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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Diabetes-WHITES

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 1,030 822 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
GENDER
Male 417 324 77.7 72.4-82.2 34 7.9 5.2-11.8 11 2.1 1.1- 4.0 7 1.8 0.8- 4.0 41 10.6 7.4-14.9
Female 613 498 79.7 75.4-83.4 54 9.6 7.1-13.0 11 1.6 0.7- 3.5 7 1.4 0.5- 3.7 43 7.7 5.5-10.7
AGE
18-24 10 8 87.5 53.7-97.7 0 0.0 . - . 1 4.1 0.5-27.6 1 8.4 1.0-45.2 0 0.0 . - .
25-34 31 24 66.7 44.8-83.2 5 21.5 8.8-44.0 1 5.8 0.8-31.2 0 0.0 . - . 1 6.0 0.9-32.0
35-44 61 42 64.1 46.9-78.3 10 15.9 7.2-31.5 1 3.2 0.5-19.6 1 0.5 0.1- 3.8 7 16.3 6.7-34.6
45-54 169 139 80.9 72.3-87.3 14 7.9 4.2-14.2 1 1.3 0.2- 8.3 2 1.7 0.4- 7.7 13 8.3 4.2-15.8
55-64 265 212 80.7 74.3-85.8 25 8.1 5.0-12.9 4 1.1 0.4- 3.0 4 2.2 0.7- 6.7 20 8.0 4.9-12.8
65-74 286 237 83.4 77.1-88.3 22 8.4 4.8-14.3 5 1.6 0.6- 4.1 1 0.1 0.0- 0.9 21 6.5 3.9-10.6
75+ 204 158 74.2 65.8-81.1 12 6.9 3.8-12.4 9 3.0 1.4- 6.2 5 3.1 1.1- 8.6 20 12.9 7.8-20.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 242 202 82.3 74.6-88.0 14 6.9 3.3-14.0 4 1.1 0.4- 2.9 2 0.6 0.1- 3.1 20 9.1 5.3-15.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 341 266 76.5 70.4-81.6 38 12.1 8.4-17.1 8 1.8 0.8- 3.9 3 1.9 0.5- 6.4 26 7.8 5.0-11.9
Some Post-H.S. 231 183 78.9 71.1-85.0 16 5.7 3.1-10.2 6 2.1 0.8- 5.1 4 1.6 0.5- 5.6 22 11.8 6.9-19.3
College Graduate 214 169 77.9 70.4-83.9 20 8.9 5.3-14.6 4 2.5 0.8- 7.9 5 1.9 0.7- 4.9 16 8.8 5.1-14.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 190 156 81.6 73.2-87.8 11 5.6 2.5-12.2 4 1.4 0.5- 3.9 3 2.2 0.5- 8.2 16 9.2 5.1-16.3
$15,000- 24,999 195 156 76.6 67.7-83.7 16 7.6 4.4-12.8 5 2.0 0.7- 5.3 1 1.8 0.2-11.3 17 12.0 6.6-20.9
$25,000- 34,999 116 97 86.1 77.6-91.7 10 7.7 3.7-15.3 1 0.7 0.1- 4.5 2 1.7 0.3- 7.9 6 3.9 1.6- 9.3
$35,000- 49,999 109 79 70.1 58.4-79.5 13 13.3 7.2-23.4 4 3.2 1.1- 9.1 3 2.0 0.6- 6.6 10 11.4 5.4-22.6
$50,000-74,999 90 75 81.3 69.5-89.2 7 8.4 3.4-19.2 0 0.0 . - . 1 2.2 0.3-14.0 7 8.1 3.7-17.0
$75,000+ 72 55 77.4 64.2-86.8 7 8.2 3.3-18.9 1 2.4 0.3-15.3 0 0.0 . - . 9 11.9 5.5-23.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 619 499 79.8 75.4-83.5 56 8.3 6.1-11.3 12 1.8 0.9- 3.5 9 1.3 0.6- 2.8 43 8.9 6.2-12.6
No 386 304 77.1 71.3-82.0 32 10.0 6.5-14.9 9 2.0 0.9- 4.4 5 2.1 0.8- 5.5 36 8.8 6.0-12.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 208 161 80.9 74.4-86.1 22 7.4 4.6-11.7 6 2.0 0.9- 4.7 3 1.6 0.4- 5.7 16 8.0 4.6-13.5
Non-Veteran 820 660 77.9 73.9-81.5 66 9.2 6.8-12.3 16 1.8 1.0- 3.3 11 1.6 0.7- 3.3 67 9.5 7.1-12.6
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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