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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Sodium or Salt-Related Behavior

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%)
North Carolina 3,898 1,231 25.4 23.7-27.1 2,667 74.6 72.9-76.3
-Western NC 439 123 20.2 16.1-25.1 316 79.8 74.9-83.9
GENDER
Male 176 47 20.3 14.1-28.3 129 79.7 71.7-85.9
Female 263 76 20.1 15.0-26.5 187 79.9 73.5-85.0
RACE
White 384 100 19.2 14.9-24.3 284 80.8 75.7-85.1
Other minorities 52 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 47 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 118 26 16.1 10.1-24.6 92 83.9 75.4-89.9
55-64 92 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 96 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 82 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 57 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 131 41 22.1 14.9-31.4 90 77.9 68.6-85.1
Some Post-H.S. 130 32 18.7 12.1-27.7 98 81.3 72.3-87.9
College Graduate 120 28 12.1 7.5-18.9 92 87.9 81.1-92.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 59 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 80 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 55 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 48 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 113 17 9.2 5.2-15.8 96 90.8 84.2-94.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 156 66 34.9 25.6-45.5 90 65.1 54.5-74.4
No 282 56 14.7 10.5-20.0 226 85.3 80.0-89.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 62 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 377 102 19.3 15.0-24.6 275 80.7 75.4-85.0
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 312 81 18.1 13.7-23.6 231 81.9 76.4-86.3
No 127 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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.

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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