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2012 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 per week Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,505 1,127 73.2 70.0-76.1 157 11.4 9.3-13.8 56 3.5 2.5- 4.9 165 12.0 9.8-14.5
GENDER
Male 621 446 69.9 65.0-74.3 69 13.7 10.4-17.9 23 3.4 2.1- 5.6 83 13.0 10.1-16.6
Female 884 681 76.5 72.3-80.2 88 9.0 7.0-11.5 33 3.6 2.3- 5.7 82 10.9 8.0-14.7
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 959 717 73.3 69.3-76.9 107 12.7 10.0-15.8 26 2.2 1.4- 3.3 109 11.9 9.2-15.2
Non-Hispanic Black 383 294 74.8 68.5-80.2 36 10.7 7.1-15.7 20 5.6 3.2- 9.7 33 8.9 5.8-13.5
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 81 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 27 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 46 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 46 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 83 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 226 167 72.8 64.9-79.5 26 12.2 7.7-18.9 *** *** *** 24 12.5 7.9-19.3
55-64 385 295 77.6 72.1-82.3 46 12.4 8.8-17.1 *** *** *** 31 7.9 5.2-11.8
65-74 456 355 79.1 73.8-83.6 41 7.3 5.1-10.5 *** *** *** 42 9.0 5.9-13.4
75+ 294 214 70.6 62.8-77.3 27 11.7 7.1-18.6 *** *** *** 46 16.1 10.9-23.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 291 223 73.6 66.1-79.9 19 8.9 5.1-15.0 *** *** *** 36 13.3 8.9-19.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 487 351 68.8 63.0-74.0 58 13.4 9.7-18.2 *** *** *** 64 14.6 10.8-19.3
Some Post-H.S. 392 309 77.6 71.4-82.8 41 9.8 6.8-13.9 *** *** *** 30 9.7 5.9-15.5
College Graduate 329 239 72.1 65.4-78.0 39 14.2 9.6-20.6 17 4.1 2.3- 7.3 34 9.6 6.4-14.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 260 202 75.8 68.0-82.3 20 8.4 4.7-14.4 *** *** *** 30 12.5 7.9-19.2
$15,000- 24,999 327 243 71.8 64.7-78.0 30 10.9 7.0-16.7 21 6.8 3.9-11.7 33 10.4 6.5-16.2
$25,000- 34,999 177 137 75.6 66.2-83.0 20 13.5 8.0-21.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 162 118 68.9 58.6-77.6 22 15.7 9.3-25.5 *** *** *** 18 13.7 7.8-22.8
$50,000-74,999 132 90 70.7 60.9-78.9 20 12.6 7.3-20.8 *** *** *** 19 15.1 9.4-23.3
$75,000+ 160 115 74.5 65.8-81.6 25 13.8 8.5-21.6 *** *** *** 16 9.6 5.7-15.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 724 576 77.3 72.9-81.2 65 12.0 9.0-15.8 28 3.1 1.9- 4.9 55 7.6 5.4-10.7
No 765 541 70.5 66.0-74.6 88 10.0 7.6-12.9 27 3.7 2.3- 5.9 109 15.9 12.5-19.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 263 200 77.3 70.5-82.9 29 12.4 8.1-18.5 *** *** *** 26 8.7 5.5-13.5
Non-Veteran 1,242 927 72.2 68.6-75.5 128 11.1 8.9-13.8 48 3.9 2.7- 5.6 139 12.7 10.2-15.6

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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 2012 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2012 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).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

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