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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Diabetes

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Respond.^
Once a year 2-3/year 4 or more times/year Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,503 192 13.7 11.6-16.1 381 25.0 22.3-27.8 565 36.9 33.9-40.1 365 24.4 21.8-27.3
GENDER
Male 567 77 13.6 10.6-17.2 167 28.7 24.4-33.5 192 34.2 29.6-39.1 131 23.5 19.5-28.0
Female 936 115 13.7 10.9-17.1 214 21.4 18.4-24.7 373 39.5 35.6-43.5 234 25.4 22.0-29.0
RACE
White 1,029 133 13.8 11.2-16.8 270 26.3 23.1-29.7 357 34.1 30.5-37.9 269 25.8 22.6-29.4
African American 392 50 13.8 10.0-18.6 86 18.3 14.4-23.0 176 46.3 40.3-52.3 80 21.6 17.0-27.2
Asian 3 1 15.9 1.5-69.4 2 84.1 30.6-98.5 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Native American 41 3 7.0 1.6-26.5 11 30.6 16.2-50.1 19 32.9 19.2-50.3 8 29.5 14.4-51.0
Other Minorities 28 4 14.8 4.7-37.6 10 46.3 22.5-72.0 8 21.0 8.6-42.9 6 17.9 6.6-40.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 33 5 14.6 5.4-34.1 10 45.0 23.6-68.5 12 27.2 13.6-46.9 6 13.2 4.7-31.8
-English Speaking 21 3 19.3 6.0-47.2 7 39.8 19.4-64.5 8 34.2 16.4-58.0 3 6.7 1.9-21.2
-Spanish Speaking 12 2 9.5 1.6-40.4 3 50.8 17.0-83.8 4 19.5 5.2-51.6 3 20.2 4.8-56.0
Non-Hispanic 1,466 186 13.6 11.5-16.1 371 24.4 21.8-27.2 553 37.3 34.2-40.5 356 24.7 22.0-27.7
AGE
18-24 15 5 59.7 29.7-83.9 5 19.5 6.5-45.9 5 20.8 6.8-48.6 0 0.0 . - .
25-34 55 9 17.4 8.9-31.3 19 40.2 26.4-55.7 13 21.9 12.1-36.4 14 20.6 10.9-35.3
35-44 102 17 19.6 11.2-31.9 34 26.2 17.7-36.9 29 25.2 16.4-36.5 22 29.1 18.7-42.3
45-54 259 42 17.4 11.9-24.6 77 26.3 19.9-33.8 81 31.3 24.7-38.7 59 25.1 18.9-32.5
55-64 395 48 13.0 9.5-17.5 99 23.5 18.9-29.0 155 41.8 35.7-48.1 93 21.7 17.2-27.0
65-74 399 41 8.7 6.1-12.3 98 25.9 20.8-31.7 164 42.3 36.3-48.5 96 23.0 18.3-28.6
75+ 268 29 11.0 7.3-16.3 49 22.0 16.0-29.4 114 37.9 31.0-45.3 76 29.1 22.8-36.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 415 52 12.4 8.9-17.0 72 17.8 13.1-23.7 189 43.9 37.6-50.4 102 25.9 20.6-32.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 491 58 13.2 9.6-17.8 133 26.7 22.1-31.7 167 33.8 28.8-39.2 133 26.4 21.8-31.5
Some Post-H.S. 334 39 13.9 9.6-19.6 90 23.6 18.7-29.3 131 39.7 33.3-46.4 74 22.9 17.7-29.0
College Graduate 259 42 16.0 11.4-21.9 84 33.1 26.5-40.5 77 29.6 23.2-36.8 56 21.3 15.9-27.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 324 35 10.9 7.5-15.5 55 15.3 11.1-20.6 150 49.4 42.4-56.3 84 24.5 19.3-30.6
$15,000- 24,999 310 35 12.4 8.3-18.2 74 23.7 17.7-30.8 132 42.1 35.3-49.2 69 21.8 16.6-28.2
$25,000- 34,999 156 17 8.1 4.6-14.0 45 27.1 19.8-35.9 54 37.3 28.4-47.2 40 27.5 19.2-37.7
$35,000- 49,999 156 25 16.4 10.6-24.7 40 22.8 16.0-31.2 59 36.9 28.3-46.4 32 23.9 16.5-33.2
$50,000-74,999 108 20 18.9 12.0-28.6 37 35.8 25.5-47.5 29 27.4 18.6-38.3 22 17.9 10.9-28.1
$75,000+ 84 14 17.3 9.7-28.8 32 33.1 22.8-45.4 17 21.9 12.7-35.0 21 27.7 17.6-40.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 905 93 10.6 8.2-13.6 195 20.4 17.4-23.8 405 45.2 41.1-49.4 212 23.8 20.5-27.5
No 562 92 17.9 14.3-22.3 176 31.1 26.5-36.2 148 25.5 21.3-30.3 146 25.4 21.1-30.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 272 38 11.7 8.3-16.2 83 32.6 26.3-39.7 99 37.2 30.6-44.3 52 18.5 13.6-24.7
Non-Veteran 1,229 154 14.3 11.8-17.1 298 22.8 20.0-25.9 465 36.8 33.4-40.4 312 26.1 23.1-29.4
Currently Serving 1 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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