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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Sodium or Salt-Related Behavior

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%)
North Carolina 5,777 1,635 25.4 24.1-26.8 4,142 74.6 73.2-75.9
-Western 1,031 281 25.5 22.1-29.2 750 74.5 70.8-77.9
GENDER
Male 453 135 27.2 22.4-32.7 318 72.8 67.3-77.6
Female 578 146 23.9 19.4-29.1 432 76.1 70.9-80.6
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 890 247 26.1 22.5-30.2 643 73.9 69.8-77.5
Non-Hispanic Black 37 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 99 19 16.6 9.6-27.2 80 83.4 72.8-90.4
AGE
18-34 142 18 13.9 8.1-22.7 124 86.1 77.3-91.9
35-44 109 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 155 35 20.5 14.1-29.0 120 79.5 71.0-85.9
55-64 225 67 32.3 24.8-40.7 158 67.7 59.3-75.2
65-74 238 79 32.8 25.8-40.6 159 67.2 59.4-74.2
75+ 151 59 40.0 30.8-50.0 92 60.0 50.0-69.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 110 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 289 86 28.1 22.0-35.1 203 71.9 64.9-78.0
Some Post-H.S. 289 71 20.8 15.8-26.8 218 79.2 73.2-84.2
College Graduate 340 87 25.2 20.0-31.2 253 74.8 68.8-80.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 101 31 21.8 13.7-32.8 70 78.2 67.2-86.3
$15,000- 24,999 183 57 30.4 22.5-39.6 126 69.6 60.4-77.5
$25,000- 34,999 107 27 23.9 15.7-34.7 80 76.1 65.3-84.3
$35,000- 49,999 139 36 24.0 15.7-34.8 103 76.0 65.2-84.3
$50,000- 74,999 143 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 175 47 25.5 18.4-34.2 128 74.5 65.8-81.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 332 130 36.5 30.1-43.5 202 63.5 56.5-69.9
No 695 151 20.8 16.9-25.2 544 79.2 74.8-83.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 145 49 28.2 20.6-37.2 96 71.8 62.8-79.4
Non-Veteran 885 232 25.1 21.5-29.2 653 74.9 70.8-78.5
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Regional City or Suburban 241 57 22.9 17.0-30.1 184 77.1 69.9-83.0
Rural 790 224 26.4 22.5-30.8 566 73.6 69.2-77.5

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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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