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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Cardiovascular Disease Prevalence

History of Any Cardiovascular Diseases (heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke)*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 15,678 1,962 8.5 8.0- 9.0 13,716 91.5 91.0-92.0
GENDER
Male 5,933 938 9.4 8.6-10.2 4,995 90.6 89.8-91.4
Female 9,745 1,024 7.6 6.9- 8.3 8,721 92.4 91.7-93.1
RACE
White 12,169 1,566 8.8 8.2- 9.4 10,603 91.2 90.6-91.8
African American 2,367 289 9.3 8.0-10.9 2,078 90.7 89.1-92.0
Asian 108 4 2.6 0.7- 9.8 104 97.4 90.2-99.3
Native American 316 55 12.9 9.2-17.9 261 87.1 82.1-90.8
Other Minorities 654 44 4.3 2.5- 7.4 610 95.7 92.6-97.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 631 48 3.8 2.6- 5.5 583 96.2 94.5-97.4
-English Speaking 236 29 6.6 4.0-10.6 207 93.4 89.4-96.0
-Spanish Speaking 395 19 2.8 1.6- 4.8 376 97.2 95.2-98.4
Non-Hispanic 15,001 1,904 8.9 8.3- 9.4 13,097 91.1 90.6-91.7
AGE
18-24 472 7 1.6 0.6- 4.5 465 98.4 95.5-99.4
25-34 1,507 24 1.6 0.9- 2.6 1,483 98.4 97.4-99.1
35-44 2,448 74 3.0 2.2- 3.9 2,374 97.0 96.1-97.8
45-54 3,067 209 6.3 5.4- 7.4 2,858 93.7 92.6-94.6
55-64 3,354 471 14.2 12.7-15.9 2,883 85.8 84.1-87.3
65-74 2,695 577 21.8 19.9-23.8 2,118 78.2 76.2-80.1
75+ 2,022 593 30.0 27.5-32.6 1,429 70.0 67.4-72.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,217 511 14.8 13.0-16.7 1,706 85.2 83.3-87.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,605 625 9.0 7.9-10.1 3,980 91.0 89.9-92.1
Some Post-H.S. 4,076 468 8.0 7.1- 9.0 3,608 92.0 91.0-92.9
College Graduate 4,741 355 5.5 4.7- 6.3 4,386 94.5 93.7-95.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,757 407 17.3 14.7-20.2 1,350 82.7 79.8-85.3
$15,000- 24,999 2,485 447 11.1 9.8-12.7 2,038 88.9 87.3-90.2
$25,000- 34,999 1,666 216 10.4 8.8-12.3 1,450 89.6 87.7-91.2
$35,000- 49,999 2,183 213 7.1 6.0- 8.4 1,970 92.9 91.6-94.0
$50,000-74,999 2,235 170 5.1 4.3- 6.1 2,065 94.9 93.9-95.7
$75,000+ 3,226 190 4.3 3.5- 5.2 3,036 95.7 94.8-96.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 5,789 1,333 18.4 17.1-19.8 4,456 81.6 80.2-82.9
No 9,445 591 4.0 3.6- 4.5 8,854 96.0 95.5-96.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 2,354 523 15.7 14.1-17.4 1,831 84.3 82.6-85.9
Non-Veteran 13,317 1,438 7.3 6.8- 7.9 11,879 92.7 92.1-93.2

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*Data for this table were derived from the cardiovascular disease history questions

^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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