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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Sodium or Salt-Related Behavior

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  Total
Respond.^
Less than 1 year 1-5 years 6-10 years More than 10 years All my life
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 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 17.8-20.9 422 12.7 11.4-14.2
GENDER
Male 1,307 181 14.8 12.6-17.3 444 36.5 33.3-39.8 238 17.0 14.8-19.5 302 20.2 17.8-22.8 142 11.5 9.4-13.9
Female 2,042 266 14.6 12.8-16.7 759 38.7 36.1-41.4 309 14.4 12.6-16.3 428 18.5 16.6-20.6 280 13.8 12.0-15.7
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 2,194 264 13.4 11.7-15.3 741 35.0 32.5-37.6 371 16.4 14.6-18.3 534 22.5 20.5-24.6 284 12.7 11.1-14.6
Non-Hispanic Black 763 113 16.0 13.0-19.5 325 44.5 40.2-49.0 123 15.5 12.7-18.9 124 13.3 10.6-16.5 78 10.6 8.1-13.8
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 51 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 99 11 8.5 4.3-16.0 *** *** *** 14 12.3 6.3-22.7 23 16.4 10.0-25.8 20 21.3 13.1-32.6
Hispanic 210 45 25.0 18.5-32.8 81 39.7 32.1-47.7 25 8.6 5.6-13.1 30 11.4 7.4-16.9 29 15.4 10.1-22.7
AGE
18-34 390 100 25.3 20.7-30.5 188 50.2 44.4-55.9 38 8.3 5.8-11.6 20 4.8 3.0- 7.8 44 11.4 8.2-15.7
35-44 426 75 15.8 12.4-19.9 172 42.4 36.9-48.1 59 12.8 9.6-16.9 66 14.2 10.9-18.3 54 14.8 11.1-19.5
45-54 567 76 13.3 10.4-16.8 214 38.5 34.0-43.1 90 16.2 13.0-20.1 120 20.7 17.1-24.8 67 11.3 8.7-14.6
55-64 762 77 10.0 7.8-12.7 269 33.2 29.3-37.3 143 19.9 16.7-23.6 183 25.5 21.7-29.6 90 11.4 9.0-14.4
65-74 718 65 9.8 7.5-12.8 235 30.8 27.0-34.9 126 18.3 15.0-22.1 201 27.5 23.7-31.7 91 13.5 10.4-17.3
75+ 451 50 11.9 8.7-16.0 115 24.7 20.3-29.7 80 18.7 14.7-23.6 132 27.6 23.2-32.6 74 17.1 13.2-21.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 370 55 15.3 11.4-20.1 141 36.7 31.1-42.8 64 17.3 13.1-22.3 59 15.0 11.1-19.9 51 15.8 11.6-21.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 965 150 17.2 14.5-20.4 366 39.7 36.0-43.6 144 13.7 11.4-16.3 186 17.4 14.8-20.4 119 11.9 9.6-14.7
Some Post-H.S. 951 113 13.3 10.9-16.1 326 37.2 33.4-41.0 164 16.2 13.8-19.1 217 20.2 17.4-23.3 131 13.2 10.8-16.0
College Graduate 1,053 127 13.3 11.0-16.0 367 36.9 33.5-40.4 174 15.8 13.4-18.6 265 22.8 20.0-25.8 120 11.2 9.2-13.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 368 53 16.1 11.8-21.7 143 38.5 32.6-44.7 58 13.7 10.1-18.2 78 20.7 15.9-26.6 36 11.0 7.3-16.2
$15,000- 24,999 604 93 16.0 12.9-19.8 211 35.0 30.4-39.8 95 16.1 12.8-20.1 122 17.6 14.3-21.4 83 15.4 12.0-19.5
$25,000- 34,999 300 44 16.8 12.2-22.6 109 37.2 30.8-44.1 56 16.8 12.5-22.2 60 19.1 14.3-24.9 31 10.2 6.9-14.8
$35,000- 49,999 390 53 14.7 10.8-19.6 141 39.8 33.9-46.1 58 12.5 9.3-16.5 88 18.1 14.2-22.7 50 14.9 10.9-20.2
$50,000-74,999 401 45 12.7 9.1-17.4 145 38.9 33.0-45.0 71 16.3 12.6-20.9 87 19.7 15.5-24.8 53 12.4 9.1-16.7
$75,000+ 647 65 11.8 9.0-15.3 232 36.3 32.0-40.8 125 20.1 16.7-24.1 155 21.2 17.9-24.9 70 10.5 8.1-13.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,042 126 12.7 10.5-15.3 372 35.8 32.3-39.4 171 16.8 14.1-19.8 244 22.2 19.3-25.5 129 12.5 10.1-15.4
No 2,294 316 15.4 13.6-17.3 827 38.5 36.0-41.0 376 15.2 13.5-16.9 484 18.1 16.4-20.0 291 12.9 11.3-14.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 454 52 11.4 8.4-15.2 137 32.5 27.5-38.1 84 15.9 12.5-20.0 126 26.3 21.8-31.4 55 13.9 10.3-18.6
Non-Veteran 2,886 391 15.1 13.6-16.8 1,064 38.5 36.3-40.8 461 15.5 14.0-17.1 603 18.3 16.7-20.0 367 12.6 11.2-14.2
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 899 143 17.0 14.3-20.1 319 35.8 32.1-39.7 124 13.4 11.1-16.1 203 20.8 17.9-24.0 110 13.0 10.5-15.9
Regional City or Suburban 735 97 14.4 11.6-17.8 260 37.7 33.5-42.0 135 16.7 14.0-19.9 144 16.7 14.0-20.0 99 14.4 11.5-17.9
Rural 1,715 207 13.3 11.3-15.5 624 39.0 36.1-42.0 288 16.4 14.3-18.7 383 19.6 17.5-22.0 213 11.7 9.9-13.7

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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.

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