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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Heart Attack and Stroke--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 10,963 10,451 95.4 94.6-96.1 150 1.4 1.1- 1.9 362 3.2 2.6- 3.9
No 1,527 1,371 84.7 80.4-88.1 43 6.4 4.0-10.1 113 8.9 6.5-12.1
Body Mass Index
Underweight 205 190 90.0 77.3-96.0 4 6.2 1.5-21.7 11 3.9 1.6- 8.9
Recommended Range 3,971 3,759 94.5 92.8-95.8 55 1.4 0.9- 2.1 157 4.1 2.9- 5.8
Overweight 4,287 4,049 92.2 90.1-93.8 78 3.8 2.5- 5.7 160 4.1 3.1- 5.2
Obese 3,493 3,343 95.0 93.2-96.3 44 1.3 0.8- 2.0 106 3.8 2.6- 5.5
Current Smoker
No 10,221 9,694 94.0 92.9-94.8 153 2.3 1.7- 3.0 374 3.8 3.2- 4.5
Yes 2,241 2,102 91.7 88.6-94.0 38 2.5 1.4- 4.4 101 5.8 3.9- 8.6
History of CVD**
Yes 1,500 1,374 91.0 86.7-94.1 33 1.6 1.0- 2.4 93 7.4 4.5-11.9
No 10,886 10,353 93.8 92.8-94.7 159 2.4 1.8- 3.2 374 3.8 3.2- 4.6
Binge Drinker
No 11,343 10,736 93.8 92.9-94.7 172 2.3 1.7- 3.1 435 3.8 3.2- 4.5
Yes 1,048 995 91.5 86.9-94.6 18 1.8 0.9- 3.6 35 6.7 3.8-11.4
Heavy Drinker
No 11,858 11,222 93.7 92.8-94.6 181 2.2 1.7- 3.0 455 4.1 3.4- 4.8
Yes 463 440 88.9 78.6-94.6 8 3.4 1.3- 8.5 15 7.7 2.9-18.9
Poor Sleep***
Yes 1,421 1,340 93.5 90.2-95.7 27 1.6 0.9- 3.0 54 4.9 2.9- 8.1
No 10,834 10,283 93.8 92.7-94.7 155 2.3 1.7- 3.1 396 3.9 3.2- 4.7
Current Asthma
Yes 1,044 983 94.6 91.7-96.5 15 1.3 0.4- 4.5 46 4.1 2.7- 6.2
No 11,413 10,807 93.4 92.4-94.4 178 2.4 1.8- 3.2 428 4.2 3.5- 5.0
Diabetes
Yes 1,626 1,509 92.8 90.3-94.7 26 1.7 0.9- 3.2 91 5.5 3.8- 7.7
No 10,872 10,322 93.8 92.7-94.6 167 2.4 1.8- 3.1 383 3.9 3.2- 4.6
Disability
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

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**History of Cardiovascular Disease includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

***Poor sleep defined as not getting enough rest or sleep for all 30 days out of the past 30 days.

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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