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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 15,271 13,943 90.3 89.6-91.0 711 4.9 4.5- 5.4 617 4.8 4.3- 5.3
-Piedmont NC 8,610 7,865 90.2 89.2-91.1 402 5.0 4.4- 5.7 343 4.8 4.1- 5.6
GENDER
Male 3,115 2,792 88.9 87.2-90.4 200 6.1 5.1- 7.3 123 5.1 4.0- 6.4
Female 5,495 5,073 91.5 90.4-92.4 202 4.0 3.4- 4.8 220 4.5 3.8- 5.4
RACE
White 6,703 6,291 94.5 93.8-95.2 256 3.6 3.0- 4.2 156 1.9 1.6- 2.3
African American 1,364 1,196 86.9 84.2-89.2 88 6.8 5.2- 8.8 80 6.3 4.7- 8.5
Other Minorities 507 347 63.8 57.7-69.5 55 12.8 9.3-17.4 105 23.4 18.5-29.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 502 310 58.3 52.3-64.1 71 15.2 11.4-20.0 121 26.5 21.5-32.2
Non-Hispanic 8,103 7,551 93.8 93.1-94.4 331 3.9 3.4- 4.5 221 2.3 1.9- 2.8
AGE
18-24 391 335 84.6 79.4-88.7 27 6.1 3.8- 9.6 29 9.3 6.1-14.0
25-34 1,242 1,117 89.1 86.7-91.2 48 4.3 3.1- 6.2 77 6.5 4.9- 8.5
35-44 1,760 1,658 92.1 90.2-93.7 55 4.5 3.3- 6.0 47 3.4 2.4- 4.8
45-54 1,644 1,553 93.5 91.8-94.9 60 4.2 3.1- 5.7 31 2.3 1.5- 3.4
55-64 1,506 1,414 94.1 92.6-95.4 54 3.7 2.7- 5.0 38 2.2 1.5- 3.2
65-74 1,126 1,014 89.8 87.6-91.7 66 5.8 4.5- 7.5 46 4.4 3.1- 6.1
75+ 898 739 81.9 78.6-84.8 90 10.9 8.6-13.8 69 7.2 5.4- 9.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,312 994 72.1 68.2-75.7 131 11.0 8.6-13.9 187 16.9 14.0-20.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,448 2,224 89.7 87.9-91.3 131 5.7 4.5- 7.1 93 4.6 3.5- 6.0
Some Post-H.S. 2,047 1,941 94.5 92.6-95.9 78 4.0 3.0- 5.2 28 1.5 0.7- 3.5
College Graduate 2,788 2,694 96.5 95.5-97.3 61 2.3 1.7- 3.1 33 1.2 0.8- 1.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 901 752 79.0 74.5-82.9 72 10.2 7.5-13.7 77 10.8 7.9-14.6
$15,000- 24,999 1,439 1,248 81.0 77.2-84.3 104 8.8 6.7-11.6 87 10.2 7.6-13.5
$25,000- 34,999 1,016 931 89.1 86.2-91.5 48 6.0 4.3- 8.4 37 4.8 3.3- 7.1
$35,000- 49,999 1,122 1,061 95.5 94.0-96.7 43 3.2 2.3- 4.6 18 1.3 0.7- 2.3
$50,000-74,999 1,180 1,141 96.7 95.3-97.7 31 2.7 1.8- 4.1 8 0.5 0.3- 1.2
$75,000+ 1,675 1,632 97.3 96.2-98.2 28 2.1 1.3- 3.2 15 0.6 0.3- 1.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,499 2,230 89.9 88.2-91.3 147 5.7 4.6- 7.0 122 4.5 3.5- 5.7
No 6,020 5,565 90.5 89.3-91.6 240 4.6 3.9- 5.4 215 4.9 4.0- 5.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,002 908 92.0 89.9-93.8 65 5.9 4.4- 8.0 29 2.0 1.3- 3.0
Non-Veteran 7,604 6,955 90.0 88.9-91.0 336 4.9 4.2- 5.6 313 5.1 4.4- 6.0

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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: 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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