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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Sodium or Salt-Related Behavior

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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
-Piedmont NC 1,411 76 7.0 5.2- 9.3 105 8.8 6.8-11.3 1,044 70.9 67.3-74.2 186 13.3 11.0-16.0
GENDER
Male 499 23 4.6 2.8- 7.5 37 8.8 6.1-12.7 373 72.9 67.5-77.6 66 13.7 10.2-18.2
Female 912 53 8.8 6.2-12.4 68 8.8 6.1-12.4 671 69.4 64.5-73.8 120 13.0 10.1-16.6
RACE
White 983 46 5.5 3.8- 8.1 76 10.1 7.5-13.5 744 73.7 69.6-77.5 117 10.6 8.3-13.5
African American 323 26 11.2 7.0-17.4 25 7.7 4.4-13.2 230 66.7 58.8-73.7 42 14.4 9.5-21.1
Other minorities 90 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 69 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,336 74 7.3 5.4- 9.7 100 9.0 6.9-11.7 993 71.5 67.8-74.9 169 12.2 10.0-15.0
AGE
18-34 135 *** *** *** 19 13.3 7.5-22.5 85 61.8 51.5-71.1 21 16.0 9.9-24.8
35-54 431 25 6.9 4.2-11.1 37 9.4 6.4-13.6 313 69.7 63.7-75.2 56 14.0 10.2-19.0
55-64 310 21 8.9 5.3-14.3 *** *** *** 233 74.4 67.4-80.3 38 11.9 8.1-17.1
65-74 296 *** *** *** 22 9.3 5.4-15.7 241 82.1 75.6-87.2 26 7.3 4.7-11.2
75+ 230 *** *** *** *** *** *** 165 71.7 63.3-78.9 43 16.3 11.0-23.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 184 *** *** *** 17 12.6 6.9-21.8 122 60.6 50.5-69.8 33 19.7 13.0-28.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 403 23 7.8 4.6-13.0 29 6.3 3.9-10.2 296 71.5 64.6-77.4 55 14.4 9.9-20.4
Some Post-H.S. 397 *** *** *** 30 7.9 5.0-12.1 304 75.6 69.2-80.9 46 11.2 7.6-16.3
College Graduate 427 24 8.1 4.8-13.3 29 9.7 5.9-15.6 322 71.3 64.7-77.1 52 10.9 7.7-15.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 179 *** *** *** *** *** *** 129 70.0 59.5-78.8 24 17.7 10.5-28.1
$15,000- 24,999 259 16 9.7 5.4-16.9 *** *** *** 200 72.7 64.4-79.7 26 9.3 5.9-14.5
$25,000- 34,999 135 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 174 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 23 14.6 8.0-25.2
$50,000+ 399 24 7.4 4.3-12.3 25 7.7 5.0-11.7 297 73.5 67.4-78.9 53 11.4 8.1-15.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 429 25 6.9 3.9-12.0 38 10.7 7.1-16.0 320 71.3 64.5-77.3 46 11.1 7.3-16.3
No 973 51 7.1 5.1- 9.9 66 7.7 5.6-10.5 717 71.0 66.8-74.9 139 14.2 11.4-17.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 168 *** *** *** *** *** *** 126 75.2 65.8-82.7 22 10.8 6.3-17.9
Non-Veteran 1,243 66 6.9 5.1- 9.4 95 9.1 6.9-11.8 918 70.4 66.5-74.0 164 13.6 11.1-16.6
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 537 29 6.6 4.2-10.3 39 7.0 4.6-10.6 387 71.6 66.0-76.7 82 14.8 11.1-19.4
No 874 47 7.1 5.0-10.1 66 9.5 7.0-12.8 657 70.6 66.1-74.7 104 12.7 10.0-16.2

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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.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
**Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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