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Table 3 Heart Attack and Stroke Symptomology Knowledge Questions With Percent Incorrect and Correct Responses for US Adults By Race/Ethnicity. Amalgamated 2005, 2007 and 2009 BRFSS Data

From: Knowledge of heart attack and stroke symptoms among US Native American Adults: a cross-sectional population-based study analyzing a multi-year BRFSS database

Survey Question (correct answer)Race EthnicityTotal US
CaucasianAfrican AmericanNative AmericanHispanic
Do you think pain or discomfort in the jaw, neck, or back are symptoms of a heart attack? (Yes)
 Incorrect Answer43.462.250.868.847.8
 Correct Answer56.637.849.231.252.2
Do you think feeling weak, lightheaded, or faint are symptoms of a heart attack? (Yes)
 Incorrect Answer34.546.638.346.837.1
 Correct Answer65.553.461.753.262.9
Do you think chest pain or discomfort are symptoms for a heart attack? (Yes)
 Incorrect Answer5.412.28.618.77.3
 Correct Answer94.687.891.481.392.7
Do you think sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes is a symptom of a heart attack? (No)
 Incorrect Answer56.659.560.961.657.4
 Correct Answer43.440.539.138.442.6
Do you think pain or discomfort in the arms or shoulders are symptoms of a heart attack? (Yes)
 Incorrect Answer10.024.913.932.013.6
 Correct Answer90.075.186.168.086.4
Do you think shortness of breath is a symptom of a heart attack? (Yes)
 Incorrect Answer13.020.318.525.814.9
 Correct Answer87.079.781.574.285.1
Do you think sudden confusion or trouble speaking are symptoms of a stroke? (Yes)
 Incorrect Answer7.817.014.831.410.8
 Correct Answer92.283.085.268.689.2
Do you think sudden numbness or weakness of face, arm, or leg, especially on one side are symptoms of a stroke? (Yes)
 Incorrect Answer4.59.67.819.86.3
 Correct Answer95.590.492.280.293.7
Do you think sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes is a symptom of a stroke? (Yes)
 Incorrect Answer25.936.732.244.028.7
 Correct Answer74.163.367.856.071.3
Do you think sudden chest pain or discomfort are symptoms of a stroke? (No)
 Incorrect Answer57.370.164.863.959.6
 Correct Answer42.729.935.236.140.4
Do you think sudden trouble walking, dizziness, or loss of balance are symptoms of a stroke? (Yes)
 Incorrect Answer12.420.819.429.714.8
 Correct Answer87.679.280.670.385.2
Do you think severe headache with no known cause is a symptom of a stroke? (Yes)
 Incorrect Answer37.742.147.542.738.8
 Correct Answer62.357.952.557.361.2
If you thought someone was having a heart attack or a stroke, what is the first thing you would do? (call 911)
 Incorrect Answer12.613.417.417.013.0
 Correct Answer87.486.682.683.087.0