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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern 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%)
North Carolina 1,513 1,210 78.3 75.5-80.9 125 8.9 7.1-11.1 32 2.0 1.3- 3.1 18 1.2 0.7- 2.2 128 9.5 7.8-11.6
-Eastern NC 584 470 76.3 71.2-80.8 46 10.3 6.9-15.0 10 1.4 0.7- 2.8 7 1.1 0.4- 2.7 51 10.9 8.0-14.8
GENDER
Male 204 158 72.7 63.7-80.2 18 12.7 7.0-22.0 4 1.2 0.4- 3.6 3 1.3 0.3- 5.2 21 11.9 7.3-18.8
Female 380 312 79.7 74.4-84.1 28 8.0 5.3-11.7 6 1.5 0.6- 3.9 4 0.9 0.3- 2.4 30 9.9 6.7-14.5
RACE
White 332 264 76.3 69.8-81.8 27 9.3 5.7-14.7 8 1.9 0.9- 4.3 5 1.6 0.5- 4.6 28 10.9 7.1-16.4
African American 211 176 79.6 71.9-85.6 16 9.2 5.5-15.1 2 0.8 0.2- 3.6 2 0.6 0.1- 2.6 15 9.8 5.6-16.7
Other Minorities 1 1 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
AGE
18-24 10 7 63.5 27.2-89.0 0 0.0 . - . 1 5.1 0.7-30.2 1 10.3 1.4-48.5 1 21.1 3.2-68.4
25-34 23 19 75.2 49.5-90.4 1 7.5 1.1-37.7 1 6.8 1.0-35.4 0 0.0 . - . 2 10.5 2.5-35.4
35-44 38 31 85.5 70.9-93.4 5 8.1 3.2-18.7 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 2 6.5 1.6-22.4
45-54 91 71 68.6 51.9-81.6 6 12.8 3.9-35.0 1 0.4 0.1- 2.9 1 0.8 0.1- 5.4 12 17.4 8.9-31.2
55-64 153 128 80.6 71.4-87.4 11 7.3 3.8-13.8 1 0.3 0.0- 1.9 2 0.9 0.2- 3.7 11 10.9 5.7-20.0
65-74 171 138 77.2 67.6-84.6 15 12.7 6.6-22.8 3 2.1 0.6- 6.9 1 0.2 0.0- 1.7 14 7.8 4.4-13.5
75+ 94 72 72.1 59.3-82.0 8 11.8 5.6-23.1 3 2.4 0.7- 7.7 2 3.8 0.7-18.1 9 10.1 4.6-20.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 161 129 67.6 55.0-78.1 11 15.8 7.3-31.0 2 1.3 0.3- 5.1 0 0.0 . - . 19 15.2 8.9-24.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 201 161 78.9 71.0-85.1 17 7.7 4.5-12.8 5 1.7 0.6- 4.9 2 0.7 0.2- 2.8 16 11.0 6.3-18.7
Some Post-H.S. 137 114 83.4 74.8-89.5 13 9.3 5.2-16.1 2 1.5 0.3- 7.1 3 2.3 0.5-10.1 5 3.5 1.2- 9.9
College Graduate 83 64 74.7 62.6-83.9 5 7.7 3.1-17.8 1 0.7 0.1- 5.2 2 2.1 0.5- 8.1 11 14.7 7.9-25.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 142 119 79.5 68.9-87.1 5 4.7 1.6-12.5 2 0.9 0.2- 4.2 4 3.5 1.0-11.4 12 11.4 5.7-21.4
$15,000- 24,999 130 98 67.0 53.3-78.3 12 14.9 6.2-31.7 3 1.7 0.5- 5.9 0 0.0 . - . 17 16.5 9.4-27.4
$25,000- 34,999 59 50 88.6 78.3-94.4 5 5.3 2.1-13.0 0 0.0 . - . 1 1.3 0.2- 8.7 3 4.8 1.4-14.8
$35,000- 49,999 54 43 76.5 59.0-88.1 6 12.1 5.0-26.5 3 4.5 1.2-15.1 1 0.7 0.1- 4.6 1 6.2 0.9-32.6
$50,000-74,999 34 25 69.7 49.7-84.3 4 11.3 4.0-28.3 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 5 19.0 7.6-40.0
$75,000+ 24 19 79.4 55.4-92.3 1 5.9 0.8-32.1 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 4 14.7 4.6-38.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 360 291 77.7 71.6-82.8 26 7.8 5.1-11.8 7 1.6 0.7- 3.8 7 1.9 0.8- 4.7 29 11.0 7.1-16.5
No 207 166 73.5 63.6-81.4 20 14.8 8.1-25.5 2 0.9 0.2- 4.3 0 0.0 . - . 19 10.8 6.7-17.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 103 79 77.1 66.8-84.9 13 13.2 7.5-22.1 1 0.5 0.1- 3.5 2 2.2 0.4-11.0 8 7.1 3.2-15.1
Non-Veteran 481 391 76.1 70.0-81.2 33 9.4 5.7-15.3 9 1.6 0.8- 3.5 5 0.8 0.3- 2.0 43 12.0 8.5-16.7

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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 (MAHEC): 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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