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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: 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 15,275 9,192 60.5 59.4-61.5 3,481 22.8 21.9-23.8 2,602 16.7 15.9-17.6
-Piedmont NC 8,613 5,287 61.4 60.0-62.9 1,935 22.7 21.4-23.9 1,391 15.9 14.8-17.0
GENDER
Male 3,115 1,899 61.1 58.6-63.4 758 24.3 22.2-26.4 458 14.7 13.0-16.6
Female 5,498 3,388 61.8 60.1-63.4 1,177 21.1 19.8-22.5 933 17.1 15.8-18.5
RACE
White 6,704 4,299 66.1 64.5-67.6 1,434 21.0 19.7-22.3 971 13.0 12.0-14.1
African American 1,365 730 53.9 50.2-57.6 383 28.6 25.2-32.2 252 17.5 15.0-20.4
Other Minorities 508 239 40.7 35.1-46.5 109 24.5 19.5-30.3 160 34.8 29.1-41.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 503 235 41.3 35.6-47.2 107 23.2 18.3-28.9 161 35.5 29.8-41.7
Non-Hispanic 8,105 5,050 63.7 62.3-65.1 1,826 22.6 21.4-23.9 1,229 13.7 12.7-14.7
AGE
18-24 391 233 58.1 51.6-64.3 76 19.1 14.4-24.8 82 22.8 17.8-28.7
25-34 1,244 822 64.4 61.0-67.7 250 22.2 19.3-25.4 172 13.4 11.2-15.8
35-44 1,760 1,138 63.1 60.2-66.0 402 24.2 21.6-26.9 220 12.7 10.9-14.8
45-54 1,645 1,088 65.4 62.5-68.3 352 22.1 19.7-24.7 205 12.5 10.6-14.7
55-64 1,506 929 62.3 59.3-65.2 348 22.6 20.1-25.2 229 15.2 13.1-17.5
65-74 1,126 619 56.3 52.9-59.8 258 22.8 20.0-25.8 249 20.9 18.2-23.7
75+ 898 434 47.3 43.4-51.2 236 27.3 23.8-31.0 228 25.4 22.1-29.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,314 576 43.5 39.3-47.9 350 27.0 23.2-31.2 388 29.4 25.7-33.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,448 1,394 57.9 55.1-60.5 601 24.3 22.1-26.7 453 17.8 15.8-20.0
Some Post-H.S. 2,048 1,377 67.4 64.4-70.2 430 21.5 19.1-24.1 241 11.1 9.2-13.4
College Graduate 2,788 1,935 69.1 66.9-71.3 548 19.9 18.1-21.9 305 10.9 9.6-12.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 901 457 51.4 46.5-56.3 234 26.0 22.0-30.5 210 22.6 18.8-26.8
$15,000- 24,999 1,440 790 50.4 46.4-54.4 361 25.6 22.2-29.3 289 24.0 20.5-28.0
$25,000- 34,999 1,016 598 58.8 54.6-62.9 252 26.1 22.5-29.9 166 15.1 12.4-18.2
$35,000- 49,999 1,124 740 65.1 61.0-69.0 248 23.9 20.2-28.1 136 11.0 9.0-13.4
$50,000-74,999 1,180 813 69.6 66.1-73.0 236 20.5 17.5-23.8 131 9.9 8.0-12.1
$75,000+ 1,675 1,183 70.8 68.1-73.4 319 19.3 17.0-21.7 173 9.9 8.4-11.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,500 1,445 59.9 57.2-62.5 614 23.6 21.5-25.8 441 16.5 14.5-18.7
No 6,020 3,796 62.3 60.5-64.0 1,293 22.0 20.6-23.5 931 15.7 14.5-17.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,002 591 61.3 57.2-65.3 264 27.3 23.6-31.3 147 11.4 9.4-13.8
Non-Veteran 7,607 4,694 61.5 59.9-63.0 1,670 22.1 20.8-23.4 1,243 16.5 15.3-17.7

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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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