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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Sodium or Salt-Related Behavior

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
-Piedmont 1,424 233 17.5 15.2-19.9 582 42.8 39.8-45.9 270 18.0 15.9-20.4 339 21.7 19.3-24.2
GENDER
Male 555 90 17.2 13.8-21.1 203 39.1 34.4-44.0 116 19.7 16.3-23.6 146 24.0 20.3-28.2
Female 869 143 17.7 14.8-21.0 379 45.7 41.8-49.8 154 16.7 14.0-19.8 193 19.8 16.9-23.1
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 889 130 15.3 12.7-18.3 339 39.8 36.0-43.7 178 19.6 16.8-22.7 242 25.3 22.2-28.7
Non-Hispanic Black 361 64 19.4 15.0-24.9 172 49.0 42.8-55.2 63 16.1 12.1-21.0 62 15.5 11.5-20.6
Other 160 36 23.6 16.6-32.3 67 47.1 38.2-56.3 25 13.2 8.4-20.0 32 16.1 10.9-23.2
AGE
18-34 195 54 28.6 22.0-36.3 110 57.5 49.5-65.1 22 9.3 5.9-14.2 *** *** ***
35-44 202 39 16.2 11.7-22.2 99 51.8 43.9-59.7 31 15.4 10.5-22.0 33 16.5 11.5-23.2
45-54 258 35 13.4 9.4-18.7 113 43.8 37.2-50.6 52 20.7 15.7-26.8 58 22.1 17.0-28.1
55-64 302 39 11.8 8.4-16.4 112 34.1 28.3-40.5 66 22.9 17.8-28.9 85 31.1 25.0-38.0
65-74 281 34 13.4 9.5-18.7 94 31.0 25.3-37.4 58 22.3 17.0-28.8 95 33.2 27.2-39.8
75+ 165 29 20.0 13.8-28.1 47 27.7 20.6-36.2 34 19.5 13.7-27.1 55 32.7 25.3-41.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 145 32 22.6 15.8-31.2 64 43.2 34.2-52.6 24 17.0 10.9-25.5 25 17.2 11.1-25.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 386 75 21.0 16.5-26.3 164 44.9 39.1-50.9 73 16.9 13.2-21.3 74 17.2 13.4-21.8
Some Post-H.S. 385 58 14.8 11.2-19.2 154 43.2 37.5-49.2 84 19.7 15.7-24.4 89 22.3 18.0-27.3
College Graduate 502 67 14.4 11.2-18.3 199 40.5 35.8-45.4 88 17.7 14.2-21.8 148 27.4 23.3-31.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 155 26 20.2 13.3-29.4 75 45.2 36.2-54.5 25 13.1 8.4-19.9 29 21.6 14.3-31.1
$15,000- 24,999 225 49 22.3 16.6-29.3 85 40.0 32.3-48.1 41 18.6 13.1-25.8 50 19.1 13.9-25.5
$25,000- 34,999 127 24 21.2 14.0-30.8 51 40.2 30.7-50.6 27 17.2 11.3-25.2 25 21.4 14.1-31.1
$35,000- 49,999 153 28 18.6 12.4-26.9 64 49.0 39.8-58.3 29 15.9 10.7-23.0 32 16.5 11.3-23.4
$50,000- 74,999 179 24 14.4 9.2-21.7 74 39.6 31.5-48.4 34 19.9 14.0-27.3 47 26.1 19.3-34.3
$75,000+ 305 32 11.7 8.0-16.7 118 39.9 33.8-46.4 71 23.7 18.7-29.5 84 24.7 19.9-30.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 386 64 17.3 13.4-22.0 157 39.8 34.3-45.6 75 19.3 15.1-24.3 90 23.6 18.9-29.1
No 1,031 167 17.5 14.9-20.5 421 43.7 40.1-47.4 195 17.7 15.2-20.5 248 21.1 18.5-24.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 159 23 14.7 9.4-22.1 48 31.3 23.4-40.5 33 18.2 12.7-25.5 55 35.8 27.7-44.7
Non-Veteran 1,260 209 17.8 15.4-20.4 532 44.3 41.0-47.6 236 18.0 15.7-20.6 283 20.0 17.6-22.6
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 723 133 19.2 16.1-22.8 294 41.8 37.6-46.2 119 16.0 13.2-19.2 177 23.0 19.6-26.7
Regional City or Suburban 387 64 19.0 14.7-24.2 155 43.0 37.2-48.9 76 16.9 13.3-21.2 92 21.1 17.0-26.0
Rural 314 36 11.7 8.1-16.7 133 44.9 38.3-51.6 75 23.9 18.7-30.0 70 19.6 15.0-25.1

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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.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
**Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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