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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Diabetes--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures*

A test for hemoglobin 'A one C' measures the average level of blood sugar over the past three months. About how many times in the past 12 months has a doctor, nurse, or other health professional checked you for hemoglobin 'A one C'?

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  Total
Respond.^
1 time 2 times 3-4 times 5+ times Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 758 121 15.8 12.2-20.3 169 23.5 19.3-28.2 337 44.1 39.0-49.3 54 6.3 4.4- 8.9 77 10.4 7.6-14.0
Have Health Insurance
Yes 675 107 15.6 11.8-20.4 152 24.6 20.1-29.8 308 45.1 39.7-50.7 48 5.9 4.1- 8.6 60 8.6 6.0-12.2
No 83 14 18.0 9.5-31.5 17 10.6 5.9-18.4 29 32.7 20.7-47.6 6 9.8 3.4-25.2 17 28.9 15.6-47.1
Body Mass Index
Underweight 5 0 0.0 . - . 2 12.8 1.6-56.3 1 8.3 0.7-52.8 0 0.0 . - . 2 78.9 30.4-97.0
Recommended Range 111 20 14.4 8.0-24.6 21 28.6 17.2-43.5 43 35.5 23.9-48.9 7 5.0 1.9-12.8 20 16.5 8.9-28.6
Overweight 226 45 20.0 12.6-30.3 50 20.8 14.4-29.1 96 40.7 31.6-50.6 15 7.4 3.9-13.8 20 11.0 6.2-18.8
Obese 376 51 14.6 10.2-20.4 87 24.1 18.2-31.2 175 47.1 39.9-54.4 32 6.5 4.1-10.2 31 7.7 4.5-12.9
Current Smoker
No 618 97 16.4 12.3-21.6 138 22.3 17.8-27.6 280 45.0 39.4-50.8 38 5.4 3.6- 8.1 65 10.9 7.8-15.0
Yes 138 23 13.3 7.4-22.7 31 28.3 18.7-40.5 57 40.2 28.8-52.8 16 10.0 4.9-19.2 11 8.1 3.2-19.3
Binge Drinker
No 742 116 15.0 11.5-19.4 160 23.0 18.8-27.8 335 44.9 39.7-50.2 54 6.4 4.5- 9.1 77 10.6 7.8-14.4
Yes 14 5 47.3 17.7-79.0 8 39.9 14.4-72.4 1 12.7 1.8-54.4 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Heavy Drinker
No 747 119 15.6 12.0-20.0 165 23.4 19.2-28.2 334 44.4 39.2-49.7 53 6.2 4.3- 8.8 76 10.5 7.7-14.2
Yes 5 2 52.9 10.0-91.9 1 3.1 0.3-24.5 1 26.6 3.1-80.5 1 17.4 1.9-69.6 0 0.0 . - .
Physical Activity
Meets Recommendation 218 34 17.0 10.1-27.2 50 23.5 16.2-32.8 95 44.5 35.0-54.4 18 7.7 4.1-13.8 21 7.4 4.4-12.1
Some Physical Activity 291 52 19.3 13.4-27.0 68 22.2 16.0-29.8 128 41.3 33.4-49.7 14 3.7 1.8- 7.5 29 13.6 8.3-21.4
Physically Inactive 226 33 10.6 6.7-16.2 46 24.1 16.6-33.5 101 46.6 37.4-56.0 21 9.3 5.4-15.7 25 9.5 5.5-15.8
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 402 52 11.6 7.9-16.7 80 20.0 14.8-26.6 197 49.5 42.4-56.6 37 8.0 5.3-12.1 36 10.8 7.0-16.4
No 356 69 19.7 14.0-26.9 89 26.5 20.5-33.7 140 39.2 32.0-46.9 17 4.6 2.5- 8.6 41 9.9 6.3-15.4
Disability Status
Yes 453 64 14.1 10.0-19.7 86 20.0 14.9-26.4 216 46.2 39.5-53.0 41 8.2 5.5-12.2 46 11.5 7.6-17.0
No 295 56 18.6 12.6-26.6 78 26.8 20.3-34.6 117 41.9 33.9-50.4 13 3.6 1.7- 7.6 31 9.1 5.7-14.2
Current Asthma
Yes 84 17 27.1 13.9-46.1 8 9.4 3.7-21.8 41 45.5 30.6-61.4 12 13.1 6.0-26.2 6 4.8 1.8-11.8
No 672 104 14.6 11.0-19.1 161 25.0 20.5-30.2 294 43.9 38.5-49.5 42 5.5 3.7- 8.2 71 11.0 7.9-15.0
Diabetes
Yes 758 121 15.8 12.2-20.3 169 23.5 19.3-28.2 337 44.1 39.0-49.3 54 6.3 4.4- 8.9 77 10.4 7.6-14.0
Yes, During Pregnancy 0 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - .
No 0 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - .
Arthritis
Yes 432 64 16.1 11.7-21.8 81 20.1 14.7-26.9 216 47.0 40.1-54.1 34 5.5 3.5- 8.3 37 11.3 7.3-17.1
No 324 57 15.6 10.2-23.1 88 27.2 21.0-34.4 120 40.9 33.5-48.8 19 7.0 4.0-12.0 40 9.3 5.9-14.4
High Blood Pressure
Yes 530 79 16.1 11.8-21.6 114 22.2 17.4-27.7 249 45.5 39.4-51.7 40 7.5 5.0-11.1 48 8.7 5.9-12.8
Yes, During Pregnancy 5 2 49.6 11.8-87.8 1 26.8 3.6-78.1 1 6.3 0.7-38.4 0 0.0 . - . 1 17.3 2.1-66.9
No 223 40 14.8 9.0-23.3 54 26.2 18.4-35.8 87 41.6 32.3-51.5 14 3.7 1.9- 7.2 28 13.7 8.1-22.2
High Cholesterol
Yes 371 51 15.8 10.3-23.3 81 21.1 15.7-27.7 175 46.6 39.1-54.3 35 8.5 5.4-13.2 29 8.0 4.7-13.2
No 333 59 15.8 11.3-21.5 77 26.8 20.2-34.7 144 42.5 35.1-50.2 17 3.5 1.9- 6.3 36 11.4 7.2-17.6
History of Cardiovascular Disease
Yes 195 21 9.0 5.2-15.1 34 18.0 11.7-26.7 99 50.9 41.2-60.6 20 9.4 5.5-15.6 21 12.7 6.9-22.1
No 543 99 18.8 14.1-24.6 128 24.3 19.3-30.1 228 41.9 35.8-48.2 34 5.4 3.3- 8.6 54 9.7 6.6-13.8

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^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.

* See Technical Notes for definitions of risk factors/conditions.

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