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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 12,502 4,353 35.5 34.0-37.0 4,688 39.0 37.4-40.5 3,461 25.5 24.2-26.9
GENDER
Male 4,660 1,784 37.9 35.4-40.3 1,741 39.1 36.6-41.7 1,135 23.0 20.9-25.3
Female 7,842 2,569 33.3 31.5-35.1 2,947 38.9 37.1-40.7 2,326 27.9 26.2-29.6
RACE
White 9,953 3,213 32.1 30.5-33.6 3,998 43.2 41.5-44.9 2,742 24.7 23.3-26.2
African American 1,707 796 48.0 43.9-52.0 449 26.2 23.1-29.7 462 25.8 22.5-29.4
Asian 96 45 46.0 33.2-59.4 29 31.3 20.1-45.3 22 22.7 13.1-36.2
Native American 289 132 52.5 42.0-62.7 67 23.5 16.7-32.1 90 24.0 16.9-33.0
Other Minorities 376 138 33.3 25.4-42.3 119 34.6 25.6-44.9 119 32.1 24.1-41.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 410 152 32.6 25.1-41.2 136 33.3 25.2-42.7 122 34.0 26.1-43.0
-English Speaking 219 96 40.4 30.7-50.9 82 40.3 30.3-51.1 41 19.3 12.3-29.0
-Spanish Speaking 191 56 28.4 18.7-40.6 54 29.6 18.8-43.3 81 42.1 30.5-54.6
Non-Hispanic 12,058 4,188 35.7 34.2-37.3 4,544 39.4 37.9-40.9 3,326 24.9 23.6-26.2
AGE
18-24 369 159 40.6 33.7-47.9 114 33.5 26.6-41.1 96 25.9 19.8-33.2
25-34 1,135 401 34.3 30.2-38.7 463 41.1 36.6-45.8 271 24.6 21.0-28.6
35-44 1,861 587 32.7 29.3-36.2 825 44.8 41.4-48.2 449 22.6 19.9-25.4
45-54 2,435 840 34.9 32.1-37.7 1,018 41.6 38.8-44.5 577 23.5 21.0-26.2
55-64 2,649 849 32.1 29.6-34.8 1,066 40.7 38.0-43.4 734 27.2 24.7-29.8
65-74 2,241 777 38.3 35.3-41.3 734 31.6 28.9-34.5 730 30.1 27.5-32.8
75+ 1,710 708 43.0 39.4-46.8 428 26.5 23.3-29.8 574 30.5 27.2-34.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,579 656 39.2 34.4-44.3 359 27.6 22.9-32.9 564 33.1 28.4-38.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,676 1,446 39.2 36.3-42.2 1,095 32.1 29.1-35.2 1,135 28.7 26.0-31.6
Some Post-H.S. 3,198 1,110 37.2 34.1-40.4 1,261 39.3 36.2-42.4 827 23.6 21.2-26.1
College Graduate 4,031 1,133 29.1 27.0-31.3 1,969 49.9 47.6-52.2 929 21.0 19.2-22.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,361 596 42.6 37.1-48.4 350 29.8 24.0-36.4 415 27.5 22.8-32.8
$15,000- 24,999 1,971 821 41.6 37.5-45.8 541 30.1 26.3-34.1 609 28.4 24.8-32.3
$25,000- 34,999 1,287 467 39.7 34.6-45.0 437 33.2 28.5-38.3 383 27.1 23.2-31.4
$35,000- 49,999 1,624 552 38.1 34.3-42.1 615 37.8 34.0-41.7 457 24.0 21.2-27.1
$50,000-74,999 1,746 545 34.1 30.5-37.9 784 43.7 40.0-47.5 417 22.2 19.3-25.4
$75,000+ 2,679 746 27.7 25.2-30.3 1,368 52.1 49.1-55.1 565 20.2 17.9-22.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,439 1,711 40.7 38.1-43.4 1,437 32.9 30.3-35.5 1,291 26.4 24.1-28.9
No 7,862 2,574 33.4 31.6-35.2 3,188 41.7 39.8-43.7 2,100 24.9 23.3-26.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,628 646 37.9 34.0-42.0 593 40.4 36.4-44.6 389 21.6 18.6-25.0
Non-Veteran 9,826 3,315 35.1 33.4-36.8 3,725 39.0 37.3-40.8 2,786 25.9 24.4-27.5

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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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