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2016 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 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 6,496 366 4.6 4.0- 5.2 6,130 95.4 94.8-96.0
GENDER
Male 2,960 225 6.2 5.3- 7.3 2,735 93.8 92.7-94.7
Female 3,536 141 3.0 2.5- 3.7 3,395 97.0 96.3-97.5
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 4,346 260 4.8 4.1- 5.6 4,086 95.2 94.4-95.9
Non-Hispanic Black 1,265 79 5.4 4.1- 7.2 1,186 94.6 92.8-95.9
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 111 *** *** *** 102 94.0 88.1-97.0
Non-Hispanic Other 239 *** *** *** 232 98.1 95.5-99.2
Hispanic 463 *** *** *** 456 99.0 97.7-99.5
AGE
18-34 1,336 *** *** *** 1,328 99.7 99.4-99.8
35-44 883 11 1.9 0.9- 4.0 872 98.1 96.0-99.1
45-54 1,049 38 3.4 2.3- 5.0 1,011 96.6 95.0-97.7
55-64 1,257 89 6.9 5.3- 8.8 1,168 93.1 91.2-94.7
65-74 1,196 118 9.9 8.0-12.1 1,078 90.1 87.9-92.0
75+ 697 98 14.9 11.9-18.5 599 85.1 81.5-88.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 712 70 8.0 6.0-10.6 642 92.0 89.4-94.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,791 121 5.3 4.3- 6.6 1,670 94.7 93.4-95.7
Some Post-H.S. 1,874 105 4.2 3.3- 5.2 1,769 95.8 94.8-96.7
College Graduate 2,105 71 2.3 1.8- 3.1 2,034 97.7 96.9-98.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 637 56 7.8 5.5-11.1 581 92.2 88.9-94.5
$15,000- 24,999 1,053 78 5.6 4.3- 7.3 975 94.4 92.7-95.7
$25,000- 34,999 605 43 6.7 4.6- 9.6 562 93.3 90.4-95.4
$35,000- 49,999 787 40 4.6 3.0- 6.8 747 95.4 93.2-97.0
$50,000-74,999 825 40 4.8 3.4- 6.9 785 95.2 93.1-96.6
$75,000+ 1,433 41 1.8 1.2- 2.6 1,392 98.2 97.4-98.8
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 1,588 209 12.3 10.4-14.5 1,379 87.7 85.5-89.6
No 4,150 136 2.5 2.1- 3.1 4,014 97.5 96.9-97.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,846 223 10.6 9.0-12.5 1,623 89.4 87.5-91.0
No 4,482 137 2.5 2.0- 3.0 4,345 97.5 97.0-98.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 938 106 10.4 8.3-12.9 832 89.6 87.1-91.7
Non-Veteran 5,555 261 3.7 3.2- 4.3 5,294 96.3 95.7-96.8
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,769 55 2.7 2.0- 3.6 1,714 97.3 96.4-98.0
Regional City or Suburban County 1,470 92 5.4 4.2- 6.9 1,378 94.6 93.1-95.8
Rural 3,259 220 5.6 4.7- 6.6 3,039 94.4 93.4-95.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 3,339 75 1.9 1.4- 2.5 3,264 98.1 97.5-98.6
Unemployed 261 12 2.7 1.4- 5.1 249 97.3 94.9-98.6
Retired 1,759 191 11.3 9.6-13.2 1,568 88.7 86.8-90.4
Unable to Work 592 81 12.6 9.5-16.6 511 87.4 83.4-90.5
Other not in Labor Force 517 *** *** *** 509 99.2 98.3-99.7
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 210 17 10.5 5.9-17.9 193 89.5 82.1-94.1
50% to 100% 582 29 3.2 2.1- 4.8 553 96.8 95.2-97.9
101% to 150% 964 93 7.7 6.0- 9.9 871 92.3 90.1-94.0
151% to 200% 431 29 6.0 3.8- 9.1 402 94.0 90.9-96.2
More than 200% 3,060 128 3.4 2.7- 4.2 2,932 96.6 95.8-97.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,303 100 7.4 5.7- 9.6 1,203 92.6 90.4-94.3
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 2,361 145 5.0 4.1- 6.1 2,216 95.0 93.9-95.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,834 122 3.5 2.8- 4.3 2,712 96.5 95.7-97.2

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2016 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Disability Status will be replaced by Functional Disability in 2017. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on the North Carolina Rural Centerís classification. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3Based on 2016 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

4NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2016 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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