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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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%)
North Carolina 15,750 1,003 4.3 3.9- 4.6 14,747 95.7 95.4-96.1
-Western NC 2,902 218 5.1 4.3- 5.9 2,684 94.9 94.1-95.7
GENDER
Male 1,151 121 6.5 5.3- 8.0 1,030 93.5 92.0-94.7
Female 1,751 97 3.7 2.9- 4.7 1,654 96.3 95.3-97.1
RACE
White 2,683 202 5.2 4.5- 6.1 2,481 94.8 93.9-95.5
African American 80 4 3.6 1.3- 9.7 76 96.4 90.3-98.7
Other Minorities 128 11 3.0 1.4- 6.6 117 97.0 93.4-98.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 59 4 2.2 0.6- 7.6 55 97.8 92.4-99.4
Non-Hispanic 2,835 212 5.2 4.4- 6.0 2,623 94.8 94.0-95.6
AGE
18-24 74 0 0.0 . - . 74 100 . - .
25-34 226 1 0.3 0.0- 2.0 225 99.7 98.0- 100
35-44 372 5 1.0 0.4- 2.6 367 99.0 97.4-99.6
45-54 523 23 3.8 2.4- 5.9 500 96.2 94.1-97.6
55-64 692 59 8.3 6.3-10.9 633 91.7 89.1-93.7
65-74 557 63 10.9 8.2-14.3 494 89.1 85.7-91.8
75+ 443 67 15.9 12.2-20.5 376 84.1 79.5-87.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 445 64 9.1 6.8-12.1 381 90.9 87.9-93.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 896 75 5.5 4.2- 7.2 821 94.5 92.8-95.8
Some Post-H.S. 744 45 4.0 2.8- 5.6 699 96.0 94.4-97.2
College Graduate 812 33 3.2 2.2- 4.7 779 96.8 95.3-97.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 386 53 9.4 6.7-13.1 333 90.6 86.9-93.3
$15,000- 24,999 508 49 6.4 4.6- 8.9 459 93.6 91.1-95.4
$25,000- 34,999 342 27 6.6 4.2-10.1 315 93.4 89.9-95.8
$35,000- 49,999 432 20 3.7 2.3- 6.1 412 96.3 93.9-97.7
$50,000-74,999 407 14 2.3 1.3- 3.9 393 97.7 96.1-98.7
$75,000+ 421 20 2.5 1.5- 4.0 401 97.5 96.0-98.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,190 146 9.2 7.6-11.1 1,044 90.8 88.9-92.4
No 1,639 67 2.7 2.0- 3.6 1,572 97.3 96.4-98.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 421 65 12.0 9.2-15.6 356 88.0 84.4-90.8
Non-Veteran 2,480 153 4.0 3.3- 4.9 2,327 96.0 95.1-96.7

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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.

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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