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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Sodium or Salt-Related Behavior--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

Has a doctor or other health professional ever advised you to reduce sodium or salt intake?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,898 1,231 25.4 23.7-27.1 2,667 74.6 72.9-76.3
GENDER
Male 1,473 432 23.7 21.2-26.4 1,041 76.3 73.6-78.8
Female 2,425 799 26.9 24.6-29.2 1,626 73.1 70.8-75.4
Have Health Insurance
Yes 3,306 1,082 26.3 24.4-28.3 2,224 73.7 71.7-75.6
No 571 145 22.4 18.6-26.7 426 77.6 73.3-81.4
Body Mass Index
Underweight 62 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,114 235 16.5 13.9-19.5 879 83.5 80.5-86.1
Overweight 1,341 415 25.2 22.4-28.3 926 74.8 71.7-77.6
Obese 1,135 497 36.7 33.1-40.4 638 63.3 59.6-66.9
Current Smoker
No 3,212 1,063 26.9 25.0-29.0 2,149 73.1 71.0-75.0
Yes 673 165 19.3 15.9-23.3 508 80.7 76.7-84.1
History of CVD**
Yes 520 307 53.8 48.0-59.5 213 46.2 40.5-52.0
No 3,337 906 22.3 20.6-24.1 2,431 77.7 75.9-79.4
Binge Drinker
No 3,454 1,127 26.8 24.9-28.8 2,327 73.2 71.2-75.1
Yes 340 67 15.2 11.3-20.0 273 84.8 80.0-88.7
Heavy Drinker
No 3,631 1,162 25.9 24.1-27.7 2,469 74.1 72.3-75.9
Yes 156 28 13.3 8.3-20.6 128 86.7 79.4-91.7
COPD
Yes 391 180 43.2 36.6-50.0 211 56.8 50.0-63.4
No 3,488 1,040 23.9 22.1-25.7 2,448 76.1 74.3-77.9
Current Asthma
Yes 322 139 36.6 29.8-43.8 183 63.4 56.2-70.2
No 3,556 1,082 24.2 22.5-26.1 2,474 75.8 73.9-77.5
Diabetes
Yes 586 344 54.8 49.3-60.3 242 45.2 39.7-50.7
No 3,310 886 21.7 20.0-23.5 2,424 78.3 76.5-80.0
Disability
Yes 1,166 540 41.2 37.4-45.1 626 58.8 54.9-62.6
No 2,710 685 20.5 18.7-22.5 2,025 79.5 77.5-81.3

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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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