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2013 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 1,262 985 78.9 75.7-81.7 131 9.7 7.8-12.1 39 3.0 1.9- 4.5 107 8.4 6.7-10.6
GENDER
Male 503 371 75.6 70.6-80.0 61 10.5 7.7-14.3 22 4.3 2.6- 6.9 49 9.6 6.8-13.3
Female 759 614 81.9 77.9-85.4 70 9.0 6.5-12.3 17 1.7 0.8- 3.7 58 7.4 5.4-10.1
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 766 585 79.1 75.3-82.5 83 9.9 7.6-13.0 23 2.4 1.4- 4.0 75 8.6 6.5-11.2
Non-Hispanic Black 339 285 83.5 77.3-88.2 28 8.5 5.1-13.9 *** *** *** 18 6.1 3.4-10.6
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 87 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 30 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 32 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 18 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 67 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 173 137 79.6 71.0-86.2 16 8.1 4.3-14.9 *** *** *** 16 8.6 5.0-14.4
55-64 328 270 81.4 75.2-86.3 35 10.5 7.0-15.4 *** *** *** 16 5.7 3.2-10.2
65-74 387 296 77.7 71.8-82.7 37 8.0 5.1-12.3 19 4.7 2.8- 7.9 35 9.5 6.3-14.3
75+ 277 209 76.5 69.2-82.4 29 9.2 5.5-15.1 *** *** *** 32 11.6 7.5-17.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 271 211 79.4 72.4-85.0 29 10.2 6.3-16.0 *** *** *** 27 9.1 5.6-14.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 414 323 76.7 70.8-81.6 43 10.8 7.4-15.4 14 2.9 1.5- 5.5 34 9.7 6.5-14.2
Some Post-H.S. 334 281 85.6 80.0-89.8 27 7.6 4.6-12.1 *** *** *** 20 5.2 3.0- 8.8
College Graduate 241 168 68.1 59.7-75.5 32 11.4 7.2-17.7 15 8.7 4.5-16.2 26 11.7 7.5-17.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 247 195 76.9 68.8-83.4 29 13.2 8.1-20.7 *** *** *** 15 5.6 3.0-10.1
$15,000- 24,999 280 214 77.4 70.1-83.4 29 9.5 5.8-15.2 *** *** *** 28 10.8 6.7-17.0
$25,000- 34,999 134 109 81.7 71.1-89.0 15 9.6 4.8-18.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 134 101 78.9 68.8-86.4 16 8.7 4.6-15.9 *** *** *** 13 8.9 4.4-17.1
$50,000-74,999 91 66 80.3 69.7-87.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** 12 8.9 4.6-16.4
$75,000+ 107 79 74.8 63.8-83.3 12 10.1 4.9-19.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 650 530 81.7 77.4-85.3 63 9.9 7.2-13.5 13 1.8 1.0- 3.5 44 6.6 4.5- 9.6
No 598 446 76.7 72.0-80.8 67 9.6 7.0-13.1 25 3.9 2.3- 6.6 60 9.8 7.2-13.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 223 173 79.7 72.5-85.4 22 7.2 4.3-11.8 11 6.0 3.0-11.8 17 7.1 3.9-12.4
Non-Veteran 1,038 811 78.7 75.1-81.8 109 10.3 8.1-13.1 28 2.2 1.3- 3.7 90 8.8 6.8-11.2
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 732 584 81.6 77.6-85.0 70 8.3 6.0-11.3 20 1.9 1.1- 3.4 58 8.2 6.0-11.2
No 530 401 75.0 69.9-79.6 61 11.8 8.6-16.0 19 4.4 2.5- 7.6 49 8.8 6.2-12.3

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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 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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