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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: 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%)
TOTAL 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
GENDER
Male 765 527 66.1 61.0-70.8 124 18.0 14.1-22.6 24 4.1 2.2- 7.5 11 2.3 0.9- 5.8 79 9.6 7.4-12.3
Female 1,165 849 70.6 66.6-74.4 204 19.9 16.5-23.8 24 2.0 1.2- 3.4 2 0.1 0.0- 0.4 86 7.4 5.5- 9.7
RACE
White 1,338 944 68.5 64.8-72.0 228 18.6 15.7-21.9 28 2.9 1.5- 5.4 12 1.0 0.5- 2.1 126 9.0 7.3-11.1
African American 483 361 70.2 63.6-76.0 75 17.6 13.0-23.6 15 3.4 1.8- 6.2 1 1.6 0.2-10.3 31 7.2 4.7-11.0
Asian 2 1 28.8 2.5-86.6 1 71.2 13.4-97.5 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Native American 59 43 79.7 65.1-89.2 10 12.8 5.7-26.3 3 4.8 1.3-16.0 0 0.0 . - . 3 2.7 0.7- 9.8
Other Minorities 42 24 50.6 30.2-70.8 12 36.7 17.6-61.1 1 0.5 0.1- 3.3 0 0.0 . - . 5 12.3 4.5-29.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 44 25 49.4 29.3-69.7 15 39.4 19.8-63.0 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 4 11.2 3.9-28.6
-English Speaking 19 12 66.3 38.6-86.0 6 25.6 9.2-53.9 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 1 8.2 1.1-40.6
-Spanish Speaking 25 13 44.2 22.0-69.0 9 43.6 19.8-70.9 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 3 12.2 3.5-34.6
Non-Hispanic 1,878 1,348 69.3 66.2-72.3 309 18.1 15.5-20.9 48 3.1 2.0- 4.9 13 1.2 0.5- 2.9 160 8.3 6.8-10.0
AGE
25-34 31 17 48.4 27.2-70.1 7 27.9 11.2-54.2 1 11.4 1.7-49.0 0 0.0 . - . 6 12.4 5.0-27.6
35-44 113 70 58.9 46.5-70.2 27 27.9 17.8-40.9 5 2.9 0.9- 9.1 0 0.0 . - . 11 10.3 4.9-20.3
45-54 305 205 63.8 56.1-70.9 58 24.1 17.5-32.1 12 3.2 1.7- 6.2 1 0.1 0.0- 0.9 29 8.7 5.8-12.9
55-64 540 390 72.0 66.4-77.0 93 16.3 12.7-20.8 16 3.0 1.6- 5.3 2 1.9 0.3-10.9 39 6.8 4.7- 9.8
65-74 538 404 75.6 70.7-79.9 83 14.0 10.8-17.9 11 3.2 1.5- 6.5 3 0.5 0.1- 1.8 37 6.8 4.6-10.0
75+ 394 284 72.2 66.1-77.6 57 14.1 10.2-19.3 3 0.5 0.2- 1.6 7 2.9 1.2- 6.7 43 10.2 7.2-14.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 446 333 71.2 64.4-77.1 58 14.2 9.4-20.9 8 2.4 1.1- 5.5 2 1.1 0.3- 4.5 45 11.0 7.8-15.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 639 459 70.4 65.0-75.3 119 20.6 16.2-25.9 10 1.6 0.7- 3.2 5 0.6 0.2- 1.4 46 6.8 4.8- 9.8
Some Post-H.S. 470 329 64.9 57.9-71.3 79 20.7 15.3-27.4 20 6.3 3.1-12.6 1 0.5 0.1- 3.4 41 7.6 5.1-11.0
College Graduate 370 252 67.0 59.5-73.6 71 19.2 14.1-25.5 10 1.8 0.9- 3.4 5 2.9 0.6-13.0 32 9.2 5.9-14.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 374 269 69.8 61.7-76.9 64 20.1 13.6-28.7 4 1.3 0.4- 4.1 3 0.7 0.2- 2.2 34 8.1 5.4-11.9
$15,000- 24,999 418 307 71.1 63.8-77.4 61 16.4 10.9-23.7 12 2.5 1.2- 5.1 3 1.4 0.4- 4.9 35 8.6 5.7-12.9
$25,000- 34,999 232 163 64.2 54.5-72.9 45 23.4 15.4-33.9 6 3.6 1.5- 8.6 0 0.0 . - . 18 8.7 5.2-14.4
$35,000- 49,999 241 166 68.6 60.3-76.0 47 21.9 15.4-30.3 6 1.9 0.8- 4.7 1 0.1 0.0- 0.4 21 7.4 4.4-12.1
$50,000-74,999 180 126 70.5 61.9-77.9 32 16.9 11.6-24.1 7 3.6 1.5- 8.6 2 0.6 0.2- 2.5 13 8.3 4.2-15.7
$75,000+ 187 131 65.9 56.1-74.6 29 18.9 12.0-28.6 7 3.5 1.4- 8.7 1 0.4 0.1- 2.6 19 11.3 6.5-18.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,169 845 70.4 66.3-74.2 205 20.1 16.6-24.1 24 2.1 1.3- 3.5 6 0.6 0.2- 1.6 89 6.8 5.3- 8.6
No 724 505 65.5 60.1-70.5 120 18.3 14.4-22.9 22 4.3 2.1- 8.4 6 1.8 0.5- 6.7 71 10.2 7.5-13.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 371 268 71.1 64.9-76.6 53 14.5 10.4-19.8 8 2.7 1.2- 6.0 6 2.6 1.0- 6.2 36 9.2 6.3-13.2
Non-Veteran 1,558 1,107 67.8 64.1-71.3 275 20.1 17.0-23.5 40 3.1 1.8- 5.1 7 0.8 0.2- 3.4 129 8.3 6.6-10.2

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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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