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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Diabetes

About how often do you check your feet for any sores or irritations? Include times when checked by a family member or friend, but do not include times when checked by a health professional.*

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  Total
Respond.^
1 or more times/day 1 or more times/week 1 or more times/month 1 or more times/year Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 934 689 72.3 67.9-76.3 120 13.5 10.7-16.9 24 2.5 1.5- 4.2 12 1.0 0.5- 2.1 89 10.7 7.9-14.3
GENDER
Male 361 254 71.3 64.2-77.4 50 12.9 9.1-18.1 10 2.7 1.3- 5.5 6 1.2 0.4- 3.5 41 11.9 7.5-18.2
Female 573 435 73.3 67.6-78.3 70 14.1 10.3-18.9 14 2.4 1.2- 4.8 6 0.8 0.3- 2.2 48 9.5 6.5-13.8
RACE
White 587 426 72.7 67.3-77.6 78 13.8 10.4-18.2 13 2.3 1.2- 4.5 9 1.1 0.5- 2.8 61 10.0 7.0-14.1
African American 290 226 73.1 64.0-80.6 34 12.6 8.0-19.1 8 2.4 1.0- 5.8 3 0.9 0.2- 3.3 19 11.1 5.6-20.8
Asian 4 3 78.4 23.5-97.7 0 0.0 . - . 1 21.6 2.3-76.5 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Native American 33 25 69.8 40.9-88.5 3 8.6 2.0-30.5 1 1.0 0.1- 7.5 0 0.0 . - . 4 20.6 5.8-52.2
Other Minorities 18 9 56.3 28.4-80.7 4 18.6 5.8-46.0 1 7.3 1.0-38.2 0 0.0 . - . 4 17.8 4.8-48.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 11 5 36.5 13.3-68.2 1 19.8 3.0-66.4 1 18.2 2.7-64.1 0 0.0 . - . 4 25.6 8.2-57.0
-English Speaking 5 3 69.2 23.9-94.1 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 2 30.8 5.9-76.1
-Spanish Speaking 6 2 19.9 3.4-63.5 1 29.8 4.5-79.3 1 27.3 4.0-77.4 0 0.0 . - . 2 23.0 4.8-63.9
Non-Hispanic 923 684 72.6 68.1-76.6 119 13.5 10.7-16.9 23 2.4 1.4- 4.0 12 1.0 0.5- 2.2 85 10.5 7.7-14.2
AGE
18-24 7 2 29.3 7.2-69.0 2 24.4 5.2-65.5 1 13.9 1.9-57.7 1 21.7 3.2-70.0 1 10.7 1.4-50.1
25-34 26 15 63.4 38.8-82.6 5 19.6 7.4-42.7 1 2.4 0.3-16.0 2 8.1 1.8-30.4 3 6.4 1.8-20.3
35-44 87 59 72.8 59.4-83.0 19 19.5 11.2-31.8 2 2.3 0.4-12.2 2 2.8 0.6-13.2 5 2.5 1.0- 6.5
45-54 159 120 77.0 65.7-85.4 17 8.2 4.4-14.8 6 3.8 1.3-11.0 1 0.3 0.0- 2.3 15 10.7 4.7-22.4
55-64 240 189 73.9 64.7-81.4 29 12.8 7.9-20.0 5 2.2 0.8- 6.0 1 0.1 0.0- 1.0 16 10.9 5.8-19.6
65-74 232 171 69.9 60.2-78.1 28 16.1 9.7-25.5 7 2.9 1.2- 7.2 4 0.7 0.2- 1.9 22 10.4 5.9-17.7
75+ 180 130 70.2 59.2-79.2 20 12.0 6.6-21.0 2 1.1 0.2- 4.8 1 0.1 0.0- 0.7 27 16.7 9.7-27.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 296 213 69.4 60.9-76.7 36 12.8 8.2-19.5 7 2.1 0.9- 4.8 4 0.6 0.2- 1.7 36 15.1 9.6-23.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 285 210 76.2 68.8-82.3 39 13.8 9.3-20.1 8 2.0 0.7- 5.1 4 0.8 0.2- 2.8 24 7.2 4.1-12.2
Some Post-H.S. 199 151 71.4 61.4-79.7 22 11.7 6.8-19.6 6 3.9 1.5-10.0 3 2.3 0.7- 7.6 17 10.7 5.5-19.7
College Graduate 151 112 71.1 59.3-80.5 23 16.6 9.8-26.7 3 2.4 0.8- 7.3 1 0.3 0.0- 2.3 12 9.6 4.0-21.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 227 179 69.6 58.7-78.7 17 10.1 5.2-18.7 6 3.8 1.4- 9.9 1 0.1 0.0- 0.7 24 16.3 9.2-27.2
$15,000- 24,999 171 133 80.1 71.3-86.7 21 12.7 7.6-20.5 4 2.2 0.7- 6.6 2 0.4 0.1- 1.6 11 4.5 1.9-10.5
