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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Diabetes Screening

During the past 12 months, was there any time that you did not have testing supplies(strips, lancets, meter) or diabetes medicines due to lack of money?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes, only testing supplies Yes, only medicines Yes, testing & medicines No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 957 74 8.4 6.0-11.5 23 1.8 1.0- 3.1 109 11.3 8.7-14.7 751 78.5 74.3-82.1
GENDER
Male 372 19 5.2 2.7-10.0 8 1.5 0.6- 3.5 43 10.0 6.6-15.0 302 83.2 77.2-87.9
Female 585 55 11.4 7.9-16.3 15 2.1 1.0- 4.3 66 12.6 8.9-17.6 449 73.9 68.0-79.1
RACE
White 601 49 8.7 5.8-12.7 5 0.5 0.2- 1.3 44 8.1 5.3-12.3 503 82.7 77.7-86.8
African American 298 20 5.7 2.9-10.8 18 5.6 3.0-10.3 55 18.2 12.6-25.6 205 70.5 62.4-77.5
Asian 4 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 4 100 . - .
Native American 34 3 29.2 7.4-67.9 0 0.0 . - . 7 27.4 10.0-56.3 24 43.4 20.8-69.0
Other Minorities 18 1 4.3 0.6-26.1 0 0.0 . - . 3 16.9 4.5-47.1 14 78.7 49.7-93.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 11 2 19.3 4.6-54.2 0 0.0 . - . 3 27.7 7.2-65.4 6 52.9 22.3-81.5
-English Speaking 5 1 25.8 3.6-76.2 0 0.0 . - . 1 21.0 2.8-71.1 3 53.2 15.0-88.0
-Spanish Speaking 6 1 16.1 2.1-63.6 0 0.0 . - . 2 31.1 5.6-77.7 3 52.8 15.2-87.4
Non-Hispanic 946 72 8.3 5.9-11.5 23 1.8 1.0- 3.2 106 11.2 8.5-14.6 745 78.7 74.5-82.3
AGE
18-24 7 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 1 21.7 3.2-70.0 6 78.3 30.0-96.8
25-34 27 5 35.9 13.6-66.7 2 9.0 2.0-32.4 4 13.4 2.7-46.1 16 41.7 20.8-66.1
35-44 91 13 14.2 7.3-25.8 0 0.0 . - . 23 25.8 14.6-41.4 55 60.0 44.8-73.5
45-54 160 18 9.3 4.6-17.7 4 2.4 0.6- 9.8 24 16.1 9.2-26.6 114 72.2 60.8-81.2
55-64 242 20 8.0 4.6-13.6 11 2.7 1.3- 5.7 27 8.2 5.0-13.4 184 81.0 74.1-86.5
65-74 241 10 5.9 1.8-17.5 4 1.2 0.4- 3.9 17 5.3 2.9- 9.5 210 87.6 78.3-93.2
75+ 185 8 2.4 1.0- 5.7 2 0.4 0.1- 1.9 12 7.1 3.2-14.8 163 90.1 82.6-94.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 304 23 5.6 3.4- 9.2 12 3.2 1.4- 7.2 44 15.5 10.3-22.6 225 75.7 68.2-81.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 293 28 8.5 4.6-15.3 7 2.1 0.9- 4.9 36 13.4 8.5-20.4 222 76.0 67.8-82.6
Some Post-H.S. 203 16 12.6 6.9-22.0 3 1.0 0.2- 5.1 23 11.6 6.2-20.6 161 74.8 64.4-83.0
College Graduate 154 7 7.0 2.9-16.0 1 0.3 0.0- 2.0 5 1.7 0.5- 5.3 141 91.1 82.4-95.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 231 28 13.0 7.1-22.7 7 1.4 0.6- 3.1 38 13.5 8.7-20.4 158 72.1 62.4-80.0
$15,000- 24,999 177 15 8.3 4.3-15.5 4 1.3 0.4- 4.0 26 16.7 9.4-28.1 132 73.6 62.5-82.3
$25,000- 34,999 96 5 6.3 2.3-16.4 2 3.0 0.7-11.4 9 15.1 6.2-32.5 80 75.6 59.7-86.7
