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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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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%)
TOTAL 2,927 447 16.9 15.2-18.6 1,203 43.2 41.0-45.5 547 17.8 16.2-19.5 730 22.1 20.4-23.9
GENDER
Male 1,165 181 16.7 14.3-19.5 444 41.2 37.8-44.7 238 19.2 16.8-22.0 302 22.8 20.2-25.7
Female 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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 2,586 370 15.6 14.0-17.5 1,051 42.4 40.0-44.7 498 18.7 17.0-20.6 667 23.2 21.4-25.2
No 336 77 24.7 19.5-30.6 150 48.5 42.1-55.0 48 11.9 8.6-16.4 61 14.9 11.2-19.6
Body Mass Index
Underweight 35 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 738 85 13.3 10.5-16.8 301 44.1 39.7-48.6 140 18.4 15.3-22.0 212 24.1 20.7-27.9
Overweight 999 147 16.4 13.8-19.4 423 44.5 40.8-48.2 180 16.9 14.4-19.8 249 22.2 19.4-25.4
Obese 933 157 18.1 15.2-21.3 384 42.5 38.6-46.5 185 18.9 16.1-22.0 207 20.5 17.6-23.8
Current Smoker
Yes 467 80 17.3 13.6-21.6 196 44.4 39.0-49.9 78 15.3 11.9-19.5 113 23.0 18.7-28.1
No 2,449 364 16.8 15.0-18.7 1,002 42.9 40.5-45.4 466 18.3 16.6-20.2 617 22.0 20.2-24.0
History of CVD**
Yes 465 50 11.7 8.7-15.7 174 39.4 34.1-44.9 101 19.8 15.9-24.4 140 29.0 24.2-34.4
No 2,439 393 17.7 15.9-19.6 1,025 44.0 41.5-46.4 440 17.4 15.7-19.3 581 20.9 19.1-22.9
Binge Drinker
Yes 251 45 19.4 14.2-25.8 113 47.0 39.8-54.3 42 16.6 11.9-22.6 51 17.0 12.4-22.9
No 2,587 380 16.3 14.6-18.1 1,063 43.1 40.8-45.5 488 18.0 16.3-19.8 656 22.6 20.7-24.5
Heavy Drinker
Yes 106 14 13.3 7.2-23.1 *** *** *** 24 21.7 13.8-32.4 24 20.4 13.1-30.4
No 2,731 409 16.6 15.0-18.4 1,132 43.5 41.2-45.8 509 17.8 16.2-19.6 681 22.1 20.3-24.0
COPD
Yes 288 37 14.2 9.9-19.9 101 34.0 27.7-41.1 64 21.4 16.2-27.7 86 30.3 24.2-37.2
No 2,623 408 17.2 15.4-19.0 1,096 44.2 41.8-46.5 478 17.4 15.8-19.2 641 21.3 19.5-23.2
Current Asthma
Yes 266 35 15.1 10.4-21.3 121 45.8 38.5-53.1 39 15.1 10.5-21.3 71 24.0 18.6-30.5
No 2,644 409 17.0 15.3-18.9 1,077 43.1 40.8-45.5 505 18.1 16.4-19.9 653 21.8 20.0-23.7
Diabetes
Yes 480 58 14.3 10.8-18.6 190 37.6 32.7-42.9 105 22.7 18.4-27.6 127 25.4 20.9-30.5
No 2,442 389 17.3 15.5-19.3 1,011 44.1 41.7-46.6 442 17.0 15.3-18.8 600 21.5 19.7-23.5
Disability
Yes 913 126 14.5 12.0-17.5 372 40.9 37.1-44.9 171 19.1 16.2-22.5 244 25.4 22.1-29.0
No 2,003 316 17.6 15.6-19.8 827 44.2 41.5-46.9 376 17.4 15.6-19.4 484 20.8 18.8-22.9
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,080 143 15.3 12.8-18.3 406 35.7 32.3-39.1 202 18.9 16.1-21.9 329 30.1 26.9-33.6
No 1,847 304 17.6 15.6-19.8 797 46.8 44.0-49.6 345 17.3 15.4-19.4 401 18.3 16.3-20.3

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*Asked of those who are currently watching or reducing their salt intake.

**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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