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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 9,308 8,097 85.3 84.0-86.5 311 3.5 2.9- 4.2 900 11.3 10.2-12.4
Have Health Insurance
Yes 7,952 7,026 87.9 86.7-89.0 249 3.0 2.5- 3.7 677 9.0 8.0-10.2
No 1,348 1,065 72.4 68.1-76.4 62 5.7 3.7- 8.5 221 21.9 18.3-26.0
Body Mass Index
Underweight 180 149 81.3 67.5-90.1 9 2.8 1.2- 6.3 22 15.9 7.6-30.4
Recommended Range 3,224 2,830 86.5 84.4-88.3 112 3.4 2.5- 4.5 282 10.2 8.5-12.1
Overweight 3,091 2,751 87.3 85.2-89.2 87 3.3 2.4- 4.6 253 9.4 7.8-11.2
Obese 2,277 1,973 86.4 84.0-88.5 80 3.1 2.3- 4.2 224 10.4 8.5-12.8
Current Smoker
No 7,138 6,211 85.4 83.9-86.7 230 3.2 2.6- 4.0 697 11.4 10.2-12.8
Yes 2,130 1,853 85.0 82.2-87.4 81 4.4 3.2- 6.1 196 10.6 8.6-13.1
Binge Drinker
No 8,602 7,495 85.2 83.9-86.5 285 3.5 2.9- 4.2 822 11.3 10.2-12.5
Yes 619 534 85.8 80.9-89.6 21 2.9 1.6- 5.3 64 11.3 7.8-16.0
Heavy Drinker
No 8,972 7,817 85.4 84.1-86.6 301 3.5 2.9- 4.2 854 11.1 10.0-12.3
Yes 245 215 86.8 76.8-92.8 3 1.2 0.3- 4.8 27 12.1 6.2-22.1
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 3,214 2,918 90.4 88.7-91.9 85 2.9 2.1- 4.1 211 6.7 5.5- 8.1
Some Physical Activity 3,638 3,256 88.5 86.6-90.2 104 2.6 1.9- 3.5 278 8.9 7.4-10.7
Physically Inactive 2,173 1,703 71.9 68.3-75.2 107 5.7 4.2- 7.7 363 22.4 19.3-25.9
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 2,022 1,623 77.6 74.2-80.6 99 4.2 3.1- 5.8 300 18.2 15.3-21.5
No 7,261 6,461 87.1 85.7-88.4 208 3.3 2.6- 4.1 592 9.6 8.5-10.8
Disability Status
Yes 3,010 2,561 84.9 82.7-86.8 130 4.3 3.3- 5.6 319 10.8 9.2-12.7
No 6,221 5,484 85.8 84.2-87.2 173 2.9 2.3- 3.7 564 11.3 10.0-12.8
Current Asthma
Yes 723 617 83.6 78.2-87.8 34 4.4 2.6- 7.4 72 12.0 8.2-17.2
No 8,565 7,465 85.4 84.0-86.6 276 3.4 2.8- 4.1 824 11.2 10.1-12.4
Diabetes
Yes 942 774 83.6 79.9-86.7 56 6.0 4.1- 8.6 112 10.4 8.0-13.5
Yes, During Pregnancy 77 65 86.5 74.0-93.5 1 0.1 0.0- 0.7 11 13.4 6.4-25.9
No 8,275 7,247 85.4 84.0-86.7 253 3.3 2.7- 4.0 775 11.3 10.2-12.6
Arthritis
Yes 3,268 2,839 85.8 83.7-87.7 123 4.0 3.0- 5.2 306 10.2 8.6-12.1
No 5,998 5,225 85.1 83.4-86.6 187 3.3 2.6- 4.2 586 11.6 10.3-13.1
High Blood Pressure
Yes 3,137 2,713 86.8 84.9-88.5 132 4.0 3.1- 5.2 292 9.2 7.8-10.9
Yes, During Pregnancy 104 93 93.4 86.1-97.0 0 0.0 . - . 11 6.6 3.0-13.9
No 6,058 5,284 84.5 82.8-86.0 179 3.3 2.6- 4.2 595 12.2 10.8-13.7
High Cholesterol
Yes 2,724 2,417 89.5 87.6-91.1 94 3.2 2.3- 4.4 213 7.3 6.0- 9.0
No 4,782 4,277 88.6 87.0-90.0 151 3.7 2.8- 4.7 354 7.8 6.6- 9.1
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 967 833 84.9 80.9-88.1 55 7.4 5.0-10.7 79 7.8 5.6-10.7
No 8,282 7,224 85.5 84.1-86.8 252 3.1 2.5- 3.8 806 11.4 10.3-12.7

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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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