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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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 1,826 1,390 73.6 70.8-76.2 255 15.0 12.9-17.3 39 2.6 1.8- 3.9 16 1.1 0.6- 1.9 126 7.7 6.1- 9.7
-Western NC 190 140 71.2 62.7-78.4 33 21.3 14.9-29.5 2 1.4 0.3- 5.7 1 0.4 0.1- 2.6 14 5.8 3.0-10.9
GENDER
Male 69 48 69.5 55.9-80.4 15 23.8 14.1-37.5 1 2.0 0.3-12.6 0 0.0 . - . 5 4.7 1.7-12.1
Female 121 92 72.7 61.5-81.6 18 19.1 11.6-29.8 1 0.8 0.1- 5.7 1 0.7 0.1- 4.8 9 6.7 2.7-15.4
RACE
White 169 124 72.1 63.3-79.5 29 19.9 13.6-28.3 2 1.5 0.3- 6.2 1 0.4 0.1- 2.9 13 6.0 3.0-11.7
African American 7 5 65.0 24.0-91.6 1 24.9 3.8-73.8 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 1 10.2 1.3-49.1
Other Minorities 14 11 60.6 24.3-88.1 3 39.4 11.9-75.7 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
HISPANIC
Hispanic 4 3 34.2 4.7-84.5 1 65.8 15.5-95.3 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Hispanic 185 136 71.8 63.3-79.0 32 20.4 14.2-28.5 2 1.4 0.3- 5.9 1 0.4 0.1- 2.7 14 6.0 3.1-11.3
AGE
18-24 3 2 65.6 14.4-95.6 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 1 34.4 4.4-85.6
25-34 4 1 26.5 3.0-80.8 3 73.5 19.2-97.0 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
35-44 14 11 75.8 43.2-92.8 2 21.0 5.4-55.6 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 1 3.2 0.4-20.4
45-54 30 20 60.7 38.5-79.2 6 30.6 13.9-54.8 1 2.5 0.3-16.0 0 0.0 . - . 3 6.2 1.9-18.5
55-64 45 34 72.1 54.8-84.6 10 26.5 14.3-43.8 0 0.0 . - . 1 1.5 0.2- 9.8 0 0.0 . - .
65-74 51 38 76.4 60.7-87.1 5 8.1 3.3-18.8 1 4.3 0.6-24.7 0 0.0 . - . 7 11.2 4.6-24.9
75+ 43 34 79.6 62.4-90.1 7 17.6 7.8-35.1 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 2 2.9 0.7-11.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 46 32 66.1 46.5-81.4 9 27.9 13.6-48.7 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 5 6.0 2.3-14.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 62 48 76.8 62.8-86.6 7 14.2 6.6-28.0 2 3.9 0.9-15.5 0 0.0 . - . 5 5.1 2.0-12.1
Some Post-H.S. 49 38 74.7 57.9-86.3 8 20.4 10.0-37.0 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 3 5.0 1.2-18.5
College Graduate 33 22 61.7 40.3-79.4 9 28.2 13.4-49.9 0 0.0 . - . 1 2.1 0.3-13.5 1 8.0 1.2-39.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 52 39 74.1 58.1-85.6 7 14.9 6.6-30.3 1 4.1 0.6-23.6 0 0.0 . - . 5 6.9 2.8-16.1
$15,000- 24,999 42 35 75.9 54.9-89.0 6 22.8 9.9-44.2 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 1 1.3 0.2- 8.9
$25,000- 34,999 27 20 70.6 45.8-87.2 5 25.3 9.8-51.4 0 0.0 . - . 1 2.4 0.3-15.8 1 1.7 0.2-11.2
$35,000- 49,999 26 19 70.2 47.3-86.0 4 18.6 6.8-41.5 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 3 11.2 2.9-34.7
$50,000-74,999 12 9 76.1 44.6-92.6 3 23.9 7.4-55.4 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
$75,000+ 7 3 28.0 7.2-66.1 3 49.6 15.4-84.1 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 1 22.4 3.2-71.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 134 101 73.6 63.7-81.6 21 18.8 12.0-28.3 1 0.7 0.1- 4.6 1 0.6 0.1- 3.8 10 6.4 2.9-13.5
No 56 39 66.3 49.8-79.6 12 26.4 14.5-43.2 1 2.8 0.4-17.2 0 0.0 . - . 4 4.5 1.3-14.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 27 20 79.2 59.8-90.7 4 9.8 3.5-24.5 1 4.9 0.7-27.6 0 0.0 . - . 2 6.1 1.3-24.7
Non-Veteran 163 120 69.4 59.8-77.5 29 24.0 16.5-33.5 1 0.5 0.1- 3.8 1 0.5 0.1- 3.2 12 5.7 2.7-11.5

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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.

** 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.

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

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