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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Chronic Health Conditions

Has a doctor, nurse, or other health professional EVER told you that you had any of the following?

(Ever told) you had a heart attack also called a myocardial infarction?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 11,857 745 4.6 4.2- 5.0 11,112 95.4 95.0-95.8
-Western NC 1,609 111 5.4 4.3- 6.7 1,498 94.6 93.3-95.7
GENDER
Male 618 59 6.7 5.0- 9.0 559 93.3 91.0-95.0
Female 991 52 4.2 3.0- 5.9 939 95.8 94.1-97.0
RACE
White 1,304 98 6.0 4.8- 7.5 1,206 94.0 92.5-95.2
Other minorities 296 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 70 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,533 107 5.5 4.4- 6.8 1,426 94.5 93.2-95.6
AGE
18-34 235 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 414 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 355 25 7.9 5.0-12.2 330 92.1 87.8-95.0
65-74 354 38 12.7 9.0-17.6 316 87.3 82.4-91.0
75+ 237 35 14.6 10.0-20.9 202 85.4 79.1-90.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 215 29 10.3 6.7-15.6 186 89.7 84.4-93.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 507 33 4.2 2.8- 6.2 474 95.8 93.8-97.2
Some Post-H.S. 409 28 5.6 3.7- 8.5 381 94.4 91.5-96.3
College Graduate 475 21 3.2 2.0- 5.2 454 96.8 94.8-98.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 237 26 9.0 5.6-14.1 211 91.0 85.9-94.4
$15,000- 24,999 306 28 8.4 5.4-12.7 278 91.6 87.3-94.6
$25,000- 34,999 179 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 175 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 422 14 3.0 1.7- 5.1 408 97.0 94.9-98.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 466 63 13.0 9.7-17.1 403 87.0 82.9-90.3
No 1,126 44 2.7 1.9- 3.9 1,082 97.3 96.1-98.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 187 27 13.4 8.8-19.9 160 86.6 80.1-91.2
Non-Veteran 1,422 84 4.5 3.5- 5.9 1,338 95.5 94.1-96.5

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2012 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2012 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

^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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