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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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%)
North Carolina 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
-Western NC 359 67 20.4 15.6-26.2 96 30.3 24.2-37.3 101 26.4 21.0-32.7 95 22.8 18.0-28.4
GENDER
Male 152 39 27.0 19.2-36.4 43 27.0 19.7-35.8 37 24.3 16.6-34.1 33 21.7 15.0-30.4
Female 207 28 14.2 9.3-21.1 53 33.5 24.3-44.1 64 28.4 21.1-37.0 62 23.9 17.6-31.6
RACE
White 320 61 20.4 15.5-26.4 88 31.0 24.5-38.4 86 25.6 20.0-32.1 85 23.0 17.9-28.9
African American 17 3 24.7 6.5-60.9 4 19.1 5.9-47.0 5 39.4 15.0-70.5 5 16.8 5.8-39.7
Other Minorities 21 3 14.6 4.0-41.2 4 34.9 11.3-69.4 10 26.7 11.3-51.0 4 23.7 7.0-56.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 5 1 28.4 4.0-79.0 3 64.3 19.4-93.1 1 7.3 0.9-41.9 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Hispanic 352 66 20.3 15.5-26.1 92 29.4 23.2-36.4 99 26.9 21.3-33.3 95 23.4 18.5-29.2
AGE
25-34 10 2 19.5 4.8-54.0 4 45.6 18.0-76.2 1 4.9 0.6-29.0 3 30.0 9.2-64.5
35-44 12 5 36.2 13.5-67.5 3 26.4 7.8-60.6 1 14.0 2.0-56.4 3 23.3 6.4-57.5
45-54 58 11 18.1 9.2-32.5 17 36.5 21.7-54.4 14 19.4 9.8-34.9 16 26.0 14.5-42.2
55-64 99 24 28.8 18.8-41.4 24 22.5 14.7-32.9 26 24.5 15.6-36.2 25 24.2 16.0-34.8
65-74 94 16 17.7 9.9-29.6 23 30.1 18.0-45.7 28 30.1 19.3-43.7 27 22.1 14.4-32.5
75+ 85 8 10.2 5.0-19.7 25 30.1 19.4-43.4 31 42.8 29.8-56.9 21 16.9 10.4-26.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 75 7 14.3 5.7-31.8 14 28.4 15.2-46.8 29 31.2 19.6-45.7 25 26.0 15.8-39.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 130 26 18.3 12.0-26.9 32 23.5 15.4-34.2 36 29.5 20.1-41.0 36 28.7 20.0-39.4
Some Post-H.S. 97 21 27.3 17.2-40.4 28 33.9 21.9-48.3 22 18.3 10.2-30.6 26 20.5 12.9-31.2
College Graduate 56 13 21.7 12.3-35.4 22 42.8 28.6-58.3 13 25.5 14.5-41.0 8 10.0 4.5-20.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 87 10 16.0 6.9-33.0 26 26.7 16.7-40.0 24 31.8 19.0-48.2 27 25.4 15.9-37.9
$15,000- 24,999 75 12 17.0 9.5-28.4 20 30.4 19.4-44.2 16 21.3 12.4-34.2 27 31.3 21.1-43.8
$25,000- 34,999 43 9 28.7 14.3-49.4 10 22.9 11.1-41.5 13 24.7 13.6-40.6 11 23.6 12.0-41.3
$35,000- 49,999 46 10 22.2 10.9-39.9 14 42.0 24.2-62.2 12 16.1 7.7-30.6 10 19.7 9.0-37.8
$50,000-74,999 33 9 27.8 14.2-47.2 6 21.0 8.7-42.5 11 30.1 15.4-50.5 7 21.1 9.4-40.9
$75,000+ 19 4 11.2 3.5-30.4 6 22.3 8.3-47.9 6 38.9 13.9-71.5 3 27.6 7.3-64.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 223 37 19.3 13.3-27.2 52 24.4 17.9-32.3 73 32.4 24.9-40.9 61 23.9 17.8-31.3
No 130 29 22.5 15.1-32.1 44 41.0 29.9-53.0 25 17.2 10.6-26.6 32 19.3 13.0-27.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 76 20 28.3 17.8-41.8 26 33.9 22.7-47.4 15 19.1 9.9-33.6 15 18.7 10.9-30.2
Non-Veteran 283 47 18.2 13.1-24.7 70 29.3 22.3-37.6 86 28.5 22.2-35.7 80 24.0 18.4-30.6

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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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