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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.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,915 2,593 59.4 57.2-61.6 1,322 40.6 38.4-42.8
GENDER
Male 1,478 909 55.8 52.5-59.1 569 44.2 40.9-47.5
Female 2,437 1,684 62.7 59.8-65.5 753 37.3 34.5-40.2
Have Health Insurance
Yes 3,320 2,223 60.2 57.7-62.5 1,097 39.8 37.5-42.3
No 574 358 57.1 51.9-62.1 216 42.9 37.9-48.1
Body Mass Index
Underweight 62 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,114 642 48.0 43.9-52.2 472 52.0 47.8-56.1
Overweight 1,354 912 62.0 58.4-65.5 442 38.0 34.5-41.6
Obese 1,140 840 68.2 64.3-71.9 300 31.8 28.1-35.7
Current Smoker
No 3,228 2,196 61.4 59.0-63.8 1,032 38.6 36.2-41.0
Yes 674 387 51.1 46.1-56.2 287 48.9 43.8-53.9
History of CVD**
Yes 524 419 77.8 72.6-82.3 105 22.2 17.7-27.4
No 3,348 2,142 57.3 55.0-59.6 1,206 42.7 40.4-45.0
Binge Drinker
No 3,471 2,356 61.4 59.0-63.7 1,115 38.6 36.3-41.0
Yes 341 175 46.6 40.2-53.2 166 53.4 46.8-59.8
Heavy Drinker
No 3,648 2,444 59.9 57.7-62.2 1,204 40.1 37.8-42.3
Yes 157 84 50.6 40.4-60.7 73 49.4 39.3-59.6
COPD
Yes 393 284 68.4 61.4-74.7 109 31.6 25.3-38.6
No 3,502 2,294 58.7 56.4-61.0 1,208 41.3 39.0-43.6
Current Asthma
Yes 323 238 68.3 60.4-75.3 85 31.7 24.7-39.6
No 3,572 2,340 58.5 56.2-60.7 1,232 41.5 39.3-43.8
Diabetes
Yes 590 474 80.5 76.0-84.4 116 19.5 15.6-24.0
No 3,323 2,117 56.8 54.4-59.1 1,206 43.2 40.9-45.6
Disability
Yes 1,175 854 67.0 63.0-70.8 321 33.0 29.2-37.0
No 2,719 1,724 56.9 54.4-59.5 995 43.1 40.5-45.6

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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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