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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 13,018 84.4 83.6-85.2 1,138 7.5 6.9- 8.1 1,105 8.1 7.5- 8.8
-Piedmont NC 8,606 7,390 84.8 83.6-85.9 615 7.0 6.4- 7.7 601 8.2 7.3- 9.2
GENDER
Male 3,114 2,621 83.7 81.8-85.5 275 7.7 6.6- 8.8 218 8.6 7.1-10.3
Female 5,492 4,769 85.8 84.5-87.0 340 6.4 5.6- 7.3 383 7.8 6.9- 8.9
RACE
White 6,700 5,909 88.8 87.8-89.8 438 6.3 5.6- 7.1 353 4.8 4.2- 5.6
African American 1,364 1,120 81.7 78.8-84.3 123 9.0 7.3-11.1 121 9.3 7.3-11.7
Other Minorities 506 332 60.2 54.0-66.0 50 8.5 6.2-11.7 124 31.3 25.6-37.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 502 318 59.7 53.6-65.5 52 8.7 6.3-11.8 132 31.6 26.0-37.8
Non-Hispanic 8,099 7,068 87.6 86.6-88.6 563 6.8 6.2- 7.6 468 5.5 4.9- 6.3
AGE
18-24 391 305 78.0 72.2-82.8 35 5.8 3.9- 8.6 51 16.2 11.8-21.9
25-34 1,242 1,031 82.4 79.6-85.0 98 7.9 6.3-10.0 113 9.6 7.7-12.0
35-44 1,759 1,564 88.1 86.0-89.9 107 6.0 4.8- 7.5 88 5.9 4.6- 7.6
45-54 1,644 1,488 89.6 87.5-91.5 94 6.0 4.7- 7.6 62 4.3 3.1- 6.1
55-64 1,506 1,325 87.3 85.1-89.3 93 6.6 5.2- 8.3 88 6.1 4.8- 7.8
65-74 1,124 954 84.8 82.1-87.1 81 7.9 6.2-10.1 89 7.3 5.8- 9.2
75+ 897 691 76.9 73.3-80.1 102 12.1 9.7-15.0 104 11.0 8.8-13.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,312 951 70.2 66.2-74.0 138 9.3 7.5-11.5 223 20.5 17.1-24.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,445 2,068 83.5 81.3-85.5 207 8.3 7.0- 9.9 170 8.2 6.7-10.0
Some Post-H.S. 2,046 1,830 88.3 85.9-90.4 127 6.6 5.3- 8.2 89 5.1 3.5- 7.3
College Graduate 2,788 2,529 90.6 89.1-91.9 142 5.1 4.2- 6.3 117 4.3 3.4- 5.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 900 708 75.7 70.9-79.9 82 9.9 7.3-13.2 110 14.4 10.9-18.8
$15,000- 24,999 1,439 1,172 75.6 71.6-79.2 128 8.6 6.9-10.7 139 15.7 12.4-19.8
$25,000- 34,999 1,016 887 85.3 82.2-88.0 68 8.0 6.0-10.6 61 6.6 4.9- 9.0
$35,000- 49,999 1,122 990 88.8 86.4-90.9 85 7.0 5.4- 8.9 47 4.2 3.0- 6.0
$50,000-74,999 1,180 1,064 89.5 87.1-91.5 72 7.0 5.3- 9.2 44 3.5 2.5- 4.9
$75,000+ 1,674 1,553 93.2 91.6-94.5 74 4.0 3.0- 5.2 47 2.8 2.0- 4.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,497 2,093 83.4 81.1-85.5 194 7.7 6.5- 9.2 210 8.9 7.2-10.9
No 6,018 5,230 85.4 84.0-86.6 410 6.8 6.0- 7.6 378 7.9 6.9- 9.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,000 836 85.2 82.3-87.6 100 9.5 7.5-12.0 64 5.3 4.0- 7.1
Non-Veteran 7,602 6,553 84.8 83.5-85.9 514 6.7 6.0- 7.5 535 8.5 7.5- 9.6

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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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