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2018 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Chronic Health Conditions

History of Any Cardiovascular Diseases (heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke)*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,701 598 10.3 9.3-11.3 4,103 89.7 88.7-90.7
GENDER
Male 2,188 332 12.6 10.9-14.4 1,856 87.4 85.6-89.1
Female 2,513 266 8.1 7.0- 9.4 2,247 91.9 90.6-93.0
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,128 423 11.5 10.2-13.0 2,705 88.5 87.0-89.8
Non-Hispanic Black 873 102 8.3 6.6-10.5 771 91.7 89.5-93.4
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 94 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 162 26 9.1 5.8-14.1 136 90.9 85.9-94.2
Hispanic 381 15 2.8 1.6- 5.0 366 97.2 95.0-98.4
AGE
18-34 1,006 15 1.2 0.7- 2.1 991 98.8 97.9-99.3
35-44 616 27 3.3 2.2- 4.9 589 96.7 95.1-97.8
45-54 768 61 7.1 5.1- 9.8 707 92.9 90.2-94.9
55-64 828 129 15.8 12.8-19.4 699 84.2 80.6-87.2
65-74 862 199 25.9 21.9-30.5 663 74.1 69.5-78.1
75+ 534 158 27.5 22.8-32.9 376 72.5 67.1-77.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 511 93 15.2 11.6-19.7 418 84.8 80.3-88.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,182 174 11.2 9.3-13.4 1,008 88.8 86.6-90.7
Some Post-H.S. 1,341 176 10.3 8.5-12.4 1,165 89.7 87.6-91.5
College Graduate 1,662 152 6.6 5.4- 8.0 1,510 93.4 92.0-94.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 431 98 17.4 13.5-22.1 333 82.6 77.9-86.5
$15,000- 24,999 692 116 14.1 11.4-17.4 576 85.9 82.6-88.6
$25,000- 34,999 413 53 8.6 6.2-11.9 360 91.4 88.1-93.8
$35,000- 49,999 549 74 10.3 7.8-13.5 475 89.7 86.5-92.2
$50,000-74,999 617 55 9.9 7.0-13.8 562 90.1 86.2-93.0
$75,000+ 1,100 84 5.7 4.4- 7.5 1,016 94.3 92.5-95.6
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 905 118 11.2 8.7-14.2 787 88.8 85.8-91.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,447 365 21.0 18.5-23.8 1,082 79.0 76.2-81.5
No 3,124 222 6.1 5.2- 7.2 2,902 93.9 92.8-94.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 705 141 17.2 14.0-21.0 564 82.8 79.0-86.0
Non-Veteran 3,993 457 9.2 8.2-10.4 3,536 90.8 89.6-91.8
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 1,265 111 6.9 5.5- 8.6 1,154 93.1 91.4-94.5
Regional City or Suburban County 1,129 124 9.3 7.5-11.6 1,005 90.7 88.4-92.5
Rural 2,313 363 13.7 11.9-15.6 1,950 86.3 84.4-88.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,418 113 4.0 3.2- 5.0 2,305 96.0 95.0-96.8
Unemployed 161 14 8.0 4.3-14.3 147 92.0 85.7-95.7
Retired 1,310 299 22.7 19.8-25.9 1,011 77.3 74.1-80.2
Unable to Work 427 156 34.8 28.9-41.2 271 65.2 58.8-71.1
Other not in Labor Force 339 *** *** *** 329 97.4 94.9-98.7
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 138 28 18.8 11.7-28.8 110 81.2 71.2-88.3
50% to 100% 350 53 12.0 8.6-16.4 297 88.0 83.6-91.4
101% to 150% 638 119 14.5 11.7-17.9 519 85.5 82.1-88.3
151% to 200% 319 49 10.4 7.5-14.2 270 89.6 85.8-92.5
More than 200% 2,292 228 8.2 6.9- 9.7 2,064 91.8 90.3-93.1
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 905 118 11.2 8.7-14.2 787 88.8 85.8-91.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 913 148 15.6 12.5-19.4 765 84.4 80.6-87.5
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,958 271 11.4 9.8-13.2 1,687 88.6 86.8-90.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,836 179 7.6 6.3- 9.0 1,657 92.4 91.0-93.7

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*Data for this table were derived from the cardiovascular disease history questions.

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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