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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 2,074 121 7.4 5.8- 9.3 144 8.0 6.4-10.0 1,567 73.3 70.5-75.9 242 11.3 9.6-13.3
No 333 21 6.6 3.8-11.1 27 9.6 6.2-14.7 235 65.6 58.7-72.0 50 18.1 13.2-24.4
Body Mass Index
Underweight 37 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 596 32 6.4 4.0-10.1 37 6.6 4.3-10.1 430 71.9 66.6-76.6 97 15.2 11.7-19.4
Overweight 864 51 6.6 4.6- 9.4 53 7.3 5.3-10.0 652 72.5 68.1-76.5 108 13.6 10.5-17.3
Obese 783 50 9.0 6.3-12.7 65 8.7 6.4-11.8 609 74.1 69.5-78.1 59 8.2 6.0-11.2
Current Smoker
No 2,043 122 7.4 5.9- 9.3 136 7.6 6.1- 9.5 1,529 72.1 69.2-74.7 256 12.9 11.0-15.0
Yes 364 19 6.0 3.4-10.4 35 11.7 7.7-17.2 276 72.5 65.6-78.4 34 9.8 6.2-15.3
History of CVD**
Yes 388 27 8.9 5.4-14.2 30 9.3 6.0-14.1 307 78.2 71.9-83.3 24 3.6 2.1- 6.3
No 2,000 113 7.0 5.5- 8.8 140 8.2 6.6-10.1 1,485 71.2 68.3-73.9 262 13.7 11.7-15.9
Binge Drinker
No 2,193 122 7.1 5.6- 8.9 150 7.8 6.3- 9.7 1,651 72.1 69.3-74.7 270 13.0 11.1-15.1
Yes 168 15 8.8 4.9-15.3 15 9.8 5.5-16.9 123 71.7 62.6-79.3 *** *** ***
Heavy Drinker
No 2,278 131 7.2 5.7- 8.9 161 8.1 6.6- 9.9 1,709 72.1 69.4-74.6 277 12.7 10.9-14.7
Yes 80 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
COPD
Yes 259 *** *** *** *** *** *** 203 77.6 70.0-83.7 27 10.0 6.0-16.2
No 2,143 127 7.3 5.8- 9.1 156 8.6 7.0-10.5 1,596 71.4 68.6-74.0 264 12.8 11.0-14.9
Current Asthma
Yes 225 *** *** *** *** *** *** 160 65.7 56.0-74.2 30 14.4 9.0-22.2
No 2,178 127 7.1 5.7- 9.0 150 7.8 6.3- 9.5 1,640 72.7 70.0-75.2 261 12.4 10.6-14.5
Diabetes
Yes 433 33 7.7 4.8-12.3 27 5.3 3.2- 8.6 334 77.7 71.9-82.7 39 9.2 6.1-13.8
No 1,981 109 7.1 5.6- 9.0 144 8.8 7.1-10.9 1,476 71.0 68.1-73.7 252 13.1 11.1-15.3
Disability
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

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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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