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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Diabetes Counseling

In the last 12 months, did a doctor, nurse or other health professional give you advice about your weight to control your diabetes?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes, lose weight Yes, gain weight Yes, maintain weight No advice
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,540 847 55.2 52.0-58.4 28 1.7 1.0- 2.8 182 12.5 10.4-14.9 483 30.6 27.8-33.6
GENDER
Male 578 299 50.3 45.3-55.2 9 1.9 0.9- 3.9 79 14.1 10.9-18.2 191 33.7 29.1-38.7
Female 962 548 59.9 56.0-63.7 19 1.5 0.8- 3.0 103 10.9 8.5-13.9 292 27.7 24.4-31.2
RACE
White 1,055 569 54.3 50.5-58.1 16 1.4 0.7- 2.5 110 10.4 8.2-13.1 360 33.9 30.3-37.6
African American 403 235 58.2 52.2-64.0 9 2.8 1.2- 6.3 60 15.7 11.8-20.6 99 23.3 18.6-28.7
Asian 4 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 1 30.2 3.6-83.5 3 69.8 16.5-96.4
Native American 40 21 68.6 50.1-82.6 2 1.6 0.3- 7.5 4 7.8 2.6-21.1 13 22.0 10.7-39.9
Other Minorities 29 18 54.5 28.7-78.1 1 0.3 0.0- 2.0 5 32.0 10.7-64.9 5 13.2 4.2-34.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 35 24 61.1 36.1-81.4 0 0.0 . - . 4 22.0 5.7-56.7 7 16.9 6.8-35.9
-English Speaking 22 16 77.9 54.9-91.1 0 0.0 . - . 1 2.1 0.3-13.9 5 20.0 7.5-43.4
-Spanish Speaking 13 8 42.2 14.3-76.2 0 0.0 . - . 3 44.4 12.6-81.6 2 13.3 2.3-50.5
Non-Hispanic 1,501 821 55.0 51.8-58.2 28 1.8 1.1- 2.9 177 12.2 10.2-14.5 475 31.1 28.2-34.1
AGE
18-24 15 4 42.1 13.9-76.5 0 0.0 . - . 4 34.4 11.9-67.1 7 23.5 8.7-49.8
25-34 54 27 52.9 38.0-67.2 1 2.4 0.3-14.9 11 22.2 12.0-37.4 15 22.6 12.8-36.8
35-44 104 74 71.6 59.9-81.0 4 1.7 0.6- 5.2 5 2.9 1.1- 7.2 21 23.7 14.9-35.5
45-54 263 168 60.6 52.5-68.1 3 2.0 0.6- 7.1 28 15.0 9.2-23.6 64 22.4 16.9-29.0
55-64 399 257 63.7 57.4-69.5 4 1.6 0.5- 4.8 26 6.9 4.4-10.7 112 27.8 22.4-34.0
65-74 411 214 51.6 45.4-57.6 4 0.6 0.2- 1.8 63 15.2 11.3-20.0 130 32.7 27.1-38.8
75+ 285 99 33.3 27.0-40.3 12 3.4 1.6- 7.0 45 16.6 11.7-22.9 129 46.7 39.6-54.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 427 230 55.1 48.6-61.4 11 3.2 1.5- 6.7 40 10.7 6.8-16.5 146 31.0 25.4-37.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 501 283 56.0 50.4-61.4 9 1.3 0.6- 2.9 58 12.5 9.0-17.1 151 30.2 25.4-35.5
Some Post-H.S. 338 188 55.2 48.5-61.6 7 1.8 0.6- 5.3 50 14.1 10.2-19.1 93 28.9 23.2-35.4
College Graduate 270 145 55.0 47.7-62.1 1 0.3 0.0- 1.9 33 12.7 8.6-18.6 91 32.0 25.7-39.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 332 201 61.4 54.2-68.1 8 1.9 0.8- 4.4 32 8.1 5.2-12.4 91 28.6 22.3-35.9
$15,000- 24,999 316 174 58.0 50.8-64.9 6 1.6 0.4- 6.0 35 11.4 6.9-18.4 101 28.9 23.2-35.5
$25,000- 34,999 159 89 56.8 47.2-65.9 3 2.1 0.6- 6.8 23 13.5 8.3-21.3 44 27.5 20.0-36.6
$35,000- 49,999 157 83 50.1 40.8-59.4 1 0.7 0.1- 4.7 16 11.5 6.6-19.1 57 37.7 28.9-47.4
$50,000-74,999 109 62 58.4 47.2-68.8 1 0.6 0.1- 4.3 12 12.4 6.5-22.4 34 28.6 19.9-39.2
$75,000+ 87 54 59.4 46.6-71.0 0 0.0 . - . 9 9.7 4.6-19.4 24 30.9 20.2-44.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 930 551 59.6 55.5-63.6 17 1.7 0.9- 3.3 93 9.9 7.6-12.8 269 28.8 25.1-32.7
No 571 286 50.3 45.2-55.5 10 1.5 0.7- 3.5 81 15.6 11.9-20.1 194 32.5 28.0-37.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 281 132 45.9 39.1-52.9 3 0.9 0.3- 3.1 40 14.3 10.2-19.7 106 38.8 32.2-45.9
Non-Veteran 1,257 715 58.0 54.4-61.5 25 1.9 1.1- 3.3 142 11.9 9.6-14.8 375 28.2 25.1-31.4
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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