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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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%)
North Carolina 15,678 1,962 8.5 8.0- 9.0 13,716 91.5 91.0-92.0
-Western NC 2,885 398 9.5 8.5-10.7 2,487 90.5 89.3-91.5
GENDER
Male 1,147 190 11.1 9.3-13.1 957 88.9 86.9-90.7
Female 1,738 208 8.1 6.9- 9.5 1,530 91.9 90.5-93.1
RACE
White 2,665 368 9.7 8.6-10.9 2,297 90.3 89.1-91.4
African American 80 11 10.5 4.8-21.5 69 89.5 78.5-95.2
Other Minorities 129 17 6.9 3.7-12.5 112 93.1 87.5-96.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 59 7 5.3 2.1-12.6 52 94.7 87.4-97.9
Non-Hispanic 2,818 388 9.7 8.6-10.9 2,430 90.3 89.1-91.4
AGE
18-24 74 0 0.0 . - . 74 100 . - .
25-34 225 5 1.8 0.7- 4.4 220 98.2 95.6-99.3
35-44 371 13 3.3 1.8- 6.2 358 96.7 93.8-98.2
45-54 522 45 7.6 5.5-10.3 477 92.4 89.7-94.5
55-64 689 101 14.0 11.4-17.2 588 86.0 82.8-88.6
65-74 551 106 18.7 15.2-22.9 445 81.3 77.1-84.8
75+ 439 128 29.6 24.8-34.9 311 70.4 65.1-75.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 440 115 18.0 14.2-22.6 325 82.0 77.4-85.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 887 125 9.7 7.8-12.0 762 90.3 88.0-92.2
Some Post-H.S. 742 88 7.6 5.9- 9.6 654 92.4 90.4-94.1
College Graduate 811 69 6.3 4.9- 8.2 742 93.7 91.8-95.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 386 93 17.4 13.3-22.3 293 82.6 77.7-86.7
$15,000- 24,999 504 94 13.5 10.6-17.2 410 86.5 82.8-89.4
$25,000- 34,999 341 41 9.8 6.7-14.1 300 90.2 85.9-93.3
$35,000- 49,999 432 39 6.9 4.8- 9.7 393 93.1 90.3-95.2
$50,000-74,999 405 30 4.8 3.3- 7.1 375 95.2 92.9-96.7
$75,000+ 420 36 5.0 3.4- 7.2 384 95.0 92.8-96.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,180 273 18.0 15.7-20.7 907 82.0 79.3-84.3
No 1,634 117 4.7 3.8- 5.8 1,517 95.3 94.2-96.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 419 104 20.0 16.1-24.5 315 80.0 75.5-83.9
Non-Veteran 2,465 293 8.0 6.9- 9.2 2,172 92.0 90.8-93.1

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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.

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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