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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 15,235 12,698 81.9 81.0-82.8 943 6.6 6.1- 7.2 1,594 11.4 10.7-12.2
-Piedmont NC 8,591 7,193 82.0 80.8-83.2 520 6.6 5.8- 7.4 878 11.4 10.4-12.5
GENDER
Male 3,106 2,558 80.7 78.6-82.7 242 7.9 6.6- 9.3 306 11.4 9.8-13.3
Female 5,485 4,635 83.3 81.9-84.6 278 5.3 4.5- 6.3 572 11.4 10.2-12.6
RACE
White 6,689 5,815 87.6 86.4-88.6 341 5.2 4.5- 6.0 533 7.2 6.5- 8.1
African American 1,360 1,063 76.0 72.5-79.2 115 9.3 7.1-12.0 182 14.7 12.2-17.7
Other Minorities 506 286 51.7 45.6-57.7 62 12.0 8.9-16.0 158 36.3 30.5-42.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 502 269 48.9 42.9-54.9 70 13.9 10.4-18.2 163 37.2 31.4-43.4
Non-Hispanic 8,084 6,921 85.8 84.7-86.8 450 5.8 5.1- 6.6 713 8.4 7.7- 9.3
AGE
18-24 391 296 73.6 67.4-79.1 31 8.3 5.2-12.9 64 18.1 13.5-23.8
25-34 1,243 993 78.7 75.6-81.6 83 6.7 5.1- 8.7 167 14.6 12.2-17.4
35-44 1,757 1,525 85.0 82.7-87.1 99 6.3 5.0- 7.9 133 8.7 7.0-10.7
45-54 1,642 1,458 87.5 85.3-89.5 82 5.9 4.5- 7.7 102 6.5 5.2- 8.3
55-64 1,503 1,322 88.2 86.1-90.1 65 4.7 3.6- 6.3 116 7.0 5.7- 8.7
65-74 1,121 935 84.3 81.6-86.7 65 5.9 4.5- 7.9 121 9.8 7.9-12.0
75+ 891 632 69.2 65.3-72.8 93 10.3 8.1-13.0 166 20.5 17.4-24.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,309 848 60.8 56.5-65.0 148 12.3 9.8-15.5 313 26.8 23.2-30.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,439 1,990 80.2 77.9-82.3 181 7.8 6.5- 9.3 268 12.0 10.3-14.1
Some Post-H.S. 2,044 1,786 86.4 83.7-88.7 102 5.2 3.8- 7.1 156 8.4 6.5-10.7
College Graduate 2,784 2,560 91.1 89.6-92.4 88 3.7 2.8- 4.7 136 5.3 4.3- 6.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 899 660 69.8 65.0-74.2 91 11.2 8.4-14.7 148 19.1 15.4-23.4
$15,000- 24,999 1,435 1,091 70.4 66.3-74.2 121 8.7 6.8-11.0 223 20.9 17.4-24.9
$25,000- 34,999 1,014 836 79.2 75.4-82.5 63 7.3 5.3- 9.8 115 13.6 10.9-16.8
$35,000- 49,999 1,120 989 87.9 85.0-90.3 56 5.2 3.8- 7.2 75 6.9 5.0- 9.4
$50,000-74,999 1,180 1,068 89.1 86.1-91.5 48 5.4 3.6- 8.2 64 5.5 4.0- 7.4
$75,000+ 1,673 1,554 92.5 90.6-93.9 50 3.3 2.4- 4.7 69 4.2 3.1- 5.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,494 2,004 80.1 77.7-82.2 175 7.1 5.9- 8.6 315 12.8 10.9-14.9
No 6,018 5,135 82.9 81.4-84.3 335 6.3 5.4- 7.2 548 10.9 9.7-12.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 996 835 85.9 83.1-88.3 72 6.4 4.8- 8.6 89 7.6 5.9- 9.9
Non-Veteran 7,591 6,356 81.6 80.2-82.9 448 6.6 5.8- 7.5 787 11.8 10.7-13.0

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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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