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BRFSS Survey Results 2008 for South Carolina

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Diabetes

About how often do you check your feet for any sores or irritations?*

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  Total #
Respondents
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 1,410 1,031 74.0 70.4-77.4 198 13.4 10.9-16.3 41 3.0 2.0- 4.5 10 0.5 0.2- 1.4 130 9.1 7.2-11.5
GENDER
Male 527 364 72.4 66.6-77.5 87 14.3 10.6-18.9 16 3.3 1.8- 6.0 5 0.8 0.2- 2.6 55 9.2 6.5-13.0
Female 883 667 75.8 71.3-79.8 111 12.4 9.4-16.2 25 2.6 1.5- 4.4 5 0.3 0.1- 0.7 75 9.0 6.5-12.2
RACE
White 761 534 70.6 65.7-75.0 115 14.4 11.2-18.2 24 3.9 2.3- 6.4 3 0.6 0.2- 2.4 85 10.6 7.9-14.0
African American 524 403 78.1 71.4-83.5 69 13.2 9.0-19.0 16 2.1 1.0- 4.2 5 0.4 0.2- 1.2 31 6.2 3.6-10.5
Other 62 45 80.9 66.1-90.1 9 10.5 4.2-23.7 1 0.6 0.1- 4.5 1 0.3 0.0- 2.3 6 7.7 2.8-19.5
HISPANIC
Yes 21 13 68.5 39.3-88.0 5 19.7 5.9-49.1 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 3 11.8 3.1-36.2
No 1,334 975 73.9 70.2-77.4 189 13.5 11.0-16.6 41 3.1 2.1- 4.7 9 0.5 0.2- 1.4 120 8.9 6.9-11.3
AGE
18-24 5 4 85.5 36.6-98.4 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 1 14.5 1.6-63.4
25-34 19 10 65.7 35.0-87.3 5 26.3 8.8-56.9 2 2.1 0.4- 9.5 0 0.0 . - . 2 5.9 1.2-24.6
35-44 84 63 80.6 68.4-88.8 9 6.7 2.9-14.8 1 1.6 0.2-10.8 0 0.0 . - . 11 11.1 5.1-22.3
45-54 226 170 77.9 69.0-84.8 30 12.1 7.1-19.9 6 1.9 0.7- 5.3 0 0.0 . - . 20 8.0 4.3-14.6
55-64 428 319 73.8 66.9-79.7 64 13.9 9.8-19.4 13 3.8 1.8- 7.7 3 1.2 0.3- 4.6 29 7.4 4.4-12.0
65+ 648 465 70.7 65.3-75.6 90 14.3 10.7-18.9 19 3.5 1.9- 6.5 7 0.5 0.2- 1.2 67 11.0 8.0-14.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 304 223 74.7 67.5-80.8 36 9.0 5.9-13.7 13 4.4 2.2- 8.8 3 0.5 0.1- 1.7 29 11.4 7.3-17.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 518 386 76.5 70.4-81.6 80 14.3 10.2-19.8 8 1.6 0.7- 3.7 4 0.3 0.1- 0.7 40 7.3 4.8-10.9
Some Post-H.S. 314 242 72.7 64.3-79.7 38 15.3 10.0-22.7 7 2.2 0.9- 5.5 1 0.1 0.0- 0.8 26 9.7 5.5-16.5
College Graduate 271 177 70.4 61.6-77.9 44 13.2 8.9-19.2 13 5.1 2.2-11.0 2 1.6 0.4- 6.5 35 9.8 5.9-15.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 284 213 74.3 65.4-81.6 34 11.0 6.1-18.8 5 0.8 0.3- 2.5 3 1.6 0.3- 8.2 29 12.3 7.6-19.1
$15,000- $24,999 309 235 75.3 67.7-81.6 44 11.6 7.9-16.6 5 3.8 1.5- 9.7 3 0.4 0.1- 1.6 22 8.8 4.8-15.6
$25,000- $34,999 152 115 77.1 66.8-84.9 20 12.0 6.9-20.3 2 1.3 0.3- 6.1 1 0.2 0.0- 1.6 14 9.3 4.5-18.3
$35,000- $49,999 157 106 72.6 61.2-81.6 27 13.6 8.0-22.0 4 1.9 0.6- 5.8 0 0.0 . - . 20 12.0 6.4-21.4
$50,000+ 259 180 73.2 64.4-80.4 43 16.2 10.6-24.0 14 4.7 2.2- 9.4 0 0.0 . - . 22 6.0 3.2-10.8
Health District**
Appalachia I 67 41 61.2 47.2-73.6 15 21.4 12.6-34.0 3 4.5 1.4-13.1 1 1.4 0.2- 9.4 7 11.5 4.9-24.9
