Percentage of Adults Who had a Heart Attack

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 554 4.2 0.2 3.7 4.6
  . . . . .
SEX . . . . .
Male 322 5.5 0.4 4.7 6.3
Female 232 2.9 0.2 2.4 3.3
AGE GROUP . . . . .
18-24 years 2 0.9 0.6 0.0 2.1
25-34 years 2 0.4 0.4 0.0 1.1
35-44 years 13 1.4 0.4 0.5 2.2
45-54 years 49 2.8 0.5 1.9 3.7
55-64 years 119 6.2 0.6 5.0 7.4
65+ years 369 12.7 0.7 11.4 14.0
ETHNICITY . . . . .
Hispanic 17 2.2 0.6 1.0 3.4
Non-Hispanic 537 4.3 0.2 3.8 4.7
RACE . . . . .
White Only 490 4.1 0.2 3.7 4.6
Black Only 22 2.7 0.7 1.5 4.0
Other Race Only 24 3.7 0.9 1.9 5.6
More than One Race 18 10.8 3.2 4.5 17.1
EDUCATION . . . . .
Less than High School 61 7.8 1.5 4.8 10.7
High School Graduate or G.E.D. 202 5.6 0.5 4.6 6.5
Some College 160 4.1 0.4 3.3 4.9
College Graduate 130 2.6 0.3 2.1 3.0
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME . . . . .
Less than $15,000 79 9.3 1.6 6.2 12.4
$15,000 - $24,999 135 8.8 1.0 6.9 10.7
$25,000 - $34,999 67 4.7 0.7 3.4 6.0
$35,000 - $49,999 87 5.0 0.6 3.7 6.2
$50,000+ 105 2.0 0.2 1.5 2.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS . . . . .
Employed for Wages / Self-Employed 115 1.8 0.2 1.4 2.2
Out of Work 14 3.0 1.2 0.6 5.4
Homemaker / Student 18 1.1 0.3 0.5 1.7
Retired 331 12.5 0.7 11.1 13.9
Unable to Work 76 16.7 2.5 11.7 21.6
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED . . . . .
None 316 8.6 0.5 7.5 9.6
1-19 Hours 21 3.0 0.7 1.6 4.3
20-39 Hours 36 1.9 0.4 1.2 2.7
40 + Hours 85 1.9 0.3 1.4 2.4
MARITAL STATUS . . . . .
Married / Member of Unmarried Couple 272 3.8 0.3 3.3 4.4
Divorced / Separated 89 5.6 0.7 4.3 7.0
Widowed 164 12.7 1.0 10.7 14.7
Never Married 26 1.2 0.5 0.3 2.2
POPULATION DENSITY . . . . .
Frontier 29 6.2 1.3 3.6 8.7
Rural 86 5.4 0.7 4.0 6.8
Densely-settled Rural 85 5.0 0.7 3.6 6.5
Semi-urban 98 4.3 0.6 3.1 5.5
Urban 256 3.4 0.2 2.9 3.9
DISABILITY STATUS . . . . .
Living with a Disability 329 10.4 0.7 9.0 11.8
Living without a Disability 224 2.3 0.2 2.0 2.7
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS . . . . .
Uninsured 30 2.4 0.6 1.2 3.5
Insured 521 4.4 0.2 3.9 4.9
DIABETES STATUS . . . . .
Has Diabetes 172 13.6 1.1 11.3 15.8
No Diabetes 378 3.3 0.2 2.8 3.7
ASTHMA STATUS . . . . .
Current Asthma 69 7.2 1.2 4.8 9.7
No Current Asthma 479 3.8 0.2 3.4 4.3
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS . . . . .
Fair or Poor 258 13.5 1.0 11.5 15.5
Excellent to Good 293 2.7 0.2 2.3 3.1
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR . . . . .
14+ days mental health not good 71 8.0 1.4 5.3 10.7
<14 days mental health not good 466 3.7 0.2 3.3 4.1
SMOKING STATUS . . . . .
Current Smoker 99 6.1 0.8 4.5 7.8
Non-Smoker 452 3.7 0.2 3.3 4.1
WEIGHT CATEGORY . . . . .
Normal or Underweight (BMI <25) 162 3.4 0.4 2.6 4.1
Overweight (25 <= BMI < 30) 199 4.6 0.4 3.9 5.4
Obese (BMI >= 30) 176 4.6 0.4 3.8 5.5
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY . . . . .
Participates in leisure time physical activity 342 3.5 0.2 3.0 4.0
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 211 6.1 0.5 5.2 7.1
ARTHRITIS STATUS* . . . . .
Arthritis 150 9.2 0.9 7.6 10.9
No Arthritis 123 3.6 0.4 2.8 4.4

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 adults who ever had a heart attack among categories of Arthritis Status is based
on responses from all respondents on Questionniare Split B, excluding unknowns and refusals.