Percentage of Adults Who Had a Heart Attack

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 452 4.1 0.2 3.7 4.5
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 252 5.2 0.4 4.5 5.9
Female 200 3.0 0.2 2.5 3.5
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 1 0.3 0.3 0.0 1.0
25-34 years 7 0.7 0.3 0.2 1.3
35-44 years 14 1.1 0.3 0.5 1.6
45-54 years 35 1.9 0.4 1.2 2.7
55-64 years 107 7.2 0.7 5.7 8.7
65+ years 288 13.8 0.8 12.2 15.4
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 17 2.5 0.7 1.2 3.9
Non-Hispanic 434 4.2 0.2 3.8 4.6
RACE . . . . .
White Only 405 4.1 0.2 3.7 4.6
Black Only 20 6.8 2.1 2.7 10.9
Other Race Only 13 1.9 0.6 0.8 3.0
More than One Race 12 6.6 2.2 2.2 11.0
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 65 6.3 0.9 4.6 8.0
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 167 5.0 0.4 4.2 5.9
Some College 132 4.1 0.4 3.3 5.0
College Graduate 88 2.6 0.3 2.1 3.2
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 74 8.7 1.1 6.4 10.9
$15,000 - $24,999 108 6.5 0.7 5.1 7.8
$25,000 - $34,999 77 6.3 0.8 4.8 7.8
$35,000 - $49,999 69 4.7 0.6 3.4 5.9
$50,000+ 79 2.1 0.3 1.6 2.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 115 1.8 0.2 1.4 2.2
Out of Work 10 3.3 1.2 1.0 5.6
Homemaker / Student 18 1.7 0.5 0.7 2.8
Retired 253 12.7 0.8 11.1 14.2
Unable to Work 55 14.1 2.1 9.9 18.2
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 244 9.0 0.6 7.8 10.2
1-19 Hours 19 2.9 0.7 1.5 4.3
20-39 Hours 27 1.9 0.4 1.1 2.7
40 + Hours 89 1.9 0.2 1.4 2.4
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 235 4.0 0.3 3.5 4.5
Divorced / Separated 66 4.9 0.7 3.5 6.2
Widowed 129 12.1 1.1 10.1 14.2
Never Married 19 1.0 0.3 0.5 1.6
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 253 11.1 0.8 9.6 12.6
Living without a Disability 195 2.3 0.2 1.9 2.6
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 23 4.4 1.0 2.4 6.5
Rural 77 5.5 0.7 4.2 6.8
Densely-settled Rural 76 4.1 0.5 3.1 5.1
Semi-urban 89 4.3 0.5 3.2 5.3
Urban 187 3.6 0.3 3.1 4.2
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 216 13.4 1.0 11.4 15.4
Excellent to Good 230 2.5 0.2 2.1 2.8
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 25 2.0 0.5 1.0 2.9
Insured 427 4.4 0.2 4.0 4.9
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 136 17.3 1.5 14.3 20.3
No Diabetes 316 3.1 0.2 2.7 3.4
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 55 6.5 1.1 4.5 8.6
No Current Asthma 395 3.9 0.2 3.5 4.3
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 54 5.4 0.8 3.7 7.0
<14 days mental health not good 385 3.9 0.2 3.5 4.3
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 80 3.6 0.5 2.7 4.6
Non-Smoker 370 4.2 0.2 3.7 4.7
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 114 2.7 0.3 2.1 3.2
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 195 5.0 0.4 4.2 5.7
Obese (BMI >= 30) 135 5.2 0.5 4.2 6.2
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 264 3.2 0.2 2.8 3.6
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 187 7.1 0.6 5.9 8.2

Numerator: Respondents reporting they had been told by a doctor, nurse or
other health professional that they had a heart attack.
Denominator: All respondents, excluding unknowns and refusals.