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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Chronic Health Conditions

History of Any Cardiovascular Diseases (heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke)*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,470 780 9.8 8.9-10.6 5,690 90.2 89.4-91.1
-Western 1,227 171 11.4 9.3-13.8 1,056 88.6 86.2-90.7
GENDER
Male 541 85 12.2 9.1-16.3 456 87.8 83.7-90.9
Female 686 86 10.6 8.2-13.6 600 89.4 86.4-91.8
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,061 154 12.2 9.9-15.0 907 87.8 85.0-90.1
Non-Hispanic Black 45 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 17 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 183 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 148 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 168 19 12.8 7.3-21.5 149 87.2 78.5-92.7
55-64 259 37 12.9 7.7-20.7 222 87.1 79.3-92.3
65-74 275 56 21.2 15.7-28.0 219 78.8 72.0-84.3
75+ 175 53 30.6 22.9-39.5 122 69.4 60.5-77.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 165 40 19.8 13.2-28.7 125 80.2 71.3-86.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 344 52 11.6 8.4-16.0 292 88.4 84.0-91.6
Some Post-H.S. 355 44 8.5 5.8-12.3 311 91.5 87.7-94.2
College Graduate 364 35 7.0 4.7-10.3 329 93.0 89.7-95.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 148 30 17.2 10.3-27.4 118 82.8 72.6-89.7
$15,000- 24,999 224 44 17.9 11.9-26.1 180 82.1 73.9-88.1
$25,000- 34,999 110 16 14.7 8.6-24.1 94 85.3 75.9-91.4
$35,000- 49,999 144 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 170 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 207 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 352 91 25.2 19.2-32.2 261 74.8 67.8-80.8
No 802 67 6.0 4.4- 8.1 735 94.0 91.9-95.6
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 398 115 25.8 20.6-31.7 283 74.2 68.3-79.4
No 811 54 5.4 3.6- 7.8 757 94.6 92.2-96.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 161 33 20.1 13.5-28.8 128 79.9 71.2-86.5
Non-Veteran 1,066 138 10.4 8.3-12.9 928 89.6 87.1-91.7
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Regional City or Suburban County 311 42 9.8 7.0-13.7 269 90.2 86.3-93.0
Rural 917 129 12.0 9.4-15.1 788 88.0 84.9-90.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 571 30 3.6 2.3- 5.5 541 96.4 94.5-97.7
Unemployed 37 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 414 90 22.6 17.9-28.0 324 77.4 72.0-82.1
Unable to Work 121 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 78 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 30 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 138 19 9.5 5.3-16.6 119 90.5 83.4-94.7
101% to 150% 210 48 21.9 14.8-31.1 162 78.1 68.9-85.2
151% to 200% 84 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 531 51 6.7 4.7- 9.4 480 93.3 90.6-95.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 395 54 11.7 8.4-16.1 341 88.3 83.9-91.6
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 479 71 13.2 9.3-18.3 408 86.8 81.7-90.7
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 354 46 9.2 6.6-12.6 308 90.8 87.4-93.4

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*Data for this table were derived from the cardiovascular disease history questions.

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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