2020 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 5,817 302 4.5 3.9- 5.2 5,515 95.5 94.8-96.1
GENDER
Male 2,629 161 5.3 4.4- 6.4 2,468 94.7 93.6-95.6
Female 3,188 141 3.8 3.0- 4.7 3,047 96.2 95.3-97.0
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,706 200 4.9 4.2- 5.8 3,506 95.1 94.2-95.8
Non-Hispanic Black 1,074 64 4.5 3.2- 6.2 1,010 95.5 93.8-96.8
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 152 13 7.4 3.8-14.0 139 92.6 86.0-96.2
Non-Hispanic Multiracial 102 *** *** *** 99 97.4 90.3-99.4
Non-Hispanic Other 117 *** *** *** 114 96.7 88.0-99.1
Hispanic 543 14 1.9 1.0- 3.5 529 98.1 96.5-99.0
AGE
18-34 1,188 *** *** *** 1,180 99.0 97.7-99.5
35-44 796 11 1.1 0.6- 2.1 785 98.9 97.9-99.4
45-54 924 31 3.4 2.2- 5.1 893 96.6 94.9-97.8
55-64 1,038 67 6.0 4.5- 8.0 971 94.0 92.0-95.5
65-74 1,057 101 9.6 7.6-12.1 956 90.4 87.9-92.4
75+ 687 77 13.6 10.2-17.8 610 86.4 82.2-89.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 539 46 7.9 5.4-11.4 493 92.1 88.6-94.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,475 99 5.7 4.4- 7.2 1,376 94.3 92.8-95.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,603 99 4.6 3.6- 5.8 1,504 95.4 94.2-96.4
College Graduate 2,177 56 1.8 1.3- 2.5 2,121 98.2 97.5-98.7
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,646 182 10.1 8.4-12.1 1,464 89.9 87.9-91.6
No 3,946 112 2.6 2.0- 3.2 3,834 97.4 96.8-98.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 745 67 8.2 6.3-10.7 678 91.8 89.3-93.7
Non-Veteran 5,020 233 4.0 3.4- 4.8 4,787 96.0 95.2-96.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 3,026 78 2.5 1.9- 3.2 2,948 97.5 96.8-98.1
Unemployed 349 *** *** *** 339 96.3 92.1-98.3
Retired 1,552 144 9.8 8.0-12.0 1,408 90.2 88.0-92.0
Unable to Work 422 63 11.6 8.5-15.6 359 88.4 84.4-91.5
Other not in Labor Force 369 *** *** *** 366 99.5 98.5-99.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 513 40 5.0 3.4- 7.2 473 95.0 92.8-96.6
$15,000- 24,999 771 49 5.2 3.7- 7.4 722 94.8 92.6-96.3
$25,000- 34,999 472 29 5.3 3.3- 8.4 443 94.7 91.6-96.7
$35,000- 49,999 649 43 6.4 4.4- 9.1 606 93.6 90.9-95.6
$50,000-74,999 686 32 4.2 2.9- 6.3 654 95.8 93.7-97.1
$75,000+ 1,562 45 2.3 1.6- 3.2 1,517 97.7 96.8-98.4
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 1,164 64 5.7 4.1- 7.9 1,100 94.3 92.1-95.9
POVERTY LEVEL1
Less than 50% 165 *** *** *** 157 96.5 92.2-98.4
50% to 100% 518 45 6.1 4.3- 8.6 473 93.9 91.4-95.7
101% to 150% 589 34 4.5 2.9- 7.0 555 95.5 93.0-97.1
151% to 200% 490 26 5.1 3.1- 8.2 464 94.9 91.8-96.9
More than 200% 2,754 121 3.8 3.1- 4.7 2,633 96.2 95.3-96.9
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 1,164 64 5.7 4.1- 7.9 1,100 94.3 92.1-95.9
HOUSING
Own 3,827 217 5.2 4.4- 6.1 3,610 94.8 93.9-95.6
Rent 1,527 68 3.4 2.5- 4.6 1,459 96.6 95.4-97.5
Other arrangement 410 15 2.6 1.1- 5.8 395 97.4 94.2-98.9
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,772 62 3.3 2.4- 4.5 1,710 96.7 95.5-97.6
Regional City or Suburban County 1,575 79 4.5 3.4- 5.8 1,496 95.5 94.2-96.6
Rural 2,470 161 5.7 4.7- 7.0 2,309 94.3 93.0-95.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,621 105 5.7 4.5- 7.3 1,516 94.3 92.7-95.5
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,797 104 5.4 4.2- 6.8 1,693 94.6 93.2-95.8
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,399 93 3.3 2.6- 4.2 2,306 96.7 95.8-97.4
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,818 77 3.3 2.5- 4.4 1,741 96.7 95.6-97.5
2nd Quartile 1,539 85 4.9 3.8- 6.4 1,454 95.1 93.6-96.2
3rd Quartile 1,629 74 4.3 3.2- 5.7 1,555 95.7 94.3-96.8
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 831 66 7.3 5.3- 9.8 765 92.7 90.2-94.7

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2020 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Based on 2020 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on U.S Census Bureau population estimates at the county level. Please see the BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

4Quartile of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Social Vulnerability Index
(https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/placeandhealth/svi/index.html) for respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2020 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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