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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Northeastern Partnership**

Diabetes

About how often do you check your feet for any sores or irritations? Include times when checked by a family member or friend, but do not include times when checked by a health professional.*

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  Total
Respond.^
1 or more times/day 1 or more times/week 1 or more times/month 1 or more times/year Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 1,513 1,210 78.3 75.5-80.9 125 8.9 7.1-11.1 32 2.0 1.3- 3.1 18 1.2 0.7- 2.2 128 9.5 7.8-11.6
-Northeastern Partnership 140 111 77.5 68.3-84.7 13 9.7 5.4-17.1 1 0.3 0.0- 2.4 3 1.8 0.6- 5.7 12 10.6 5.6-19.0
GENDER
Male 40 30 77.7 61.6-88.4 4 11.7 4.2-28.5 0 0.0 . - . 1 2.0 0.3-13.2 5 8.5 3.4-19.9
Female 100 81 77.4 65.5-86.1 9 8.6 4.2-16.7 1 0.6 0.1- 3.8 2 1.7 0.4- 6.8 7 11.8 5.2-24.4
RACE
White 61 46 77.1 64.2-86.4 8 12.2 5.8-24.1 1 0.9 0.1- 6.2 1 2.0 0.3-12.8 5 7.8 3.2-17.9
African American 74 61 78.8 65.1-88.1 5 8.8 3.5-20.5 0 0.0 . - . 2 1.8 0.4- 7.4 6 10.6 4.3-23.9
AGE
18-24 3 2 43.8 6.5-89.7 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 1 56.2 10.3-93.5
25-34 1 1 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
35-44 8 7 92.4 59.4-99.0 1 7.6 1.0-40.6 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
45-54 30 24 78.2 55.3-91.2 2 6.1 1.4-23.6 0 0.0 . - . 1 2.7 0.4-17.3 3 12.9 3.4-38.7
55-64 38 33 91.3 79.3-96.7 2 2.8 0.7-10.6 1 1.4 0.2- 9.3 2 4.5 1.0-17.8 0 0.0 . - .
65-74 42 30 65.2 46.8-79.9 7 21.3 9.8-40.1 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 5 13.5 5.2-31.0
75+ 17 13 73.4 45.9-90.0 1 8.8 1.3-42.5 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 3 17.7 5.5-44.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 44 38 82.1 64.0-92.2 3 6.8 2.1-19.8 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 3 11.1 3.4-30.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 52 39 75.8 59.8-86.8 4 5.1 1.8-13.5 1 1.0 0.1- 6.6 2 2.9 0.7-11.5 6 15.3 6.3-32.6
Some Post-H.S. 29 21 71.7 49.8-86.6 6 24.7 10.7-47.3 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 2 3.6 0.9-14.1
College Graduate 15 13 83.7 53.2-95.9 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 1 8.2 1.1-40.7 1 8.1 1.1-40.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 45 38 84.8 68.6-93.4 2 3.4 0.8-13.4 0 0.0 . - . 2 3.9 0.9-15.5 3 7.9 2.1-25.9
$15,000- 24,999 31 20 57.9 37.4-76.0 5 17.0 6.7-36.8 1 1.7 0.2-11.3 0 0.0 . - . 5 23.5 9.2-48.0
$25,000- 34,999 8 7 91.9 57.3-99.0 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 1 8.1 1.0-42.7 0 0.0 . - .
$35,000- 49,999 9 9 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
$50,000-74,999 5 4 67.4 18.4-95.0 1 32.6 5.0-81.6 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
$75,000+ 3 2 74.1 19.5-97.1 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 1 25.9 2.9-80.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 86 70 83.2 72.9-90.2 7 6.6 3.0-14.2 1 0.6 0.1- 4.0 3 3.0 0.9- 9.3 5 6.6 2.5-16.3
No 51 39 69.0 51.8-82.2 6 15.3 6.6-31.5 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 6 15.7 6.5-33.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 17 11 67.7 41.3-86.2 4 24.7 8.8-52.8 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 2 7.6 1.8-27.1
Non-Veteran 123 100 79.6 69.7-86.8 9 6.7 3.3-13.0 1 0.4 0.1- 2.9 3 2.2 0.7- 6.8 10 11.2 5.6-21.0

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Respondents who reported having no feet excluded for this table.

^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = 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.

** Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

*** 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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