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2015 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 5,777 1,635 25.4 24.1-26.8 4,142 74.6 73.2-75.9
GENDER
Male 2,447 682 24.9 23.0-27.0 1,765 75.1 73.0-77.0
Female 3,330 953 25.8 24.1-27.7 2,377 74.2 72.3-75.9
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,906 968 22.5 21.0-24.1 2,938 77.5 75.9-79.0
Non-Hispanic Black 1,119 466 35.7 32.4-39.1 653 64.3 60.9-67.6
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 86 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 177 36 16.9 11.5-24.1 141 83.1 75.9-88.5
Hispanic 421 116 26.1 21.5-31.3 305 73.9 68.7-78.5
AGE
18-34 941 114 11.9 9.8-14.5 827 88.1 85.5-90.2
35-44 802 175 22.0 18.7-25.6 627 78.0 74.4-81.3
45-54 1,023 271 25.3 22.4-28.5 752 74.7 71.5-77.6
55-64 1,212 403 32.5 29.4-35.7 809 67.5 64.3-70.6
65-74 1,040 379 37.5 33.9-41.1 661 62.5 58.9-66.1
75+ 690 267 39.8 35.5-44.2 423 60.2 55.8-64.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 626 236 32.5 28.3-37.0 390 67.5 63.0-71.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,605 526 28.9 26.4-31.5 1,079 71.1 68.5-73.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,605 451 24.0 21.7-26.4 1,154 76.0 73.6-78.3
College Graduate 1,918 413 18.7 16.9-20.7 1,505 81.3 79.3-83.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 537 213 34.4 29.7-39.4 324 65.6 60.6-70.3
$15,000- 24,999 967 339 32.2 28.8-35.8 628 67.8 64.2-71.2
$25,000- 34,999 510 157 28.3 23.8-33.3 353 71.7 66.7-76.2
$35,000- 49,999 658 185 26.1 22.2-30.5 473 73.9 69.5-77.8
$50,000-74,999 725 181 22.0 18.5-25.9 544 78.0 74.1-81.5
$75,000+ 1,220 242 18.2 15.8-20.8 978 81.8 79.2-84.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,597 663 38.1 35.3-41.1 934 61.9 58.9-64.7
No 4,158 964 21.0 19.6-22.5 3,194 79.0 77.5-80.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 757 236 29.6 25.9-33.6 521 70.4 66.4-74.1
Non-Veteran 5,004 1,394 24.8 23.4-26.3 3,610 75.2 73.7-76.6
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 1,629 422 23.7 21.5-26.2 1,207 76.3 73.8-78.5
Regional City or Suburban 1,271 315 22.2 19.7-24.9 956 77.8 75.1-80.3
Rural 2,877 898 28.4 26.4-30.5 1,979 71.6 69.5-73.6

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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.

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