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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 12,514 11,843 93.5 92.5-94.4 193 2.3 1.8- 3.0 478 4.2 3.5- 5.0
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 339 321 93.0 86.3-96.6 5 0.8 0.3- 2.1 13 6.1 2.8-13.1
Buncombe 380 367 97.5 95.2-98.7 6 1.1 0.5- 2.5 7 1.4 0.5- 3.8
Cabarrus 325 303 93.0 87.4-96.2 9 4.8 2.0-10.8 13 2.2 1.1- 4.3
Catawba 350 328 92.3 86.8-95.6 3 0.4 0.1- 1.3 19 7.3 4.1-12.8
Cumberland 358 346 96.1 90.5-98.5 7 1.6 0.5- 4.5 5 2.3 0.6- 8.9
Davidson 395 370 90.6 84.0-94.7 7 2.0 0.8- 5.3 18 7.3 3.7-14.1
Durham 398 372 85.4 75.8-91.6 11 8.3 3.4-19.1 15 6.3 3.4-11.6
Forsyth 361 346 93.6 87.7-96.8 7 2.5 1.0- 6.3 8 3.9 1.4- 9.9
Gaston 326 306 94.1 90.1-96.6 3 0.6 0.2- 1.8 17 5.3 2.9- 9.4
Guilford 401 379 93.0 86.4-96.5 6 3.3 0.9-12.0 16 3.7 2.1- 6.7
Iredell 407 395 95.5 89.2-98.2 4 2.6 0.6-10.4 8 1.8 0.7- 4.6
Johnston 338 322 95.9 92.7-97.7 2 0.5 0.1- 2.6 14 3.6 1.9- 6.6
Mecklenburg 590 563 94.6 91.3-96.7 6 0.8 0.3- 2.1 21 4.6 2.6- 7.9
New Hanover 392 370 91.5 83.7-95.8 6 2.3 0.5- 9.7 16 6.2 2.8-13.2
Onslow 365 345 95.3 91.9-97.4 4 0.8 0.3- 2.2 16 3.9 2.0- 7.3
Orange 355 339 95.6 92.4-97.4 3 1.0 0.3- 3.5 13 3.4 1.9- 6.2
Pitt 351 336 97.0 94.8-98.3 4 0.7 0.2- 1.8 11 2.3 1.2- 4.5
Randolph 334 319 94.0 87.1-97.3 7 3.2 0.9-10.6 8 2.8 1.0- 7.6
Robeson 349 321 88.7 82.0-93.1 11 5.9 2.6-12.6 17 5.5 3.0- 9.9
Rowan 414 398 94.5 88.5-97.4 3 0.8 0.2- 2.8 13 4.7 2.0-10.9
Union 348 327 91.8 86.2-95.3 8 3.1 1.2- 7.7 13 5.1 2.5-10.0
Wake 565 540 93.3 87.3-96.6 11 3.3 1.3- 8.1 14 3.4 1.3- 9.0
Wayne 363 336 92.3 87.6-95.3 6 1.7 0.7- 4.1 21 6.0 3.4-10.6
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 3,416 3,228 94.5 92.7-95.8 53 1.7 1.1- 2.7 135 3.8 2.7- 5.4
Piedmont 6,408 6,071 92.7 91.2-94.0 103 2.7 1.9- 3.9 234 4.5 3.6- 5.7
Western NC 2,690 2,544 94.9 93.4-96.1 37 1.7 0.9- 3.0 109 3.4 2.6- 4.6
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,836 1,737 94.8 92.8-96.3 25 1.9 0.9- 3.8 74 3.3 2.4- 4.6
Northwest 2,854 2,709 93.6 91.7-95.1 38 1.6 1.0- 2.6 107 4.8 3.5- 6.6
Charlotte 1,706 1,610 94.5 92.7-95.8 27 1.5 0.9- 2.5 69 4.0 2.8- 5.7
Greensboro 1,560 1,481 91.3 86.9-94.3 24 3.3 1.5- 7.1 55 5.4 3.2- 9.0
Southern Regional 1,106 1,041 95.0 92.6-96.6 24 2.2 1.2- 4.2 41 2.8 1.7- 4.5
Coastal 538 510 94.5 89.9-97.1 8 1.9 0.6- 6.0 20 3.6 1.7- 7.4
Wake 1,419 1,343 91.8 88.2-94.4 27 4.2 2.4- 7.4 49 4.0 2.4- 6.6
Area L 129 119 92.1 84.1-96.2 3 2.3 0.6- 8.0 7 5.7 2.3-13.3
Eastern 1,366 1,293 95.0 91.1-97.2 17 1.0 0.4- 2.2 56 4.1 2.0- 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.

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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