$25,000- 34,999 95 72 74.3 59.8-84.9 13 12.1 6.3-22.0 1 0.2 0.0- 1.6 1 0.6 0.1- 4.2 8 12.8 5.0-28.9
$35,000- 49,999 82 58 69.7 54.6-81.5 14 19.7 10.3-34.4 4 7.2 2.4-19.9 1 0.6 0.1- 4.3 5 2.8 1.0- 7.2
$50,000-74,999 62 42 70.4 52.3-83.8 12 11.7 5.5-23.2 1 1.8 0.2-11.8 1 0.9 0.1- 6.1 6 15.2 5.3-36.5
$75,000+ 48 27 71.3 52.5-84.9 9 11.9 4.6-27.6 1 1.8 0.2-12.2 3 6.9 1.8-23.0 8 8.1 2.7-21.7
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 41 25 62.1 44.5-77.0 10 21.6 10.7-38.7 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 6 16.3 6.8-34.1
Guilford 34 21 65.1 46.3-80.2 9 27.3 14.0-46.6 0 0.0 . - . 1 1.2 0.2- 8.2 3 6.3 1.7-20.6
Mecklenburg 36 26 67.8 47.9-82.8 6 21.3 9.0-42.4 1 3.9 0.5-23.1 1 3.1 0.4-19.0 2 4.0 1.0-14.8
Orange 23 13 49.3 27.7-71.1 6 21.8 8.6-45.1 1 10.8 1.6-47.5 0 0.0 . - . 3 18.2 5.8-44.4
Wake 29 15 50.4 30.6-70.0 10 27.8 14.1-47.5 1 5.4 0.8-29.9 1 5.0 0.7-28.0 2 11.5 2.4-40.7
Chatham/Lee 33 27 80.7 60.8-91.8 2 3.6 0.9-13.6 0 0.0 . - . 1 1.8 0.2-11.8 3 14.0 4.6-35.5
Nash/Wilson 40 30 71.1 52.4-84.6 3 8.1 2.6-22.9 2 11.1 2.8-34.6 0 0.0 . - . 5 9.7 3.9-22.3
Craven/Pamlico 55 48 87.9 75.5-94.5 3 6.6 2.0-19.1 1 0.8 0.1- 5.2 3 4.8 1.5-14.3 0 0.0 . - .
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 45 36 76.1 53.7-89.8 6 18.5 6.3-43.3 0 0.0 . - . 1 2.1 0.3-13.8 2 3.2 0.7-13.8
Appalachian/Wilkes 32 26 81.4 63.1-91.8 2 6.1 1.5-22.5 1 1.6 0.2-10.8 1 3.1 0.4-19.1 2 7.7 1.9-26.4
Franklin/Gran./Vance 32 25 83.4 66.8-92.6 5 13.1 5.0-29.8 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 2 3.5 0.8-13.5
Graham/Swain/Jackson 48 34 63.3 46.7-77.3 7 17.6 8.0-34.6 1 1.8 0.3-11.9 0 0.0 . - . 6 17.2 8.0-33.2
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 77 55 72.7 60.1-82.4 10 14.0 6.9-26.5 3 3.3 0.9-11.1 1 2.0 0.3-12.6 8 8.1 3.8-16.5
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 54 41 75.5 60.7-86.0 6 13.6 5.9-28.2 2 2.7 0.6-10.7 0 0.0 . - . 5 8.2 3.2-19.4
Northeast NC I 69 52 68.2 53.6-79.9 5 10.8 4.2-24.8 4 8.7 2.9-22.9 1 2.0 0.3-13.1 7 10.3 4.5-22.0
Northeast NC II 64 53 82.8 69.8-90.9 5 9.6 3.8-22.1 1 1.0 0.1- 6.9 0 0.0 . - . 5 6.6 2.4-17.1
Northeastern Partnership 133 105 77.2 67.7-84.6 10 10.0 5.2-18.5 5 3.9 1.5-10.1 1 0.8 0.1- 5.4 12 8.0 4.1-15.0
Mountain AHEC 133 94 73.7 63.5-81.8 20 12.0 6.9-20.0 3 3.6 1.0-12.6 0 0.0 . - . 16 10.7 6.1-18.3
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 412 315 74.1 67.4-79.8 40 12.2 8.1-17.9 14 2.7 1.4- 5.0 6 1.0 0.4- 2.7 37 10.0 6.4-15.3
Piedmont 323 227 70.8 63.6-77.0 55 15.0 10.8-20.4 4 1.7 0.6- 4.8 5 1.2 0.4- 3.6 32 11.3 7.1-17.7
Western NC 199 147 73.4 64.0-81.0 25 11.5 6.6-19.3 6 5.1 2.0-12.4 1 0.3 0.0- 2.0 20 9.8 5.6-16.7

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Respondents who reported having no feet excluded for this table.

^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

** Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (AHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

*** Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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