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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 15,261 13,213 84.0 83.1-84.9 1,103 8.7 8.0- 9.5 945 7.2 6.6- 7.9
-Piedmont NC 8,606 7,489 83.9 82.7-85.1 607 8.7 7.8- 9.8 510 7.3 6.5- 8.2
GENDER
Male 3,114 2,623 80.9 78.7-82.9 302 11.3 9.7-13.2 189 7.8 6.5- 9.4
Female 5,492 4,866 86.9 85.6-88.1 305 6.2 5.3- 7.2 321 6.9 6.0- 7.9
RACE
White 6,700 6,083 90.7 89.7-91.7 359 5.3 4.6- 6.1 258 3.9 3.3- 4.6
African American 1,364 1,103 76.6 73.0-79.8 144 12.9 10.3-16.0 117 10.5 8.4-13.2
Other Minorities 506 274 47.3 41.3-53.3 100 26.1 20.7-32.4 132 26.6 21.6-32.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 502 247 42.8 37.0-48.7 109 27.2 21.7-33.5 146 30.1 24.8-35.8
Non-Hispanic 8,099 7,237 88.6 87.6-89.6 498 6.6 5.9- 7.5 364 4.8 4.1- 5.5
AGE
18-24 391 299 74.4 68.2-79.7 44 12.4 8.5-17.8 48 13.2 9.5-18.1
25-34 1,242 1,005 79.0 75.8-81.9 115 11.0 8.8-13.7 122 10.0 8.0-12.4
35-44 1,759 1,563 85.0 82.3-87.4 112 8.7 6.7-11.1 84 6.3 4.9- 8.1
45-54 1,644 1,514 90.6 88.6-92.2 79 5.9 4.5- 7.5 51 3.6 2.6- 4.9
55-64 1,506 1,387 91.8 90.0-93.4 65 4.3 3.3- 5.7 54 3.9 2.8- 5.3
65-74 1,124 991 88.7 86.5-90.7 84 6.9 5.4- 8.7 49 4.4 3.2- 6.0
75+ 897 696 75.5 71.7-78.9 104 13.3 10.6-16.5 97 11.2 8.9-14.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,312 913 61.6 57.2-65.9 184 19.0 15.4-23.3 215 19.4 16.2-22.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,445 2,107 83.7 81.5-85.7 191 8.5 7.1-10.1 147 7.9 6.4- 9.6
Some Post-H.S. 2,046 1,872 88.9 86.2-91.1 109 6.9 5.3- 9.0 65 4.2 2.8- 6.3
College Graduate 2,788 2,585 91.8 90.4-93.0 122 5.1 4.1- 6.3 81 3.1 2.4- 4.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 900 703 71.2 66.2-75.7 101 15.0 11.5-19.2 96 13.8 10.6-17.9
$15,000- 24,999 1,439 1,156 72.1 67.9-76.0 158 15.2 12.1-19.0 125 12.6 9.9-16.0
$25,000- 34,999 1,016 874 79.6 75.2-83.4 87 12.9 9.6-17.1 55 7.5 5.5-10.2
$35,000- 49,999 1,122 1,022 90.5 87.7-92.7 57 4.7 3.5- 6.5 43 4.8 3.1- 7.3
$50,000-74,999 1,180 1,103 91.0 87.7-93.4 52 6.3 4.2- 9.3 25 2.7 1.6- 4.7
$75,000+ 1,674 1,589 94.3 92.7-95.6 49 3.2 2.3- 4.5 36 2.5 1.6- 3.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,497 2,132 84.7 82.5-86.6 195 7.9 6.5- 9.5 170 7.4 6.0- 9.2
No 6,018 5,290 84.0 82.5-85.4 399 8.7 7.6- 9.9 329 7.3 6.3- 8.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,000 864 87.2 84.5-89.5 87 8.1 6.3-10.4 49 4.6 3.3- 6.5
Non-Veteran 7,602 6,624 83.6 82.2-84.9 518 8.8 7.7- 9.9 460 7.7 6.8- 8.7

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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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