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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Diabetes

About how many times in the last year has a health professional checked your feet for any sores or irritations?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Once a year 2-3/year 4 or more times/year Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,898 362 19.7 17.4-22.3 484 26.3 23.5-29.4 596 31.1 28.2-34.1 456 22.8 20.3-25.6
GENDER
Male 757 172 21.7 18.1-25.7 225 30.3 25.9-35.0 204 27.3 23.1-32.0 156 20.7 17.0-25.0
Female 1,141 190 17.9 14.9-21.3 259 22.7 19.2-26.6 392 34.6 30.8-38.7 300 24.8 21.4-28.5
RACE
White 1,326 261 20.2 17.4-23.3 335 26.6 23.2-30.2 392 28.9 25.7-32.3 338 24.4 21.3-27.7
African American 462 84 18.9 14.5-24.2 120 24.5 19.7-30.0 168 37.3 31.2-43.9 90 19.3 14.5-25.2
Asian 2 1 71.2 13.4-97.5 1 28.8 2.5-86.6 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Native American 60 9 12.9 5.8-26.2 13 26.3 13.1-45.8 21 23.1 12.2-39.6 17 37.7 22.0-56.4
Other Minorities 42 6 20.5 8.8-40.7 15 38.1 19.3-61.3 11 23.5 10.5-44.7 10 17.9 7.9-35.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 43 8 18.5 7.9-37.5 15 43.2 23.4-65.4 15 29.2 14.4-50.2 5 9.2 2.8-26.2
-English Speaking 18 5 25.9 9.5-53.7 4 29.3 10.3-60.0 7 40.3 17.8-67.9 2 4.5 1.0-18.1
-Spanish Speaking 25 3 16.3 5.1-41.4 11 47.2 23.1-72.7 8 25.9 9.9-52.6 3 10.6 2.8-32.9
Non-Hispanic 1,848 353 19.8 17.4-22.4 467 25.6 22.9-28.6 577 31.2 28.3-34.3 451 23.4 20.8-26.3
AGE
25-34 32 6 16.3 6.2-36.2 8 35.1 16.2-60.1 6 16.5 5.8-38.5 12 32.2 15.8-54.7
35-44 112 21 15.7 9.5-24.9 25 21.8 12.7-34.9 40 40.7 29.6-52.8 26 21.7 13.8-32.5
45-54 307 70 26.9 20.7-34.1 76 22.2 17.0-28.4 82 23.7 18.2-30.3 79 27.2 20.7-34.9
55-64 530 111 20.4 16.4-25.2 138 26.8 22.0-32.2 156 30.7 25.4-36.5 125 22.1 17.9-26.8
65-74 530 93 15.7 12.3-19.8 138 30.7 25.7-36.1 180 33.6 28.7-38.9 119 20.0 16.2-24.4
75+ 377 58 17.8 13.0-24.0 97 26.0 20.6-32.3 129 35.9 29.6-42.7 93 20.2 16.0-25.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 423 61 15.9 11.7-21.4 86 24.5 18.4-31.7 150 30.8 25.4-36.8 126 28.8 23.4-34.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 629 131 21.5 17.5-26.1 154 22.4 18.3-27.1 197 33.3 28.3-38.7 147 22.8 18.3-28.1
Some Post-H.S. 469 94 22.5 17.4-28.5 138 32.4 26.2-39.3 127 24.0 19.1-29.6 110 21.2 16.5-26.7
College Graduate 372 76 17.7 13.4-23.0 104 26.9 21.5-33.1 119 35.9 29.0-43.5 73 19.5 14.5-25.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 363 51 15.2 10.7-21.3 92 27.6 20.5-36.0 131 36.3 29.4-43.8 89 20.9 16.0-26.8
$15,000- 24,999 413 75 16.5 12.1-22.0 109 25.3 20.2-31.1 118 30.3 24.2-37.2 111 28.0 21.7-35.4
$25,000- 34,999 225 48 25.0 18.0-33.5 57 29.5 20.7-40.0 65 27.8 21.1-35.5 55 17.8 12.9-24.1
$35,000- 49,999 237 45 19.9 13.6-28.1 63 26.3 19.8-34.0 74 27.1 20.1-35.5 55 26.7 19.0-36.0
$50,000-74,999 180 39 22.5 15.8-30.8 48 26.1 19.0-34.7 52 28.3 20.7-37.3 41 23.2 16.6-31.5
$75,000+ 186 46 23.8 16.8-32.7 50 23.7 17.0-32.1 51 29.9 21.7-39.7 39 22.6 15.5-31.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,146 195 17.7 14.8-21.1 273 24.1 20.7-27.8 409 36.0 32.2-40.0 269 22.1 18.9-25.8
No 716 163 22.9 19.0-27.2 199 29.4 24.7-34.7 175 24.4 20.1-29.3 179 23.3 19.5-27.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 369 85 23.5 18.3-29.6 119 31.6 26.1-37.7 102 26.1 20.9-32.0 63 18.8 14.2-24.6
Non-Veteran 1,528 276 18.7 16.1-21.5 365 25.2 22.0-28.7 494 32.3 29.0-35.8 393 23.8 20.9-27.0

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*Respondents 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.

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