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2011 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 Less than once a week Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,473 1,087 76.5 72.9-79.7 211 12.1 9.7-14.9 47 3.6 2.3- 5.5 128 7.9 6.0-10.3
GENDER
Male 583 428 77.6 72.0-82.3 85 10.8 7.5-15.4 21 5.0 2.8- 8.9 49 6.5 4.3- 9.7
Female 890 659 75.5 70.7-79.8 126 13.1 10.1-17.0 26 2.4 1.4- 4.0 79 9.0 6.2-12.9
RACE
White 1,042 754 76.0 71.9-79.7 153 12.3 9.5-15.6 36 2.9 1.9- 4.5 99 8.8 6.6-11.6
African American 336 272 80.6 72.4-86.8 38 8.8 5.3-14.2 *** *** *** 18 6.2 2.7-13.6
Native American 50 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other Minorities 38 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 45 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
-English Speaking 28 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
-Spanish Speaking 17 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,421 1,054 77.5 73.9-80.6 201 11.4 9.1-14.1 45 3.3 2.2- 5.1 121 7.8 5.9-10.3
AGE
18-34 19 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 60 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 202 154 80.2 72.0-86.5 27 11.3 6.7-18.4 *** *** *** 12 4.1 1.8- 9.1
55-64 407 317 83.5 77.7-88.0 45 8.6 5.3-13.5 15 2.6 1.4- 5.0 30 5.3 3.0- 9.3
65-74 433 312 76.7 71.0-81.6 76 13.1 9.9-17.2 *** *** *** 38 8.4 5.3-13.0
75+ 336 246 73.8 64.5-81.3 46 15.9 9.2-26.0 12 3.7 1.8- 7.3 32 6.7 4.3-10.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 304 226 74.7 66.5-81.4 43 14.3 9.0-21.9 *** *** *** 26 8.0 4.7-13.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 496 369 77.3 70.5-83.0 60 9.4 6.2-14.0 18 3.7 2.0- 7.0 49 9.5 5.5-15.9
Some Post-H.S. 364 277 80.5 74.5-85.3 52 9.2 6.6-12.7 16 5.1 2.4-10.5 19 5.3 3.0- 9.0
College Graduate 305 212 69.7 61.1-77.1 55 19.3 12.8-28.1 *** *** *** 34 9.5 6.1-14.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 284 215 76.4 66.9-83.9 41 13.0 8.1-20.2 *** *** *** 19 8.4 3.6-18.6
$15,000- 24,999 292 218 75.8 66.0-83.4 39 15.2 8.7-25.3 11 4.4 1.9-10.0 24 4.6 2.5- 8.3
$25,000- 34,999 172 125 73.8 62.1-82.8 24 11.0 6.5-18.0 *** *** *** 17 6.2 3.4-10.9
$35,000- 49,999 175 136 83.1 73.9-89.5 20 6.6 3.5-12.2 *** *** *** 13 9.0 4.3-17.9
$50,000-74,999 129 *** *** *** 25 15.4 9.1-24.7 *** *** *** 13 14.9 7.9-26.3
$75,000+ 143 100 75.1 63.5-83.9 26 14.8 8.0-25.8 *** *** *** 13 7.7 3.4-16.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 765 582 79.2 74.4-83.2 104 11.3 8.4-15.0 22 3.1 1.5- 6.1 57 6.5 4.3- 9.5
No 646 460 73.7 67.8-78.8 100 13.3 9.6-18.1 24 4.4 2.6- 7.5 62 8.6 5.7-12.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 278 205 79.1 71.6-85.0 43 10.7 6.5-17.2 *** *** *** 24 6.7 4.1-10.8
Non-Veteran 1,195 882 75.9 71.8-79.6 168 12.4 9.7-15.6 41 3.6 2.3- 5.8 104 8.1 5.9-11.0

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*Asked of respondents with doctor-diagnosed diabetes. Respondents who reported having no feet excluded from this table.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2011 are NOT comparable to previous years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2011 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).

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