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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 9,309 3,887 43.2 41.5-44.8 2,886 28.9 27.5-30.4 2,536 27.9 26.4-29.4
Have Health Insurance
Yes 7,952 3,268 43.2 41.5-45.0 2,574 30.6 29.0-32.2 2,110 26.2 24.7-27.8
No 1,349 617 42.9 38.7-47.2 310 21.6 18.2-25.3 422 35.6 31.4-39.9
Body Mass Index
Underweight 180 87 49.8 37.5-62.2 45 25.1 16.5-36.2 48 25.1 15.4-38.0
Recommended Range 3,224 1,278 42.0 39.3-44.8 1,037 29.4 27.0-31.9 909 28.7 26.2-31.2
Overweight 3,091 1,316 44.8 42.0-47.6 998 29.4 27.0-31.8 777 25.9 23.5-28.4
Obese 2,277 1,035 45.9 42.5-49.3 652 28.9 25.9-32.1 590 25.2 22.4-28.2
Current Smoker
No 7,138 2,848 41.3 39.5-43.2 2,320 30.3 28.7-32.0 1,970 28.3 26.6-30.0
Yes 2,131 1,020 48.6 45.1-52.0 557 24.8 22.0-27.7 554 26.7 23.7-29.9
Binge Drinker
No 8,603 3,576 42.7 41.0-44.4 2,665 28.9 27.5-30.5 2,362 28.4 26.8-29.9
Yes 619 280 48.1 41.5-54.9 194 28.7 23.4-34.6 145 23.1 17.8-29.5
Heavy Drinker
No 8,973 3,761 43.4 41.7-45.1 2,771 28.9 27.5-30.4 2,441 27.7 26.2-29.2
Yes 245 101 43.9 33.1-55.4 82 26.2 18.7-35.5 62 29.8 19.3-43.1
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 3,214 1,307 43.1 40.3-45.9 1,117 32.3 29.8-35.0 790 24.6 22.2-27.1
Some Physical Activity 3,638 1,543 43.8 41.3-46.4 1,152 29.9 27.7-32.2 943 26.3 24.1-28.7
Physically Inactive 2,174 921 42.5 39.1-45.9 546 22.0 19.4-24.8 707 35.5 32.2-38.9
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 2,023 880 44.2 40.6-47.9 490 22.1 19.4-25.1 653 33.7 30.2-37.2
No 7,261 2,996 42.9 41.1-44.8 2,391 30.5 28.9-32.2 1,874 26.5 24.9-28.2
Disability Status
Yes 3,010 1,299 44.5 41.5-47.4 870 28.4 25.9-31.0 841 27.2 24.7-29.7
No 6,222 2,562 43.0 41.0-44.9 1,992 28.9 27.2-30.7 1,668 28.2 26.4-30.0
Current Asthma
Yes 723 305 41.3 35.9-47.1 229 31.9 26.9-37.3 189 26.8 21.7-32.5
No 8,566 3,571 43.2 41.5-44.9 2,652 28.7 27.2-30.3 2,343 28.0 26.5-29.6
Diabetes
Yes 942 413 42.5 37.8-47.2 254 27.1 23.1-31.5 275 30.5 26.2-35.1
Yes, During Pregnancy 77 36 54.1 38.2-69.2 21 24.5 13.6-40.0 20 21.4 12.1-35.1
No 8,276 3,432 43.1 41.4-44.9 2,608 29.1 27.6-30.7 2,236 27.7 26.2-29.3
Arthritis
Yes 3,268 1,402 43.6 41.0-46.2 949 28.0 25.7-30.3 917 28.5 26.1-31.0
No 5,999 2,470 43.0 41.0-45.1 1,924 29.3 27.5-31.2 1,605 27.6 25.8-29.5
High Blood Pressure
Yes 3,137 1,377 45.7 42.9-48.5 896 28.0 25.6-30.5 864 26.3 24.0-28.8
Yes, During Pregnancy 104 36 37.8 25.7-51.6 40 35.9 24.9-48.7 28 26.3 16.3-39.6
No 6,059 2,470 42.2 40.2-44.3 1,949 29.2 27.5-31.0 1,640 28.6 26.7-30.5
High Cholesterol
Yes 2,724 1,108 41.1 38.3-43.9 887 32.5 29.9-35.2 729 26.4 24.0-28.9
No 4,782 1,967 42.8 40.6-45.0 1,576 31.2 29.2-33.3 1,239 26.0 24.0-28.1
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 967 421 44.5 39.8-49.4 266 26.9 22.9-31.3 280 28.6 24.5-33.1
No 8,283 3,443 43.1 41.4-44.8 2,605 29.1 27.6-30.7 2,235 27.8 26.3-29.4

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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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