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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont 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
-Piedmont NC 848 593 66.9 62.1-71.5 152 20.4 16.4-25.0 21 2.3 1.3- 3.9 5 1.6 0.5- 4.9 77 8.8 6.7-11.6
GENDER
Male 338 237 66.6 59.0-73.5 48 17.7 12.0-25.3 10 2.5 1.2- 5.0 5 3.4 1.1-10.1 38 9.8 6.7-14.1
Female 510 356 67.2 60.9-73.0 104 22.8 17.6-28.9 11 2.1 0.9- 4.6 0 0.0 . - . 39 7.9 5.2-11.8
RACE
White 629 443 69.3 64.1-74.2 109 18.8 14.6-23.9 16 2.2 1.2- 3.9 4 1.2 0.4- 3.2 57 8.5 6.2-11.6
African American 190 133 65.6 55.3-74.6 35 19.8 12.7-29.5 5 2.9 1.0- 8.0 1 2.9 0.4-17.5 16 8.8 4.9-15.4
Other Minorities 27 16 47.0 24.7-70.6 7 40.4 18.0-67.8 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 4 12.5 4.0-33.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 17 8 34.2 13.2-64.0 7 53.7 24.2-80.8 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 2 12.2 2.6-41.5
Non-Hispanic 830 585 68.4 63.6-72.8 144 18.8 15.1-23.3 21 2.4 1.4- 4.0 5 1.7 0.5- 5.1 75 8.7 6.6-11.5
AGE
25-34 11 4 36.8 11.4-72.4 3 43.1 14.1-77.7 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 4 20.2 6.2-48.9
35-44 63 35 55.3 40.1-69.6 18 30.2 17.6-46.6 2 2.7 0.5-12.9 0 0.0 . - . 8 11.8 5.1-25.3
45-54 128 86 63.0 50.7-73.7 28 27.7 17.6-40.7 5 2.7 0.9- 7.7 0 0.0 . - . 9 6.7 3.3-13.1
55-64 243 167 69.9 61.2-77.3 47 17.2 12.0-24.0 5 1.7 0.6- 4.5 1 3.1 0.5-18.8 23 8.1 4.9-12.9
65-74 241 182 76.2 68.8-82.2 34 11.7 7.8-17.2 6 4.1 1.6-10.2 0 0.0 . - . 19 8.1 4.7-13.5
75+ 158 116 74.8 65.4-82.3 21 11.8 6.8-19.8 3 1.0 0.3- 3.1 4 4.5 1.6-11.8 14 7.9 4.3-14.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 166 125 69.5 56.8-79.8 20 15.1 6.9-29.9 3 2.1 0.5- 8.0 2 2.6 0.6- 9.8 16 10.7 6.0-18.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 286 209 71.8 63.6-78.9 51 20.2 13.8-28.5 4 0.9 0.3- 3.2 1 0.3 0.0- 2.1 21 6.8 3.9-11.5
Some Post-H.S. 205 136 61.9 52.1-70.9 38 23.4 15.5-33.7 10 5.2 2.4-10.6 1 0.8 0.1- 5.8 20 8.7 5.1-14.3
College Graduate 188 121 63.4 52.8-72.8 42 20.9 13.9-30.1 4 1.1 0.4- 3.3 1 3.7 0.5-21.8 20 10.9 6.1-18.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 141 108 74.7 59.8-85.4 23 19.2 9.3-35.4 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.7 0.1- 4.6 9 5.5 2.5-11.7
$15,000- 24,999 185 135 70.9 59.2-80.3 30 19.8 11.3-32.1 5 1.3 0.5- 3.2 2 2.2 0.6- 8.5 13 5.9 2.8-12.0
$25,000- 34,999 95 64 56.4 41.5-70.2 18 28.0 15.1-45.9 4 4.8 1.6-13.3 0 0.0 . - . 9 10.8 5.3-21.0
$35,000- 49,999 107 62 61.1 48.3-72.4 29 26.8 16.8-39.8 1 0.4 0.1- 2.9 0 0.0 . - . 15 11.8 6.5-20.4
$50,000-74,999 91 63 68.9 56.2-79.2 15 16.5 9.5-27.2 6 5.9 2.3-14.2 0 0.0 . - . 7 8.8 3.3-21.2
$75,000+ 102 74 66.4 53.3-77.5 15 18.8 10.2-32.0 3 3.2 0.8-11.7 0 0.0 . - . 10 11.5 5.6-22.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 490 353 70.6 64.1-76.3 89 21.4 16.0-28.1 11 1.7 0.8- 3.6 2 0.8 0.2- 3.0 35 5.6 3.8- 8.1
No 344 232 62.4 54.7-69.4 62 19.7 14.1-26.8 8 2.8 1.2- 6.2 2 2.6 0.5-11.5 40 12.6 8.5-18.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 154 113 73.0 63.6-80.7 18 11.1 6.3-18.7 1 1.0 0.1- 7.0 4 4.4 1.6-11.6 18 10.4 6.0-17.4
Non-Veteran 694 480 65.7 60.2-70.8 134 22.2 17.6-27.7 20 2.5 1.4- 4.4 1 1.0 0.1- 6.9 59 8.5 6.2-11.6

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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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