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2008 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 1,930 1,376 68.5 65.2-71.5 328 19.0 16.4-21.9 48 3.0 1.9- 4.7 13 1.1 0.5- 2.8 165 8.4 7.0-10.1
-Eastern NC 726 543 72.4 67.5-76.8 109 15.7 12.5-19.5 19 4.5 2.0- 9.7 5 0.5 0.2- 1.2 50 6.9 5.0- 9.4
GENDER
Male 276 200 70.1 61.7-77.3 39 13.8 9.4-19.8 9 6.8 2.4-18.0 3 0.7 0.2- 2.3 25 8.6 5.6-13.0
Female 450 343 74.6 69.1-79.4 70 17.5 13.3-22.7 10 2.3 1.1- 4.6 2 0.2 0.0- 1.2 25 5.3 3.4- 8.2
RACE
White 392 285 68.3 60.7-75.0 60 16.5 12.1-22.1 6 4.9 1.2-17.5 5 0.9 0.3- 2.5 36 9.4 6.5-13.5
African American 276 214 75.9 68.9-81.7 38 14.6 9.9-21.0 10 4.2 2.1- 8.4 0 0.0 . - . 14 5.3 2.9- 9.5
Other Minorities 55 42 79.5 64.2-89.4 10 16.5 7.8-31.7 3 3.9 1.1-13.0 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
HISPANIC
Hispanic 22 14 75.8 51.9-90.1 8 24.2 9.9-48.1 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Hispanic 700 527 72.3 67.2-76.8 99 15.3 12.0-19.2 19 4.7 2.1-10.2 5 0.5 0.2- 1.3 50 7.2 5.3- 9.9
AGE
25-34 10 6 46.4 14.6-81.4 3 18.1 4.5-50.7 1 35.5 6.4-81.6 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
35-44 38 28 70.7 50.5-85.1 5 19.7 7.7-42.1 3 4.0 1.2-12.1 0 0.0 . - . 2 5.6 1.4-19.9
45-54 121 86 68.6 57.7-77.8 18 16.6 9.7-27.2 6 4.7 1.9-11.4 0 0.0 . - . 11 10.0 5.4-17.7
55-64 199 154 75.3 67.0-82.1 29 15.4 10.0-23.0 7 5.0 2.1-11.3 1 0.3 0.0- 2.4 8 4.0 1.8- 8.4
65-74 204 157 79.8 73.0-85.3 31 13.6 9.2-19.5 2 0.5 0.1- 2.1 2 0.9 0.2- 5.1 12 5.1 2.6- 9.8
75+ 150 109 71.2 61.7-79.1 22 15.2 9.3-23.7 0 0.0 . - . 2 1.0 0.3- 4.0 17 12.6 7.4-20.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 207 156 73.5 65.3-80.3 28 13.6 8.9-20.3 4 3.2 1.1- 9.4 0 0.0 . - . 19 9.7 5.8-15.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 225 170 74.0 66.2-80.6 39 17.8 12.2-25.2 5 3.4 1.3- 8.6 2 0.7 0.2- 2.6 9 4.1 2.0- 8.1
Some Post-H.S. 167 123 67.2 53.4-78.6 26 17.2 10.2-27.5 6 9.1 2.0-33.2 0 0.0 . - . 12 6.4 3.3-12.0
College Graduate 126 93 74.6 64.5-82.6 16 13.8 7.8-23.2 4 2.3 0.8- 6.6 3 1.5 0.4- 5.8 10 7.8 3.8-15.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 144 106 72.0 61.3-80.6 25 17.1 10.1-27.4 3 3.1 0.8-11.5 0 0.0 . - . 10 7.9 4.0-14.8
$15,000- 24,999 159 118 71.4 61.8-79.4 19 11.1 6.7-18.0 6 5.7 2.1-14.3 1 0.4 0.1- 3.1 15 11.3 6.3-19.7
$25,000- 34,999 94 68 73.9 61.9-83.1 19 19.7 11.6-31.2 1 0.6 0.1- 4.2 0 0.0 . - . 6 5.9 2.5-13.3
$35,000- 49,999 87 69 78.6 64.5-88.1 11 15.7 7.3-30.5 4 4.4 1.4-12.5 1 0.2 0.0- 1.3 2 1.2 0.3- 5.2
$50,000-74,999 56 45 81.6 68.2-90.2 7 10.9 4.9-22.3 0 0.0 . - . 1 1.1 0.1- 7.3 3 6.4 2.0-18.9
$75,000+ 67 48 68.4 53.5-80.3 7 14.7 6.3-30.7 3 3.8 1.1-12.7 1 1.4 0.2- 9.1 8 11.7 5.5-23.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 460 344 73.0 67.4-78.0 76 17.9 13.6-23.2 10 2.7 1.3- 5.7 2 0.3 0.1- 1.2 28 6.1 4.0- 9.2
No 250 186 71.0 61.1-79.2 32 13.1 8.7-19.3 9 7.9 2.4-22.8 3 0.8 0.2- 3.0 20 7.2 4.4-11.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 140 105 75.3 65.0-83.4 17 12.6 6.7-22.4 4 3.5 1.0-11.1 1 0.4 0.1- 2.8 13 8.3 4.4-15.1
Non-Veteran 585 437 71.5 65.8-76.5 92 16.6 13.0-21.0 15 4.8 1.9-11.6 4 0.5 0.2- 1.5 37 6.6 4.6- 9.4

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*Respondents with diabetes who reported having no feet were NOT asked this question.

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = 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.

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