2018 BRFSS Survey Results: 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 that 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%)
TOTAL 4,715 289 5.4 4.6- 6.3 4,426 94.6 93.7-95.4
GENDER
Male 2,194 181 7.3 6.0- 8.9 2,013 92.7 91.1-94.0
Female 2,521 108 3.6 2.8- 4.6 2,413 96.4 95.4-97.2
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,140 211 6.3 5.2- 7.6 2,929 93.7 92.4-94.8
Non-Hispanic Black 874 40 3.6 2.4- 5.4 834 96.4 94.6-97.6
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 94 *** *** *** 86 94.0 86.9-97.3
Non-Hispanic Other 162 13 4.9 2.7- 9.0 149 95.1 91.0-97.3
Hispanic 381 *** *** *** 373 98.2 96.3-99.2
AGE
18-34 1,007 *** *** *** 1,002 99.6 98.9-99.8
35-44 617 12 1.4 0.7- 2.6 605 98.6 97.4-99.3
45-54 768 29 2.8 1.7- 4.7 739 97.2 95.3-98.3
55-64 828 69 9.1 6.7-12.2 759 90.9 87.8-93.3
65-74 864 94 15.6 12.0-20.0 770 84.4 80.0-88.0
75+ 543 75 13.3 9.9-17.7 468 86.7 82.3-90.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 514 47 8.6 5.8-12.5 467 91.4 87.5-94.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,188 78 5.5 4.1- 7.3 1,110 94.5 92.7-95.9
Some Post-H.S. 1,341 93 6.0 4.6- 7.8 1,248 94.0 92.2-95.4
College Graduate 1,667 69 2.9 2.1- 3.9 1,598 97.1 96.1-97.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 431 46 7.6 5.1-11.1 385 92.4 88.9-94.9
$15,000- 24,999 694 53 6.9 5.0- 9.6 641 93.1 90.4-95.0
$25,000- 34,999 414 25 4.1 2.6- 6.5 389 95.9 93.5-97.4
$35,000- 49,999 551 38 5.5 3.6- 8.1 513 94.5 91.9-96.4
$50,000-74,999 619 31 6.8 4.3-10.5 588 93.2 89.5-95.7
$75,000+ 1,103 39 3.2 2.1- 4.8 1,064 96.8 95.2-97.9
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 909 57 5.8 3.9- 8.5 852 94.2 91.5-96.1
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,455 156 9.4 7.6-11.7 1,299 90.6 88.3-92.4
No 3,130 127 4.0 3.2- 5.0 3,003 96.0 95.0-96.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 707 74 9.3 6.8-12.6 633 90.7 87.4-93.2
Non-Veteran 4,005 215 4.9 4.0- 5.8 3,790 95.1 94.2-96.0
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 1,269 45 3.1 2.1- 4.4 1,224 96.9 95.6-97.9
Regional City or Suburban County 1,134 69 5.4 3.9- 7.4 1,065 94.6 92.6-96.1
Rural 2,318 175 7.4 6.0- 9.0 2,143 92.6 91.0-94.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,420 60 2.3 1.7- 3.2 2,360 97.7 96.8-98.3
Unemployed 161 *** *** *** 152 94.7 88.9-97.5
Retired 1,321 140 11.8 9.6-14.5 1,181 88.2 85.5-90.4
Unable to Work 426 74 17.2 12.4-23.4 352 82.8 76.6-87.6
Other not in Labor Force 341 *** *** *** 337 98.8 96.4-99.6
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 138 14 10.0 5.0-18.8 124 90.0 81.2-95.0
50% to 100% 349 21 4.2 2.3- 7.7 328 95.8 92.3-97.7
101% to 150% 642 55 6.9 5.0- 9.5 587 93.1 90.5-95.0
151% to 200% 318 25 5.4 3.4- 8.4 293 94.6 91.6-96.6
More than 200% 2,300 115 4.9 3.8- 6.2 2,185 95.1 93.8-96.2
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 909 57 5.8 3.9- 8.5 852 94.2 91.5-96.1
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 913 75 9.7 7.1-13.1 838 90.3 86.9-92.9
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,968 123 5.8 4.5- 7.3 1,845 94.2 92.7-95.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,840 91 3.8 2.9- 5.0 1,749 96.2 95.0-97.1

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2018 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Based on U.S Census Bureau population estimates at the county level. Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on 2018 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for 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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