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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Heart Attack and Stroke

Do you think sudden numbness or weakness of face, arm, or leg, especially on one side, are symptoms of a 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 15,246 14,091 90.8 90.0-91.5 419 3.2 2.8- 3.7 736 6.0 5.4- 6.6
-Piedmont NC 8,597 7,963 90.4 89.3-91.4 232 3.3 2.7- 3.9 402 6.3 5.5- 7.2
GENDER
Male 3,108 2,823 88.4 86.5-90.1 122 4.2 3.3- 5.4 163 7.3 6.0- 9.0
Female 5,489 5,140 92.3 91.2-93.2 110 2.4 1.9- 3.0 239 5.4 4.5- 6.3
RACE
White 6,693 6,388 95.4 94.7-96.0 128 2.0 1.6- 2.5 177 2.6 2.1- 3.2
African American 1,361 1,211 87.3 84.1-89.9 63 5.3 3.6- 8.0 87 7.4 5.5- 9.7
Other Minorities 507 334 58.8 52.7-64.7 39 9.2 6.4-13.2 134 31.9 26.4-38.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 502 308 55.8 49.7-61.7 53 11.3 8.1-15.5 141 32.9 27.3-39.0
Non-Hispanic 8,090 7,652 94.3 93.5-95.0 179 2.4 1.9- 3.0 259 3.3 2.8- 3.9
AGE
18-24 391 327 81.2 75.4-85.9 21 6.2 3.6-10.5 43 12.5 8.7-17.7
25-34 1,243 1,116 89.1 86.6-91.1 41 3.7 2.5- 5.3 86 7.3 5.6- 9.4
35-44 1,757 1,660 92.6 90.6-94.1 43 2.2 1.6- 3.2 54 5.2 3.8- 7.1
45-54 1,643 1,581 94.2 92.1-95.7 27 2.5 1.6- 3.8 35 3.4 2.2- 5.2
55-64 1,503 1,433 95.1 93.5-96.4 27 2.1 1.3- 3.4 43 2.7 1.9- 4.0
65-74 1,124 1,060 93.3 91.2-95.0 23 2.6 1.7- 4.0 41 4.1 2.8- 5.9
75+ 893 748 82.3 78.9-85.3 48 5.2 3.7- 7.3 97 12.5 9.9-15.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,312 1,017 71.9 67.8-75.6 92 8.1 6.1-10.8 203 20.0 16.8-23.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,440 2,272 91.2 89.4-92.7 64 3.1 2.3- 4.1 104 5.7 4.4- 7.4
Some Post-H.S. 2,044 1,965 94.5 92.0-96.3 32 2.1 1.1- 4.0 47 3.4 2.1- 5.6
College Graduate 2,786 2,699 96.2 95.1-97.1 43 1.9 1.3- 2.7 44 1.9 1.3- 2.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 900 774 79.0 74.2-83.2 44 7.9 5.2-11.9 82 13.1 9.9-17.1
$15,000- 24,999 1,437 1,269 81.5 77.6-84.8 59 4.8 3.4- 6.7 109 13.7 10.6-17.6
$25,000- 34,999 1,014 935 88.8 85.6-91.4 33 4.5 3.0- 6.7 46 6.7 4.7- 9.5
$35,000- 49,999 1,119 1,073 96.0 94.3-97.1 26 2.0 1.3- 3.1 20 2.1 1.2- 3.5
$50,000-74,999 1,180 1,156 96.5 93.3-98.2 13 2.2 0.9- 5.4 11 1.3 0.5- 3.3
$75,000+ 1,674 1,640 97.4 96.0-98.3 14 1.1 0.6- 2.0 20 1.5 0.8- 2.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,494 2,280 90.2 88.3-91.9 74 3.2 2.3- 4.2 140 6.6 5.2- 8.4
No 6,018 5,612 90.6 89.3-91.7 150 3.2 2.6- 4.0 256 6.2 5.3- 7.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 997 918 91.8 89.0-93.9 34 2.9 2.0- 4.2 45 5.3 3.5- 8.0
Non-Veteran 7,596 7,043 90.2 89.1-91.3 198 3.3 2.7- 4.1 355 6.4 5.5- 7.4

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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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