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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Diabetes

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 1,259 174 14.9 12.5-17.7 302 24.4 21.5-27.6 599 45.6 42.1-49.1 77 6.0 4.6- 7.8 107 9.0 7.2-11.3
GENDER
Male 477 65 13.7 10.4-17.8 130 26.3 21.7-31.4 205 44.5 39.0-50.0 29 5.8 3.8- 8.7 48 9.8 7.1-13.4
Female 782 109 16.1 12.9-20.1 172 22.6 19.1-26.5 394 46.6 42.3-51.0 48 6.3 4.5- 8.7 59 8.3 6.1-11.2
RACE
White 879 117 15.6 12.6-19.2 216 23.9 20.6-27.6 428 46.8 42.7-51.1 42 4.4 3.1- 6.3 76 9.2 7.0-11.9
African American 309 44 13.0 9.3-17.9 71 23.3 18.0-29.5 141 44.3 37.7-51.2 30 11.1 7.4-16.2 23 8.3 5.2-12.9
Asian 3 1 62.1 12.8-94.8 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 1 22.0 2.2-78.1 1 15.9 1.5-69.4
Native American 34 5 15.1 4.9-38.1 7 26.0 10.3-51.9 16 45.7 26.4-66.3 4 6.6 1.9-20.2 2 6.7 1.1-30.8
Other Minorities 24 7 13.7 4.9-32.7 6 47.3 20.2-76.2 8 25.3 10.0-50.9 0 0.0 . - . 3 13.7 3.5-40.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 27 3 6.3 1.7-20.6 8 44.8 20.5-71.8 12 30.5 14.2-53.7 1 7.1 1.0-37.0 3 11.4 3.0-35.0
-English Speaking 18 1 5.9 0.8-32.6 5 25.6 10.3-50.9 10 43.9 21.7-68.9 1 12.8 1.9-52.9 1 11.7 1.7-50.2
-Spanish Speaking 9 2 6.7 1.2-29.7 3 68.5 28.4-92.3 2 13.8 2.2-52.7 0 0.0 . - . 2 11.0 1.7-46.5
Non-Hispanic 1,229 171 15.2 12.8-18.0 293 23.8 21.0-26.9 587 46.1 42.6-49.6 76 6.0 4.6- 7.8 102 8.9 7.1-11.1
AGE
18-24 14 4 51.5 20.9-81.1 4 15.6 4.7-40.9 4 27.3 8.5-60.5 1 1.7 0.2-12.5 1 3.8 0.5-24.3
25-34 50 14 34.1 20.6-50.8 12 28.7 16.4-45.3 15 21.5 12.0-35.5 2 4.8 1.1-18.4 7 10.9 4.4-24.5
35-44 90 17 23.4 13.7-37.0 20 15.5 9.4-24.5 35 41.8 29.5-55.3 4 3.4 1.1-10.2 14 15.9 8.8-27.0
45-54 236 42 19.6 13.6-27.4 67 29.2 22.1-37.5 96 35.8 28.7-43.6 13 4.8 2.5- 9.1 18 10.6 6.3-17.4
55-64 346 44 10.6 7.5-14.8 92 26.2 21.0-32.2 167 50.1 43.6-56.7 21 7.7 4.8-12.2 22 5.3 3.3- 8.4
65-74 324 37 10.7 7.4-15.3 66 20.2 15.2-26.4 173 53.8 46.8-60.5 20 5.7 3.4- 9.4 28 9.6 6.2-14.5
75+ 194 16 10.5 6.0-17.8 40 25.7 18.3-34.9 106 47.3 38.7-56.0 16 7.6 4.1-13.6 16 8.9 4.8-15.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 303 39 11.5 7.8-16.7 42 14.3 9.3-21.5 163 51.7 44.0-59.4 32 10.7 7.1-15.9 27 11.7 7.6-17.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 419 57 14.1 10.2-19.1 104 25.7 20.9-31.3 192 45.6 39.7-51.6 23 5.0 3.1- 8.1 43 9.6 6.7-13.6
Some Post-H.S. 290 46 19.0 13.7-25.7 80 25.1 19.6-31.7 126 41.0 34.2-48.2 15 5.7 3.2-10.0 23 9.1 5.6-14.6
College Graduate 244 32 15.8 10.7-22.5 74 31.7 25.1-39.1 117 44.5 37.2-52.1 7 2.8 1.2- 6.8 14 5.2 2.8- 9.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 262 32 11.5 7.9-16.5 42 15.3 10.8-21.1 136 51.2 43.5-59.0 29 13.1 8.5-19.7 23 8.9 5.5-13.9
$15,000- 24,999 249 30 13.8 8.9-20.8 50 23.5 16.7-32.1 125 45.7 37.9-53.7 22 8.3 5.1-13.4 22 8.7 5.2-14.1
$25,000- 34,999 138 22 12.3 7.6-19.3 45 32.7 23.8-43.0 56 44.3 34.1-55.0 6 4.4 1.8-10.1 9 6.4 2.8-13.8
$35,000- 49,999 142 18 14.7 8.8-23.7 44 26.8 19.1-36.2 63 42.0 32.7-51.9 5 3.1 1.1- 8.9 12 13.3 7.2-23.3
$50,000-74,999 100 22 22.7 14.6-33.6 26 23.3 15.2-34.1 43 43.4 32.3-55.2 4 5.4 1.8-15.2 5 5.1 2.0-12.6
$75,000+ 82 12 17.3 9.3-30.0 30 33.9 23.3-46.4 33 36.8 25.5-49.8 0 0.0 . - . 7 12.0 5.5-24.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 740 94 14.0 11.0-17.8 150 20.5 17.0-24.3 372 47.4 42.9-52.0 63 8.4 6.3-11.2 61 9.7 7.2-12.9
No 493 75 16.2 12.5-20.7 143 29.0 24.2-34.4 221 44.2 38.7-49.8 12 2.6 1.4- 5.0 42 8.0 5.6-11.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 231 26 9.8 6.3-15.0 70 30.5 23.9-38.0 97 44.4 36.9-52.2 16 6.3 3.6-10.9 22 9.0 5.6-14.2
Non-Veteran 1,026 148 16.4 13.6-19.7 231 22.6 19.5-26.1 501 45.9 42.0-49.9 61 6.0 4.4- 8.0 85 9.1 7.0-11.6
Currently Serving 1 0 0.0 . - . 1 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .

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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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