Appalachia II 86 64 76.4 63.1-85.9 8 8.8 3.7-19.5 2 2.8 0.7-10.7 1 1.8 0.2-11.7 11 10.2 4.8-20.6
Appalachia III 76 50 63.1 47.4-76.5 12 19.7 9.9-35.4 4 6.5 1.9-19.9 1 0.2 0.0- 1.7 9 10.5 4.6-22.0
Catawba 29 25 90.2 74.4-96.7 2 5.9 1.3-22.3 1 2.0 0.3-13.1 0 0.0 . - . 1 2.0 0.3-13.1
Edisto Savannah 186 140 77.6 69.7-84.0 28 13.2 8.5-20.0 3 1.5 0.4- 5.0 2 0.9 0.2- 3.9 13 6.7 3.4-12.7
Low Country 155 106 71.7 62.3-79.6 17 11.8 6.5-20.4 10 4.4 2.1- 8.9 4 2.1 0.7- 6.0 18 10.0 5.5-17.4
Palmetto 153 110 69.3 55.7-80.3 25 20.6 11.5-34.1 3 3.0 0.7-11.7 0 0.0 . - . 15 7.1 2.7-17.3
Pee Dee 107 82 74.1 62.1-83.3 14 14.3 7.8-24.7 1 0.8 0.1- 5.5 0 0.0 . - . 10 10.8 5.1-21.5
Trident 155 117 74.2 63.5-82.6 16 7.6 3.8-14.7 6 4.1 1.5-10.7 0 0.0 . - . 16 14.1 7.9-23.9
Upper Savannah 119 99 89.3 80.8-94.4 16 7.5 3.6-15.0 1 0.7 0.1- 4.8 0 0.0 . - . 3 2.5 0.6- 9.6
Waccamaw 180 124 71.8 62.5-79.5 32 15.1 9.6-22.8 5 2.8 1.1- 7.1 1 0.2 0.0- 1.5 18 10.2 5.7-17.4
Wateree 79 58 74.0 59.1-84.9 13 15.3 7.5-28.6 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 8 10.6 4.5-23.3
Region***
Region I 186 140 72.2 62.4-80.3 31 16.0 10.1-24.2 4 3.0 1.0- 8.2 1 0.9 0.1- 5.9 10 8.0 3.7-16.5
Region II 162 114 71.1 60.8-79.5 20 13.2 7.6-21.8 6 4.3 1.7-10.4 2 1.2 0.2- 6.8 20 10.3 5.9-17.4
Region III 182 135 77.7 67.1-85.6 27 14.7 8.4-24.6 4 2.6 0.8- 8.0 0 0.0 . - . 16 5.0 2.1-11.7
Region IV 186 140 74.1 65.0-81.4 27 14.7 9.3-22.4 1 0.5 0.1- 3.4 0 0.0 . - . 18 10.8 6.1-18.2
Region V 186 140 77.6 69.7-84.0 28 13.2 8.5-20.0 3 1.5 0.4- 5.0 2 0.9 0.2- 3.9 13 6.7 3.4-12.7
Region VI 180 124 71.8 62.5-79.5 32 15.1 9.6-22.8 5 2.8 1.1- 7.1 1 0.2 0.0- 1.5 18 10.2 5.7-17.4
Region VII 155 117 74.2 63.5-82.6 16 7.6 3.8-14.7 6 4.1 1.5-10.7 0 0.0 . - . 16 14.1 7.9-23.9
Region VIII 155 106 71.7 62.3-79.6 17 11.8 6.5-20.4 10 4.4 2.1- 8.9 4 2.1 0.7- 6.0 18 10.0 5.5-17.4

*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.
*Includes times when checked by a family member or friend, but not when checked by a health professional.

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50 and confidence intervals with width greater than 20. 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

*** Region I: Anderson, Oconee, Abbeville, Laurens, McCormick, Greenwood, Saluda, Edgefield
Region II: Greenville, Pickens, Cherokee, Spartanburg, Union
Region III: Chester, Lancaster, York, Newberry, Fairfield, Lexington, Richland
Region IV: Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee, Sumter, Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion, Marlboro
Region V: Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Orangeburg
Region VI: Georgetown, Horry, Williamsburg
Region VII: Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester
Region VIII: Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, Jasper

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