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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Diabetes

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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%)
North Carolina 1,517 1,002 65.2 62.1-68.1 327 22.3 19.7-25.0 61 3.9 2.9- 5.3 33 1.9 1.3- 2.9 94 6.7 5.3- 8.6
-Eastern NC 583 397 66.9 62.1-71.3 116 20.6 16.9-25.0 27 4.5 3.0- 6.8 12 2.2 1.1- 4.1 31 5.8 3.9- 8.5
GENDER
Male 205 137 65.5 57.6-72.6 47 25.4 19.0-33.2 8 2.9 1.4- 5.9 2 1.2 0.3- 5.5 11 5.0 2.6- 9.2
Female 378 260 68.1 62.4-73.3 69 16.2 12.6-20.7 19 6.0 3.6- 9.9 10 3.0 1.5- 6.0 20 6.6 4.0-10.7
RACE
White 333 224 66.1 59.6-72.1 72 22.2 17.0-28.4 15 4.6 2.6- 8.0 10 3.4 1.7- 6.8 12 3.7 1.9- 6.9
African American 210 144 68.2 60.4-75.1 39 19.2 13.7-26.1 10 3.6 1.9- 7.0 2 0.6 0.1- 2.3 15 8.4 4.8-14.4
Other Minorities 1 1 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
AGE
18-24 10 8 74.4 32.0-94.7 0 0.0 . - . 2 25.6 5.3-68.0 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
25-34 22 14 66.1 41.7-84.1 4 20.6 6.8-48.1 3 7.6 2.2-22.9 0 0.0 . - . 1 5.7 0.8-31.3
35-44 37 29 78.8 61.5-89.6 7 19.3 9.0-36.7 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 1 1.9 0.3-12.4
45-54 88 58 65.6 53.4-75.9 18 17.6 10.8-27.4 3 5.2 1.6-15.4 4 4.6 1.6-12.4 5 7.0 2.4-18.7
55-64 155 106 65.7 56.3-74.0 31 21.5 14.8-30.3 8 4.9 2.3-10.1 1 1.5 0.2- 9.8 9 6.4 3.0-12.8
65-74 169 110 63.9 54.3-72.5 40 26.1 18.2-35.9 5 2.9 1.1- 7.4 2 0.6 0.1- 2.6 12 6.5 3.6-11.5
75+ 98 68 69.3 57.5-79.1 16 14.7 8.2-25.0 6 5.4 2.4-11.9 5 5.9 2.2-15.0 3 4.6 1.3-15.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 165 115 67.7 57.8-76.2 29 19.2 12.1-29.3 10 5.8 2.9-11.1 3 0.9 0.3- 2.8 8 6.4 3.1-12.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 198 136 68.4 60.5-75.4 37 18.3 12.9-25.3 5 2.9 1.0- 7.6 5 3.6 1.4- 9.3 15 6.8 4.0-11.3
Some Post-H.S. 134 92 67.4 57.3-76.1 28 21.9 14.7-31.3 8 4.9 2.3-10.1 2 1.2 0.3- 4.5 4 4.7 1.4-14.4
College Graduate 84 53 61.9 49.3-73.0 21 25.1 15.8-37.3 4 5.4 1.9-14.9 2 2.8 0.7-11.5 4 4.8 1.6-13.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 142 111 79.4 70.5-86.2 13 8.9 4.6-16.4 7 4.0 1.8- 8.4 3 2.9 0.7-11.4 8 4.8 2.3-10.1
$15,000- 24,999 126 83 66.4 56.5-75.1 27 18.1 12.1-26.2 5 5.7 2.3-13.4 3 1.7 0.5- 5.3 8 8.1 3.9-16.3
$25,000- 34,999 57 34 65.7 50.9-77.9 16 25.7 15.0-40.4 5 5.1 2.0-12.3 1 1.3 0.2- 8.7 1 2.2 0.3-14.2
$35,000- 49,999 53 38 67.2 50.9-80.2 11 20.6 11.0-35.2 2 4.9 1.2-18.0 0 0.0 . - . 2 7.2 1.5-27.9
$50,000-74,999 34 21 53.9 35.1-71.7 7 29.3 14.3-50.8 2 4.9 0.9-23.0 2 5.6 1.1-23.5 2 6.3 1.2-26.6
$75,000+ 25 16 64.7 42.4-82.0 6 24.9 10.7-47.8 1 5.1 0.7-28.8 1 2.6 0.3-16.5 1 2.7 0.4-17.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 360 263 72.7 66.9-77.9 54 13.8 10.2-18.4 16 4.2 2.4- 7.1 7 2.3 1.0- 5.5 20 7.0 4.2-11.3
No 204 122 58.6 50.4-66.4 58 30.2 23.0-38.6 10 5.3 2.7-10.0 5 2.1 0.8- 5.3 9 3.8 1.9- 7.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 107 71 66.9 56.5-75.9 25 24.6 16.7-34.6 6 4.0 1.7- 9.0 0 0.0 . - . 5 4.6 1.7-11.5
Non-Veteran 476 326 66.9 61.4-71.9 91 19.4 15.3-24.3 21 4.7 2.9- 7.5 12 2.8 1.5- 5.4 26 6.2 4.0- 9.5

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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.

** 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 (MAHEC): 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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