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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Sodium or Salt-Related Behavior

How many days, weeks, months, or years have you been watching or reducing
your sodium or salt intake?*

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  Total
Respond.^
1+ times a day 1+ times a week 1+ times a month All my life
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,416 142 7.2 5.8- 8.9 171 8.3 6.8-10.1 1,811 72.0 69.3-74.4 292 12.5 10.8-14.5
GENDER
Male 854 44 5.7 3.9- 8.3 58 7.7 5.7-10.3 657 74.9 70.8-78.6 95 11.7 9.0-15.0
Female 1,562 98 8.3 6.4-10.8 113 8.8 6.8-11.3 1,154 69.6 66.2-72.9 197 13.2 11.0-15.7
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 1,543 75 5.9 4.5- 7.8 105 8.4 6.5-10.7 1,185 74.8 71.7-77.7 178 11.0 9.1-13.2
Non-Hispanic Black 558 49 11.5 8.0-16.2 46 9.7 6.6-13.9 404 68.2 62.4-73.4 59 10.7 7.6-14.7
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 113 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 65 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 111 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 220 17 8.4 4.9-14.0 34 15.4 10.4-22.2 142 63.6 55.8-70.8 27 12.5 8.2-18.6
35-44 300 23 9.6 5.8-15.5 26 7.2 4.5-11.5 203 63.9 56.6-70.6 48 19.2 13.9-26.0
45-54 419 27 7.2 4.6-11.1 31 8.0 5.2-11.9 324 77.3 71.9-81.9 37 7.6 5.2-10.9
55-64 546 31 6.5 4.3- 9.7 32 4.7 2.9- 7.5 424 78.3 73.6-82.3 59 10.5 7.7-14.2
65-74 524 22 4.5 2.7- 7.5 29 6.8 4.3-10.5 421 79.2 74.2-83.4 52 9.5 6.8-13.2
75+ 385 22 5.5 3.0- 9.9 19 6.1 3.5-10.4 280 69.9 63.2-75.9 64 18.4 13.6-24.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 329 27 8.2 4.9-13.6 25 8.9 5.5-14.2 230 63.0 55.3-70.1 47 19.8 14.1-27.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 704 45 7.8 5.5-11.0 47 7.0 4.8-10.1 526 73.0 68.4-77.2 86 12.2 9.3-15.7
Some Post-H.S. 706 37 7.0 4.6-10.5 55 9.1 6.5-12.5 534 73.0 68.3-77.3 80 10.9 8.2-14.3
College Graduate 675 33 6.0 3.8- 9.4 44 8.3 5.3-12.6 521 76.2 71.3-80.5 77 9.5 7.3-12.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 326 19 4.9 2.5- 9.4 28 8.7 5.4-13.9 244 71.7 64.1-78.3 35 14.6 9.6-21.7
$15,000- 24,999 474 32 7.2 4.5-11.2 28 7.6 4.7-12.0 362 72.8 66.9-78.0 52 12.5 9.1-16.9
$25,000- 34,999 244 16 7.3 4.1-12.5 20 6.9 3.9-12.1 182 71.1 62.6-78.4 26 14.7 9.1-22.9
$35,000- 49,999 289 17 8.9 4.8-15.9 16 8.9 4.4-17.3 220 70.6 61.8-78.1 36 11.7 7.4-18.0
$50,000-74,999 242 15 7.3 4.1-12.7 11 4.2 2.0- 8.6 184 77.1 70.1-82.8 32 11.4 7.6-16.7
$75,000+ 396 26 8.9 5.5-14.2 30 8.9 5.9-13.2 297 73.3 67.1-78.7 43 8.9 6.0-13.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 776 49 6.7 4.6- 9.8 57 8.4 6.0-11.6 596 75.4 70.9-79.5 74 9.5 6.9-12.9
No 1,626 93 7.4 5.8- 9.6 113 8.1 6.4-10.2 1,205 70.8 67.7-73.8 215 13.6 11.5-16.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 324 17 5.3 2.9- 9.5 21 5.6 3.4- 9.0 249 80.1 74.4-84.8 37 9.1 6.0-13.4
Non-Veteran 2,092 125 7.5 5.9- 9.4 150 8.7 7.1-10.7 1,562 70.7 67.8-73.5 255 13.1 11.1-15.3
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,277 81 7.8 5.8-10.3 86 6.9 5.2- 9.1 947 72.2 68.6-75.5 163 13.2 10.8-16.1
No 1,139 61 6.6 4.7- 9.0 85 9.9 7.6-13.0 864 71.7 67.8-75.3 129 11.8 9.4-14.7

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*Asked of those who are currently watching or reducing their salt intake.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2013 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2013 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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