Percentage of Adults Who had a Heart Attack

Response Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 464 3.7 0.2 3.3 4.0
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 242 4.6 0.3 4.0 5.3
Female 222 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 6 0.7 0.3 0.1 1.2
35-44 years 8 0.8 0.3 0.2 1.4
45-54 years 50 2.6 0.4 1.8 3.4
55-64 years 99 5.6 0.6 4.4 6.7
65+ years 301 12.1 0.7 10.7 13.5
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 15 2.9 0.9 1.1 4.8
Non-Hispanic 448 3.7 0.2 3.3 4.1
RACE . . . . .
White Only 422 3.8 0.2 3.4 4.2
Black Only 13 2.4 0.8 0.9 3.9
Other Race Only 23 3.3 0.9 1.6 5.0
More than One Race 5 1.9 0.9 0.1 3.6
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 60 7.3 1.1 5.1 9.4
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 161 4.4 0.4 3.6 5.1
Some College 152 4.0 0.4 3.3 4.8
College Graduate 91 2.1 0.2 1.6 2.6
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 76 7.4 1.0 5.4 9.5
$15,000 - $24,999 108 6.8 0.8 5.3 8.3
$25,000 - $34,999 63 5.1 0.7 3.7 6.4
$35,000 - $49,999 57 3.2 0.4 2.3 4.1
$50,000+ 86 2.0 0.2 1.5 2.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 132 1.9 0.2 1.5 2.2
Out of Work 8 2.4 0.9 0.6 4.1
Homemaker / Student 12 0.8 0.2 0.3 1.2
Retired 258 11.8 0.7 10.3 13.2
Unable to Work 53 11.7 1.9 8.0 15.5
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 238 7.8 0.5 6.7 8.9
1-19 Hours 28 4.4 0.9 2.6 6.3
20-39 Hours 40 2.2 0.4 1.5 3.0
40 + Hours 89 1.7 0.2 1.3 2.0
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 226 3.3 0.2 2.9 3.8
Divorced / Separated 79 5.3 0.7 3.9 6.6
Widowed 138 11.6 1.0 9.6 13.6
Never Married 21 1.2 0.4 0.5 1.9
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 252 8.4 0.6 7.2 9.6
Living without a Disability 209 2.3 0.2 1.9 2.6
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 31 5.4 1.1 3.3 7.5
Rural 72 4.5 0.6 3.4 5.6
Densely-settled Rural 84 4.2 0.5 3.2 5.2
Semi-urban 96 4.1 0.5 3.1 5.1
Urban 179 2.9 0.2 2.4 3.4
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 23 1.9 0.5 1.0 2.9
Insured 440 3.9 0.2 3.5 4.3
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 144 13.9 1.3 11.5 16.4
No Diabetes 320 2.8 0.2 2.4 3.1
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 51 4.6 0.7 3.2 6.1
No Current Asthma 408 3.6 0.2 3.2 4.0
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 229 13.1 1.0 11.2 15.1
Excellent to Good 234 2.2 0.2 1.9 2.5
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 52 4.5 0.7 3.0 5.9
<14 days mental health not good 399 3.5 0.2 3.1 3.9
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 96 4.5 0.5 3.5 5.6
Non-Smoker 367 3.5 0.2 3.1 3.9
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 128 2.7 0.3 2.2 3.2
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 171 3.9 0.3 3.3 4.6
Obese (BMI >= 30) 153 4.7 0.4 3.9 5.6
HYPERTENSION STATUS* . . . . .
Hypertension 146 7.6 0.7 6.2 8.9
No Hypertension 64 1.5 0.2 1.0 1.9
CHOLESTEROL STATUS* . . . . .
High Cholesterol 123 6.4 6.2 5.2 7.6
Not High Cholesterol 80 2.8 0.4 2.1 3.5
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 278 2.9 0.2 2.6 3.3
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 186 5.8 0.5 4.8 6.7
RECOMMENDED LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY* . . . . .
Meets Recommendations 52 2.0 0.3 1.4 2.6
Insufficient 97 3.8 0.4 3.0 4.7
No Activity 47 6.6 1.1 4.5 8.7

Numerator: Respondents who reported that a doctor, nurse, or other health professional EVER
told them that they had ever had a heart attack, also called a myocardial infarction
Denominator: All respondents, excluding unknowns and refusals.
 
*Please note: Prevalence of respondents who ever had a heart attack among categories of Hypertension Status, Cholesterol Status and Recommended Level of Physical Activity is based on responses from all respondents on Qustionnaire Split A, excluding unknowns and refusals.