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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western 507 68 15.7 11.9-20.5 189 38.7 33.3-44.4 107 21.1 17.0-25.9 143 24.5 20.0-29.5
GENDER
Male 219 27 12.7 7.8-20.0 74 37.5 29.2-46.5 55 23.5 17.2-31.2 63 26.4 19.3-34.8
Female 288 41 18.6 13.2-25.4 115 39.8 32.9-47.1 52 18.9 13.8-25.3 80 22.7 17.6-28.8
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 445 59 15.8 11.7-21.0 163 36.4 30.7-42.4 94 21.6 17.2-26.8 129 26.3 21.4-31.8
Non-Hispanic Black 20 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 40 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 53 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 45 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 65 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 111 14 14.5 8.0-24.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** 28 23.9 15.3-35.4
65-74 143 13 8.8 4.8-15.5 51 35.9 26.7-46.2 32 22.5 15.2-32.0 47 32.8 23.8-43.2
75+ 88 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 54 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 140 22 19.1 11.7-29.6 *** *** *** 24 16.4 10.5-24.7 36 21.9 14.4-31.9
Some Post-H.S. 139 18 18.2 11.1-28.3 49 37.8 28.3-48.3 26 19.5 12.8-28.7 46 24.5 17.4-33.4
College Graduate 173 23 14.1 8.7-21.9 63 40.0 31.1-49.6 39 22.0 15.5-30.3 48 23.9 17.6-31.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 56 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 99 18 16.9 10.2-26.7 *** *** *** 18 20.6 12.5-32.1 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 55 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 69 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 61 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 91 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 23 17.9 11.1-27.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 187 30 15.4 10.0-22.9 62 32.6 24.7-41.6 38 21.7 14.9-30.6 57 30.3 22.4-39.5
No 320 38 15.9 11.0-22.5 127 42.3 35.3-49.6 69 20.7 15.9-26.6 86 21.0 16.1-27.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 76 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 431 60 16.5 12.2-21.9 165 39.0 33.2-45.2 90 21.3 16.8-26.6 116 23.2 18.6-28.6
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Regional City or Suburban 112 16 14.7 8.7-23.8 *** *** *** 28 29.2 20.0-40.6 25 15.1 9.6-23.0
Rural 395 52 16.1 11.5-22.0 146 37.9 31.7-44.5 79 18.3 14.0-23.4 118 27.8 22.3-34.0

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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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