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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Heart Attack and Stroke-AFRICAN AMERICANS

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No Don't know/Not Sure
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 12,534 10,969 86.5 85.3-87.7 757 6.4 5.6- 7.2 808 7.1 6.1- 8.2
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 1,713 1,432 81.1 77.0-84.6 141 9.3 7.3-11.8 140 9.6 6.7-13.6
GENDER
Male 557 454 77.5 70.8-83.1 50 11.0 7.6-15.6 53 11.5 7.1-18.1
Female 1,156 978 83.9 78.6-88.1 91 8.0 5.8-11.0 87 8.1 4.7-13.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 15 12 50.7 18.9-82.0 3 49.3 18.0-81.1 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Hispanic 1,697 1,419 81.5 77.4-85.0 138 8.8 6.9-11.3 140 9.7 6.8-13.7
AGE
18-24 78 60 70.5 53.2-83.4 9 10.2 4.8-20.6 9 19.3 8.2-38.9
25-34 188 158 81.7 71.6-88.8 20 10.5 6.0-17.7 10 7.9 3.1-18.7
35-44 267 233 85.4 78.2-90.5 17 7.7 4.3-13.6 17 6.8 3.5-13.0
45-54 372 327 84.2 74.4-90.7 24 7.5 4.1-13.2 21 8.3 3.3-19.4
55-64 383 317 78.4 70.1-84.8 36 14.0 8.3-22.5 30 7.7 4.6-12.4
65+ 413 325 84.3 79.0-88.4 35 7.3 4.4-11.7 53 8.5 5.8-12.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 289 210 77.7 68.1-85.1 38 14.8 8.3-25.0 41 7.5 4.7-11.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 606 500 73.9 65.1-81.1 59 10.5 7.2-15.0 47 15.6 9.1-25.6
Some Post-H.S. 421 365 84.8 78.5-89.5 23 7.6 4.5-12.8 33 7.5 4.4-12.6
College Graduate 393 353 90.3 85.7-93.5 21 6.0 3.4-10.4 19 3.7 2.1- 6.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 332 265 78.5 69.8-85.3 32 12.7 7.2-21.5 35 8.7 5.3-14.1
$15,000- 24,999 364 299 80.1 71.8-86.4 37 9.3 6.0-14.2 28 10.6 5.5-19.4
$25,000- 34,999 195 170 75.7 59.0-87.1 13 13.6 6.2-27.1 12 10.7 3.1-31.3
$35,000-49,999 198 175 88.4 80.6-93.3 10 6.2 2.7-13.7 13 5.5 2.7-10.9
$50,000- 74,999 194 173 91.1 85.3-94.8 10 4.6 2.2- 9.4 11 4.3 2.0- 8.8
$75,000+ 186 166 88.1 79.8-93.2 13 9.8 5.0-18.2 7 2.2 0.9- 5.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 683 568 82.7 75.9-87.9 49 7.1 4.6-10.7 66 10.2 5.8-17.4
No 980 834 81.6 76.3-85.9 83 10.6 7.8-14.2 63 7.9 4.6-13.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 205 181 80.9 69.7-88.7 11 10.3 4.9-20.3 13 8.8 3.8-18.9
Non-Veteran 1,365 1,131 81.2 76.5-85.1 121 9.2 7.0-12.0 113 9.6 6.4-14.4

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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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