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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Heart Attack and Stroke-WHITE FEMALES

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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 4,316 3,115 72.0 69.9-74.0 584 13.2 11.7-14.9 617 14.8 13.2-16.5
AGE
18-24 230 172 69.2 59.0-77.9 26 14.1 7.7-24.2 32 16.7 10.7-25.3
25-34 586 468 80.8 75.8-84.9 58 9.7 6.8-13.5 60 9.6 6.7-13.6
35-44 760 585 77.8 73.4-81.7 89 10.6 8.0-13.9 86 11.6 8.7-15.3
45-54 835 649 76.4 71.9-80.4 91 11.8 8.9-15.5 95 11.8 9.0-15.4
55-64 720 532 73.9 68.6-78.6 87 10.5 7.7-14.2 101 15.6 11.7-20.5
65-74 631 408 64.2 58.5-69.5 120 19.1 14.9-24.1 103 16.8 12.8-21.6
75+ 525 277 47.7 41.5-54.0 111 23.7 18.8-29.5 137 28.6 23.0-34.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 574 329 55.2 48.8-61.4 107 19.3 14.9-24.7 138 25.5 20.2-31.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,274 901 72.2 68.3-75.8 175 11.1 9.0-13.8 198 16.6 13.6-20.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,153 860 72.3 67.9-76.3 154 16.4 13.0-20.4 139 11.4 8.9-14.5
College Graduate 1,306 1,019 78.9 75.6-81.8 146 9.6 7.6-12.0 141 11.5 9.3-14.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 458 303 62.0 54.7-68.7 65 16.4 11.9-22.1 90 21.6 15.8-28.8
$15,000- 24,999 735 496 70.2 65.0-74.9 130 16.5 12.8-21.0 109 13.3 10.1-17.3
$25,000- 34,999 472 364 78.2 71.7-83.5 53 10.5 7.1-15.3 55 11.3 7.3-17.1
$35,000- 49,999 573 433 74.5 68.5-79.7 72 12.6 9.0-17.2 68 12.9 9.1-18.2
$50,000-74,999 485 376 78.4 72.8-83.1 56 10.8 7.3-15.5 53 10.8 7.6-15.2
$75,000+ 577 468 81.0 76.3-85.0 62 11.5 8.3-15.7 47 7.5 5.1-10.8
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 242 166 70.2 63.5-76.1 40 15.6 11.3-21.1 36 14.2 10.0-19.8
Guilford 199 146 73.5 65.6-80.2 31 14.6 9.8-21.1 22 11.9 7.3-19.0
Mecklenburg 181 136 75.4 67.8-81.6 23 10.4 6.7-15.8 22 14.3 9.3-21.3
Orange 236 172 70.4 57.1-81.0 28 18.7 9.1-34.8 36 10.8 7.3-15.8
Wake 197 145 74.2 66.5-80.6 22 8.9 5.7-13.7 30 16.9 11.3-24.5
Chatham/Lee 173 133 78.6 71.4-84.4 19 10.7 6.6-16.7 21 10.7 6.8-16.5
Nash/Wilson 149 107 72.3 63.5-79.6 22 13.9 8.8-21.3 20 13.8 8.6-21.5
Craven/Pamlico 217 143 67.5 60.2-74.1 35 14.6 10.3-20.3 39 17.9 12.8-24.5
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 254 185 74.2 67.6-80.0 34 13.3 9.0-19.4 35 12.4 8.7-17.4
Appalachian/Wilkes 274 215 78.4 71.5-84.0 25 8.4 5.5-12.7 34 13.2 8.8-19.3
Franklin/Gran./Vance 184 131 74.9 66.0-82.1 24 10.5 6.5-16.5 29 14.6 8.9-23.1
Graham/Swain/Jackson 228 170 75.7 68.5-81.6 32 11.9 8.1-17.1 26 12.5 8.0-19.0
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 118 81 69.6 59.9-77.8 18 13.7 8.3-21.7 19 16.7 10.6-25.3
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 174 126 75.1 67.6-81.4 19 10.9 6.7-17.2 29 14.0 9.5-20.2
Northeast NC I 137 102 75.8 67.2-82.7 20 13.7 8.5-21.2 15 10.5 6.2-17.3
Northeast NC II 220 161 74.8 68.0-80.6 27 11.6 7.7-17.0 32 13.6 9.4-19.3
Northeastern Partnership 357 263 75.1 69.7-79.8 47 12.1 8.9-16.4 47 12.8 9.4-17.1
Mountain AHEC 730 513 68.9 64.3-73.3 119 17.1 13.7-21.0 98 14.0 10.9-17.8
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,308 919 69.0 64.6-73.0 188 14.7 11.7-18.4 201 16.3 13.1-20.1
Piedmont 1,821 1,336 73.4 70.5-76.2 228 11.9 9.9-14.2 257 14.7 12.5-17.1
Western NC 1,187 860 72.0 68.2-75.6 168 15.0 12.2-18.4 159 13.0 10.6-15.8

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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.

** Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (AHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

*** Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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