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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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%)
North Carolina 12,546 8,055 65.0 63.5-66.5 2,540 20.4 19.1-21.7 1,951 14.6 13.4-15.9
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 339 218 70.7 63.0-77.3 72 18.8 13.5-25.6 49 10.5 7.3-14.9
Buncombe 381 256 68.9 62.9-74.4 74 19.3 14.8-24.7 51 11.8 8.4-16.4
Cabarrus 325 217 69.3 61.4-76.2 62 18.0 12.7-24.9 46 12.7 8.1-19.3
Catawba 350 200 55.8 48.2-63.0 76 24.5 17.7-32.8 74 19.8 14.9-25.8
Cumberland 359 224 67.5 61.0-73.3 75 19.1 14.8-24.4 60 13.4 9.3-18.9
Davidson 395 275 73.0 66.8-78.5 62 15.0 11.0-20.2 58 11.9 8.1-17.1
Durham 398 249 55.6 47.8-63.2 88 27.9 20.6-36.6 61 16.5 11.7-22.8
Forsyth 363 263 71.1 63.8-77.4 47 16.1 10.9-23.1 53 12.8 8.8-18.3
Gaston 326 197 64.5 57.6-70.9 73 19.9 15.4-25.4 56 15.5 10.8-21.9
Guilford 402 266 63.3 54.3-71.6 83 21.0 15.7-27.5 53 15.7 8.4-27.2
Iredell 408 257 66.2 59.4-72.4 87 20.4 15.5-26.3 64 13.4 9.3-18.9
Johnston 341 218 66.6 59.7-72.9 71 20.3 15.4-26.4 52 13.0 9.2-18.1
Mecklenburg 591 371 61.9 56.4-67.0 138 24.2 19.8-29.2 82 14.0 10.6-18.2
New Hanover 392 253 65.8 57.7-73.1 79 21.5 15.1-29.5 60 12.7 8.7-18.2
Onslow 366 245 65.3 58.5-71.5 84 25.3 19.8-31.6 37 9.5 5.9-14.9
Orange 355 225 65.0 58.5-71.1 70 18.1 13.9-23.3 60 16.9 12.1-23.0
Pitt 352 234 72.3 66.2-77.7 61 15.9 11.7-21.3 57 11.8 8.7-15.7
Randolph 334 218 65.2 57.7-72.0 66 21.0 15.3-28.1 50 13.8 9.7-19.4
Robeson 353 198 58.5 51.5-65.2 89 24.1 18.6-30.6 66 17.4 12.8-23.1
Rowan 414 270 64.4 57.1-71.1 87 19.8 15.1-25.4 57 15.8 10.3-23.5
Union 349 231 69.9 63.4-75.8 65 15.9 11.7-21.2 53 14.2 10.2-19.4
Wake 569 366 62.1 56.1-67.7 121 21.7 17.4-26.8 82 16.2 11.8-21.9
Wayne 365 237 68.4 61.4-74.6 73 17.5 12.8-23.5 55 14.1 9.8-19.9
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 3,430 2,173 66.2 63.0-69.2 723 20.4 17.9-23.0 534 13.5 11.4-15.9
Piedmont 6,421 4,140 63.9 61.8-66.0 1,295 20.7 19.1-22.5 986 15.3 13.7-17.1
Western NC 2,695 1,742 67.4 64.5-70.1 522 18.8 16.6-21.2 431 13.8 12.1-15.7
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,840 1,189 66.7 63.7-69.6 355 19.4 17.0-22.1 296 13.8 11.8-16.1
Northwest 2,859 1,863 66.8 63.7-69.7 541 18.1 15.8-20.5 455 15.1 12.9-17.7
Charlotte 1,709 1,098 65.4 61.8-68.8 353 20.2 17.5-23.3 258 14.4 12.0-17.1
Greensboro 1,562 1,008 63.1 58.0-68.0 322 21.1 17.5-25.3 232 15.7 11.5-21.1
Southern Regional 1,112 656 63.7 58.8-68.4 251 22.0 17.9-26.8 205 14.3 11.6-17.4
Coastal 539 348 67.6 60.0-74.3 107 19.5 14.4-25.8 84 12.9 9.1-18.1
Wake 1,425 909 62.4 58.2-66.3 301 21.9 18.7-25.5 215 15.7 12.7-19.2
Area L 129 80 64.6 51.7-75.7 32 27.0 16.9-40.3 17 8.4 4.8-14.3
Eastern 1,371 904 66.9 61.4-72.0 278 18.4 15.1-22.2 189 14.7 10.5-20.3

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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.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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