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
-Non-Hispanic White 3,706 200 4.9 4.2- 5.8 3,506 95.1 94.2-95.8
GENDER
Male 1,674 112 5.8 4.7- 7.2 1,562 94.2 92.8-95.3
Female 2,032 88 4.1 3.1- 5.4 1,944 95.9 94.6-96.9
AGE
18-34 670 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 412 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 563 17 3.0 1.8- 5.0 546 97.0 95.0-98.2
55-64 720 39 5.5 3.8- 7.9 681 94.5 92.1-96.2
65-74 751 65 9.2 6.9-12.2 686 90.8 87.8-93.1
75+ 529 65 15.3 11.3-20.3 464 84.7 79.7-88.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 209 26 10.5 6.6-16.5 183 89.5 83.5-93.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 871 70 6.9 5.2- 9.1 801 93.1 90.9-94.8
Some Post-H.S. 1,073 68 4.9 3.7- 6.5 1,005 95.1 93.5-96.3
College Graduate 1,547 35 1.8 1.2- 2.6 1,512 98.2 97.4-98.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 243 24 6.6 4.1-10.6 219 93.4 89.4-95.9
$15,000- 24,999 389 29 6.3 4.0- 9.6 360 93.7 90.4-96.0
$25,000- 34,999 265 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 420 30 7.7 5.0-11.7 390 92.3 88.3-95.0
$50,000- 74,999 494 28 5.3 3.5- 8.0 466 94.7 92.0-96.5
$75,000+ 1,207 35 2.3 1.5- 3.5 1,172 97.7 96.5-98.5
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,080 117 10.2 8.1-12.7 963 89.8 87.3-91.9
No 2,512 78 3.0 2.3- 3.8 2,434 97.0 96.2-97.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 497 48 9.1 6.7-12.3 449 90.9 87.7-93.3
Non-Veteran 3,187 151 4.3 3.6- 5.3 3,036 95.7 94.7-96.4
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY1
Urban 1,024 38 3.3 2.3- 4.7 986 96.7 95.3-97.7
Regional City or Suburban County 1,055 50 4.8 3.5- 6.7 1,005 95.2 93.3-96.5
Rural 1,627 112 6.3 5.0- 8.0 1,515 93.7 92.0-95.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,895 54 2.9 2.1- 3.9 1,841 97.1 96.1-97.9
Unemployed 180 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 1,135 104 10.5 8.2-13.3 1,031 89.5 86.7-91.8
Unable to Work 232 31 10.1 6.6-15.2 201 89.9 84.8-93.4
Other not in Labor Force 221 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 59 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 228 30 8.9 5.8-13.4 198 91.1 86.6-94.2
101% to 150% 310 18 5.8 3.4- 9.8 292 94.2 90.2-96.6
151% to 200% 315 20 6.4 3.7-10.9 295 93.6 89.1-96.3
More than 200% 2,042 90 4.0 3.1- 5.2 1,952 96.0 94.8-96.9
HOUSING
Own 2,753 156 5.5 4.6- 6.7 2,597 94.5 93.3-95.4
Rent 706 34 3.8 2.5- 5.5 672 96.2 94.5-97.5
Other arrangement 220 *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 886 58 6.3 4.6- 8.6 828 93.7 91.4-95.4
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,225 76 6.0 4.6- 7.9 1,149 94.0 92.1-95.4
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,595 66 3.5 2.6- 4.7 1,529 96.5 95.3-97.4
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,336 63 3.8 2.8- 5.1 1,273 96.2 94.9-97.2
2nd Quartile 994 60 5.6 4.2- 7.6 934 94.4 92.4-95.8
3rd Quartile 994 45 4.7 3.3- 6.7 949 95.3 93.3-96.7
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 382 32 7.8 5.2-11.6 350 92.2 88.4-94.8

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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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