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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 12,541 11,817 93.2 92.0-94.2 387 3.3 2.7- 3.9 337 3.5 2.7- 4.6
GENDER
Male 4,674 4,372 91.7 89.6-93.4 167 3.9 3.0- 5.0 135 4.4 3.0- 6.4
Female 7,867 7,445 94.6 93.4-95.5 220 2.7 2.1- 3.5 202 2.7 2.0- 3.8
RACE
White 9,981 9,546 96.3 95.6-96.9 243 2.0 1.6- 2.4 192 1.7 1.3- 2.4
African American 1,714 1,545 89.8 86.7-92.2 83 5.1 3.6- 7.3 86 5.1 3.3- 7.7
Asian 96 87 90.7 80.3-95.9 5 4.7 1.6-12.9 4 4.6 1.3-15.0
Native American 291 268 92.9 86.2-96.4 10 4.2 1.5-11.4 13 2.9 1.3- 6.4
Other Minorities 378 295 72.2 61.6-80.9 44 10.1 6.2-16.3 39 17.6 10.0-29.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 412 322 68.4 58.3-77.0 50 11.9 7.4-18.4 40 19.7 12.1-30.5
-English Speaking 220 196 84.0 71.4-91.7 17 11.0 4.7-23.7 7 5.0 1.6-14.5
-Spanish Speaking 192 126 60.3 46.9-72.3 33 12.3 7.0-20.8 33 27.4 16.5-42.0
Non-Hispanic 12,095 11,465 95.1 94.3-95.8 336 2.6 2.2- 3.1 294 2.3 1.8- 2.9
AGE
18-24 372 350 88.7 80.8-93.6 10 2.8 1.3- 6.1 12 8.5 4.1-16.8
25-34 1,140 1,093 93.9 90.9-96.0 27 2.7 1.6- 4.5 20 3.4 1.8- 6.3
35-44 1,865 1,785 93.8 91.3-95.6 48 3.9 2.4- 6.1 32 2.4 1.4- 4.0
45-54 2,440 2,357 95.7 94.2-96.9 45 2.5 1.6- 3.9 38 1.8 1.1- 2.8
55-64 2,656 2,549 95.7 94.0-96.9 55 2.3 1.5- 3.5 52 2.0 1.2- 3.3
65-74 2,248 2,106 92.5 90.3-94.3 62 3.7 2.4- 5.8 80 3.7 2.7- 5.1
75+ 1,718 1,482 86.0 82.8-88.7 137 7.6 5.9- 9.6 99 6.5 4.4- 9.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,592 1,334 78.7 72.9-83.5 130 9.0 6.4-12.4 128 12.3 8.1-18.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,690 3,451 92.1 89.8-94.0 118 3.2 2.3- 4.5 121 4.7 3.1- 6.9
Some Post-H.S. 3,204 3,071 95.8 94.5-96.8 85 3.0 2.1- 4.2 48 1.2 0.7- 2.0
College Graduate 4,038 3,946 98.2 97.6-98.7 52 1.1 0.8- 1.7 40 0.7 0.4- 1.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,362 1,190 84.9 79.8-88.9 84 7.8 5.1-11.6 88 7.3 4.5-11.8
$15,000- 24,999 1,983 1,836 87.3 83.2-90.4 74 5.8 3.7- 8.9 73 7.0 4.6-10.4
$25,000- 34,999 1,291 1,223 93.6 90.7-95.7 41 3.4 2.1- 5.5 27 2.9 1.5- 5.6
$35,000- 49,999 1,629 1,570 96.9 95.4-97.9 33 1.7 1.0- 2.9 26 1.4 0.8- 2.5
$50,000-74,999 1,750 1,717 98.2 97.1-98.9 22 1.4 0.8- 2.6 11 0.4 0.2- 0.7
$75,000+ 2,680 2,641 98.4 97.6-99.0 27 1.3 0.8- 2.1 12 0.3 0.1- 0.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,444 4,097 91.7 89.5-93.4 172 3.4 2.6- 4.5 175 4.9 3.4- 7.0
No 7,867 7,525 94.4 93.2-95.5 201 3.2 2.5- 4.1 141 2.4 1.6- 3.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,633 1,548 95.1 93.0-96.6 52 2.7 1.7- 4.3 33 2.2 1.2- 4.0
Non-Veteran 9,855 9,266 92.8 91.4-93.9 313 3.5 2.8- 4.3 276 3.7 2.8- 5.0

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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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