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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Cardiovascular Disease--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures*

Why do you take aspirin... To reduce the chance of a heart attack?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,708 2,402 86.6 84.2-88.7 306 13.4 11.3-15.8
Have Health Insurance
Yes 2,448 2,196 88.0 85.6-90.0 252 12.0 10.0-14.4
No 258 204 75.0 64.8-83.1 54 25.0 16.9-35.2
Body Mass Index
Underweight 39 34 86.9 64.7-96.0 5 13.1 4.0-35.3
Recommended Range 849 750 88.5 84.0-91.9 99 11.5 8.1-16.0
Overweight 945 826 85.0 81.0-88.3 119 15.0 11.7-19.0
Obese 740 679 89.3 84.8-92.7 61 10.7 7.3-15.2
Current Smoker
No 2,136 1,926 87.8 85.1-90.1 210 12.2 9.9-14.9
Yes 560 465 82.6 76.9-87.1 95 17.4 12.9-23.1
Binge Drinker
No 2,566 2,279 86.5 84.0-88.6 287 13.5 11.4-16.0
Yes 120 104 87.9 76.8-94.1 16 12.1 5.9-23.2
Heavy Drinker
No 2,621 2,329 86.6 84.2-88.7 292 13.4 11.3-15.8
Yes 67 58 91.8 83.3-96.2 9 8.2 3.8-16.7
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 897 792 87.3 83.0-90.6 105 12.7 9.4-17.0
Some Physical Activity 1,022 911 85.6 81.5-88.9 111 14.4 11.1-18.5
Physically Inactive 689 610 86.5 81.2-90.5 79 13.5 9.5-18.8
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 822 743 87.2 81.9-91.1 79 12.8 8.9-18.1
No 1,875 1,651 86.5 83.8-88.8 224 13.5 11.2-16.2
Disability Status
Yes 1,144 1,024 88.0 84.7-90.7 120 12.0 9.3-15.3
No 1,553 1,369 85.7 82.3-88.5 184 14.3 11.5-17.7
Current Asthma
Yes 217 202 92.3 83.1-96.7 15 7.7 3.3-16.9
No 2,483 2,193 86.1 83.6-88.3 290 13.9 11.7-16.4
Diabetes
Yes 484 452 92.7 88.5-95.5 32 7.3 4.5-11.5
Yes, During Pregnancy 5 4 38.8 5.8-86.7 1 61.2 13.3-94.2
No 2,218 1,945 85.4 82.6-87.7 273 14.6 12.3-17.4
Arthritis
Yes 1,335 1,208 89.3 86.5-91.7 127 10.7 8.3-13.5
No 1,365 1,187 84.4 80.6-87.5 178 15.6 12.5-19.4
High Blood Pressure
Yes 1,459 1,347 92.4 90.1-94.2 112 7.6 5.8- 9.9
Yes, During Pregnancy 9 8 97.2 80.3-99.7 1 2.8 0.3-19.7
No 1,237 1,044 80.7 76.6-84.3 193 19.3 15.7-23.4
High Cholesterol
Yes 1,220 1,132 92.7 90.0-94.7 88 7.3 5.3-10.0
No 1,267 1,113 86.4 83.1-89.2 154 13.6 10.8-16.9
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 639 613 96.2 92.8-98.0 26 3.8 2.0- 7.2
No 2,046 1,767 83.9 80.9-86.4 279 16.1 13.6-19.1

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*This question was asked only of respondents who reported taking aspirin regularly.

^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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