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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 4,308 4,118 95.4 94.3-96.2 62 1.6 1.1- 2.3 128 3.0 2.4- 3.9
AGE
18-24 228 215 94.7 89.3-97.5 3 1.1 0.3- 3.8 10 4.1 1.7- 9.6
25-34 586 569 96.2 93.0-98.0 3 0.8 0.2- 3.8 14 3.0 1.5- 5.8
35-44 759 752 99.3 98.2-99.7 3 0.4 0.1- 1.5 4 0.3 0.1- 1.2
45-54 835 817 97.4 95.2-98.6 7 1.2 0.4- 3.4 11 1.4 0.7- 2.9
55-64 719 702 96.2 92.7-98.1 7 1.7 0.5- 5.3 10 2.1 1.0- 4.5
65-74 630 599 95.7 93.1-97.4 13 1.7 0.7- 4.0 18 2.6 1.4- 4.6
75+ 522 436 82.6 77.2-86.9 26 6.0 3.4-10.4 60 11.4 8.1-15.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 569 509 87.2 82.2-91.0 15 4.6 2.3- 9.2 45 8.2 5.5-12.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,272 1,211 96.0 94.4-97.1 20 1.3 0.7- 2.3 41 2.7 1.8- 4.1
Some Post-H.S. 1,153 1,110 95.7 93.4-97.2 19 1.2 0.6- 2.5 24 3.0 1.8- 5.2
College Graduate 1,305 1,283 98.3 97.0-99.1 7 0.8 0.3- 2.1 15 0.9 0.5- 1.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 456 420 90.5 85.7-93.8 7 2.5 1.0- 5.9 29 7.1 4.3-11.4
$15,000- 24,999 732 699 94.2 90.7-96.4 8 1.2 0.5- 3.0 25 4.7 2.7- 8.0
$25,000- 34,999 472 458 97.5 94.8-98.8 7 0.9 0.3- 2.7 7 1.7 0.6- 4.3
$35,000- 49,999 572 559 96.9 93.1-98.6 4 1.2 0.2- 5.5 9 2.0 0.8- 4.7
$50,000-74,999 485 470 97.5 94.8-98.8 8 1.5 0.5- 4.5 7 1.0 0.4- 2.3
$75,000+ 576 570 98.5 96.0-99.4 3 0.6 0.1- 2.4 3 1.0 0.3- 3.5
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 242 233 96.0 92.2-98.0 4 1.8 0.6- 5.0 5 2.2 0.9- 5.4
Guilford 199 194 97.9 94.7-99.2 2 0.5 0.1- 2.3 3 1.6 0.5- 4.9
Mecklenburg 181 177 97.8 94.1-99.2 2 1.2 0.3- 5.0 2 1.0 0.2- 3.9
Orange 236 227 94.4 87.6-97.6 5 2.9 0.8- 9.6 4 2.7 0.9- 8.1
Wake 196 187 94.7 89.2-97.5 3 1.6 0.5- 5.2 6 3.7 1.5- 9.1
Chatham/Lee 172 168 98.3 95.6-99.4 1 0.4 0.1- 2.9 3 1.2 0.4- 3.8
Nash/Wilson 149 143 96.1 91.1-98.3 2 2.0 0.5- 7.5 4 2.0 0.7- 5.1
Craven/Pamlico 217 209 96.8 93.3-98.5 5 2.2 0.9- 5.5 3 1.0 0.3- 3.4
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 253 243 95.9 91.3-98.1 2 0.4 0.1- 1.8 8 3.7 1.6- 8.4
Appalachian/Wilkes 274 263 96.0 92.2-98.0 1 0.5 0.1- 3.1 10 3.6 1.7- 7.2
Franklin/Gran./Vance 184 175 95.2 90.0-97.8 4 2.3 0.7- 7.7 5 2.5 1.0- 6.1
Graham/Swain/Jackson 227 216 95.4 91.1-97.7 3 0.8 0.3- 2.7 8 3.7 1.7- 8.1
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 118 111 94.4 88.4-97.4 3 2.6 0.8- 7.9 4 3.1 1.1- 8.2
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 174 161 93.1 87.9-96.1 2 0.8 0.2- 3.3 11 6.1 3.3-11.2
Northeast NC I 137 133 97.1 91.1-99.1 1 0.6 0.1- 4.3 3 2.3 0.6- 8.6
Northeast NC II 220 207 93.9 88.1-97.0 5 3.2 1.0- 9.7 8 2.9 1.3- 6.2
Northeastern Partnership 357 340 94.8 90.5-97.2 6 2.5 0.8- 7.1 11 2.7 1.4- 5.3
Mountain AHEC 728 698 96.1 93.8-97.5 9 1.0 0.4- 2.1 21 3.0 1.7- 5.1
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,308 1,240 95.4 93.5-96.8 24 1.8 1.0- 3.3 44 2.8 1.8- 4.2
Piedmont 1,817 1,741 94.9 93.2-96.2 28 1.8 1.1- 3.0 48 3.3 2.3- 4.6
Western NC 1,183 1,137 96.6 95.1-97.6 10 0.6 0.3- 1.4 36 2.8 1.8- 4.2

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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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