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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Sodium or Salt-Related Behavior-Non-Hispanic White

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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
-Non-Hispanic White 1,910 264 15.4 13.5-17.5 741 40.1 37.4-42.9 371 18.8 16.8-20.9 534 25.7 23.5-28.1
GENDER
Male 774 102 14.5 11.7-17.9 272 37.4 33.3-41.7 178 21.6 18.4-25.1 222 26.5 23.0-30.3
Female 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
AGE
18-34 170 49 26.9 20.1-35.1 88 55.8 47.0-64.2 22 10.6 6.7-16.3 *** *** ***
35-44 179 34 18.4 12.9-25.6 77 43.7 35.6-52.1 32 17.6 12.0-25.1 36 20.3 14.4-27.9
45-54 293 39 12.9 9.2-17.7 127 44.5 38.2-51.0 49 17.2 12.9-22.7 78 25.4 20.2-31.3
55-64 448 47 10.7 7.8-14.5 179 36.5 31.4-41.9 95 22.3 18.0-27.3 127 30.5 25.6-35.9
65-74 496 56 12.5 9.3-16.5 180 34.1 29.4-39.1 101 20.8 16.9-25.3 159 32.7 27.9-37.8
75+ 310 39 13.8 9.8-19.0 88 26.6 21.4-32.5 67 23.0 17.8-29.2 116 36.6 30.7-43.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 156 18 12.2 7.4-19.3 62 41.4 32.6-50.8 40 24.5 17.6-33.1 36 21.9 15.3-30.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 507 84 18.3 14.4-22.8 204 40.6 35.5-46.0 90 17.2 13.7-21.2 129 24.0 19.8-28.7
Some Post-H.S. 562 71 15.2 11.9-19.2 216 40.4 35.5-45.5 112 18.5 15.2-22.4 163 25.9 22.0-30.2
College Graduate 681 91 14.3 11.4-17.7 258 38.9 34.7-43.3 128 18.0 14.9-21.6 204 28.8 25.1-32.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 165 27 19.4 13.0-28.0 67 40.9 32.4-50.1 30 15.7 10.3-23.1 41 23.9 16.9-32.7
$15,000- 24,999 270 38 15.6 11.0-21.7 107 38.3 31.6-45.5 48 18.8 13.8-25.1 77 27.3 21.4-34.2
$25,000- 34,999 169 22 15.7 9.9-23.9 67 39.5 30.7-49.1 39 20.8 14.5-28.9 41 24.0 16.9-32.8
$35,000- 49,999 232 39 18.2 12.9-25.0 88 41.1 33.3-49.3 41 15.0 10.6-20.9 64 25.7 19.7-32.8
$50,000- 74,999 247 27 10.5 6.8-15.9 98 42.6 35.1-50.6 54 20.2 15.0-26.7 68 26.6 20.5-33.8
$75,000+ 468 52 13.8 10.2-18.3 184 38.6 33.5-43.9 98 21.8 17.7-26.6 134 25.9 21.6-30.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 624 88 15.9 12.7-19.7 241 39.3 34.7-44.0 117 17.3 14.1-21.0 178 27.6 23.6-32.0
No 1,279 172 14.9 12.6-17.6 498 40.5 37.1-43.9 254 19.6 17.1-22.3 355 25.0 22.3-27.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 279 33 12.5 8.6-17.9 85 32.7 26.4-39.6 63 19.2 14.6-24.8 98 35.6 29.1-42.7
Non-Veteran 1,628 229 15.7 13.6-18.1 655 41.3 38.3-44.3 308 18.7 16.6-21.1 436 24.3 21.9-26.8
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 411 66 18.1 14.1-23.1 152 36.0 30.6-41.9 66 16.3 12.7-20.7 127 29.5 24.7-34.8
Regional City or Suburban 459 63 14.3 11.0-18.5 185 43.7 38.3-49.3 95 19.1 15.4-23.4 116 22.9 18.9-27.5
Rural 1,040 135 14.6 12.0-17.6 404 40.2 36.4-44.1 210 19.8 17.0-23.0 291 25.4 22.3-28.8

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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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