- 3.0 352 8.0 6.9- 9.4
High Blood Pressure
Yes 3,137 2,897 92.4 90.6-93.9 63 2.0 1.4- 2.9 177 5.6 4.3- 7.3
Yes, During Pregnancy 104 100 90.4 74.6-96.8 0 0.0 . - . 4 9.6 3.2-25.4
No 6,062 5,614 89.7 88.2-91.1 106 2.3 1.6- 3.1 342 8.0 6.8- 9.4
High Cholesterol
Yes 2,724 2,580 94.6 93.1-95.8 43 1.8 1.2- 2.9 101 3.6 2.6- 4.8
No 4,783 4,521 93.8 92.4-94.9 81 1.9 1.3- 2.7 181 4.3 3.4- 5.5
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 967 883 90.7 87.2-93.3 27 3.4 1.9- 5.9 57 5.9 3.9- 8.9
No 8,283 7,691 90.6 89.4-91.8 138 2.0 1.5- 2.7 454 7.3 6.3- 8.5

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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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