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2009 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 1,682 1,253 72.5 67.9-76.6 245 14.1 11.6-17.0 39 2.5 1.6- 3.8 12 0.7 0.4- 1.5 133 10.2 6.8-15.1
GENDER
Male 671 496 75.6 70.6-80.0 99 12.2 9.3-16.0 14 2.2 1.1- 4.2 10 1.4 0.6- 3.0 52 8.5 5.8-12.4
Female 1,011 757 69.8 62.7-76.1 146 15.6 11.9-20.2 25 2.8 1.6- 4.8 2 0.1 0.0- 0.7 81 11.7 6.3-20.5
RACE
White 1,187 875 73.3 69.3-76.8 175 12.7 10.3-15.5 31 3.6 2.2- 5.6 9 0.8 0.4- 1.7 97 9.7 7.3-12.8
African American 376 286 70.3 58.3-80.0 59 16.2 11.0-23.4 6 0.9 0.3- 2.2 0 0.0 . - . 25 12.6 4.8-29.3
Asian 3 3 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Native American 69 56 87.8 76.8-94.0 5 5.1 1.6-15.5 2 0.9 0.2- 4.1 1 1.2 0.2- 8.0 5 5.0 1.9-12.5
Other Minorities 33 24 72.1 40.1-90.8 4 23.5 6.4-58.3 0 0.0 . - . 1 1.1 0.1- 8.1 4 3.3 1.0-10.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 32 22 64.4 35.4-85.7 5 24.3 7.1-57.4 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 5 11.4 2.6-37.7
-English Speaking 16 11 66.6 29.8-90.3 3 16.3 3.6-50.7 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 2 17.1 2.7-60.2
-Spanish Speaking 16 11 62.0 21.6-90.6 2 33.0 6.3-78.2 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 3 5.0 1.2-18.6
Non-Hispanic 1,645 1,228 72.8 68.2-76.9 239 13.7 11.3-16.5 39 2.6 1.7- 4.0 12 0.7 0.4- 1.5 127 10.2 6.7-15.2
AGE
18-24 4 2 27.5 3.2-81.3 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 2 72.5 18.7-96.8
25-34 29 19 60.0 34.7-80.9 6 28.4 10.4-57.8 2 5.4 1.3-20.2 0 0.0 . - . 2 6.1 1.0-28.8
35-44 88 61 69.4 54.4-81.2 10 18.2 8.3-35.4 5 4.4 1.5-12.3 1 0.8 0.1- 5.7 11 7.1 3.5-14.0
45-54 232 185 78.9 70.6-85.4 26 11.1 6.6-18.1 4 1.9 0.7- 5.2 1 0.7 0.1- 4.8 16 7.4 3.8-14.2
55-64 490 366 75.9 70.0-80.9 75 14.5 10.5-19.6 13 2.9 1.4- 6.1 4 0.6 0.2- 1.6 32 6.1 3.8- 9.7
65-74 503 376 73.1 66.6-78.8 77 13.0 9.5-17.4 10 2.6 1.0- 6.7 1 0.5 0.1- 3.4 39 10.8 6.6-17.0
75+ 328 238 71.6 62.6-79.1 50 15.6 9.8-23.8 5 1.0 0.4- 2.5 5 1.7 0.4- 6.2 30 10.3 6.2-16.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 381 291 76.4 68.1-83.0 50 12.1 7.4-19.3 3 1.2 0.3- 4.1 4 1.3 0.4- 4.5 33 9.0 5.3-14.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 579 436 69.5 59.5-78.0 83 13.0 8.9-18.4 11 2.4 1.0- 5.3 3 0.5 0.1- 2.0 46 14.6 7.1-27.7
Some Post-H.S. 408 313 77.0 70.2-82.7 52 12.3 8.0-18.3 12 3.2 1.5- 6.7 2 0.3 0.1- 1.5 29 7.2 4.1-12.1
College Graduate 306 208 67.3 59.4-74.3 60 21.4 15.6-28.6 13 3.5 1.7- 7.0 2 0.8 0.2- 3.7 23 7.0 3.7-12.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 318 251 79.1 70.5-85.7 37 11.5 6.4-19.6 3 1.0 0.3- 4.1 2 0.7 0.2- 3.0 25 7.7 4.3-13.2
$15,000- 24,999 347 257 68.9 59.6-76.9 59 19.8 12.7-29.4 6 1.4 0.5- 3.9 5 1.9 0.6- 5.8 20 8.1 4.3-14.7
$25,000- 34,999 175 126 79.3 71.2-85.6 31 12.3 8.0-18.6 5 4.0 1.5-10.3 0 0.0 . - . 13 4.4 2.2- 8.5
$35,000- 49,999 204 151 75.4 66.3-82.7 30 11.9 7.6-18.0 6 1.3 0.5- 3.5 0 0.0 . - . 17 11.5 6.1-20.6
$50,000-74,999 179 138 76.6 65.9-84.7 23 14.7 8.1-25.1 8 3.8 1.5- 9.4 0 0.0 . - . 10 5.0 2.0-12.0
$75,000+ 177 126 67.1 56.4-76.4 28 16.0 9.9-24.8 6 4.4 1.5-12.0 2 0.8 0.2- 3.2 15 11.7 5.8-22.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,020 765 73.9 69.5-77.9 149 13.6 10.8-17.2 26 3.2 1.9- 5.4 6 0.8 0.3- 2.1 74 8.4 6.0-11.5
No 592 442 71.2 61.9-79.0 84 14.2 10.0-19.9 12 1.5 0.8- 3.2 4 0.6 0.2- 1.7 50 12.5 5.9-24.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 291 227 79.8 72.2-85.7 37 9.6 6.1-14.8 4 2.2 0.7- 7.1 4 1.1 0.3- 3.6 19 7.3 3.7-13.8
Non-Veteran 1,236 910 71.2 65.5-76.3 194 15.1 12.0-18.8 29 2.4 1.4- 3.9 6 0.6 0.2- 1.5 97 10.8 6.6-17.4

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*Respondents who reported having no feet excluded for this table.

^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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