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2004 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 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
GENDER
Male 562 433 76.4 71.6-80.6 50 9.1 6.3-13.0 14 2.3 1.2- 4.4 8 1.3 0.6- 3.0 57 10.8 8.0-14.5
Female 951 777 80.1 76.8-83.1 75 8.7 6.7-11.2 18 1.8 1.0- 3.1 10 1.1 0.5- 2.5 71 8.3 6.4-10.8
RACE
White 1,030 822 78.7 75.3-81.7 88 8.7 6.8-11.2 22 1.9 1.1- 3.1 14 1.6 0.8- 3.0 84 9.2 7.1-11.8
African American 399 326 80.4 75.2-84.7 29 7.2 4.8-10.7 7 2.2 0.8- 5.6 4 0.5 0.2- 1.4 33 9.7 6.6-14.0
Asian 3 3 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Native American 42 32 64.9 43.1-81.8 4 21.9 7.9-47.8 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 6 13.2 5.1-30.1
Other Minorities 29 18 49.9 25.8-74.1 4 25.4 6.1-63.9 3 7.1 1.9-22.9 0 0.0 . - . 4 17.6 6.1-41.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 34 21 52.3 29.9-73.8 6 26.5 8.3-58.8 3 6.0 1.7-19.4 0 0.0 . - . 4 15.3 5.4-36.0
-English Speaking 21 16 76.8 53.3-90.5 3 14.2 4.4-37.3 1 3.4 0.5-21.1 0 0.0 . - . 1 5.6 0.8-31.0
-Spanish Speaking 13 5 27.5 8.3-61.4 3 38.9 8.9-80.6 2 8.6 1.6-35.5 0 0.0 . - . 3 25.0 6.7-60.6
Non-Hispanic 1,475 1,185 79.1 76.3-81.6 119 8.4 6.7-10.3 29 1.9 1.2- 3.0 18 1.2 0.7- 2.2 124 9.4 7.6-11.5
AGE
18-24 15 12 80.9 48.2-95.1 0 0.0 . - . 1 2.7 0.3-17.9 1 5.4 0.7-31.6 1 11.0 1.5-50.2
25-34 55 43 71.0 54.4-83.4 6 13.8 6.0-28.7 1 2.9 0.4-17.6 0 0.0 . - . 5 12.4 4.6-29.3
35-44 101 74 70.8 57.9-81.1 15 13.7 7.2-24.5 1 2.1 0.3-13.3 1 0.3 0.0- 2.4 10 13.0 6.1-25.5
45-54 263 217 80.6 72.8-86.6 19 8.8 4.5-16.5 3 1.2 0.3- 4.8 4 1.5 0.4- 4.9 20 7.9 4.6-13.3
55-64 392 315 79.2 73.7-83.8 34 8.2 5.5-12.1 8 2.4 1.0- 5.8 5 1.6 0.5- 4.7 30 8.5 5.7-12.7
65-74 407 334 82.0 76.8-86.2 33 9.1 5.9-13.7 9 2.0 1.0- 4.1 2 0.2 0.0- 0.8 29 6.7 4.4-10.1
75+ 270 208 74.3 67.2-80.4 18 7.4 4.5-12.1 9 2.2 1.1- 4.7 5 2.3 0.8- 6.6 30 13.7 9.1-20.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 411 331 77.3 70.7-82.7 28 9.4 5.4-15.8 7 1.4 0.6- 3.2 2 0.4 0.1- 1.8 43 11.5 8.1-16.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 498 397 77.6 72.7-81.9 45 9.8 7.0-13.5 12 2.4 1.1- 5.2 5 1.6 0.5- 4.5 39 8.6 6.0-12.1
Some Post-H.S. 336 273 81.4 75.5-86.2 26 6.4 4.1-10.0 7 1.7 0.7- 3.8 5 1.2 0.4- 3.8 25 9.3 5.7-14.7
College Graduate 264 205 76.7 70.0-82.2 26 9.9 6.4-15.1 6 2.7 1.0- 6.9 6 1.8 0.7- 4.2 21 9.0 5.6-14.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 327 275 82.8 76.7-87.6 17 5.2 2.8- 9.6 6 1.3 0.5- 3.0 4 1.4 0.4- 4.7 25 9.3 5.8-14.6
$15,000- 24,999 312 244 73.8 66.1-80.3 27 10.7 6.1-17.9 8 1.9 0.9- 4.1 2 1.2 0.2- 6.6 31 12.4 8.1-18.6
$25,000- 34,999 157 130 86.1 79.3-91.0 13 7.0 3.7-12.8 1 0.5 0.1- 3.3 3 1.7 0.5- 5.9 10 4.7 2.3- 9.3
$35,000- 49,999 154 114 72.0 62.4-79.9 18 11.8 7.0-19.2 7 5.6 2.2-13.3 3 1.3 0.4- 4.5 12 9.3 4.7-17.5
$50,000-74,999 108 86 78.4 67.6-86.3 10 10.1 4.9-19.8 0 0.0 . - . 2 2.3 0.4-11.6 10 9.2 4.7-17.3
$75,000+ 86 67 78.5 66.6-87.0 8 8.4 3.7-18.0 2 2.8 0.6-12.2 0 0.0 . - . 9 10.3 4.7-20.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 912 739 80.0 76.5-83.2 74 7.6 5.8- 9.9 19 2.2 1.2- 3.9 12 1.0 0.5- 2.1 68 9.2 6.9-12.1
No 565 443 75.8 70.8-80.1 51 11.3 8.0-15.9 12 1.9 1.0- 3.7 6 1.5 0.6- 3.8 53 9.5 7.0-12.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 274 210 79.7 73.9-84.6 32 9.2 6.3-13.3 8 3.0 1.3- 7.0 5 1.5 0.5- 4.3 19 6.6 4.0-10.9
Non-Veteran 1,237 999 77.9 74.6-80.9 93 8.8 6.7-11.5 24 1.8 1.1- 2.8 13 1.1 0.6- 2.3 108 10.3 8.3-12.9
Currently Serving 1 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 1 100 . - .

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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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