Percentage of Adults Who had a Heart Attack

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 1037 3.7 0.1 3.4 4.0
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 572 4.9 0.2 4.4 5.3
Female 465 2.6 0.1 2.3 2.9
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.2
25-34 years 8 0.6 0.2 0.1 1.0
35-44 years 23 0.9 0.3 0.4 1.4
45-54 years 110 2.9 0.3 2.3 3.5
55-64 years 244 5.9 0.4 5.1 6.7
65+ years 651 11.4 0.5 10.5 12.3
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 33 2.9 0.7 1.5 4.3
Non-Hispanic 1002 3.8 0.1 3.5 4.0
RACE . . . . .
White Only 919 3.7 0.1 3.4 4.0
Black Only 34 3.0 0.6 1.8 4.2
Other Race Only 45 3.0 0.6 1.9 4.1
More than One Race 33 8.2 1.7 4.9 11.4
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 120 6.2 0.7 4.9 7.6
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 393 4.9 0.3 4.3 5.5
Some College 304 3.7 0.3 3.2 4.2
College Graduate 220 2.3 0.2 2.0 2.7
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 147 7.8 0.8 6.3 9.4
$15,000 - $24,999 220 6.1 0.5 5.2 7.1
$25,000 - $34,999 184 6.4 0.6 5.3 7.6
$35,000 - $49,999 152 3.7 0.3 3.0 4.3
$50,000+ 216 2.1 0.2 1.8 2.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 271 1.8 0.1 1.5 2.1
Out of Work 23 1.7 0.4 0.9 2.5
Homemaker / Student 38 1.6 0.3 0.9 2.2
Retired 553 11.0 0.5 10.1 12.0
Unable to Work 147 14.2 1.3 11.6 16.8
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 530 8.0 0.4 7.2 8.8
1-19 Hours 49 2.7 0.4 1.9 3.6
20-39 Hours 88 2.4 0.4 1.7 3.1
40 + Hours 187 1.7 0.1 1.4 2.0
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 518 3.6 0.2 3.2 3.9
Divorced / Separated 184 5.7 0.5 4.7 6.6
Widowed 290 11.0 0.7 9.7 12.2
Never Married 44 0.7 0.1 0.4 0.9
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 585 10.3 0.5 9.3 11.2
Living without a Disability 448 2.1 0.1 1.8 2.3
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 45 4.0 0.7 2.7 5.3
Rural 133 3.9 0.4 3.2 4.7
Densely-settled Rural 190 4.7 0.4 3.9 5.5
Semi-urban 207 4.0 0.3 3.4 4.7
Urban 458 3.2 0.2 2.9 3.6
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 63 2.3 0.4 1.6 3.0
Insured 973 3.9 0.1 3.6 4.2
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 321 13.3 0.8 11.6 14.9
No Diabetes 715 2.8 0.1 2.6 3.1
HYPERTENSION STATUS . . . . .
Hypertension 701 8.5 0.4 7.8 9.2
No Hypertension 335 1.8 0.1 1.6 2.0
CHOLESTEROL STATUS . . . . .
High Cholesterol 595 7.3 0.3 6.6 8.0
Not High Cholesterol 379 3.0 0.2 2.6 3.3
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 98 4.3 0.5 3.3 5.3
No Current Asthma 931 3.6 0.1 3.4 3.9
ARTHRITIS STATUS . . . . .
Arthritis 557 8.1 0.4 7.3 8.8
No Arthritis 460 2.3 0.1 2.1 2.6
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 458 13.2 0.7 11.8 14.6
Excellent to Good 575 2.4 0.1 2.2 2.6
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 138 6.6 0.7 5.1 8.1
<14 days mental health not good 880 3.4 0.1 3.2 3.7
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 195 4.4 0.4 3.6 5.1
Non-Smoker 838 3.6 0.1 3.3 3.9
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 281 2.7 0.2 2.3 3.0
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 358 3.8 0.2 3.4 4.3
Obese (BMI >= 30) 372 5.0 0.3 4.4 5.6
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 635 3.0 0.1 2.8 3.3
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 400 6.0 0.4 5.3 6.7
RECOMMENDED LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Meets Recommendations 338 2.7 0.2 2.4 3.1
Insufficient 367 3.5 0.2 3.1 4.0
No Activity 277 8.0 0.6 7.0 9.1

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.