2018 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Cardiovascular Health

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes, not stomach related Yes, stomach problems No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,495 123 4.2 3.3- 5.4 122 3.7 3.0- 4.7 2,250 92.0 90.6-93.2
GENDER
Male 1,068 34 2.9 1.7- 4.8 36 2.5 1.7- 3.8 998 94.6 92.5-96.1
Female 1,427 89 5.3 4.1- 6.8 86 4.7 3.6- 6.1 1,252 90.0 88.1-91.7
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 1,602 90 4.8 3.7- 6.4 88 4.5 3.5- 5.9 1,424 90.6 88.7-92.2
Non-Hispanic Black 472 21 4.1 2.4- 7.1 26 3.3 2.1- 5.2 425 92.6 89.4-94.9
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 51 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 87 *** *** *** *** *** *** 81 95.7 89.0-98.4
Hispanic 250 *** *** *** *** *** *** 245 98.4 96.1-99.4
AGE
18-34 589 *** *** *** *** *** *** 576 97.7 95.8-98.7
35-44 412 12 2.4 1.1- 5.0 *** *** *** 392 96.2 93.5-97.9
45-54 504 20 4.2 2.5- 7.0 28 5.4 3.3- 8.6 456 90.4 86.6-93.2
55-64 407 28 5.3 3.3- 8.4 26 6.1 3.9- 9.4 353 88.6 84.5-91.7
65-74 337 26 10.4 5.6-18.4 28 9.1 5.5-14.4 283 80.6 72.5-86.7
75+ 209 29 13.3 8.6-20.0 26 9.7 6.1-15.2 154 77.0 69.3-83.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 262 15 7.0 3.5-13.5 18 4.2 2.4- 7.3 229 88.8 82.5-93.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 574 31 4.1 2.6- 6.3 28 3.7 2.3- 5.9 515 92.2 89.3-94.3
Some Post-H.S. 771 45 4.4 3.1- 6.4 44 4.2 2.9- 6.2 682 91.3 88.8-93.3
College Graduate 884 32 2.8 1.8- 4.2 32 2.9 1.9- 4.4 820 94.3 92.4-95.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 213 15 6.5 3.4-12.2 22 7.5 4.5-12.4 176 86.0 79.4-90.7
$15,000- 24,999 372 18 5.0 2.9- 8.6 23 5.6 3.6- 8.9 331 89.4 85.1-92.5
$25,000- 34,999 199 11 4.0 1.9- 8.3 *** *** *** 183 95.5 91.3-97.7
$35,000- 49,999 293 13 3.1 1.6- 5.9 13 2.6 1.4- 4.9 267 94.3 91.0-96.4
$50,000-74,999 343 22 4.5 2.7- 7.2 18 3.8 2.1- 6.8 303 91.7 88.1-94.3
$75,000+ 606 19 2.6 1.5- 4.6 14 1.8 1.0- 3.4 573 95.6 93.3-97.1
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 471 25 5.6 3.1- 9.9 27 5.3 3.3- 8.6 419 89.1 84.4-92.5
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 701 68 8.3 6.2-11.2 79 9.4 7.1-12.3 554 82.3 78.5-85.5
No 1,787 55 2.8 1.9- 4.0 43 1.7 1.2- 2.5 1,689 95.5 94.1-96.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 274 20 5.3 3.1- 8.9 15 3.0 1.7- 5.3 239 91.7 87.7-94.4
Non-Veteran 2,221 103 4.1 3.2- 5.4 107 3.8 3.0- 4.8 2,011 92.0 90.5-93.3
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 647 25 3.2 2.0- 5.0 19 2.2 1.3- 3.6 603 94.7 92.5-96.2
Regional City or Suburban County 591 25 3.9 2.2- 6.9 28 4.0 2.6- 6.1 538 92.0 88.8-94.4
Rural 1,259 73 5.3 3.9- 7.1 75 4.8 3.5- 6.5 1,111 89.9 87.6-91.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,436 34 1.9 1.3- 2.9 29 1.8 1.2- 2.7 1,373 96.3 95.0-97.2
Unemployed 91 *** *** *** *** *** *** 82 90.1 79.2-95.6
Retired 552 51 8.9 6.4-12.3 56 9.7 6.9-13.4 445 81.4 76.9-85.1
Unable to Work 194 29 19.1 11.5-30.0 30 14.0 8.8-21.7 135 66.9 56.6-75.8
Other not in Labor Force 209 *** *** *** *** *** *** 203 97.4 94.3-98.9
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 83 *** *** *** *** *** *** 76 92.2 80.7-97.1
50% to 100% 205 16 5.8 3.1-10.7 *** *** *** 179 90.5 85.0-94.1
101% to 150% 335 13 4.9 2.7- 8.7 29 7.3 4.7-11.1 293 87.9 83.1-91.4
151% to 200% 154 11 4.6 2.3- 9.3 *** *** *** 139 93.8 88.8-96.6
More than 200% 1,240 55 3.2 2.3- 4.4 48 2.6 1.8- 3.7 1,137 94.2 92.6-95.4
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 471 25 5.6 3.1- 9.9 27 5.3 3.3- 8.6 419 89.1 84.4-92.5
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 506 27 4.8 2.7- 8.2 35 6.7 4.2-10.5 444 88.6 84.0-91.9
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,057 55 4.9 3.4- 6.9 56 3.9 2.9- 5.3 946 91.2 88.9-93.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 934 41 3.4 2.3- 5.0 31 2.7 1.7- 4.1 862 93.9 91.9-95.4

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*Asked of respondents who reported they do NOT 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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