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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Diabetes--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 1,749 1,253 68.8 65.4-71.9 291 18.5 15.9-21.5 42 3.1 1.9- 5.0 13 1.3 0.5- 3.2 150 8.3 6.8-10.0
No 179 122 66.5 55.6-75.9 37 22.2 14.0-33.4 5 1.9 0.6- 5.5 0 0.0 . - . 15 9.3 4.8-17.3
Body Mass Index
Underweight 6 5 61.9 15.2-93.7 1 38.1 6.3-84.8 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Recommended Range 286 205 67.4 58.5-75.2 47 16.6 11.6-23.2 6 6.1 1.8-19.3 3 2.2 0.7- 7.1 25 7.6 4.8-11.7
Overweight 609 444 70.9 65.3-75.9 92 17.7 13.3-23.2 13 2.0 1.1- 3.8 6 0.6 0.3- 1.5 54 8.7 6.3-11.9
Obese 934 654 66.9 62.1-71.3 174 20.9 17.0-25.4 27 2.6 1.7- 4.2 4 1.3 0.3- 5.7 75 8.3 6.2-11.1
Current Smoker
No 1,624 1,157 67.7 64.1-71.1 278 19.7 16.8-23.0 38 3.0 1.8- 4.9 12 1.3 0.5- 3.3 139 8.3 6.7-10.2
Yes 293 212 72.9 65.5-79.2 47 15.5 10.5-22.2 10 3.2 1.5- 6.9 1 0.0 0.0- 0.3 23 8.4 5.0-13.6
History of CVD**
Yes 555 408 69.7 63.7-75.1 86 17.1 13.0-22.1 11 2.8 1.4- 5.4 5 3.2 0.9-10.5 45 7.3 5.1-10.3
No 1,342 948 67.9 64.0-71.5 235 19.8 16.6-23.5 36 3.0 1.7- 5.3 8 0.5 0.2- 1.2 115 8.8 7.0-11.0
Binge Drinker
No 1,867 1,333 68.4 65.1-71.5 320 19.5 16.8-22.6 47 3.1 2.0- 4.8 12 1.1 0.4- 2.8 155 7.9 6.5- 9.6
Yes 50 31 64.3 46.7-78.8 8 9.1 3.9-19.7 1 0.6 0.1- 4.0 0 0.0 . - . 10 26.0 13.2-44.7
Heavy Drinker
No 1,883 1,344 68.3 65.0-71.4 319 19.2 16.5-22.2 48 3.1 2.0- 4.8 13 1.2 0.5- 2.9 159 8.3 6.8-10.1
Yes 28 16 61.9 39.5-80.1 8 22.2 9.4-43.8 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 4 16.0 5.1-40.0
Current Asthma
Yes 246 188 76.2 67.4-83.2 32 14.6 8.9-23.1 4 1.5 0.4- 5.7 1 0.9 0.1- 6.0 21 6.8 3.8-11.7
No 1,671 1,177 67.2 63.7-70.5 295 19.8 17.0-23.0 44 3.2 2.0- 5.1 11 1.0 0.3- 3.1 144 8.7 7.1-10.7
Disability
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

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

**History of Cardiovascular Disease: includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

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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