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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Heart Attack and Stroke-WHITE FEMALES

Which of the following do you think is a symptom of a stroke. For each, tell me yes, no, or you are not sure.
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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 4,309 4,048 93.0 91.6-94.1 72 2.1 1.5- 2.9 189 5.0 4.0- 6.2
AGE
18-24 229 203 86.7 77.4-92.5 6 2.5 0.6- 9.2 20 10.9 5.7-19.8
25-34 586 551 93.6 90.1-95.9 9 2.5 1.1- 5.6 26 3.9 2.3- 6.5
35-44 759 736 96.6 94.3-98.0 6 0.9 0.3- 2.2 17 2.5 1.3- 4.7
45-54 835 816 97.6 95.5-98.8 9 1.2 0.4- 3.3 10 1.1 0.5- 2.6
55-64 720 693 95.5 92.1-97.4 8 1.8 0.6- 5.1 19 2.8 1.4- 5.3
65-74 630 588 92.8 89.4-95.2 14 2.7 1.3- 5.4 28 4.6 2.8- 7.3
75+ 521 433 80.1 74.4-84.7 20 4.7 2.6- 8.4 68 15.2 11.1-20.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 570 476 82.4 77.3-86.6 22 5.2 2.8- 9.4 72 12.4 9.1-16.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,271 1,188 92.7 90.0-94.7 16 1.6 0.8- 3.2 67 5.7 3.9- 8.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,153 1,101 93.7 90.4-95.9 24 2.6 1.4- 4.7 28 3.7 2.0- 6.8
College Graduate 1,306 1,278 97.5 95.9-98.5 10 0.7 0.3- 1.4 18 1.9 1.0- 3.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 456 399 84.0 78.0-88.6 9 3.3 1.3- 7.9 48 12.7 8.7-18.1
$15,000- 24,999 732 691 92.9 89.0-95.5 10 1.7 0.7- 4.3 31 5.4 3.2- 9.0
$25,000- 34,999 472 446 93.3 89.0-96.0 8 1.7 0.6- 4.5 18 5.0 2.7- 9.0
$35,000- 49,999 572 552 96.0 92.1-98.0 6 1.5 0.4- 5.3 14 2.4 1.0- 5.6
$50,000-74,999 485 470 96.7 92.5-98.6 8 2.2 0.7- 7.2 7 1.0 0.4- 2.4
$75,000+ 577 566 97.5 95.0-98.8 5 1.0 0.3- 2.8 6 1.5 0.6- 3.9
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 242 229 94.8 90.9-97.1 4 1.7 0.6- 4.6 9 3.5 1.8- 6.9
Guilford 199 191 96.2 92.1-98.2 3 0.9 0.3- 2.8 5 2.9 1.2- 7.1
Mecklenburg 181 172 95.0 90.0-97.5 4 1.6 0.6- 4.6 5 3.4 1.3- 8.4
Orange 235 225 95.7 91.5-97.9 6 2.2 0.9- 5.1 4 2.1 0.7- 6.1
Wake 197 184 91.5 84.1-95.6 4 2.2 0.8- 5.9 9 6.3 2.7-13.9
Chatham/Lee 172 163 95.1 90.5-97.5 0 0.0 . - . 9 4.9 2.5- 9.5
Nash/Wilson 149 138 93.0 86.3-96.6 1 1.0 0.1- 6.6 10 6.0 2.8-12.5
Craven/Pamlico 217 208 95.6 91.4-97.8 3 1.7 0.6- 5.3 6 2.7 1.1- 6.2
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 253 238 93.3 88.4-96.2 5 1.9 0.7- 4.5 10 4.8 2.3- 9.7
Appalachian/Wilkes 274 258 93.3 88.5-96.2 3 1.1 0.3- 3.4 13 5.7 3.0-10.4
Franklin/Gran./Vance 184 174 93.8 87.6-97.0 2 1.7 0.3- 8.0 8 4.5 2.0- 9.8
Graham/Swain/Jackson 228 213 93.7 89.4-96.3 4 1.5 0.5- 4.2 11 4.8 2.6- 8.8
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 118 110 92.8 86.1-96.4 4 3.6 1.3- 9.2 4 3.6 1.3- 9.5
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 174 159 88.7 80.6-93.7 3 2.9 0.6-12.2 12 8.4 4.5-15.0
Northeast NC I 137 132 96.2 90.2-98.6 1 0.6 0.1- 4.3 4 3.1 1.0- 9.3
Northeast NC II 220 206 94.6 90.6-97.0 3 1.2 0.4- 3.7 11 4.2 2.2- 8.0
Northeastern Partnership 357 338 95.1 92.0-97.0 4 1.0 0.4- 2.8 15 3.9 2.2- 6.9
Mountain AHEC 729 689 95.0 92.6-96.7 11 1.2 0.6- 2.4 29 3.8 2.4- 6.1
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,308 1,223 93.6 91.3-95.3 21 1.7 1.0- 3.1 64 4.7 3.2- 6.8
Piedmont 1,817 1,707 92.4 90.3-94.1 34 2.1 1.3- 3.3 76 5.5 4.0- 7.4
Western NC 1,184 1,118 93.7 90.6-95.8 17 2.4 1.0- 5.9 49 3.9 2.7- 5.5

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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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