Percentage of Adults Who had a Heart Attack

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 459 3.9 0.2 3.5 4.3
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 249 5.2 0.4 4.4 5.9
Female 210 2.7 0.2 2.3 3.1
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
25-34 years 10 1.1 0.4 0.3 1.8
35-44 years 12 0.8 0.2 0.3 1.3
45-54 years 39 2.4 0.4 1.6 3.3
55-64 years 94 6.3 0.7 4.9 7.6
65+ years 302 12.9 0.7 11.4 14.4
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 14 2.0 0.6 0.8 3.2
Non-Hispanic 444 4.0 0.2 3.6 4.5
RACE . . . . .
White Only 407 4.0 0.2 3.5 4.4
Black Only 16 4.1 1.2 1.8 6.3
Other Race Only 24 3.0 0.8 1.5 4.5
More than One Race 9 5.3 2.0 1.4 9.3
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 61 6.3 0.9 4.5 8.1
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 158 4.9 0.4 4.1 5.8
Some College 127 3.7 0.4 2.9 4.5
College Graduate 112 2.8 0.3 2.2 3.3
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 66 8.5 1.3 6.0 11.0
$15,000 - $24,999 103 6.8 0.8 5.3 8.3
$25,000 - $34,999 63 4.6 0.7 3.3 5.9
$35,000 - $49,999 52 3.1 0.5 2.2 4.1
$50,000+ 91 2.1 0.2 1.7 2.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 113 1.7 0.2 1.4 2.1
Out of Work 3 1.3 0.8 0.0 2.8
Homemaker / Student 14 1.0 0.3 0.4 1.5
Retired 274 12.4 0.8 10.9 14.0
Unable to Work 54 14.7 2.2 10.4 19.0
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 267 9.0 0.6 7.8 10.2
1-19 Hours 20 3.0 0.7 1.6 4.4
20-39 Hours 28 2.0 0.5 1.1 2.9
40 + Hours 82 1.6 0.2 1.3 2.0
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 222 3.6 0.2 3.1 4.1
Divorced / Separated 69 5.4 0.7 4.0 6.8
Widowed 149 12.6 1.0 10.5 14.6
Never Married 17 1.0 0.4 0.3 1.7
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 278 11.4 0.7 9.9 12.9
Living without a Disability 179 2.0 0.2 1.7 2.4
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 26 5.1 1.2 2.7 7.5
Rural 60 3.8 0.5 2.7 4.8
Densely-settled Rural 98 5.2 0.6 4.1 6.4
Semi-urban 85 4.0 0.5 3.0 5.0
Urban 190 3.4 0.3 2.8 3.9
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 234 14.7 1.0 12.7 16.8
Excellent to Good 222 2.3 0.2 1.9 2.6
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 26 2.2 0.5 1.1 3.2
Insured 433 4.2 0.2 3.7 4.6
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 144 16.1 1.4 13.3 18.8
No Diabetes 315 3.0 0.2 2.6 3.3
HYPERTENSION STATUS . . . . .
Hypertension 302 9.3 0.6 8.1 10.4
No Hypertension 156 2.0 0.2 1.6 2.3
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 58 6.0 0.9 4.2 7.9
No Current Asthma 398 3.7 0.2 3.3 4.1
ARTHRITIS STATUS . . . . .
Has arthritis 279 8.6 0.6 7.5 9.7
No arthritis 174 2.1 0.2 1.8 2.5
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 51 6.4 1.0 4.4 8.3
<14 days mental health not good 401 3.7 0.2 3.3 4.1
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 84 4.1 0.5 3.2 5.1
Non-Smoker 373 3.9 0.2 3.4 4.3
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 144 3.3 0.3 2.7 3.9
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 165 4.1 0.4 3.4 4.8
Obese (BMI >= 30) 142 4.8 0.5 3.9 5.7
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 254 3.0 0.2 2.6 3.4
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 203 7.0 0.5 5.9 8.0
RECOMMENDED LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Meets Recommendations 144 2.9 0.3 2.4 3.5
Insufficient 139 3.3 0.3 2.7 3.9
No Activity 146 9.6 0.9 7.9 11.4

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