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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Sodium or Salt-Related Behavior-Females

How many days, weeks, months, or years have you been watching or reducing
your sodium or salt intake?*

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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
-FEMALES 1,762 266 17.0 14.9-19.3 759 44.9 42.0-47.8 309 16.6 14.7-18.8 428 21.5 19.3-23.9
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,136 162 16.1 13.6-18.9 469 42.4 38.9-46.0 193 16.4 14.0-19.1 312 25.1 22.3-28.1
Non-Hispanic Black 450 66 17.7 13.5-22.8 210 48.1 42.3-53.9 90 18.7 14.7-23.5 84 15.5 11.7-20.3
Other 163 32 18.3 12.4-26.2 78 54.8 45.5-63.9 22 11.4 6.9-18.3 31 15.4 10.1-22.9
AGE
18-34 189 58 29.3 22.5-37.3 102 56.2 47.9-64.2 19 8.9 5.5-14.1 *** *** ***
35-44 216 47 20.9 15.5-27.5 104 49.9 42.2-57.6 25 11.6 7.5-17.6 40 17.5 12.5-24.1
45-54 294 41 14.0 10.1-19.0 133 47.2 40.8-53.8 49 15.4 11.3-20.6 71 23.4 18.3-29.3
55-64 385 41 10.9 7.8-15.0 164 39.3 33.6-45.3 79 22.0 17.2-27.7 101 27.8 22.4-34.1
65-74 404 41 10.8 7.7-15.0 163 39.1 33.6-44.9 80 22.5 17.6-28.4 120 27.5 22.8-32.9
75+ 254 35 15.1 10.5-21.2 87 33.9 27.3-41.1 50 19.5 14.5-25.5 82 31.6 25.5-38.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 189 30 16.4 11.0-23.7 88 46.0 37.6-54.8 38 20.9 14.6-28.9 33 16.7 11.0-24.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 508 92 21.5 17.2-26.4 210 42.3 37.2-47.6 87 15.8 12.6-19.7 119 20.4 16.7-24.7
Some Post-H.S. 525 71 15.1 11.8-19.2 222 45.3 40.1-50.6 95 16.4 13.1-20.3 137 23.2 19.3-27.6
College Graduate 537 72 14.5 11.3-18.3 239 47.4 42.3-52.4 88 15.4 12.0-19.6 138 22.8 18.9-27.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 222 32 16.7 11.0-24.6 93 42.3 34.5-50.5 40 15.8 11.0-22.1 57 25.2 18.4-33.4
$15,000- 24,999 327 61 20.4 15.7-26.1 131 40.3 34.0-46.9 58 19.7 14.8-25.8 77 19.6 15.3-24.8
$25,000- 34,999 160 22 17.5 11.2-26.1 79 49.4 40.1-58.8 28 13.6 9.1-19.8 31 19.5 12.9-28.4
$35,000- 49,999 199 35 19.5 13.7-27.1 81 45.2 37.0-53.7 39 17.0 11.9-23.6 44 18.3 13.1-24.9
$50,000- 74,999 178 21 13.9 8.7-21.7 81 49.2 40.1-58.3 31 15.2 10.0-22.4 45 21.7 15.5-29.6
$75,000+ 293 32 13.5 9.1-19.5 133 44.5 37.8-51.3 54 18.4 13.6-24.3 74 23.7 18.6-29.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 566 70 14.2 11.1-18.2 239 41.8 37.0-46.9 102 18.2 14.5-22.5 155 25.7 21.6-30.4
No 1,189 194 18.1 15.5-21.0 516 46.1 42.5-49.6 207 16.1 13.8-18.7 272 19.7 17.2-22.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 60 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,700 257 17.0 14.8-19.3 731 44.7 41.8-47.7 295 16.6 14.6-18.8 417 21.7 19.5-24.1
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 481 88 19.3 15.4-23.9 205 44.6 39.2-50.2 70 13.9 10.7-17.8 118 22.3 18.1-27.0
Regional City or Suburban 380 58 17.1 12.9-22.3 160 45.1 39.2-51.3 78 18.5 14.6-23.3 84 19.2 15.1-24.2
Rural 901 120 15.2 12.5-18.5 394 44.9 41.0-49.0 161 17.6 14.7-21.0 226 22.2 19.2-25.5

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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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