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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western NC 356 240 65.6 58.9-71.7 67 20.9 15.7-27.3 8 2.6 1.1- 5.7 3 0.7 0.2- 2.2 38 10.2 7.1-14.6
GENDER
Male 151 90 54.4 44.7-63.7 37 29.0 20.6-39.1 5 4.4 1.7-11.0 3 1.5 0.5- 4.5 16 10.8 6.4-17.8
Female 205 150 76.0 67.5-82.9 30 13.5 8.2-21.3 3 0.9 0.3- 2.8 0 0.0 . - . 22 9.7 5.8-15.8
RACE
White 317 216 66.3 59.3-72.7 59 20.7 15.4-27.3 6 2.4 0.9- 6.0 3 0.8 0.2- 2.4 33 9.8 6.6-14.3
African American 17 14 74.9 36.8-93.9 2 20.7 3.9-63.0 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 1 4.4 0.6-26.4
Other Minorities 21 10 30.7 13.3-56.0 6 29.7 10.6-60.2 1 3.8 0.5-23.8 0 0.0 . - . 4 35.8 11.7-70.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 5 3 46.4 11.3-85.5 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 2 53.6 14.5-88.7
Non-Hispanic 348 236 66.4 59.6-72.5 66 21.3 16.0-27.8 8 2.6 1.2- 5.9 3 0.7 0.2- 2.3 35 9.0 6.1-13.0
AGE
25-34 10 7 81.1 51.6-94.6 1 5.6 0.7-32.1 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 2 13.3 3.0-43.4
35-44 12 7 60.0 29.4-84.4 4 31.6 10.7-64.1 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 1 8.4 1.1-42.1
45-54 56 33 56.1 39.3-71.6 12 27.7 14.8-45.9 1 1.7 0.2-11.5 1 0.9 0.1- 6.0 9 13.6 6.2-27.3
55-64 98 69 73.4 62.7-81.9 17 14.4 8.4-23.4 4 3.7 1.3- 9.9 0 0.0 . - . 8 8.5 4.1-16.9
65-74 93 65 65.1 51.0-77.0 18 22.0 12.4-36.0 3 5.5 1.5-18.9 1 1.1 0.2- 7.3 6 6.2 2.5-14.7
75+ 86 59 65.4 51.1-77.4 14 20.0 10.3-35.4 0 0.0 . - . 1 1.3 0.2- 8.5 12 13.3 6.6-24.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 73 52 69.5 54.0-81.6 10 13.4 6.1-27.1 1 1.0 0.1- 6.9 0 0.0 . - . 10 16.0 7.7-30.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 128 80 57.0 45.8-67.5 29 28.4 18.9-40.3 1 0.4 0.0- 2.5 2 1.5 0.4- 5.9 16 12.7 7.4-21.0
Some Post-H.S. 98 70 72.0 58.7-82.3 15 17.0 8.8-30.2 4 5.5 1.7-16.4 0 0.0 . - . 9 5.5 2.5-11.4
College Graduate 56 38 69.1 53.3-81.5 13 22.5 11.7-38.8 2 4.1 1.0-15.5 1 1.1 0.2- 7.7 2 3.1 0.8-11.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 89 55 51.6 37.3-65.7 16 28.7 16.0-45.9 1 1.7 0.2-11.0 2 2.0 0.5- 8.1 15 16.0 8.8-27.4
$15,000- 24,999 74 54 71.2 57.6-81.8 12 13.4 7.2-23.4 1 1.1 0.1- 7.2 0 0.0 . - . 7 14.4 6.5-29.0
$25,000- 34,999 43 31 68.8 49.1-83.5 8 15.7 6.8-32.1 1 7.4 1.1-37.1 0 0.0 . - . 3 8.0 2.2-25.6
$35,000- 49,999 47 35 74.4 56.1-86.8 7 18.2 7.7-37.2 1 2.4 0.3-15.2 0 0.0 . - . 4 5.0 1.8-13.5
$50,000-74,999 33 18 55.3 36.1-73.0 10 31.0 16.4-50.8 1 1.1 0.2- 7.6 1 2.5 0.3-15.8 3 10.1 3.1-28.2
$75,000+ 18 9 43.3 18.6-71.8 7 45.7 18.1-76.2 1 5.5 0.7-31.5 0 0.0 . - . 1 5.5 0.7-31.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 219 148 63.5 54.6-71.5 40 20.2 13.6-29.1 3 2.2 0.6- 8.0 2 0.7 0.2- 3.0 26 13.3 8.6-20.0
No 130 87 68.0 57.4-77.0 26 22.8 14.9-33.1 5 3.2 1.2- 8.2 1 0.7 0.1- 4.6 11 5.4 2.7-10.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 77 50 55.9 42.1-68.8 18 29.4 17.8-44.5 3 6.5 1.9-20.2 1 1.2 0.2- 7.8 5 7.0 2.9-16.2
Non-Veteran 279 190 68.4 60.9-75.1 49 18.5 13.0-25.5 5 1.4 0.5- 3.6 2 0.6 0.1- 2.3 33 11.2 7.4-16.4

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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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