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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Heart Attack and Stroke

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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%)
TOTAL 12,546 8,055 65.0 63.5-66.5 2,540 20.4 19.1-21.7 1,951 14.6 13.4-15.9
GENDER
Male 4,675 2,922 63.4 60.9-65.9 1,068 22.3 20.3-24.4 685 14.3 12.5-16.4
Female 7,871 5,133 66.5 64.7-68.3 1,472 18.6 17.2-20.1 1,266 14.9 13.5-16.5
RACE
White 9,981 6,611 69.0 67.5-70.6 1,898 18.3 17.0-19.6 1,472 12.7 11.7-13.8
African American 1,716 991 57.1 53.0-61.1 425 26.1 22.8-29.7 300 16.8 13.7-20.5
Asian 96 43 43.5 30.8-57.0 30 32.2 20.8-46.2 23 24.3 14.7-37.4
Native American 291 159 56.1 45.7-66.0 71 22.4 15.7-31.0 61 21.4 14.2-31.0
Other Minorities 380 203 52.9 43.1-62.4 100 20.9 15.1-28.2 77 26.2 18.0-36.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 415 210 50.1 40.9-59.3 114 23.7 17.5-31.3 91 26.2 18.4-35.8
-English Speaking 222 129 58.2 47.4-68.2 58 25.8 17.4-36.3 35 16.1 9.6-25.6
-Spanish Speaking 193 81 45.9 33.4-58.9 56 22.6 14.7-33.1 56 31.5 20.5-45.0
Non-Hispanic 12,097 7,825 66.2 64.7-67.7 2,419 20.1 18.9-21.4 1,853 13.7 12.7-14.8
AGE
18-24 372 242 63.4 55.8-70.5 74 18.5 13.6-24.7 56 18.0 12.4-25.5
25-34 1,141 814 70.0 65.6-74.1 198 16.9 13.9-20.4 129 13.1 10.0-16.9
35-44 1,865 1,311 68.3 64.9-71.5 344 20.7 17.9-23.9 210 11.0 9.1-13.2
45-54 2,441 1,662 67.3 64.4-70.1 484 21.4 18.9-24.2 295 11.3 9.7-13.2
55-64 2,656 1,776 66.0 63.3-68.6 524 21.0 18.8-23.4 356 12.9 11.2-15.0
65-74 2,249 1,330 57.7 54.7-60.7 448 20.5 18.0-23.1 471 21.9 19.4-24.5
75+ 1,720 855 49.1 45.4-52.8 449 26.6 23.5-29.9 416 24.4 21.1-28.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,595 745 48.9 43.6-54.3 426 25.1 21.1-29.5 424 26.0 21.2-31.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,691 2,225 60.3 57.1-63.4 806 22.2 19.7-25.0 660 17.5 15.1-20.2
Some Post-H.S. 3,203 2,178 69.9 67.1-72.6 632 19.3 17.1-21.7 393 10.8 9.2-12.7
College Graduate 4,039 2,896 72.3 70.2-74.3 673 17.6 15.9-19.4 470 10.1 8.9-11.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,365 753 55.2 49.3-60.9 338 25.2 20.8-30.0 274 19.7 15.1-25.2
$15,000- 24,999 1,983 1,170 56.4 52.1-60.5 450 25.7 22.0-29.7 363 18.0 15.1-21.4
$25,000- 34,999 1,291 803 64.3 59.0-69.3 275 22.0 17.4-27.5 213 13.7 11.0-16.9
$35,000- 49,999 1,629 1,072 68.1 64.6-71.4 321 19.4 16.7-22.3 236 12.6 10.5-15.0
$50,000-74,999 1,751 1,261 72.6 69.2-75.8 293 16.2 13.8-19.0 197 11.1 9.0-13.8
$75,000+ 2,680 1,944 73.2 70.5-75.7 472 17.9 15.7-20.3 264 9.0 7.5-10.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,447 2,686 62.9 60.2-65.4 962 20.1 18.2-22.2 799 17.0 14.9-19.4
No 7,868 5,249 66.5 64.6-68.3 1,527 20.5 18.9-22.1 1,092 13.0 11.7-14.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,633 1,027 65.9 62.1-69.4 368 20.8 18.1-23.9 238 13.3 10.9-16.1
Non-Veteran 9,860 6,369 64.8 63.1-66.6 1,959 20.4 19.0-21.9 1,532 14.7 13.4-16.2

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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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