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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Sodium or Salt-Related Behavior--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,007 1,444 26.1 24.7-27.6 3,563 73.9 72.4-75.3
No 757 188 21.5 18.3-25.0 569 78.5 75.0-81.7
Body Mass Index
Underweight 79 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,628 302 15.7 13.8-17.9 1,326 84.3 82.1-86.2
Overweight 1,932 529 24.7 22.6-27.0 1,403 75.3 73.0-77.4
Obese 1,633 656 37.3 34.5-40.3 977 62.7 59.7-65.5
Current Smoker
Yes 957 257 23.9 20.8-27.3 700 76.1 72.7-79.2
No 4,786 1,363 25.6 24.2-27.1 3,423 74.4 72.9-75.8
History of CVD**
Yes 686 390 55.8 51.2-60.4 296 44.2 39.6-48.8
No 5,044 1,225 22.0 20.6-23.3 3,819 78.0 76.7-79.4
Binge Drinker
Yes 610 131 20.1 16.7-23.9 479 79.9 76.1-83.3
No 4,971 1,449 26.1 24.7-27.6 3,522 73.9 72.4-75.3
Heavy Drinker
Yes 249 56 19.9 15.0-25.9 193 80.1 74.1-85.0
No 5,324 1,522 25.7 24.3-27.1 3,802 74.3 72.9-75.7
COPD
Yes 504 227 40.5 35.3-45.8 277 59.5 54.2-64.7
No 5,247 1,394 24.0 22.6-25.4 3,853 76.0 74.6-77.4
Current Asthma
Yes 491 187 31.9 27.2-37.0 304 68.1 63.0-72.8
No 5,257 1,441 24.8 23.5-26.3 3,816 75.2 73.7-76.5
Diabetes
Yes 774 416 52.4 48.2-56.7 358 47.6 43.3-51.8
No 4,996 1,215 21.9 20.6-23.3 3,781 78.1 76.7-79.4
Disability
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
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,843 802 40.9 38.2-43.6 1,041 59.1 56.4-61.8
No 3,934 833 19.5 18.1-21.0 3,101 80.5 79.0-81.9

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**History of cardiovascular disease includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

†Chronic diseases include heart disease (heart attack/stoke/angina), current asthma, skin cancer, other cancer, COPD, arthritis, depression, kidney disease and diabetes.

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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