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
-MALES 2,629 161 5.3 4.4- 6.4 2,468 94.7 93.6-95.6
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,674 112 5.8 4.7- 7.2 1,562 94.2 92.8-95.3
Non-Hispanic Black 434 30 5.5 3.5- 8.5 404 94.5 91.5-96.5
Other 72 *** *** *** 66 92.0 82.2-96.7
AGE
18-34 603 *** *** *** 598 98.9 96.9-99.6
35-44 369 *** *** *** 364 99.0 97.4-99.6
45-54 436 19 4.9 2.9- 8.1 417 95.1 91.9-97.1
55-64 460 35 7.5 5.0-11.1 425 92.5 88.9-95.0
65-74 454 58 12.7 9.5-17.0 396 87.3 83.0-90.5
75+ 262 37 15.2 10.7-21.3 225 84.8 78.7-89.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 257 20 7.3 4.2-12.3 237 92.7 87.7-95.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 724 55 6.3 4.6- 8.5 669 93.7 91.5-95.4
Some Post-H.S. 683 51 5.8 4.2- 8.0 632 94.2 92.0-95.8
College Graduate 950 33 2.6 1.8- 3.8 917 97.4 96.2-98.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 178 *** *** *** 171 97.8 94.9-99.0
$15,000- 24,999 332 23 5.9 3.6- 9.6 309 94.1 90.4-96.4
$25,000- 34,999 212 14 6.0 3.0-11.6 198 94.0 88.4-97.0
$35,000- 49,999 272 30 9.2 6.2-13.5 242 90.8 86.5-93.8
$50,000- 74,999 349 25 6.7 4.3-10.3 324 93.3 89.7-95.7
$75,000+ 814 31 3.1 2.0- 4.8 783 96.9 95.2-98.0
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 700 89 10.9 8.5-13.9 611 89.1 86.1-91.5
No 1,822 69 3.6 2.7- 4.8 1,753 96.4 95.2-97.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 647 61 8.5 6.4-11.2 586 91.5 88.8-93.6
Non-Veteran 1,961 100 4.5 3.6- 5.8 1,861 95.5 94.2-96.4
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 851 35 3.9 2.6- 5.8 816 96.1 94.2-97.4
Regional City or Suburban County 690 39 4.8 3.4- 7.0 651 95.2 93.0-96.6
Rural 1,088 87 7.1 5.5- 9.1 1,001 92.9 90.9-94.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,558 49 3.2 2.3- 4.4 1,509 96.8 95.6-97.7
Unemployed 147 *** *** *** 142 96.8 91.4-98.8
Retired 615 80 12.9 10.0-16.5 535 87.1 83.5-90.0
Unable to Work 183 26 11.2 7.0-17.6 157 88.8 82.4-93.0
Other not in Labor Force 80 *** *** *** 80 100 . - .
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 48 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 211 13 4.2 2.3- 7.6 198 95.8 92.4-97.7
101% to 150% 258 14 3.9 2.0- 7.4 244 96.1 92.6-98.0
151% to 200% 199 16 8.2 4.4-14.8 183 91.8 85.2-95.6
More than 200% 1,374 84 5.4 4.2- 6.8 1,290 94.6 93.2-95.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 720 55 7.2 5.2- 9.9 665 92.8 90.1-94.8
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 788 59 6.8 5.0- 9.2 729 93.2 90.8-95.0
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,121 47 3.4 2.5- 4.8 1,074 96.6 95.2-97.5
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 833 38 3.4 2.3- 4.9 795 96.6 95.1-97.7
2nd Quartile 697 44 5.6 4.0- 7.8 653 94.4 92.2-96.0
3rd Quartile 722 41 5.5 3.7- 8.1 681 94.5 91.9-96.3
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 377 38 9.6 6.5-13.8 339 90.4 86.2-93.5

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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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