2017 BRFSS Survey Results: 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%)
TOTAL 3,877 1,048 24.9 23.1-26.7 2,829 75.1 73.3-76.9
GENDER
Male 1,687 454 24.9 22.4-27.6 1,233 75.1 72.4-77.6
Female 2,190 594 24.8 22.4-27.4 1,596 75.2 72.6-77.6
Have Health Insurance
Yes 3,378 930 25.6 23.7-27.6 2,448 74.4 72.4-76.3
No 486 114 20.8 16.7-25.6 372 79.2 74.4-83.3
Body Mass Index
Underweight 55 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,058 192 15.9 13.3-18.8 866 84.1 81.2-86.7
Overweight 1,284 318 24.0 20.9-27.3 966 76.0 72.7-79.1
Obese 1,218 457 33.6 30.2-37.2 761 66.4 62.8-69.8
Current Smoker
Yes 641 160 22.7 18.8-27.3 481 77.3 72.7-81.2
No 3,223 885 25.4 23.4-27.4 2,338 74.6 72.6-76.6
History of CVD**
Yes 482 268 52.2 45.9-58.3 214 47.8 41.7-54.1
No 3,366 767 21.6 19.8-23.5 2,599 78.4 76.5-80.2
Binge Drinker
Yes 418 74 18.1 13.9-23.3 344 81.9 76.7-86.1
No 3,289 922 25.9 23.9-27.9 2,367 74.1 72.1-76.1
Heavy Drinker
Yes 191 30 14.5 9.1-22.2 161 85.5 77.8-90.9
No 3,501 961 25.4 23.5-27.3 2,540 74.6 72.7-76.5
COPD
Yes 382 146 34.5 28.2-41.3 236 65.5 58.7-71.8
No 3,477 897 23.9 22.1-25.8 2,580 76.1 74.2-77.9
Current Asthma
Yes 363 123 31.0 25.0-37.8 240 69.0 62.2-75.0
No 3,492 917 24.2 22.4-26.1 2,575 75.8 73.9-77.6
Diabetes
Yes 576 277 46.8 41.4-52.2 299 53.2 47.8-58.6
No 3,298 770 21.6 19.7-23.5 2,528 78.4 76.5-80.3
Functional Disability
Yes 1,320 487 34.0 30.6-37.5 833 66.0 62.5-69.4
No 2,537 556 20.9 18.9-23.1 1,981 79.1 76.9-81.1
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,325 546 37.9 34.4-41.5 779 62.1 58.5-65.6
No 2,554 502 19.4 17.4-21.5 2,052 80.6 78.5-82.6

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**History of cardiovascular disease includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

†Chronic diseases include heart disease (heart attack/stoke/angina), current asthma, skin cancer, other cancer, COPD, arthritis, depression, kidney disease and diabetes.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2017 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2017 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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