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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Diabetes--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 1,327 1,069 80.1 77.4-82.6 106 8.0 6.4- 9.9 31 2.3 1.4- 3.5 14 1.0 0.5- 1.9 107 8.6 6.9-10.7
No 184 139 67.3 56.8-76.3 19 14.4 7.7-25.3 1 0.7 0.1- 4.6 4 2.4 0.7- 8.4 21 15.3 9.3-24.1
Body Mass Index
Underweight 6 4 76.9 36.0-95.2 0 0.0 . - . 1 7.9 1.0-42.7 0 0.0 . - . 1 15.2 2.0-61.3
Recommended Range 242 193 76.6 67.9-83.5 14 9.5 4.5-18.9 4 1.3 0.5- 3.7 5 2.0 0.7- 6.1 26 10.6 6.7-16.4
Overweight 472 363 77.1 72.1-81.4 50 9.6 6.9-13.1 10 2.2 1.0- 5.0 5 1.2 0.4- 3.2 44 10.0 7.1-13.8
Obese 709 584 80.1 75.9-83.7 55 8.5 6.2-11.7 16 2.2 1.2- 3.9 6 1.0 0.3- 2.7 48 8.2 5.8-11.4
Current Smoker
No 1,263 1,006 78.3 75.3-81.1 104 8.3 6.6-10.3 31 2.4 1.6- 3.8 17 1.4 0.8- 2.6 105 9.6 7.7-12.0
Yes 244 200 78.6 69.9-85.3 20 11.7 6.4-20.6 1 0.2 0.0- 1.1 1 0.3 0.0- 2.1 22 9.2 5.6-14.9
Binge Drinker
No 1,469 1,178 78.8 75.9-81.4 123 9.1 7.2-11.3 31 2.0 1.3- 3.2 17 1.2 0.7- 2.2 120 8.9 7.2-11.0
Yes 26 18 57.8 32.6-79.5 1 2.0 0.3-13.4 1 4.1 0.6-24.5 1 2.1 0.3-13.7 5 34.1 13.8-62.5
Heavy Drinker
No 1,487 1,189 78.6 75.7-81.2 124 8.9 7.1-11.1 32 2.1 1.3- 3.2 18 1.2 0.7- 2.2 124 9.2 7.5-11.3
Yes 16 12 57.3 27.1-83.0 1 9.9 1.4-46.4 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 3 32.7 10.3-67.3
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 852 693 81.0 77.5-84.1 69 8.5 6.4-11.3 19 2.0 1.1- 3.6 9 0.9 0.4- 2.0 62 7.5 5.6-10.0
No 657 513 75.1 70.4-79.2 56 9.4 6.6-13.1 13 2.1 1.1- 3.9 9 1.6 0.7- 3.5 66 11.9 9.0-15.6
Current Asthma
Yes 172 136 78.1 69.9-84.6 14 9.5 5.3-16.7 3 1.1 0.3- 3.7 3 1.0 0.3- 3.4 16 10.2 6.1-16.7
No 1,331 1,065 78.3 75.2-81.1 111 8.9 7.0-11.2 29 2.2 1.4- 3.4 15 1.2 0.7- 2.3 111 9.5 7.6-11.8
Diabetes
Yes 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
Yes, During Pregnancy 0 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - .
No 0 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - .
No, Bordeline Diabetes 0 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - .

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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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