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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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%)
North Carolina 6,496 366 4.6 4.0- 5.2 6,130 95.4 94.8-96.0
-Western 1,231 78 4.9 3.6- 6.6 1,153 95.1 93.4-96.4
GENDER
Male 543 44 6.5 4.3- 9.6 499 93.5 90.4-95.7
Female 688 34 3.4 2.3- 5.0 654 96.6 95.0-97.7
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,064 70 5.1 3.7- 7.0 994 94.9 93.0-96.3
Non-Hispanic Black 45 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 17 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 183 *** *** *** 183 100 . - .
35-44 149 *** *** *** 149 100 . - .
45-54 169 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 259 20 4.7 2.7- 7.9 239 95.3 92.1-97.3
65-74 277 22 7.6 4.6-12.2 255 92.4 87.8-95.4
75+ 175 26 15.0 9.8-22.2 149 85.0 77.8-90.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 165 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 347 27 6.0 3.7- 9.5 320 94.0 90.5-96.3
Some Post-H.S. 355 21 3.8 2.2- 6.6 334 96.2 93.4-97.8
College Graduate 365 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 150 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 225 19 5.4 3.1- 9.0 206 94.6 91.0-96.9
$25,000- 34,999 111 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 144 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 170 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 207 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 355 46 10.9 7.2-16.2 309 89.1 83.8-92.8
No 803 26 2.4 1.5- 3.8 777 97.6 96.2-98.5
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 400 54 11.0 7.6-15.7 346 89.0 84.3-92.4
No 813 22 2.2 1.3- 3.6 791 97.8 96.4-98.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 162 17 10.5 6.1-17.6 145 89.5 82.4-93.9
Non-Veteran 1,069 61 4.2 3.0- 6.0 1,008 95.8 94.0-97.0
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Regional City or Suburban County 311 21 5.0 3.1- 8.0 290 95.0 92.0-96.9
Rural 921 57 4.8 3.3- 7.0 864 95.2 93.0-96.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 572 16 1.9 1.1- 3.4 556 98.1 96.6-98.9
Unemployed 37 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 415 37 8.9 6.2-12.7 378 91.1 87.3-93.8
Unable to Work 123 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 78 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 31 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 138 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 212 27 10.1 5.8-16.8 185 89.9 83.2-94.2
151% to 200% 84 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 532 24 3.2 1.9- 5.4 508 96.8 94.6-98.1
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 397 24 6.2 3.7-10.1 373 93.8 89.9-96.3
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 481 31 4.1 2.3- 7.3 450 95.9 92.7-97.7
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 354 23 4.6 3.0- 7.2 331 95.4 92.8-97.0

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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.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
**Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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