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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Cardiovascular Disease Prevalence--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 13,832 941 4.8 4.4- 5.2 12,891 95.2 94.8-95.6
No 1,892 62 1.8 1.3- 2.6 1,830 98.2 97.4-98.7
Body Mass Index
Underweight 231 14 3.9 2.0- 7.2 217 96.1 92.8-98.0
Recommended Range 4,912 247 2.9 2.4- 3.4 4,665 97.1 96.6-97.6
Overweight 5,561 409 5.1 4.5- 5.9 5,152 94.9 94.1-95.5
Obese 4,354 305 4.9 4.2- 5.8 4,049 95.1 94.2-95.8
Current Smoker
No 12,829 811 4.2 3.8- 4.6 12,018 95.8 95.4-96.2
Yes 2,863 187 4.4 3.6- 5.3 2,676 95.6 94.7-96.4
Binge Drinker
No 14,195 956 4.6 4.2- 5.0 13,239 95.4 95.0-95.8
Yes 1,345 35 1.8 1.0- 3.0 1,310 98.2 97.0-99.0
Heavy Drinker
No 14,875 962 4.2 3.9- 4.6 13,913 95.8 95.4-96.1
Yes 567 22 3.4 1.5- 7.3 545 96.6 92.7-98.5
Current Asthma
Yes 1,307 134 7.4 5.9- 9.2 1,173 92.6 90.8-94.1
No 14,375 862 4.0 3.6- 4.4 13,513 96.0 95.6-96.4
Diabetes
Yes 1,950 312 13.8 11.9-16.0 1,638 86.2 84.0-88.1
No 13,793 691 3.3 3.0- 3.6 13,102 96.7 96.4-97.0
Disability
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

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**History of Cardiovascular Disease: includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

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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