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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for South Carolina

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Diabetes

About how often do you check your feet for any sores or irritations? Include times when checked by a family member or friend, but do not include times when checked by a health professional.*

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  Total
Respond.#
1 or more times/day 1 or more times/week 1 or more times/month 1 or more times/year Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 568 404 70.3 65.6-74.5 87 15.8 12.6-19.7 24 3.8 2.5- 5.9 4 0.6 0.2- 1.7 49 9.5 6.9-12.9
GENDER
Male 228 150 68.0 60.8-74.5 39 16.7 11.9-23.0 8 2.7 1.3- 5.6 2 0.7 0.2- 2.9 29 11.7 7.8-17.2
Female 340 254 72.3 66.1-77.7 48 14.9 10.9-20.1 16 4.8 2.8- 8.2 2 0.5 0.1- 2.1 20 7.5 4.4-12.3
RACE
White 379 264 67.3 61.8-72.3 59 16.5 12.7-21.2 17 4.7 2.8- 7.6 4 1.1 0.4- 3.1 35 10.4 7.3-14.5
African American 171 128 75.6 67.3-82.3 27 15.8 10.5-23.2 7 3.1 1.3- 7.1 0 0.0 . - . 9 5.5 2.4-11.7
Other 11 5 47.2 18.5-77.8 1 7.2 1.0-38.5 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 5 45.6 17.8-76.4
HISPANIC
Yes 15 8 41.6 19.0-68.4 3 19.1 5.8-47.6 1 9.2 1.3-44.0 0 0.0 . - . 3 30.1 10.4-61.4
No 543 387 71.1 66.5-75.4 84 16.0 12.7-20.0 23 3.7 2.4- 5.7 4 0.7 0.2- 1.8 45 8.5 6.1-11.8
AGE
18-24 2 2 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
25-34 27 13 42.3 24.2-62.6 4 15.9 5.2-39.5 3 11.1 3.3-31.3 0 0.0 . - . 7 30.7 14.6-53.5
35-44 48 31 70.9 55.0-83.0 6 12.7 5.4-26.9 6 7.1 2.8-16.6 2 2.6 0.6-10.1 3 6.7 2.0-20.1
45-54 120 88 73.4 63.4-81.5 20 18.0 11.2-27.5 5 4.4 1.7-11.2 0 0.0 . - . 7 4.2 1.8- 9.2
55-64 167 128 73.5 64.5-80.8 25 15.9 10.1-24.0 3 1.9 0.6- 6.2 1 0.7 0.1- 4.8 10 8.1 4.1-15.1
65+ 196 135 68.6 60.5-75.7 31 15.6 10.6-22.2 7 3.0 1.4- 6.5 1 0.5 0.1- 3.1 22 12.4 7.5-19.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 134 102 72.7 62.3-81.1 19 14.1 8.5-22.5 2 1.2 0.3- 4.7 0 0.0 . - . 11 12.1 6.2-22.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 185 126 69.2 61.1-76.3 31 17.5 12.1-24.7 11 5.2 2.6- 9.8 2 0.8 0.2- 3.2 15 7.3 4.2-12.3
Some Post-H.S. 129 96 71.2 61.0-79.7 15 12.7 6.9-22.3 7 6.3 2.9-13.2 1 0.7 0.1- 4.8 10 9.0 4.6-17.1
College Graduate 119 79 67.9 57.9-76.4 22 18.3 11.7-27.6 4 2.4 0.8- 6.7 1 1.0 0.1- 7.0 13 10.3 5.8-17.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 118 84 67.9 56.8-77.3 18 16.7 9.9-26.5 4 4.2 1.5-11.5 0 0.0 . - . 12 11.2 5.9-20.4
$15,000- $24,999 144 116 83.7 76.5-89.0 16 9.7 5.8-15.8 5 2.7 1.1- 6.8 0 0.0 . - . 7 3.9 1.8- 8.6
$25,000- $34,999 63 46 63.5 47.2-77.1 12 29.5 16.6-46.9 1 1.0 0.1- 6.9 1 1.4 0.2- 9.4 3 4.6 1.4-13.9
$35,000- $49,999 75 44 58.9 46.0-70.7 15 20.4 12.1-32.3 5 6.3 2.5-15.1 1 1.1 0.2- 7.3 10 13.3 6.8-24.1
$50,000+ 99 64 64.4 53.5-73.9 16 14.7 8.8-23.5 7 6.2 2.8-13.2 2 2.0 0.5- 7.8 10 12.7 6.7-22.9
COUNTY/REGION**
Appalachia I 38 28 74.3 57.3-86.1 5 11.6 4.6-26.0 3 7.6 2.3-22.8 0 0.0 . - . 2 6.5 1.6-22.6
Appalachia II 57 45 70.0 53.7-82.5 6 14.0 6.0-29.3 2 3.7 0.9-14.0 0 0.0 . - . 4 12.3 4.6-29.1
Appalachia III 51 36 71.4 54.3-84.0 5 5.1 1.8-13.4 1 2.6 0.4-16.5 1 1.7 0.2-11.5 8 19.1 8.7-36.9
Catawba 28 23 83.7 63.4-93.8 1 0.9 0.1- 6.3 1 5.6 0.8-30.6 1 3.0 0.4-18.8 2 6.8 1.6-25.1
Edisto Savannah 43 30 71.8 53.7-84.9 9 20.2 9.5-37.8 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 4 8.0 2.7-21.4
Low Country 37 24 59.3 39.9-76.2 9 31.3 16.2-51.8 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 4 9.4 3.4-23.5
Palmetto 85 57 66.9 53.5-78.0 12 11.9 6.4-21.1 8 7.1 3.4-14.3 2 2.3 0.6- 9.0 6 11.7 4.4-27.7
Pee Dee 37 28 81.8 64.7-91.6 3 6.5 1.8-20.3 5 10.7 3.6-27.6 0 0.0 . - . 1 1.1 0.2- 7.7
Trident 72 45 63.3 50.3-74.7 19 25.0 15.7-37.5 2 3.0 0.7-13.0 0 0.0 . - . 6 8.6 3.5-19.6
Upper Savannah 32 17 53.7 33.6-72.6 9 33.9 16.9-56.3 1 2.2 0.3-14.6 0 0.0 . - . 5 10.2 3.9-23.9
Waccamaw 45 37 81.7 66.1-91.0 3 7.3 2.1-22.3 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 5 11.0 4.5-24.7
Wateree 41 34 77.7 59.1-89.4 5 17.0 6.9-36.0 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 2 5.2 1.3-19.3

*This question was asked of respondents who reported having been told by a doctor that they had diabetes. Respondents who reported having no feet were excluded from this table.

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50. N = Cell Size, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics.

** Appalachia I: Anderson, Oconee
Appalachia II: Greenville, Pickens
Appalachia III: Cherokee, Spartanburg, Union
Catawba: Chester, Lancaster, York
Edisto Savannah: Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Orangeburg
Low Country: Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, Jasper
Palmetto: Fairfield, Lexington, Newberry, Richland
Pee Dee: Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion, Marlboro
Trident: Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester
Upper Savannah: Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Saluda
Waccamaw: Georgetown, Horry, Williamsburg
Wateree: Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee, Sumter

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