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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Cardiovascular Disease Prevalence

Has a doctor, nurse, or other health professional ever told you that you had a heart attack, also called a myocardial infarction?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 17,216 969 4.3 4.0- 4.6 16,247 95.7 95.4-96.0
-Piedmont NC 9,669 518 4.0 3.6- 4.4 9,151 96.0 95.6-96.4
GENDER
Male 3,523 299 5.3 4.6- 6.0 3,224 94.7 94.0-95.4
Female 6,146 219 2.8 2.4- 3.2 5,927 97.2 96.8-97.6
RACE
White 7,507 426 4.3 3.8- 4.8 7,081 95.7 95.2-96.2
African American 1,575 78 4.3 3.3- 5.6 1,497 95.7 94.4-96.7
Other Minorities 546 13 1.4 0.7- 2.8 533 98.6 97.2-99.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 557 11 1.2 0.5- 2.5 546 98.8 97.5-99.5
Non-Hispanic 9,107 506 4.3 3.9- 4.8 8,601 95.7 95.2-96.1
AGE
18-24 439 0 0.0 . - . 439 100 . - .
25-34 1,361 6 0.6 0.2- 1.8 1,355 99.4 98.2-99.8
35-44 1,893 26 1.2 0.7- 1.8 1,867 98.8 98.2-99.3
45-54 1,836 57 3.3 2.5- 4.4 1,779 96.7 95.6-97.5
55-64 1,727 130 8.1 6.7- 9.9 1,597 91.9 90.1-93.3
65-74 1,301 144 11.9 9.9-14.3 1,157 88.1 85.7-90.1
75+ 1,063 152 13.8 11.6-16.4 911 86.2 83.6-88.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,508 161 7.6 6.2- 9.2 1,347 92.4 90.8-93.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,752 167 4.5 3.8- 5.4 2,585 95.5 94.6-96.2
Some Post-H.S. 2,299 92 2.7 2.1- 3.4 2,207 97.3 96.6-97.9
College Graduate 3,091 93 2.6 2.1- 3.3 2,998 97.4 96.7-97.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,040 118 8.8 7.1-11.0 922 91.2 89.0-92.9
$15,000- 24,999 1,641 120 5.5 4.3- 7.0 1,521 94.5 93.0-95.7
$25,000- 34,999 1,139 66 4.2 3.2- 5.6 1,073 95.8 94.4-96.8
$35,000- 49,999 1,262 45 3.2 2.3- 4.6 1,217 96.8 95.4-97.7
$50,000-74,999 1,311 39 2.0 1.4- 2.9 1,272 98.0 97.1-98.6
$75,000+ 1,812 34 1.8 1.3- 2.7 1,778 98.2 97.3-98.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,831 327 9.8 8.6-11.1 2,504 90.2 88.9-91.4
No 6,567 181 2.1 1.7- 2.5 6,386 97.9 97.5-98.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,150 141 9.8 8.0-11.8 1,009 90.2 88.2-92.0
Non-Veteran 8,507 376 3.2 2.9- 3.7 8,131 96.8 96.3-97.1

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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: Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, Warren, and Washington.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC): 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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