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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Cardiovascular Health

Do you take aspirin to reduce the chance of a heart attack?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,517 1,321 86.0 83.7-88.1 196 14.0 11.9-16.3
GENDER
Male 777 687 87.7 84.6-90.3 90 12.3 9.7-15.4
Female 740 634 84.0 80.4-87.1 106 16.0 12.9-19.6
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 1,101 977 87.5 84.7-89.7 124 12.5 10.3-15.3
Non-Hispanic Black 283 241 85.4 79.7-89.6 42 14.6 10.4-20.3
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 35 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 48 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 40 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 38 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 51 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 166 142 86.4 78.7-91.6 24 13.6 8.4-21.3
55-64 417 379 92.5 89.2-94.9 38 7.5 5.1-10.8
65-74 527 485 91.7 88.3-94.2 42 8.3 5.8-11.7
75+ 300 260 84.0 78.1-88.5 40 16.0 11.5-21.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 203 175 87.8 81.9-92.0 28 12.2 8.0-18.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 474 402 82.6 77.9-86.5 72 17.4 13.5-22.1
Some Post-H.S. 422 366 85.7 81.0-89.5 56 14.3 10.5-19.0
College Graduate 414 374 89.8 85.8-92.8 40 10.2 7.2-14.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 162 133 83.2 75.0-89.1 29 16.8 10.9-25.0
$15,000- 24,999 252 215 84.6 78.5-89.2 37 15.4 10.8-21.5
$25,000- 34,999 146 119 79.2 69.3-86.5 27 20.8 13.5-30.7
$35,000- 49,999 194 174 90.6 84.6-94.4 20 9.4 5.6-15.4
$50,000-74,999 190 174 92.9 87.1-96.2 16 7.1 3.8-12.9
$75,000+ 266 246 90.7 85.0-94.4 20 9.3 5.6-15.0
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 652 580 88.7 85.3-91.4 72 11.3 8.6-14.7
No 860 736 84.0 80.7-86.9 124 16.0 13.1-19.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 682 605 88.0 84.5-90.8 77 12.0 9.2-15.5
No 829 711 84.4 81.1-87.3 118 15.6 12.7-18.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 318 288 90.2 85.4-93.5 30 9.8 6.5-14.6
Non-Veteran 1,200 1,034 85.1 82.4-87.4 166 14.9 12.6-17.6
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 307 259 82.8 77.2-87.3 48 17.2 12.7-22.8
Regional City or Suburban County 316 265 83.0 77.4-87.5 51 17.0 12.5-22.6
Rural 896 799 89.1 86.3-91.4 97 10.9 8.6-13.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 439 375 84.4 79.7-88.1 64 15.6 11.9-20.3
Unemployed 49 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 748 667 88.4 85.3-90.9 81 11.6 9.1-14.7
Unable to Work 231 204 88.9 82.7-93.0 27 11.1 7.0-17.3
Other not in Labor Force 46 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 37 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 112 88 78.2 67.7-86.1 24 21.8 13.9-32.3
101% to 150% 250 221 89.1 83.7-92.9 29 10.9 7.1-16.3
151% to 200% 113 93 81.2 70.6-88.6 20 18.8 11.4-29.4
More than 200% 693 629 89.8 86.5-92.4 64 10.2 7.6-13.5
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 372 329 88.0 83.0-91.7 43 12.0 8.3-17.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 611 544 88.7 85.1-91.4 67 11.3 8.6-14.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 536 450 82.8 78.6-86.3 86 17.2 13.7-21.4

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*Asked of respondents who reported they take aspirin daily or every other day.

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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