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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: 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%)
TOTAL 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
GENDER
Male 570 364 64.7 59.9-69.2 132 23.7 19.8-28.1 26 4.2 2.7- 6.5 10 1.3 0.6- 2.6 38 6.1 4.2- 9.0
Female 947 638 65.6 61.7-69.3 195 20.9 17.8-24.4 35 3.7 2.4- 5.5 23 2.5 1.6- 4.1 56 7.3 5.3-10.0
RACE
White 1,038 681 65.3 61.6-68.9 228 22.3 19.3-25.7 43 3.8 2.7- 5.4 25 2.2 1.4- 3.4 61 6.4 4.7- 8.8
African American 397 268 66.0 60.0-71.4 85 22.8 18.1-28.3 15 4.0 2.1- 7.4 5 0.8 0.3- 1.9 24 6.5 4.2-10.0
Asian 4 4 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Native American 41 31 67.8 46.9-83.4 4 11.2 3.1-32.8 1 4.6 0.6-26.1 0 0.0 . - . 5 16.5 6.3-36.8
Other Minorities 27 10 30.6 15.5-51.5 10 34.9 17.4-57.7 2 10.5 2.6-33.8 3 10.9 2.9-33.0 2 13.1 3.2-40.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 33 16 39.3 23.2-58.1 9 27.4 13.6-47.5 2 8.1 2.0-27.3 4 15.0 5.0-37.2 2 10.1 2.5-33.3
-English Speaking 21 14 57.8 33.3-79.0 5 28.2 11.5-54.3 0 0.0 . - . 2 14.0 3.0-45.9 0 0.0 . - .
-Spanish Speaking 12 2 9.1 2.1-32.2 4 26.2 7.9-59.5 2 21.4 5.3-56.7 2 16.7 3.3-54.0 2 26.6 6.8-64.4
Non-Hispanic 1,480 984 65.8 62.7-68.8 317 22.1 19.6-24.9 59 3.8 2.8- 5.2 29 1.6 1.0- 2.4 91 6.6 5.1- 8.5
AGE
18-24 15 12 59.4 23.6-87.4 0 0.0 . - . 2 13.4 2.5-48.7 0 0.0 . - . 1 27.2 4.6-74.3
25-34 53 29 54.0 38.8-68.5 12 24.8 13.6-41.0 5 5.1 2.0-12.6 2 5.6 1.2-22.5 5 10.4 4.2-23.7
35-44 102 73 69.4 57.0-79.6 23 21.4 13.4-32.2 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.6 0.1- 4.2 5 8.6 3.0-22.1
45-54 255 161 62.9 55.5-69.8 58 24.1 18.1-31.2 8 3.0 1.3- 6.5 8 3.3 1.5- 7.1 20 6.7 4.0-11.1
55-64 395 268 67.2 61.3-72.6 83 20.6 16.3-25.8 20 5.5 3.3- 9.2 4 1.1 0.4- 3.4 20 5.5 3.3- 9.0
65-74 404 259 62.9 56.7-68.7 96 25.8 20.6-31.9 15 4.3 2.4- 7.7 8 1.1 0.5- 2.3 26 5.8 3.6- 9.1
75+ 283 194 69.0 62.0-75.3 53 18.4 13.4-24.7 11 3.1 1.6- 5.8 10 3.1 1.6- 6.1 15 6.4 3.5-11.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 423 282 64.9 58.7-70.6 91 22.9 18.0-28.7 17 3.6 2.1- 6.0 9 1.5 0.7- 3.1 24 7.1 4.4-11.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 492 327 66.5 61.2-71.3 99 20.0 16.0-24.7 19 4.6 2.7- 7.8 10 2.3 1.1- 4.5 37 6.6 4.6- 9.5
Some Post-H.S. 331 223 65.8 59.0-72.0 73 22.5 17.4-28.6 13 3.7 1.9- 7.0 5 1.1 0.5- 2.7 17 6.9 3.7-12.6
College Graduate 267 168 62.4 55.1-69.2 62 24.7 18.9-31.6 12 3.6 1.8- 7.2 9 2.9 1.3- 6.4 16 6.3 3.5-11.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 329 245 74.9 68.7-80.2 40 11.9 8.3-16.7 13 4.5 2.2- 8.9 6 1.9 0.7- 4.9 25 6.8 4.4-10.4
$15,000- 24,999 310 211 68.1 61.4-74.2 63 17.2 12.9-22.4 8 2.8 1.3- 5.9 7 2.6 1.1- 6.3 21 9.3 5.5-15.2
$25,000- 34,999 153 91 63.2 53.6-71.9 37 23.8 16.6-32.9 13 6.0 3.3-10.4 4 1.2 0.4- 3.5 8 5.7 2.4-13.1
$35,000- 49,999 156 103 65.0 55.4-73.6 36 22.8 15.8-31.7 7 6.8 2.9-14.9 3 1.1 0.3- 3.4 7 4.3 1.7-10.4
$50,000-74,999 108 67 58.5 47.2-69.0 28 30.1 20.8-41.4 4 2.6 0.8- 7.6 3 2.1 0.6- 7.4 6 6.7 2.7-15.9
$75,000+ 86 53 61.3 48.7-72.5 24 30.2 20.0-42.8 3 2.7 0.8- 9.0 4 2.5 0.9- 6.6 2 3.3 0.7-14.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 917 659 71.1 67.2-74.6 154 16.2 13.5-19.4 35 4.2 2.8- 6.2 20 2.1 1.2- 3.5 49 6.4 4.6- 9.0
No 561 317 56.5 51.3-61.5 165 30.8 26.2-35.8 25 3.8 2.5- 5.9 13 1.8 1.0- 3.3 41 7.1 4.9-10.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 281 179 64.0 57.1-70.3 68 24.6 19.2-31.1 19 6.4 3.8-10.6 1 0.2 0.0- 1.2 14 4.8 2.7- 8.6
Non-Veteran 1,234 822 65.5 62.1-68.8 259 21.6 18.8-24.6 42 3.2 2.2- 4.6 32 2.4 1.6- 3.7 79 7.3 5.5- 9.5
Currently Serving 1 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 1 100 . - .

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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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