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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Cardiovascular Disease-WHITE FEMALES

Why do you take aspirin... To reduce the chance of a heart attack?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,221 1,089 88.2 84.8-90.9 132 11.8 9.1-15.2
AGE
35-44 103 68 63.0 47.1-76.5 35 37.0 23.5-52.9
45-54 220 191 86.3 78.4-91.6 29 13.7 8.4-21.6
55-64 282 255 93.8 89.7-96.3 27 6.2 3.7-10.3
65-74 328 305 93.1 87.7-96.2 23 6.9 3.8-12.3
75+ 275 258 93.0 86.0-96.6 17 7.0 3.4-14.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 229 203 90.0 82.7-94.4 26 10.0 5.6-17.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 401 357 86.8 78.9-92.0 44 13.2 8.0-21.1
Some Post-H.S. 306 272 89.9 84.3-93.6 34 10.1 6.4-15.7
College Graduate 277 250 87.0 79.1-92.2 27 13.0 7.8-20.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 159 139 84.1 72.3-91.5 20 15.9 8.5-27.7
$15,000- 24,999 213 189 86.4 76.6-92.5 24 13.6 7.5-23.4
$25,000- 34,999 127 117 92.5 85.4-96.3 10 7.5 3.7-14.6
$35,000- 49,999 137 121 84.2 66.9-93.3 16 15.8 6.7-33.1
$50,000-74,999 95 83 89.3 79.9-94.6 12 10.7 5.4-20.1
$75,000+ 131 119 89.4 77.9-95.3 12 10.6 4.7-22.1
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 69 65 94.8 86.6-98.1 4 5.2 1.9-13.4
Guilford 57 49 87.1 75.6-93.6 8 12.9 6.4-24.4
Mecklenburg 35 31 85.1 65.0-94.6 4 14.9 5.4-35.0
Orange 58 53 93.6 84.1-97.6 5 6.4 2.4-15.9
Wake 43 37 83.3 63.9-93.4 6 16.7 6.6-36.1
Chatham/Lee 62 52 83.1 70.6-91.0 10 16.9 9.0-29.4
Nash/Wilson 52 49 91.1 72.8-97.5 3 8.9 2.5-27.2
Craven/Pamlico 58 51 87.2 74.9-94.0 7 12.8 6.0-25.1
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 77 71 93.3 85.2-97.1 6 6.7 2.9-14.8
Appalachian/Wilkes 75 67 84.4 69.5-92.8 8 15.6 7.2-30.5
Franklin/Gran./Vance 62 49 74.0 54.8-87.0 13 26.0 13.0-45.2
Graham/Swain/Jackson 69 66 95.6 87.0-98.6 3 4.4 1.4-13.0
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 34 31 87.7 67.0-96.1 3 12.3 3.9-33.0
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 52 46 88.7 75.3-95.3 6 11.3 4.7-24.7
Northeast NC I 44 35 79.9 64.3-89.7 9 20.1 10.3-35.7
Northeast NC II 63 57 86.3 71.2-94.2 6 13.7 5.8-28.8
Northeastern Partnership 107 92 84.5 73.7-91.4 15 15.5 8.6-26.3
Mountain AHEC 208 194 91.6 84.5-95.6 14 8.4 4.4-15.5
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 387 348 91.1 86.4-94.2 39 8.9 5.8-13.6
Piedmont 504 439 86.7 81.1-90.8 65 13.3 9.2-18.9
Western NC 330 302 88.0 81.0-92.7 28 12.0 7.3-19.0

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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.

** 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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