2017 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Sodium or Salt-Related Behavior

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,891 2,369 57.2 55.0-59.3 1,522 42.8 40.7-45.0
GENDER
Male 1,692 991 55.9 52.8-59.0 701 44.1 41.0-47.2
Female 2,199 1,378 58.3 55.4-61.2 821 41.7 38.8-44.6
Have Health Insurance
Yes 3,391 2,089 58.1 55.8-60.3 1,302 41.9 39.7-44.2
No 486 270 51.9 46.1-57.7 216 48.1 42.3-53.9
Body Mass Index
Underweight 56 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,060 541 45.5 41.5-49.6 519 54.5 50.4-58.5
Overweight 1,289 789 59.0 55.3-62.6 500 41.0 37.4-44.7
Obese 1,224 858 65.9 62.2-69.4 366 34.1 30.6-37.8
Current Smoker
Yes 643 341 50.7 45.5-55.8 302 49.3 44.2-54.5
No 3,234 2,020 58.7 56.3-61.0 1,214 41.3 39.0-43.7
History of CVD**
Yes 485 382 77.1 71.4-82.0 103 22.9 18.0-28.6
No 3,374 1,959 54.5 52.3-56.8 1,415 45.5 43.2-47.7
Binge Drinker
Yes 417 192 46.3 40.4-52.4 225 53.7 47.6-59.6
No 3,303 2,080 59.3 57.0-61.6 1,223 40.7 38.4-43.0
Heavy Drinker
Yes 192 94 49.1 39.8-58.3 98 50.9 41.7-60.2
No 3,514 2,170 58.1 55.8-60.3 1,344 41.9 39.7-44.2
COPD
Yes 385 263 64.5 57.7-70.8 122 35.5 29.2-42.3
No 3,486 2,093 56.3 54.0-58.5 1,393 43.7 41.5-46.0
Current Asthma
Yes 368 260 68.7 62.1-74.6 108 31.3 25.4-37.9
No 3,499 2,091 55.9 53.6-58.1 1,408 44.1 41.9-46.4
Diabetes
Yes 583 457 76.1 71.1-80.5 126 23.9 19.5-28.9
No 3,304 1,907 54.2 51.9-56.5 1,397 45.8 43.5-48.1
Functional Disability
Yes 1,328 895 64.5 60.8-68.1 433 35.5 31.9-39.2
No 2,543 1,464 53.9 51.3-56.5 1,079 46.1 43.5-48.7
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,335 947 69.3 65.7-72.6 388 30.7 27.4-34.3
No 2,557 1,422 52.0 49.4-54.6 1,135 48.0 45.4-50.6

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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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