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%)
North Carolina 5,817 302 4.5 3.9- 5.2 5,515 95.5 94.8-96.1
-FEMALES 3,188 141 3.8 3.0- 4.7 3,047 96.2 95.3-97.0
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 2,032 88 4.1 3.1- 5.4 1,944 95.9 94.6-96.9
Non-Hispanic Black 640 34 3.6 2.2- 6.0 606 96.4 94.0-97.8
Other 80 *** *** *** 73 93.0 82.3-97.4
AGE
18-34 585 *** *** *** 582 99.0 96.6-99.7
35-44 427 *** *** *** 421 98.8 97.2-99.5
45-54 488 12 1.9 1.0- 3.5 476 98.1 96.5-99.0
55-64 578 32 4.7 3.1- 7.0 546 95.3 93.0-96.9
65-74 603 43 6.9 4.8- 9.9 560 93.1 90.1-95.2
75+ 425 40 12.4 8.0-18.7 385 87.6 81.3-92.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 282 26 8.5 5.0-14.1 256 91.5 85.9-95.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 751 44 4.9 3.3- 7.3 707 95.1 92.7-96.7
Some Post-H.S. 920 48 3.5 2.5- 5.0 872 96.5 95.0-97.5
College Graduate 1,227 23 1.1 0.7- 1.9 1,204 98.9 98.1-99.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 335 33 6.7 4.4-10.1 302 93.3 89.9-95.6
$15,000- 24,999 439 26 4.7 2.9- 7.6 413 95.3 92.4-97.1
$25,000- 34,999 260 15 4.7 2.5- 8.6 245 95.3 91.4-97.5
$35,000- 49,999 377 13 3.9 1.8- 8.2 364 96.1 91.8-98.2
$50,000- 74,999 337 *** *** *** 330 98.4 96.4-99.3
$75,000+ 748 14 1.2 0.6- 2.4 734 98.8 97.6-99.4
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 946 93 9.4 7.1-12.3 853 90.6 87.7-92.9
No 2,124 43 1.6 1.1- 2.3 2,081 98.4 97.7-98.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 98 *** *** *** 92 93.4 85.0-97.2
Non-Veteran 3,059 133 3.7 2.9- 4.6 2,926 96.3 95.4-97.1
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 921 27 2.7 1.7- 4.4 894 97.3 95.6-98.3
Regional City or Suburban County 885 40 4.1 2.7- 6.1 845 95.9 93.9-97.3
Rural 1,382 74 4.4 3.2- 6.1 1,308 95.6 93.9-96.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,468 29 1.7 1.1- 2.6 1,439 98.3 97.4-98.9
Unemployed 202 *** *** *** 197 96.0 88.5-98.7
Retired 937 64 7.5 5.3-10.6 873 92.5 89.4-94.7
Unable to Work 239 37 12.0 8.1-17.6 202 88.0 82.4-91.9
Other not in Labor Force 289 *** *** *** 286 99.3 97.9-99.8
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 117 *** *** *** 112 96.7 90.9-98.9
50% to 100% 307 32 7.7 5.1-11.6 275 92.3 88.4-94.9
101% to 150% 331 20 5.1 2.9- 9.0 311 94.9 91.0-97.1
151% to 200% 291 *** *** *** 281 97.2 94.0-98.7
More than 200% 1,380 37 2.1 1.4- 3.3 1,343 97.9 96.7-98.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 901 50 4.4 3.0- 6.3 851 95.6 93.7-97.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,009 45 4.1 2.8- 6.0 964 95.9 94.0-97.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,278 46 3.2 2.1- 4.7 1,232 96.8 95.3-97.9
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 985 39 3.3 2.2- 4.9 946 96.7 95.1-97.8
2nd Quartile 842 41 4.3 2.8- 6.4 801 95.7 93.6-97.2
3rd Quartile 907 33 3.2 2.1- 4.9 874 96.8 95.1-97.9
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 454 28 4.9 2.9- 8.0 426 95.1 92.0-97.1

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

2Based on 2020 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. 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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