2018 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Cardiovascular Health

Do you take aspirin to reduce the chance of a heart attack?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,074 951 86.9 84.2-89.3 123 13.1 10.7-15.8
GENDER
Male 543 480 86.3 82.3-89.6 63 13.7 10.4-17.7
Female 531 471 87.6 83.7-90.8 60 12.4 9.2-16.3
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 777 700 87.9 84.5-90.6 77 12.1 9.4-15.5
Non-Hispanic Black 209 183 86.1 79.4-90.9 26 13.9 9.1-20.6
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 25 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 28 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 25 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 30 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 39 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 117 104 89.8 82.2-94.4 13 10.2 5.6-17.8
55-64 275 247 90.6 85.9-93.8 28 9.4 6.2-14.1
65-74 370 349 93.6 89.0-96.3 21 6.4 3.7-11.0
75+ 228 209 90.9 85.1-94.6 19 9.1 5.4-14.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 148 121 84.5 77.0-89.8 27 15.5 10.2-23.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 300 271 87.9 82.2-92.0 29 12.1 8.0-17.8
Some Post-H.S. 294 255 86.1 80.4-90.3 39 13.9 9.7-19.6
College Graduate 330 302 88.8 83.6-92.5 28 11.2 7.5-16.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 106 95 88.6 78.4-94.3 11 11.4 5.7-21.6
$15,000- 24,999 183 162 87.0 78.8-92.4 21 13.0 7.6-21.2
$25,000- 34,999 111 96 82.1 71.3-89.5 15 17.9 10.5-28.7
$35,000- 49,999 128 112 85.5 76.2-91.6 16 14.5 8.4-23.8
$50,000-74,999 128 115 90.0 82.0-94.6 13 10.0 5.4-18.0
$75,000+ 209 192 88.4 81.1-93.1 17 11.6 6.9-18.9
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 209 179 86.0 79.7-90.5 30 14.0 9.5-20.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 497 449 89.2 85.3-92.1 48 10.8 7.9-14.7
No 573 499 85.3 81.2-88.6 74 14.7 11.4-18.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 214 196 90.3 84.0-94.3 18 9.7 5.7-16.0
Non-Veteran 860 755 86.2 83.1-88.9 105 13.8 11.1-16.9
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 210 183 86.7 80.5-91.1 27 13.3 8.9-19.5
Regional City or Suburban County 231 205 86.6 80.1-91.2 26 13.4 8.8-19.9
Rural 633 563 87.3 83.5-90.3 70 12.7 9.7-16.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 326 268 79.7 74.0-84.5 58 20.3 15.5-26.0
Unemployed 18 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 529 489 91.3 87.3-94.1 40 8.7 5.9-12.7
Unable to Work 167 152 92.2 86.5-95.7 15 7.8 4.3-13.5
Other not in Labor Force 29 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 23 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 68 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 190 167 86.3 78.9-91.4 23 13.7 8.6-21.1
151% to 200% 92 82 88.3 77.8-94.2 *** *** ***
More than 200% 491 445 88.2 83.9-91.4 46 11.8 8.6-16.1
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 209 179 86.0 79.7-90.5 30 14.0 9.5-20.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 254 229 89.0 82.6-93.2 25 11.0 6.8-17.4
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 456 402 86.9 82.6-90.3 54 13.1 9.7-17.4
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 364 320 86.0 81.1-89.8 44 14.0 10.2-18.9

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*Asked of respondents who reported they take aspirin daily or every other day.

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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