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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Identified all stroke symptoms correctly*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,172 631 18.9 17.1-20.8 2,541 81.1 79.2-82.9
GENDER
Male 1,328 249 18.1 15.4-21.2 1,079 81.9 78.8-84.6
Female 1,844 382 19.6 17.3-22.1 1,462 80.4 77.9-82.7
Have Health Insurance
Yes 2,755 588 20.9 18.8-23.0 2,167 79.1 77.0-81.2
No 406 43 8.6 6.0-12.3 363 91.4 87.7-94.0
Body Mass Index
Underweight 52 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 929 191 19.9 16.6-23.6 738 80.1 76.4-83.4
Overweight 1,064 220 19.3 16.3-22.8 844 80.7 77.2-83.7
Obese 902 173 17.8 14.7-21.5 729 82.2 78.5-85.3
Current Smoker
Yes 521 78 14.2 10.8-18.4 443 85.8 81.6-89.2
No 2,629 550 20.1 18.1-22.3 2,079 79.9 77.7-81.9
History of CVD**
Yes 443 74 13.4 10.0-17.8 369 86.6 82.2-90.0
No 2,701 554 19.6 17.6-21.7 2,147 80.4 78.3-82.4
Binge Drinker
Yes 293 62 23.1 17.3-30.1 231 76.9 69.9-82.7
No 2,787 557 18.5 16.7-20.6 2,230 81.5 79.4-83.3
Heavy Drinker
Yes 138 34 25.8 17.0-37.2 *** *** ***
No 2,938 588 18.8 17.0-20.8 2,350 81.2 79.2-83.0
COPD
Yes 304 51 14.3 10.2-19.8 253 85.7 80.2-89.8
No 2,848 574 19.2 17.3-21.3 2,274 80.8 78.7-82.7
Current Asthma
Yes 238 44 16.9 11.7-23.8 194 83.1 76.2-88.3
No 2,911 583 19.1 17.2-21.1 2,328 80.9 78.9-82.8
Diabetes
Yes 452 71 15.8 11.9-20.7 381 84.2 79.3-88.1
No 2,712 558 19.2 17.3-21.3 2,154 80.8 78.7-82.7
Disability
Yes 899 171 16.3 13.5-19.6 728 83.7 80.4-86.5
No 2,254 458 19.7 17.6-22.1 1,796 80.3 77.9-82.4
Has two or more chronic diseases
Yes 1,111 216 17.8 15.1-20.9 895 82.2 79.1-84.9
No 2,057 413 19.2 17.0-21.6 1,644 80.8 78.4-83.0

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*Derived from 6 stroke symptom questions: Q1,Q2,Q3,Q5,Q6=Yes,
Q4 (sudden chest pain)=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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