$35,000- 49,999 85 7 14.0 5.4-31.7 2 2.8 0.6-11.6 5 9.9 3.7-24.1 71 73.3 56.5-85.2
$50,000-74,999 63 5 8.7 3.2-21.5 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.5 0.1- 3.3 57 90.8 78.2-96.4
$75,000+ 48 2 6.3 1.0-31.0 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 46 93.7 69.0-99.0
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 40 0 0.0 . - . 2 4.5 0.9-19.1 2 7.0 1.5-26.9 36 88.5 70.2-96.2
Guilford 36 3 6.0 1.7-18.6 1 1.2 0.2- 8.5 8 26.3 13.0-46.2 24 66.4 47.5-81.3
Mecklenburg 39 4 13.9 4.8-34.0 1 3.0 0.4-18.6 3 4.4 1.4-13.2 31 78.7 60.1-90.1
Orange 25 1 7.3 1.0-36.9 0 0.0 . - . 4 13.7 4.9-32.8 20 79.1 56.3-91.7
Wake 31 1 2.4 0.3-15.6 1 2.1 0.3-13.9 3 14.7 4.4-39.3 26 80.7 58.1-92.6
Chatham/Lee 33 3 12.7 3.4-37.7 0 0.0 . - . 4 12.2 4.2-30.7 26 75.1 53.2-88.8
Nash/Wilson 44 3 5.7 1.7-17.8 1 1.2 0.2- 8.2 6 15.0 6.1-32.5 34 78.1 61.2-89.0
Craven/Pamlico 55 5 9.3 3.7-21.3 1 0.9 0.1- 6.0 4 8.0 2.8-20.9 45 81.9 68.0-90.6
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 45 5 11.8 4.5-27.3 1 1.2 0.2- 8.2 8 20.5 9.1-39.7 31 66.6 47.9-81.2
Appalachian/Wilkes 33 1 1.9 0.3-12.4 2 6.2 1.5-22.3 4 7.8 2.8-19.9 26 84.2 68.7-92.8
Franklin/Gran./Vance 32 2 3.2 0.8-12.2 2 7.7 1.7-29.0 8 27.6 13.8-47.7 20 61.5 41.9-77.9
Graham/Swain/Jackson 48 1 0.9 0.1- 6.3 0 0.0 . - . 5 16.6 6.9-34.8 42 82.5 64.6-92.4
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 80 7 7.5 3.4-16.0 1 0.5 0.1- 3.8 9 13.6 6.4-26.4 63 78.4 65.8-87.2
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 55 6 7.1 3.1-15.6 2 4.7 1.1-17.5 5 16.3 6.4-35.8 42 71.8 54.9-84.2
Northeast NC I 72 6 8.7 3.7-18.8 2 3.3 0.8-12.5 10 11.6 5.8-21.7 54 76.4 64.4-85.3
Northeast NC II 65 6 8.8 3.7-19.6 3 3.6 1.1-11.6 6 7.5 2.6-19.9 50 80.0 67.0-88.8
Northeastern Partnership 137 12 8.8 4.7-15.7 5 3.5 1.4- 8.6 16 9.1 4.8-16.4 104 78.6 69.8-85.4
Mountain AHEC 132 5 5.8 2.1-14.8 2 1.3 0.3- 6.1 9 4.8 2.1-10.4 116 88.1 79.2-93.5
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 425 39 8.6 5.5-13.1 11 1.9 0.9- 4.0 45 11.8 7.7-17.5 330 77.8 71.3-83.1
Piedmont 333 28 9.3 5.6-15.0 8 1.8 0.8- 4.4 45 11.8 7.9-17.3 252 77.1 70.2-82.7
Western NC 199 7 4.4 1.8-10.3 4 1.4 0.5- 4.2 19 8.7 4.8-15.1 169 85.5 78.0-90.7

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*Asked of all respondents that answered YES to diabetes Core question or YES to ever having a blood sugar test

^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = 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.

** Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (AHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

*** 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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