2018 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Cardiovascular Health

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

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,031 847 80.8 77.6-83.7 184 19.2 16.3-22.4
GENDER
Male 518 417 79.3 74.5-83.3 101 20.7 16.7-25.5
Female 513 430 82.5 78.0-86.3 83 17.5 13.7-22.0
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 743 623 81.6 77.7-85.0 120 18.4 15.0-22.3
Non-Hispanic Black 201 161 80.8 73.7-86.4 40 19.2 13.6-26.3
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 23 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 28 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 26 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 30 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 39 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 111 91 86.4 78.3-91.8 20 13.6 8.2-21.7
55-64 263 215 82.6 76.2-87.6 48 17.4 12.4-23.8
65-74 358 319 88.7 83.8-92.3 39 11.3 7.7-16.2
75+ 216 182 84.2 77.3-89.2 34 15.8 10.8-22.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 148 108 76.7 68.1-83.5 40 23.3 16.5-31.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 290 243 82.5 76.0-87.6 47 17.5 12.4-24.0
Some Post-H.S. 282 229 79.2 72.7-84.6 53 20.8 15.4-27.3
College Graduate 309 265 84.2 78.6-88.6 44 15.8 11.4-21.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 100 82 81.1 69.9-88.8 18 18.9 11.2-30.1
$15,000- 24,999 178 145 83.3 75.2-89.2 33 16.7 10.8-24.8
$25,000- 34,999 106 89 82.1 71.2-89.5 17 17.9 10.5-28.8
$35,000- 49,999 125 97 75.9 65.2-84.0 28 24.1 16.0-34.8
$50,000-74,999 121 103 81.0 69.6-88.9 18 19.0 11.1-30.4
$75,000+ 198 171 82.4 74.0-88.5 27 17.6 11.5-26.0
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 203 160 79.4 72.2-85.1 43 20.6 14.9-27.8
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 478 402 84.2 79.7-87.9 76 15.8 12.1-20.3
No 549 443 78.4 73.7-82.5 106 21.6 17.5-26.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 202 175 87.5 81.1-91.9 27 12.5 8.1-18.9
Non-Veteran 829 672 79.4 75.6-82.7 157 20.6 17.3-24.4
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 203 163 80.8 73.8-86.3 40 19.2 13.7-26.2
Regional City or Suburban County 222 179 78.0 70.2-84.2 43 22.0 15.8-29.8
Rural 606 505 82.3 78.1-85.8 101 17.7 14.2-21.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 318 236 70.0 63.4-75.9 82 30.0 24.1-36.6
Unemployed 17 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 501 436 86.2 81.7-89.7 65 13.8 10.3-18.3
Unable to Work 161 135 89.4 83.8-93.3 26 10.6 6.7-16.2
Other not in Labor Force 30 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 22 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 68 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 182 143 79.4 71.4-85.6 39 20.6 14.4-28.6
151% to 200% 87 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 468 393 81.0 75.8-85.2 75 19.0 14.8-24.2
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 203 160 79.4 72.2-85.1 43 20.6 14.9-27.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 244 208 84.9 77.8-89.9 36 15.1 10.1-22.2
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 441 360 80.1 74.9-84.4 81 19.9 15.6-25.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 346 279 79.8 74.2-84.4 67 20.2 15.6-25.8

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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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