Percentage of Adults Who had a Heart Attack

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 1236 4.4 0.2 4.1 4.7
GENDER
Male 683 5.7 0.3 5.2 6.2
Female 553 3.1 0.2 2.8 3.4
AGE GROUP
18-24 Years 2 0.4 0.3 0.0 1.1
25-34 Years 8 0.5 0.2 0.1 0.9
35-44 Years 34 1.9 0.4 1.2 2.6
45-54 Years 113 3.1 0.3 2.4 3.7
55-64 Years 260 6.0 0.4 5.1 6.8
65+ Years 819 13.6 0.5 12.6 14.7
ETHNICITY
Hispanic 39 3.1 0.6 2.0 4.3
Non-Hispanic 1195 4.5 0.2 4.2 4.8
RACE
White Only 1126 4.6 0.2 4.2 4.9
Black or AA only 37 3.1 0.7 1.6 4.5
Other Race Only 43 3.4 0.6 2.2 4.6
More than one race 29 6.8 1.5 3.9 9.8
EDUCATION
Less than high school 157 8.2 0.8 6.6 9.8
High school graduate or G.E.D. 450 5.4 0.3 4.8 6.0
Some college 349 3.6 0.2 3.1 4.1
College graduate 280 2.7 0.2 2.3 3.1
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 202 7.8 0.7 6.4 9.2
$15,000 - $24,999 291 6.8 0.5 5.9 7.8
$25,000 - $34,999 179 5.6 0.5 4.6 6.6
$35,000 - $49,999 136 3.8 0.4 3.0 4.6
$50,000+ 242 2.5 0.2 2.1 2.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages or Self-employed 237 1.9 0.2 1.6 2.2
Out of work 43 3.2 0.6 2.1 4.4
Homemaker or Student 52 2.1 0.5 1.2 3.1
Retired 719 12.7 0.5 11.7 13.7
Unable to work 184 13.8 1.2 11.5 16.1
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 705 9.4 0.4 8.6 10.3
1-19 hours 43 2.6 0.5 1.7 3.5
20-39 hours 64 1.8 0.3 1.3 2.4
40+ hours 174 1.9 0.2 1.6 2.2
MARITAL STATUS
Married or member of an unmarried couple 572 4.1 0.2 3.7 4.5
Divorced or seperated 236 6.7 0.5 5.6 7.7
Widowed 369 12.7 0.7 11.3 14.2
Never married 58 1.2 0.3 0.7 1.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Living with a disability 729 10.0 0.4 9.1 10.9
Living without a disability 471 2.6 0.2 2.3 2.9
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 87 5.7 0.7 4.3 7.1
Rural 158 5.0 0.5 4.1 6.0
Densely-settled Rural 249 5.5 0.5 4.6 6.4
Semi-urban 199 4.4 0.4 3.7 5.1
Urban 543 3.8 0.2 3.4 4.2
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Insured 1154 4.7 0.2 4.4 5.0
Uninsured 81 3.0 0.4 2.1 3.8
DIABETES STATUS
Have diabetes 431 15.9 0.8 14.2 17.5
No diabetes 800 3.2 0.1 2.9 3.5
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
Current asthma 157 6.8 0.7 5.5 8.2
No current asthma 1070 4.1 0.2 3.8 4.5
ARTHRITIS STATUS
Have arthritis 684 9.9 0.4 9.0 10.7
No arthritis 544 2.7 0.2 2.4 3.1
SELF-PERCEIVED HEALTH STATUS
Fair or poor health 595 13.5 0.7 12.2 14.8
Excellent, very good or good health 633 2.8 0.1 2.5 3.0
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
14+ days mental health not good 151 5.5 0.5 4.4 6.5
<14 days mental health not good 1065 4.3 0.2 3.9 4.6
SMOKING STATUS
Current smoker 264 5.1 0.4 4.4 5.9
Non-smoker 963 4.2 0.2 3.8 4.5
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight (BMI<25) 326 3.1 0.2 2.7 3.6
Overweight (25<=BMI<30) 449 4.9 0.3 4.3 5.5
Obese (BMI>=30) 417 5.4 0.3 4.8 6.1
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Participates in leisure time physical activity 701 3.6 0.2 3.2 3.9
Does not participate in leisure time physical activity 508 6.7 0.4 6.0 7.4
VETERAN STATUS
Served on active duty 386 11.8 0.7 10.4 13.1
Not served on active duty 850 3.4 0.2 3.1 3.7

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