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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 12,536 11,203 85.4 83.9-86.8 711 8.1 7.1- 9.2 622 6.5 5.5- 7.7
GENDER
Male 4,673 4,056 82.0 79.5-84.3 352 10.6 9.0-12.4 265 7.4 5.7- 9.6
Female 7,863 7,147 88.6 87.0-90.1 359 5.7 4.6- 7.1 357 5.6 4.6- 6.8
RACE
White 9,976 9,174 91.6 90.6-92.6 438 4.6 3.9- 5.4 364 3.8 3.1- 4.6
African American 1,714 1,408 76.6 72.4-80.3 159 14.1 11.0-17.9 147 9.3 6.9-12.4
Asian 96 66 64.7 49.9-77.1 18 26.6 15.1-42.5 12 8.7 4.2-17.4
Native American 291 253 82.1 67.4-91.0 22 14.5 6.1-30.6 16 3.4 1.7- 6.9
Other Minorities 377 239 50.9 41.4-60.3 64 20.0 13.5-28.4 74 29.1 20.1-40.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 412 259 46.7 38.1-55.4 75 25.7 18.5-34.5 78 27.6 19.1-38.1
-English Speaking 221 181 79.6 67.9-87.8 20 14.3 6.9-27.1 20 6.2 3.5-10.7
-Spanish Speaking 191 78 28.6 19.7-39.5 55 32.0 21.9-44.2 58 39.4 27.2-53.1
Non-Hispanic 12,090 10,923 88.4 87.2-89.6 630 6.7 5.8- 7.7 537 4.9 4.1- 5.7
AGE
18-24 371 269 69.4 62.1-75.9 61 15.9 11.3-21.8 41 14.7 9.9-21.4
25-34 1,138 994 81.0 76.1-85.1 85 10.7 8.0-14.1 59 8.3 5.2-13.2
35-44 1,865 1,697 87.4 84.0-90.1 88 7.2 4.9-10.3 80 5.5 4.0- 7.5
45-54 2,439 2,271 91.7 89.8-93.3 97 4.9 3.7- 6.5 71 3.4 2.5- 4.8
55-64 2,655 2,478 92.2 90.3-93.8 85 4.4 3.1- 6.2 92 3.4 2.5- 4.5
65-74 2,248 2,034 89.6 87.4-91.5 103 5.6 4.1- 7.6 111 4.8 3.7- 6.1
75+ 1,718 1,371 80.8 77.7-83.5 184 11.2 9.0-13.7 163 8.1 6.3-10.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,589 1,199 68.5 63.1-73.4 186 15.0 11.7-19.1 204 16.5 12.4-21.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,688 3,238 81.2 77.8-84.2 243 10.7 8.5-13.3 207 8.1 5.9-11.2
Some Post-H.S. 3,203 2,949 89.3 86.8-91.3 156 7.1 5.3- 9.5 98 3.6 2.7- 4.8
College Graduate 4,038 3,802 93.3 92.0-94.4 124 3.6 2.8- 4.6 112 3.1 2.4- 4.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,364 1,094 71.5 64.4-77.7 130 11.8 8.5-16.1 140 16.7 11.1-24.4
$15,000- 24,999 1,980 1,717 78.0 73.4-82.0 146 12.8 9.5-17.1 117 9.2 6.7-12.5
$25,000- 34,999 1,291 1,176 86.8 82.9-90.0 64 8.8 6.1-12.5 51 4.4 3.0- 6.5
$35,000- 49,999 1,628 1,520 92.9 90.8-94.6 56 3.4 2.3- 5.0 52 3.7 2.6- 5.2
$50,000-74,999 1,749 1,645 90.6 87.3-93.2 59 5.6 3.6- 8.6 45 3.8 2.4- 6.0
$75,000+ 2,680 2,538 93.4 91.9-94.7 86 4.3 3.3- 5.7 56 2.2 1.6- 3.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,445 3,894 85.3 82.9-87.4 297 8.0 6.6- 9.5 254 6.8 5.1- 8.9
No 7,867 7,145 86.2 84.3-87.9 387 8.0 6.7- 9.4 335 5.9 4.7- 7.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,633 1,457 87.1 83.1-90.3 105 8.6 5.8-12.5 71 4.3 2.9- 6.3
Non-Veteran 9,851 8,802 85.2 83.5-86.7 557 8.1 7.0- 9.4 492 6.7 5.5- 8.0

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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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