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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Cardiovascular Disease Prevalence-AFRICAN AMERICANS

Has a doctor, nurse, or other health professional ever told you that you had a heart attack,
also called a myocardial infarction?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,750 1,003 4.3 3.9- 4.6 14,747 95.7 95.4-96.1
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 2,377 123 4.5 3.5- 5.7 2,254 95.5 94.3-96.5
GENDER
Males 726 52 5.2 3.6- 7.4 674 94.8 92.6-96.4
Females 1,651 71 3.9 2.8- 5.4 1,580 96.1 94.6-97.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 24 2 8.7 1.6-36.4 22 91.3 63.6-98.4
Non-Hispanic 2,342 119 4.4 3.4- 5.7 2,223 95.6 94.3-96.6
AGE
18-24 82 2 2.2 0.4-10.2 80 97.8 89.8-99.6
25-34 272 3 1.1 0.3- 3.4 269 98.9 96.6-99.7
35-44 412 4 1.3 0.4- 4.1 408 98.7 95.9-99.6
45-54 537 17 3.1 1.7- 5.4 520 96.9 94.6-98.3
55-64 463 36 10.4 6.6-16.0 427 89.6 84.0-93.4
65-74 349 37 12.3 8.2-18.0 312 87.7 82.0-91.8
75+ 236 24 10.4 6.4-16.7 212 89.6 83.3-93.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 439 51 11.0 7.5-15.9 388 89.0 84.1-92.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 834 35 4.0 2.6- 6.1 799 96.0 93.9-97.4
Some Post-H.S. 584 24 3.1 1.9- 5.0 560 96.9 95.0-98.1
College Graduate 513 13 3.0 1.3- 6.9 500 97.0 93.1-98.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 428 46 11.9 8.1-17.1 382 88.1 82.9-91.9
$15,000- 24,999 507 27 3.8 2.3- 6.1 480 96.2 93.9-97.7
$25,000- 34,999 305 13 3.6 1.9- 6.9 292 96.4 93.1-98.1
$35,000- 49,999 323 9 2.0 1.0- 4.0 314 98.0 96.0-99.0
$50,000-74,999 253 6 2.3 0.9- 6.1 247 97.7 93.9-99.1
$75,000+ 242 4 1.0 0.3- 2.7 238 99.0 97.3-99.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 939 91 8.9 6.8-11.5 848 91.1 88.5-93.2
No 1,328 30 2.0 1.2- 3.3 1,298 98.0 96.7-98.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 295 19 4.5 2.6- 7.7 276 95.5 92.3-97.4
Non-Veteran 2,082 104 4.5 3.4- 5.9 1,978 95.5 94.1-96.6

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^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = 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.

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