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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Heart Attack and Stroke

Do you think sudden numbness or weakness of face, arm, or leg, especially on one side, are symptoms of a 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 12,514 11,843 93.5 92.5-94.4 193 2.3 1.8- 3.0 478 4.2 3.5- 5.0
GENDER
Male 4,664 4,343 91.7 89.9-93.2 100 3.1 2.2- 4.3 221 5.2 4.0- 6.7
Female 7,850 7,500 95.2 94.2-96.0 93 1.6 1.0- 2.4 257 3.2 2.7- 3.9
RACE
White 9,958 9,560 96.5 95.9-97.1 110 1.1 0.8- 1.6 288 2.4 1.9- 2.8
African American 1,710 1,574 90.6 87.4-93.1 38 2.4 1.5- 3.9 98 7.0 4.8-10.1
Asian 96 86 90.5 80.8-95.6 6 5.1 1.8-13.3 4 4.4 1.4-13.2
Native American 290 266 89.9 81.8-94.6 4 4.1 1.2-13.3 20 6.0 3.1-11.4
Other Minorities 378 289 73.7 65.1-80.9 30 10.8 6.2-18.0 59 15.5 10.3-22.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 413 310 69.0 60.3-76.5 35 14.4 9.0-22.3 68 16.6 11.3-23.7
-English Speaking 221 196 84.2 71.6-91.9 10 8.9 3.2-22.3 15 6.9 2.8-15.9
-Spanish Speaking 192 114 60.6 48.5-71.6 25 17.4 10.1-28.4 53 21.9 14.2-32.3
Non-Hispanic 12,067 11,502 95.4 94.6-96.0 158 1.4 1.0- 1.8 407 3.3 2.7- 3.9
AGE
18-24 370 330 89.4 84.1-93.1 13 4.0 2.0- 7.8 27 6.6 3.8-11.2
25-34 1,136 1,083 93.1 90.0-95.3 20 3.2 1.6- 6.1 33 3.7 2.4- 5.7
35-44 1,862 1,778 93.3 90.9-95.2 27 2.5 1.4- 4.6 57 4.1 2.8- 6.0
45-54 2,436 2,363 96.3 94.1-97.7 23 1.2 0.6- 2.4 50 2.5 1.3- 4.6
55-64 2,653 2,565 95.8 94.0-97.1 24 1.1 0.6- 2.1 64 3.1 1.9- 4.8
65-74 2,244 2,129 94.0 92.1-95.5 25 1.7 0.8- 3.5 90 4.2 3.2- 5.6
75+ 1,711 1,499 88.7 86.5-90.7 61 3.2 2.3- 4.6 151 8.0 6.4-10.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,584 1,308 79.5 74.8-83.5 75 6.8 4.3-10.4 201 13.7 10.5-17.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,680 3,476 92.6 90.4-94.4 68 3.1 2.0- 4.8 136 4.3 3.0- 6.1
Some Post-H.S. 3,200 3,094 95.9 94.6-97.0 27 1.2 0.7- 2.2 79 2.8 2.0- 4.0
College Graduate 4,032 3,949 98.2 97.5-98.7 23 0.6 0.3- 1.2 60 1.2 0.8- 1.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,362 1,198 83.3 78.0-87.5 47 6.5 3.9-10.6 117 10.2 6.9-14.8
$15,000- 24,999 1,976 1,832 87.9 84.0-91.0 41 5.5 3.1- 9.4 103 6.6 4.8- 9.0
$25,000- 34,999 1,288 1,233 91.9 87.3-95.0 15 1.7 0.8- 3.7 40 6.3 3.6-11.0
$35,000- 49,999 1,625 1,585 98.1 97.2-98.8 11 0.5 0.2- 1.0 29 1.4 0.8- 2.3
$50,000-74,999 1,746 1,711 97.9 96.7-98.7 13 0.8 0.4- 1.6 22 1.3 0.7- 2.4
$75,000+ 2,679 2,633 98.0 96.9-98.7 14 0.9 0.4- 1.8 32 1.1 0.7- 1.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,442 4,107 92.2 90.3-93.7 89 1.8 1.3- 2.5 246 6.0 4.6- 7.9
No 7,865 7,556 94.4 93.1-95.4 95 2.4 1.7- 3.4 214 3.3 2.6- 4.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,629 1,535 95.8 94.3-97.0 27 1.7 0.9- 3.0 67 2.5 1.8- 3.5
Non-Veteran 9,836 9,312 93.1 91.9-94.1 156 2.4 1.8- 3.2 368 4.5 3.7- 5.5

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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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