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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 12,499 10,855 85.7 84.3-86.9 562 4.6 4.0- 5.3 1,082 9.8 8.7-11.0
GENDER
Male 4,657 3,979 84.4 82.2-86.3 258 5.7 4.6- 6.9 420 10.0 8.3-11.9
Female 7,842 6,876 86.9 85.2-88.4 304 3.6 2.9- 4.4 662 9.5 8.2-11.2
RACE
White 9,951 8,802 89.6 88.4-90.6 385 3.1 2.7- 3.7 764 7.3 6.4- 8.4
African American 1,706 1,408 79.8 75.8-83.3 113 8.1 6.1-10.8 185 12.1 9.2-15.8
Asian 96 79 78.8 63.5-88.8 9 11.5 4.5-26.7 8 9.6 3.7-23.0
Native American 288 248 88.2 81.7-92.6 10 4.1 1.6-10.4 30 7.7 4.7-12.3
Other Minorities 376 254 63.5 53.9-72.2 39 9.3 5.4-15.5 83 27.1 19.3-36.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 411 275 60.4 51.2-68.9 42 10.3 6.3-16.3 94 29.4 21.5-38.7
-English Speaking 220 176 80.6 71.5-87.3 16 8.6 4.1-17.2 28 10.8 6.4-17.6
-Spanish Speaking 191 99 49.3 37.0-61.7 26 11.2 6.0-20.0 66 39.5 28.0-52.4
Non-Hispanic 12,054 10,552 87.6 86.4-88.7 519 4.2 3.6- 4.8 983 8.3 7.3- 9.3
AGE
18-24 369 305 79.0 71.6-84.9 17 4.7 2.7- 8.2 47 16.3 10.8-23.7
25-34 1,134 991 83.9 79.8-87.4 44 3.6 2.2- 5.8 99 12.4 9.3-16.4
35-44 1,861 1,633 87.1 84.4-89.4 65 4.3 2.9- 6.4 163 8.6 6.8-10.7
45-54 2,435 2,176 88.4 86.2-90.2 103 4.5 3.4- 6.0 156 7.1 5.6- 8.9
55-64 2,649 2,421 91.6 89.7-93.2 75 3.4 2.2- 5.1 153 5.1 4.0- 6.3
65-74 2,243 1,972 88.1 85.8-90.0 87 4.3 3.0- 6.2 184 7.6 6.2- 9.3
75+ 1,707 1,272 74.4 70.9-77.6 162 10.1 8.1-12.6 273 15.5 12.8-18.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,578 1,116 67.0 61.6-72.0 157 10.3 7.6-13.9 305 22.7 18.1-28.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,677 3,096 82.2 79.3-84.7 226 6.2 5.0- 7.6 355 11.7 9.4-14.4
Some Post-H.S. 3,198 2,862 89.6 87.7-91.2 106 3.2 2.3- 4.3 230 7.2 5.9- 8.9
College Graduate 4,029 3,766 93.5 91.9-94.7 73 1.9 1.3- 2.8 190 4.6 3.6- 6.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,361 1,025 70.7 64.7-76.1 123 10.8 7.8-14.8 213 18.5 13.9-24.3
$15,000- 24,999 1,970 1,632 78.3 74.3-81.8 125 7.1 5.2- 9.8 213 14.6 11.5-18.3
$25,000- 34,999 1,287 1,144 87.7 83.4-91.0 52 4.6 2.9- 7.2 91 7.7 5.0-11.8
$35,000- 49,999 1,622 1,468 92.0 90.0-93.6 40 2.1 1.3- 3.2 114 6.0 4.6- 7.7
$50,000-74,999 1,746 1,618 92.6 90.3-94.4 40 2.7 1.5- 4.6 88 4.7 3.5- 6.5
$75,000+ 2,678 2,492 93.1 91.4-94.5 57 2.3 1.5- 3.5 129 4.6 3.5- 5.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,438 3,679 82.2 79.9-84.3 280 5.7 4.7- 6.8 479 12.1 10.2-14.3
No 7,861 7,029 87.6 85.9-89.1 265 4.0 3.2- 4.9 567 8.4 7.1- 9.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,627 1,410 87.9 85.2-90.3 72 4.2 3.0- 5.9 145 7.9 6.0-10.3
Non-Veteran 9,824 8,539 85.4 83.9-86.8 451 4.8 4.1- 5.6 834 9.8 8.6-11.2

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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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