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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Identified all heart attack symptoms correctly*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,179 500 14.0 12.5-15.6 2,679 86.0 84.4-87.5
GENDER
Male 1,333 170 10.6 8.8-12.8 1,163 89.4 87.2-91.2
Female 1,846 330 17.0 14.8-19.4 1,516 83.0 80.6-85.2
Have Health Insurance
Yes 2,762 469 15.2 13.5-17.0 2,293 84.8 83.0-86.5
No 406 30 7.5 5.0-11.3 376 92.5 88.7-95.0
Body Mass Index
Underweight 53 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 932 152 14.7 11.9-17.9 780 85.3 82.1-88.1
Overweight 1,065 179 14.7 12.1-17.8 886 85.3 82.2-87.9
Obese 907 132 13.0 10.5-15.9 775 87.0 84.1-89.5
Current Smoker
Yes 522 69 10.1 7.5-13.4 453 89.9 86.6-92.5
No 2,636 428 14.9 13.2-16.8 2,208 85.1 83.2-86.8
History of CVD**
Yes 445 71 13.8 10.4-18.2 374 86.2 81.8-89.6
No 2,707 427 14.1 12.5-15.8 2,280 85.9 84.2-87.5
Binge Drinker
Yes 294 47 13.7 9.8-18.9 247 86.3 81.1-90.2
No 2,791 444 14.3 12.6-16.1 2,347 85.7 83.9-87.4
Heavy Drinker
Yes 138 30 13.5 8.7-20.4 108 86.5 79.6-91.3
No 2,943 463 14.3 12.7-16.0 2,480 85.7 84.0-87.3
COPD
Yes 303 49 17.1 12.3-23.1 254 82.9 76.9-87.7
No 2,858 448 13.7 12.2-15.4 2,410 86.3 84.6-87.8
Current Asthma
Yes 240 45 16.2 11.4-22.6 195 83.8 77.4-88.6
No 2,917 453 13.9 12.3-15.6 2,464 86.1 84.4-87.7
Diabetes
Yes 454 66 13.3 9.9-17.7 388 86.7 82.3-90.1
No 2,718 433 14.1 12.5-15.9 2,285 85.9 84.1-87.5
Disability
Yes 902 149 15.5 12.7-18.8 753 84.5 81.2-87.3
No 2,259 349 13.5 11.8-15.4 1,910 86.5 84.6-88.2
Has two or more chronic diseases
Yes 1,116 199 16.4 13.8-19.3 917 83.6 80.7-86.2
No 2,060 300 13.1 11.3-15.1 1,760 86.9 84.9-88.7

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*Derived from 6 heart attack symptom questions: Q1,Q2,Q3,Q5,Q6=Yes,
Q4 (trouble seeing in one/both eyes)=No

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

#Chronic diseases include heart disease (heart attack/stoke/angina), current asthma, skin cancer, other cancer, COPD, arthritis, depression, kidney disease and diabetes.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2014 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2014 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.

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