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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 stroke?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,658 2,176 80.9 78.3-83.2 482 19.1 16.8-21.7
Have Health Insurance
Yes 2,400 1,988 82.0 79.4-84.4 412 18.0 15.6-20.6
No 256 187 70.8 60.4-79.4 69 29.2 20.6-39.6
Body Mass Index
Underweight 39 32 82.5 61.4-93.3 7 17.5 6.7-38.6
Recommended Range 831 668 80.3 75.2-84.5 163 19.7 15.5-24.8
Overweight 930 752 79.4 75.1-83.1 178 20.6 16.9-24.9
Obese 727 624 85.3 80.7-88.9 103 14.7 11.1-19.3
Current Smoker
No 2,098 1,743 82.4 79.6-84.9 355 17.6 15.1-20.4
Yes 548 425 75.7 69.5-81.1 123 24.3 18.9-30.5
Binge Drinker
No 2,518 2,065 80.9 78.3-83.3 453 19.1 16.7-21.7
Yes 119 96 81.1 68.4-89.4 23 18.9 10.6-31.6
Heavy Drinker
No 2,573 2,115 81.1 78.5-83.4 458 18.9 16.6-21.5
Yes 66 51 80.8 65.4-90.3 15 19.2 9.7-34.6
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 886 731 82.2 77.5-86.0 155 17.8 14.0-22.5
Some Physical Activity 1,002 837 81.8 77.7-85.2 165 18.2 14.8-22.3
Physically Inactive 675 531 76.4 70.5-81.5 144 23.6 18.5-29.5
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 800 671 83.5 78.3-87.7 129 16.5 12.3-21.7
No 1,847 1,497 79.9 76.9-82.6 350 20.1 17.4-23.1
Disability Status
Yes 1,121 921 81.9 78.0-85.2 200 18.1 14.8-22.0
No 1,526 1,246 80.2 76.6-83.3 280 19.8 16.7-23.4
Current Asthma
Yes 213 181 82.4 71.1-89.9 32 17.6 10.1-28.9
No 2,437 1,989 80.9 78.3-83.3 448 19.1 16.7-21.7
Diabetes
Yes 474 403 84.2 78.1-88.8 71 15.8 11.2-21.9
Yes, During Pregnancy 5 4 38.8 5.8-86.7 1 61.2 13.3-94.2
No 2,178 1,768 80.2 77.3-82.8 410 19.8 17.2-22.7
Arthritis
Yes 1,304 1,083 82.2 78.8-85.2 221 17.8 14.8-21.2
No 1,346 1,087 79.8 76.0-83.2 259 20.2 16.8-24.0
High Blood Pressure
Yes 1,426 1,200 86.0 83.3-88.4 226 14.0 11.6-16.7
Yes, During Pregnancy 9 7 93.8 74.1-98.8 2 6.2 1.2-25.9
No 1,220 966 75.6 71.3-79.5 254 24.4 20.5-28.7
High Cholesterol
Yes 1,190 1,025 88.4 85.6-90.7 165 11.6 9.3-14.4
No 1,251 1,010 78.8 74.9-82.3 241 21.2 17.7-25.1
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 624 548 88.9 84.5-92.2 76 11.1 7.8-15.5
No 2,013 1,610 78.5 75.4-81.3 403 21.5 18.7-24.6

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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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