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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Cardiovascular Health

Do you take aspirin to relieve pain?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,544 303 20.4 17.9-23.1 1,241 79.6 76.9-82.1
GENDER
Male 787 141 18.0 14.8-21.6 646 82.0 78.4-85.2
Female 757 162 23.2 19.4-27.5 595 76.8 72.5-80.6
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 1,123 197 17.7 15.1-20.7 926 82.3 79.3-84.9
Non-Hispanic Black 288 67 24.7 18.4-32.3 221 75.3 67.7-81.6
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 34 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 49 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 40 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 38 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 51 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 168 37 26.9 19.1-36.4 131 73.1 63.6-80.9
55-64 423 74 14.7 11.1-19.3 349 85.3 80.7-88.9
65-74 533 99 17.8 14.1-22.0 434 82.2 78.0-85.9
75+ 313 44 12.9 9.1-18.0 269 87.1 82.0-90.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 209 47 21.1 15.2-28.4 162 78.9 71.6-84.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 484 99 21.6 17.3-26.7 385 78.4 73.3-82.7
Some Post-H.S. 429 90 22.0 17.3-27.5 339 78.0 72.5-82.7
College Graduate 417 66 15.6 11.9-20.2 351 84.4 79.8-88.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 164 38 26.1 17.9-36.3 126 73.9 63.7-82.1
$15,000- 24,999 262 68 27.3 21.0-34.7 194 72.7 65.3-79.0
$25,000- 34,999 151 37 25.4 17.5-35.3 114 74.6 64.7-82.5
$35,000- 49,999 197 33 18.1 11.6-27.1 164 81.9 72.9-88.4
$50,000-74,999 190 19 8.4 5.0-13.7 171 91.6 86.3-95.0
$75,000+ 267 35 13.2 9.1-18.6 232 86.8 81.4-90.9
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 660 140 23.5 19.4-28.2 520 76.5 71.8-80.6
No 879 162 18.2 15.2-21.6 717 81.8 78.4-84.8
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 694 140 22.9 18.9-27.4 554 77.1 72.6-81.1
No 843 161 18.5 15.5-22.0 682 81.5 78.0-84.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 320 52 15.9 11.8-21.1 268 84.1 78.9-88.2
Non-Veteran 1,225 251 21.4 18.5-24.6 974 78.6 75.4-81.5
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 310 72 25.4 20.0-31.8 238 74.6 68.2-80.0
Regional City or Suburban County 325 66 18.4 14.0-23.8 259 81.6 76.2-86.0
Rural 911 165 18.7 15.5-22.5 746 81.3 77.5-84.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 446 97 21.2 16.9-26.3 349 78.8 73.7-83.1
Unemployed 51 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 763 123 15.3 12.5-18.7 640 84.7 81.3-87.5
Unable to Work 232 61 30.4 23.0-39.0 171 69.6 61.0-77.0
Other not in Labor Force 48 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 37 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 115 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 259 57 20.3 14.9-27.0 202 79.7 73.0-85.1
151% to 200% 117 30 27.2 18.2-38.4 87 72.8 61.6-81.8
More than 200% 698 96 13.5 10.6-17.0 602 86.5 83.0-89.4
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 381 67 19.6 14.4-26.1 314 80.4 73.9-85.6
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 625 107 16.5 13.1-20.7 518 83.5 79.3-86.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 540 129 24.3 20.2-28.9 411 75.7 71.1-79.8

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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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