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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Sodium or Salt-Related Behavior

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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 3,349 447 14.7 13.3-16.3 1,203 37.7 35.7-39.8 547 15.5 14.2-17.1 730 19.3 17.8-20.9
-Eastern 996 146 16.2 13.6-19.2 432 46.1 42.4-49.9 170 15.8 13.3-18.7 248 21.8 19.1-24.9
GENDER
Male 391 64 17.9 13.7-23.1 167 47.1 41.2-53.1 67 16.3 12.4-21.1 93 18.7 14.9-23.2
Female 605 82 14.7 11.7-18.4 265 45.3 40.5-50.2 103 15.4 12.4-19.0 155 24.6 20.7-28.8
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 576 75 15.2 11.8-19.4 239 43.6 38.6-48.7 99 14.8 11.8-18.4 163 26.4 22.4-30.8
Non-Hispanic Black 304 45 15.0 11.0-20.1 146 51.1 44.3-57.8 53 19.4 14.4-25.7 60 14.5 10.8-19.3
Other 103 21 22.1 13.9-33.3 *** *** *** 16 11.2 6.5-18.6 23 18.6 11.8-28.0
AGE
18-34 98 27 25.0 17.0-35.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 125 31 26.3 18.3-36.4 *** *** *** 16 10.9 6.4-18.0 22 14.9 9.5-22.7
45-54 177 31 18.4 12.7-26.0 76 44.8 36.6-53.3 26 13.1 8.6-19.5 44 23.6 17.4-31.3
55-64 259 24 8.9 5.8-13.4 112 43.5 36.4-50.7 53 20.8 15.4-27.4 70 26.9 21.0-33.7
65-74 203 18 8.8 5.0-15.1 90 44.4 36.5-52.6 36 18.2 12.7-25.4 59 28.6 21.7-36.7
75+ 124 14 8.6 4.8-15.0 40 32.4 23.3-43.1 *** *** *** 43 34.3 25.0-44.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 120 18 15.6 9.0-25.5 *** *** *** 22 21.2 13.5-31.6 21 13.4 8.2-21.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 320 53 17.2 12.8-22.7 144 46.5 40.2-53.0 47 12.7 9.2-17.2 76 23.6 18.6-29.5
Some Post-H.S. 296 37 14.9 10.6-20.5 123 44.3 37.7-51.0 54 16.3 12.1-21.6 82 24.5 19.5-30.3
College Graduate 258 37 17.2 12.2-23.7 105 45.3 38.0-52.9 47 15.8 11.5-21.5 69 21.7 16.6-27.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 121 22 19.3 11.8-30.0 *** *** *** 17 12.2 7.1-20.1 32 24.1 16.5-33.8
$15,000- 24,999 197 26 14.8 9.7-21.8 86 44.4 36.3-52.9 36 18.7 12.8-26.4 49 22.1 16.2-29.5
$25,000- 34,999 87 14 17.3 9.7-28.9 *** *** *** 17 17.1 9.7-28.2 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 118 *** *** *** *** *** *** 19 13.0 7.7-21.3 33 26.9 18.3-37.5
$50,000- 74,999 108 17 17.9 10.5-28.9 *** *** *** 19 14.5 8.6-23.6 21 12.8 7.7-20.5
$75,000+ 181 22 14.3 9.2-21.6 75 42.4 34.3-50.8 36 19.9 13.8-27.9 48 23.4 17.3-30.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 340 32 9.6 6.4-14.0 153 47.3 41.0-53.7 58 17.4 12.9-23.2 97 25.7 20.7-31.4
No 652 111 18.7 15.3-22.7 279 46.0 41.4-50.7 112 15.2 12.4-18.6 150 20.0 16.8-23.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 164 21 12.2 7.7-18.7 65 47.1 38.2-56.3 34 18.1 12.2-25.9 44 22.6 16.3-30.4
Non-Veteran 828 122 16.7 13.8-20.2 367 46.2 42.0-50.4 135 15.3 12.6-18.4 204 21.8 18.8-25.2
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 66 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban 137 17 10.7 6.3-17.4 62 50.2 40.1-60.2 31 21.8 14.8-30.9 27 17.3 11.4-25.4
Rural 793 119 16.6 13.6-20.1 345 46.6 42.4-50.9 134 15.4 12.7-18.6 195 21.4 18.3-24.8

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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 2015 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2015 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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