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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Cardiovascular Disease Prevalence

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%)
TOTAL 15,750 1,003 4.3 3.9- 4.6 14,747 95.7 95.4-96.1
GENDER
Male 5,961 565 5.5 4.9- 6.1 5,396 94.5 93.9-95.1
Female 9,789 438 3.1 2.7- 3.5 9,351 96.9 96.5-97.3
RACE
White 12,229 820 4.5 4.1- 5.0 11,409 95.5 95.0-95.9
African American 2,377 123 4.5 3.5- 5.7 2,254 95.5 94.3-96.5
Asian 106 1 0.4 0.1- 2.9 105 99.6 97.1-99.9
Native American 317 41 9.3 6.2-13.6 276 90.7 86.4-93.8
Other Minorities 657 16 1.1 0.6- 1.9 641 98.9 98.1-99.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 632 25 1.5 0.9- 2.5 607 98.5 97.5-99.1
-English Speaking 234 19 4.2 2.2- 7.7 215 95.8 92.3-97.8
-Spanish Speaking 398 6 0.6 0.2- 1.6 392 99.4 98.4-99.8
Non-Hispanic 15,071 974 4.5 4.1- 4.9 14,097 95.5 95.1-95.9
AGE
18-24 473 3 0.5 0.1- 1.8 470 99.5 98.2-99.9
25-34 1,511 11 0.8 0.3- 1.7 1,500 99.2 98.3-99.7
35-44 2,451 25 1.1 0.6- 1.7 2,426 98.9 98.3-99.4
45-54 3,074 95 2.9 2.2- 3.7 2,979 97.1 96.3-97.8
55-64 3,365 258 7.8 6.7- 9.2 3,107 92.2 90.8-93.3
65-74 2,718 302 11.7 10.2-13.3 2,416 88.3 86.7-89.8
75+ 2,044 305 15.0 13.1-17.1 1,739 85.0 82.9-86.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,235 268 7.1 6.0- 8.3 1,967 92.9 91.7-94.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,639 326 4.6 4.0- 5.3 4,313 95.4 94.7-96.0
Some Post-H.S. 4,093 233 4.0 3.4- 4.7 3,860 96.0 95.3-96.6
College Graduate 4,744 175 2.8 2.2- 3.5 4,569 97.2 96.5-97.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,765 231 9.4 7.8-11.3 1,534 90.6 88.7-92.2
$15,000- 24,999 2,514 221 5.1 4.3- 6.1 2,293 94.9 93.9-95.7
$25,000- 34,999 1,673 125 5.9 4.8- 7.3 1,548 94.1 92.7-95.2
$35,000- 49,999 2,187 109 3.6 2.9- 4.5 2,078 96.4 95.5-97.1
$50,000-74,999 2,238 86 2.5 2.0- 3.3 2,152 97.5 96.7-98.0
$75,000+ 3,230 90 2.2 1.6- 2.9 3,140 97.8 97.1-98.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 5,831 685 9.1 8.2-10.0 5,146 90.9 90.0-91.8
No 9,473 301 2.0 1.7- 2.4 9,172 98.0 97.6-98.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 2,366 318 9.2 8.0-10.5 2,048 90.8 89.5-92.0
Non-Veteran 13,377 685 3.5 3.1- 3.8 12,692 96.5 96.2-96.9

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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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