Percentage of Adults Who had a Heart Attack

Subpopulation Unweighted Frequency Weighted Percentage Standard Error Lower 95% Confidence
Limit
Upper 95% Confidence
Limit
TOTAL 1331 4.2 0.1 4.0 4.5
GENDER
Female 598 3.0 0.1 2.7 3.3
Male 733 5.6 0.2 5.1 6.0
ETHNICITY
Non-hispanic 1296 4.5 0.1 4.2 4.8
Hispanic 28 1.5 0.3 0.9 2.1
AGE GROUP
18-24 years 4 0.3 0.1 0.0 0.5
25-34 years 11 0.6 0.2 0.2 0.9
35-44 years 23 0.9 0.2 0.5 1.3
45-54 years 119 3.1 0.3 2.5 3.7
55-64 years 325 6.7 0.4 5.9 7.5
65+ years 849 12.4 0.5 11.5 13.3
RACE
White only 1184 4.4 0.1 4.1 4.7
Black or African American only 58 4.2 0.7 2.9 5.5
Other race only 54 2.6 0.4 1.7 3.4
More than one race 26 5.3 1.3 2.9 7.8
EDUCATION
Less than high school 166 7.0 0.6 5.8 8.2
High school graduate or G.E.D 481 5.3 0.3 4.7 5.8
Some college 418 4.2 0.2 3.7 4.6
College graduate 266 2.1 0.2 1.8 2.4
ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 189 6.6 0.6 5.4 7.8
$15,000 to $24,999 348 7.1 0.5 6.2 8.0
$25,000 to $34,999 184 5.6 0.5 4.7 6.6
$35,000 to $49,999 182 4.3 0.4 3.6 5.1
$50,000 or more 255 2.3 0.2 2.0 2.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed for wages/Self-employed 328 2.1 0.1 1.8 2.3
Out of work 36 2.5 0.5 1.6 3.4
Homemaker/Student 44 1.3 0.2 0.9 1.7
Retired 707 11.8 0.5 10.9 12.8
Unable to work 210 13.6 1.1 11.5 15.6
AVERAGE HOURS WORKED
None 667 8.3 0.4 7.6 9.1
1 to less than 20 hours 73 3.7 0.5 2.8 4.7
20 hours to less than 40 hours 87 2.2 0.3 1.6 2.8
40 plus hours 236 2.1 0.2 1.8 2.4
MARITAL STATUS
Married/member of an unmarried couple 647 4.0 0.2 3.7 4.4
Divorced/Separated 269 6.1 0.5 5.2 7.0
Widowed 343 12.7 0.8 11.2 14.2
Never married 69 1.0 0.1 0.7 1.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Not living with a disability 576 2.5 0.1 2.3 2.7
Living with a disability 741 10.9 0.5 10.0 11.8
POPULATION DENSITY
Frontier 94 6.1 0.7 4.7 7.4
Rural 150 4.7 0.4 3.9 5.6
Densely-settled rural 256 5.3 0.4 4.6 6.1
Semi-Urban 225 4.7 0.4 4.0 5.4
Urban 606 3.6 0.2 3.2 3.9
HEALTH INSURANCE STATUS
Uninsured 93 2.3 0.3 1.7 2.9
Insured 1237 4.7 0.2 4.4 5.0
DIABETES STATUS
No diabetes 912 3.2 0.1 3.0 3.5
Have diabetes 417 13.9 0.8 12.5 15.4
CURRENT ASTHMA STATUS
No current asthma 1145 4.1 0.1 3.8 4.3
Current asthma 174 6.0 0.5 4.9 7.1
ARTHRITIS STATUS
No 573 2.5 0.1 2.3 2.8
Yes 755 9.8 0.4 9.0 10.6
MENTAL HEALTH INDICATOR
<14 days mental health NOT good 1131 4.0 0.1 3.7 4.2
14+ days mental health NOT good 179 6.6 0.6 5.5 7.8
SMOKING STATUS
Non-smoker 1048 4.0 0.1 3.7 4.3
Current smoker 269 5.4 0.4 4.6 6.2
WEIGHT CATEGORY
Normal or Underweight, BMI<25 335 2.9 0.2 2.6 3.3
Overweight, 25<= BMI<30 478 4.5 0.2 4.0 5.0
Obese, BMI>=30 470 5.9 0.3 5.3 6.5
LEISURE TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
No 491 6.4 0.3 5.7 7.0
Yes 782 3.5 0.1 3.3 3.8
VETERAN STATUS
Did not serve on active duty 945 3.3 0.1 3.0 3.5
Served on active duty 384 11.3 0.6 10.1 12.6

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.