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Statistical Summary

Heart Disease and Stroke in North Dakota

 

     
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)
All Adults
2009 2010
  Prevalence
  History of cardiovascular disease (any of the following 3) 6.9% 7.6%
     History of heart attack 3.9% 4.2%
     History of heart disease 3.6% 4.3%
     History of stroke 2.9% 2.4%
  High blood pressure 26.8% na
  Use of blood pressure medication (if blood pressure high) 81.4% na
  Blood cholesterol checked in past 5 years 75.6% na
  High blood cholesterol levels 34.8% na
  Risk Factors
  Overweight or obese (BMI ≥ 25) 66.2% 64.8%
  Obese (BMI ≥ 30) 28.4% 27.9%
  Lack regular physical activity (moderate or vigorous) 47.7% na
  Fruit and vegetable intake – Fewer than 5 daily 77.5% na
  Smoking – Current smoker 18.6% 17.4%
  Immunization
  Influenza vaccination (flu shot or spray) in past year 44.0% 45.8%
  Pneumococcal vaccination (ever) 27.2% 28.6%

 na = not available

BMI = Body Mass Index