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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for Piedmont North Carolina**

Heart Attack and Stroke

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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%)
North Carolina 9,322 8,200 85.7 84.4-87.0 467 5.4 4.6- 6.4 655 8.9 7.9-10.0
-Piedmont NC 4,001 3,525 85.8 83.9-87.5 193 5.3 4.2- 6.6 283 8.9 7.5-10.4
GENDER
Male 1,505 1,273 82.4 79.2-85.2 95 6.9 5.1- 9.3 137 10.7 8.6-13.4
Female 2,496 2,252 89.1 87.0-90.9 98 3.8 2.8- 5.1 146 7.1 5.7- 9.0
RACE
White 2,942 2,720 92.1 90.4-93.5 113 3.8 2.8- 5.2 109 4.1 3.2- 5.2
African American 801 660 79.2 74.6-83.2 62 10.3 7.3-14.2 79 10.5 7.7-14.1
Other Minorities 202 101 45.5 35.8-55.4 14 6.2 3.1-11.9 87 48.4 38.5-58.4
AGE
18-24 240 190 78.5 70.1-85.1 17 7.5 3.6-15.0 33 14.0 9.1-21.0
25-34 631 541 83.1 77.9-87.2 31 6.2 3.7-10.5 59 10.7 7.5-14.9
35-44 835 748 87.5 83.6-90.6 26 3.0 1.8- 5.1 61 9.5 6.7-13.2
45-54 812 758 93.0 89.3-95.4 28 3.4 2.1- 5.5 26 3.6 1.8- 7.3
55-64 608 569 92.8 88.9-95.3 16 3.6 1.9- 6.6 23 3.7 2.0- 6.8
65-74 464 414 89.0 84.2-92.5 25 4.7 2.7- 8.0 25 6.3 3.7-10.6
75+ 381 279 69.4 62.7-75.3 49 13.7 9.5-19.4 53 16.9 12.4-22.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 577 394 62.0 55.7-67.9 51 7.3 4.9-10.8 132 30.7 25.0-37.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,057 932 87.1 83.6-89.9 56 6.3 4.3- 9.1 69 6.6 4.7- 9.2
Some Post-H.S. 948 873 90.0 86.2-92.9 37 4.7 2.7- 8.1 38 5.2 3.4- 7.9
College Graduate 1,404 1,319 93.3 90.9-95.1 47 3.9 2.5- 6.2 38 2.7 1.8- 4.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 362 284 72.2 63.5-79.4 30 8.5 4.8-14.6 48 19.4 13.0-27.9
$15,000- 24,999 659 542 77.7 72.1-82.4 41 6.4 4.2- 9.7 76 15.9 11.7-21.3
$25,000- 34,999 399 362 85.6 78.2-90.8 15 3.5 1.8- 6.8 22 10.9 6.2-18.5
$35,000- 49,999 543 504 91.3 87.0-94.2 20 4.8 2.6- 8.7 19 3.9 2.2- 6.8
$50,000-74,999 468 439 90.2 83.0-94.6 15 6.7 3.0-14.6 14 3.0 1.5- 6.0
$75,000+ 655 616 94.3 91.7-96.1 25 3.0 1.9- 4.7 14 2.7 1.5- 5.0
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 450 410 89.1 84.6-92.5 20 4.7 2.9- 7.5 20 6.2 3.6-10.5
Guilford 443 410 92.0 88.5-94.6 12 2.5 1.3- 4.8 21 5.5 3.4- 8.6
Mecklenburg 443 393 86.4 81.6-90.1 19 3.8 2.3- 6.4 31 9.7 6.5-14.3
Orange 450 395 81.2 72.6-87.6 25 4.6 3.0- 7.1 30 14.2 8.1-23.5
Wake 448 392 82.3 76.5-86.9 21 5.7 3.5- 9.1 35 12.1 8.1-17.7
Chatham/Lee 394 336 79.3 72.2-84.9 23 8.6 4.5-15.8 35 12.1 8.3-17.3
Nash/Wilson 373 314 83.1 78.0-87.2 27 7.3 4.7-11.1 32 9.6 6.6-14.0
Craven/Pamlico 446 397 87.8 83.0-91.4 22 5.8 3.6- 9.0 27 6.4 3.7-10.9
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 430 387 88.5 83.9-91.9 21 4.1 2.5- 6.5 22 7.4 4.5-11.9
Appalachian/Wilkes 453 410 91.5 88.0-94.0 19 3.3 2.0- 5.3 24 5.2 3.3- 8.3
Franklin/Gran./Vance 471 407 83.4 77.2-88.2 28 8.3 5.0-13.6 36 8.3 5.2-12.8
Graham/Swain/Jackson 424 380 83.0 69.1-91.5 18 4.0 2.2- 7.3 26 12.9 5.2-28.9
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 469 401 84.4 79.7-88.2 24 5.8 3.5- 9.5 44 9.8 6.9-13.7
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 410 355 84.5 79.2-88.7 21 6.6 3.9-10.9 34 8.9 5.9-13.2
Northeast NC I 453 383 80.3 72.1-86.6 34 8.3 5.6-12.3 36 11.3 5.9-20.7
Northeast NC II 506 446 87.8 83.6-91.0 25 6.7 4.2-10.7 35 5.5 3.8- 7.9
Northeastern Partnership 959 829 85.2 81.3-88.4 59 7.3 5.3-10.1 71 7.5 5.1-11.0
Mountain AHEC 1,296 1,167 88.1 84.9-90.7 59 4.7 3.4- 6.5 70 7.2 5.0-10.2
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 3,260 2,816 84.0 81.2-86.4 184 6.5 4.9- 8.6 260 9.5 7.6-11.8
Piedmont 4,001 3,525 85.8 83.9-87.5 193 5.3 4.2- 6.6 283 8.9 7.5-10.4
Western NC 2,061 1,859 88.9 86.3-91.0 90 3.7 2.8- 4.8 112 7.4 5.5-10.0

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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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