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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Sodium or Salt-Related Behavior-Whites

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%)
North Carolina 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
-Whites 1,587 78 5.9 4.5- 7.7 109 8.4 6.6-10.7 1,218 75.0 71.9-77.8 182 10.7 8.9-12.9
GENDER
Male 583 28 5.8 3.7- 8.9 38 7.6 5.3-10.8 465 78.1 73.6-82.1 52 8.5 6.0-11.8
Female 1,004 50 6.0 4.2- 8.5 71 9.1 6.5-12.5 753 72.4 68.2-76.2 130 12.6 10.0-15.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 32 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,553 76 6.0 4.5- 7.9 106 8.3 6.5-10.6 1,192 74.8 71.7-77.7 179 10.9 9.0-13.1
AGE
18-34 116 *** *** *** 17 15.7 9.0-26.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 169 *** *** *** *** *** *** 126 70.8 61.7-78.6 20 15.8 9.7-24.7
45-54 258 *** *** *** 22 9.2 5.8-14.4 201 77.9 71.2-83.5 23 7.1 4.3-11.3
55-64 348 17 5.5 3.2- 9.1 *** *** *** 278 81.5 76.2-85.9 35 8.4 5.6-12.4
65-74 384 17 4.3 2.4- 7.3 23 7.5 4.6-12.1 307 79.2 73.6-83.8 37 9.1 6.2-13.0
75+ 302 *** *** *** 16 6.9 3.8-12.2 222 71.0 63.7-77.4 51 18.4 13.1-25.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 166 *** *** *** 15 13.5 7.7-22.6 *** *** *** 22 17.1 10.1-27.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 431 25 5.9 3.6- 9.7 25 4.8 2.9- 7.8 328 77.1 71.5-81.8 53 12.1 8.6-16.8
Some Post-H.S. 487 22 6.6 4.0-10.6 35 8.1 5.5-11.7 378 76.5 71.3-81.0 52 8.8 6.3-12.2
College Graduate 501 20 4.4 2.6- 7.2 34 9.5 5.8-15.2 394 77.4 71.7-82.3 53 8.7 6.3-12.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 166 *** *** *** *** *** *** 128 70.8 59.7-79.9 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 263 *** *** *** *** *** *** 214 79.4 71.7-85.5 25 9.7 5.8-15.7
$25,000- 34,999 145 *** *** *** *** *** *** 110 76.8 66.6-84.6 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 203 *** *** *** *** *** *** 157 73.6 63.4-81.8 23 10.0 6.0-16.1
$50,000- 74,999 185 *** *** *** *** *** *** 147 81.6 74.3-87.2 20 7.8 4.6-12.7
$75,000+ 318 19 8.7 5.1-14.4 26 10.1 6.5-15.3 236 71.8 64.9-77.9 37 9.4 6.1-14.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 522 29 6.0 3.7- 9.6 35 8.2 5.5-11.9 405 75.3 69.8-80.1 53 10.5 7.2-15.0
No 1,057 49 5.9 4.2- 8.2 73 8.2 6.0-11.0 807 75.1 71.4-78.5 128 10.8 8.7-13.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 240 *** *** *** 15 6.2 3.6-10.7 189 82.1 75.7-87.1 27 8.1 5.0-12.8
Non-Veteran 1,347 69 6.3 4.7- 8.4 94 8.8 6.8-11.4 1,029 73.7 70.3-76.9 155 11.2 9.1-13.6
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 815 42 6.8 4.7- 9.6 51 6.2 4.4- 8.7 617 74.7 70.6-78.4 105 12.3 9.7-15.5
No 772 36 4.9 3.1- 7.4 58 11.0 7.9-15.1 601 75.3 70.6-79.4 77 8.9 6.5-12.0

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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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