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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 3,889 90.1 88.7-91.3 121 3.0 2.3- 4.0 298 6.9 5.9- 8.0
AGE
18-24 228 195 89.5 83.2-93.6 8 3.8 1.4- 9.9 25 6.7 3.9-11.2
25-34 586 542 91.8 87.7-94.6 7 2.0 0.7- 5.7 37 6.1 3.9- 9.5
35-44 759 706 93.1 90.3-95.1 15 2.4 1.3- 4.5 38 4.5 3.0- 6.8
45-54 835 790 94.7 92.2-96.5 18 1.8 0.9- 3.3 27 3.5 2.1- 5.8
55-64 719 667 90.3 85.7-93.6 13 2.1 0.9- 5.2 39 7.5 4.7-11.8
65-74 630 566 90.3 86.6-93.0 22 3.2 1.7- 5.8 42 6.6 4.4- 9.7
75+ 522 396 73.9 67.9-79.1 38 8.4 5.3-13.2 88 17.7 13.5-22.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 569 444 76.2 70.3-81.2 37 7.5 4.6-11.9 88 16.4 12.2-21.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,272 1,128 89.6 87.0-91.7 36 2.4 1.4- 4.3 108 8.0 6.2-10.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,153 1,059 91.2 88.4-93.4 33 3.2 1.9- 5.4 61 5.6 3.9- 7.8
College Graduate 1,305 1,252 95.8 94.0-97.1 14 1.3 0.7- 2.6 39 2.8 1.8- 4.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 456 376 80.0 74.3-84.8 24 5.6 3.3- 9.4 56 14.4 10.4-19.6
$15,000- 24,999 732 652 87.4 82.9-90.9 18 2.7 1.4- 5.2 62 9.9 6.8-14.2
$25,000- 34,999 472 434 92.4 88.3-95.1 15 3.4 1.7- 7.0 23 4.2 2.4- 7.2
$35,000- 49,999 572 533 92.0 87.7-94.9 9 2.4 0.9- 6.0 30 5.6 3.4- 9.2
$50,000-74,999 485 455 92.7 87.9-95.6 10 2.6 0.9- 7.5 20 4.7 2.7- 8.2
$75,000+ 576 551 94.4 91.1-96.6 6 1.6 0.6- 3.8 19 4.0 2.2- 7.1
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 242 225 93.2 88.9-95.9 8 3.3 1.6- 6.9 9 3.5 1.8- 6.9
Guilford 199 188 94.6 89.6-97.3 7 2.5 1.1- 5.3 4 2.9 1.0- 8.4
Mecklenburg 181 166 91.5 85.6-95.1 6 3.4 1.4- 7.9 9 5.2 2.5-10.4
Orange 236 214 85.2 71.7-92.9 6 2.4 0.8- 6.7 16 12.4 5.2-26.7
Wake 196 176 89.8 83.9-93.6 4 2.4 0.9- 6.2 16 7.9 4.5-13.4
Chatham/Lee 172 163 93.4 85.5-97.1 1 0.3 0.0- 1.8 8 6.3 2.7-14.4
Nash/Wilson 149 130 82.7 73.2-89.4 2 1.5 0.3- 6.1 17 15.8 9.4-25.3
Craven/Pamlico 217 194 87.5 81.3-91.9 9 4.9 2.5- 9.5 14 7.6 4.3-13.1
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 253 233 91.4 86.1-94.8 6 2.6 1.0- 6.7 14 5.9 3.2-10.7
Appalachian/Wilkes 274 240 85.8 78.8-90.8 8 2.5 1.2- 5.2 26 11.7 7.1-18.7
Franklin/Gran./Vance 184 170 92.6 87.0-96.0 4 1.1 0.4- 3.1 10 6.2 3.1-12.0
Graham/Swain/Jackson 227 205 90.2 84.6-94.0 7 3.5 1.4- 8.5 15 6.3 3.6-10.9
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 118 105 88.0 80.0-93.1 3 3.2 1.0- 9.9 10 8.7 4.6-15.9
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 174 149 84.9 77.8-90.0 5 2.1 0.9- 5.2 20 13.0 8.2-20.0
Northeast NC I 137 123 90.4 83.7-94.5 3 2.3 0.7- 6.9 11 7.3 3.8-13.7
Northeast NC II 220 198 90.3 85.0-93.9 7 3.0 1.3- 7.1 15 6.7 3.8-11.4
Northeastern Partnership 357 321 90.3 86.2-93.3 10 2.8 1.4- 5.7 26 6.9 4.4-10.4
Mountain AHEC 728 663 91.5 88.6-93.7 24 2.8 1.8- 4.5 41 5.7 3.8- 8.3
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,308 1,167 91.3 89.1-93.1 36 1.9 1.2- 2.9 105 6.9 5.3- 8.9
Piedmont 1,817 1,657 89.6 87.4-91.5 46 3.3 2.3- 4.9 114 7.0 5.6- 8.9
Western NC 1,183 1,065 89.7 86.7-92.1 39 3.9 2.2- 6.7 79 6.4 4.8- 8.5

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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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