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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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%)
North Carolina 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
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 31 2 2.8 0.7-11.0 9 34.8 18.8-55.2 15 46.0 27.7-65.4 3 8.9 2.7-25.4 2 7.4 1.5-30.0
Buncombe 34 7 24.3 11.3-44.7 9 25.7 12.8-44.8 15 36.7 21.3-55.2 1 6.1 0.9-32.5 2 7.3 1.6-28.2
Cabarrus 30 4 10.6 3.8-26.1 5 17.1 6.4-38.4 17 56.2 36.6-74.0 0 0.0 . - . 4 16.2 6.1-36.4
Catawba 30 3 6.8 1.9-21.1 7 25.3 11.4-47.1 18 60.1 39.6-77.5 1 5.2 0.7-29.0 1 2.6 0.4-16.6
Cumberland 46 8 15.2 7.3-28.9 6 16.4 7.3-33.0 24 52.3 36.7-67.4 4 8.6 3.1-21.6 4 7.5 2.6-19.4
Davidson 26 2 8.9 2.0-31.6 3 11.0 3.1-32.0 16 60.9 39.3-78.9 2 6.3 1.5-23.4 3 12.9 4.0-34.6
Durham 22 5 27.3 11.0-53.4 6 25.3 10.1-50.7 7 27.0 12.2-49.7 2 11.9 2.4-42.7 2 8.4 1.8-32.0
Forsyth 29 5 16.2 6.5-35.0 9 38.2 20.5-59.8 7 19.6 8.6-38.7 4 7.8 2.8-20.1 4 18.1 6.7-40.8
Gaston 43 6 15.9 6.8-32.9 11 25.7 14.0-42.4 21 50.7 33.9-67.4 2 3.9 0.8-16.6 3 3.8 1.2-11.7
Guilford 33 2 7.9 2.0-26.5 12 32.3 17.5-51.8 15 47.9 30.1-66.2 2 5.3 1.1-21.3 2 6.7 1.6-23.6
Iredell 37 5 12.9 5.1-28.8 9 26.9 13.9-45.6 17 48.1 31.2-65.5 2 2.8 0.7-11.2 4 9.2 3.1-24.5
Johnston 39 3 9.6 3.0-27.2 8 15.1 6.7-30.4 22 51.1 31.3-70.7 1 1.6 0.2-11.0 5 22.5 8.6-47.4
Mecklenburg 40 7 15.2 6.7-30.7 8 24.6 10.3-48.2 20 52.0 33.6-69.9 4 6.5 2.2-17.5 1 1.8 0.2-11.6
New Hanover 23 1 8.0 1.1-39.7 6 35.9 16.1-62.0 11 40.4 21.2-63.1 1 1.7 0.2-11.7 4 14.0 4.7-35.1
Onslow 34 11 34.7 18.8-55.0 12 28.4 15.0-47.2 9 27.4 14.0-46.7 0 0.0 . - . 2 9.5 2.4-31.0
Orange 29 5 12.8 4.9-29.4 5 15.8 6.0-35.2 13 45.0 25.5-66.1 3 19.2 6.4-45.2 3 7.3 2.2-21.2
Pitt 26 4 16.7 6.1-38.2 10 36.7 19.8-57.6 8 31.1 15.1-53.4 4 15.5 5.7-36.0 0 0.0 . - .
Randolph 27 3 8.7 2.4-26.9 5 23.9 9.4-48.8 17 62.1 38.8-80.9 1 2.6 0.4-16.9 1 2.6 0.4-16.9
Robeson 37 7 14.1 6.4-28.3 6 22.5 10.3-42.4 21 59.7 41.8-75.3 2 2.2 0.5- 8.6 1 1.5 0.2-10.1
Rowan 39 3 7.7 2.3-23.0 13 35.7 20.1-55.0 18 46.1 29.5-63.7 1 1.2 0.2- 8.5 4 9.3 3.2-23.9
Union 33 3 8.4 2.7-23.4 10 31.8 16.0-53.2 17 52.4 33.3-70.8 1 2.0 0.3-13.3 2 5.4 1.1-22.2
Wake 38 4 10.5 3.5-27.4 9 23.3 11.9-40.6 20 53.4 36.0-69.9 3 6.7 2.1-19.8 2 6.0 1.4-22.3
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 26 3 16.3 4.7-43.5 6 27.5 12.6-50.1 12 37.8 20.9-58.2 2 8.5 1.8-31.7 3 9.8 3.0-27.7
Northeast Partnership II 64 7 17.1 8.1-32.5 17 27.0 16.5-40.8 35 46.6 33.5-60.3 2 3.5 0.8-13.0 3 5.8 1.7-18.1
Northeast Partnership I 42 2 4.6 1.1-16.9 9 19.0 9.2-35.2 23 49.7 32.0-67.4 4 10.7 3.6-27.8 4 16.0 5.2-39.9
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 39 7 19.3 8.9-36.9 7 22.1 9.6-43.0 20 41.8 25.7-59.9 3 10.6 2.5-35.9 2 6.2 1.2-26.4
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 46 5 7.2 2.8-17.4 16 31.5 18.5-48.1 19 39.0 23.4-57.3 1 3.5 0.5-20.9 5 18.8 7.9-38.6
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 35 5 19.0 7.8-39.3 4 8.1 2.6-22.6 15 42.0 25.6-60.5 5 18.4 7.4-38.9 6 12.4 5.1-27.2
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 43 9 24.9 13.0-42.4 13 29.3 17.1-45.5 18 40.1 25.9-56.2 1 1.1 0.2- 7.8 2 4.6 1.1-16.7
Chatham/Lee/Moore 27 2 8.0 2.0-27.6 5 14.6 5.5-33.4 12 38.8 21.4-59.7 3 15.1 3.9-43.8 5 23.5 9.5-47.4
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 53 9 17.6 8.5-32.8 12 28.6 16.8-44.5 23 37.4 24.6-52.3 4 8.9 3.1-22.7 5 7.5 2.8-18.5
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 29 2 7.7 1.8-27.5 5 17.4 7.0-37.1 15 52.7 33.6-71.1 2 7.0 1.5-26.8 5 15.2 5.9-33.9
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 28 2 5.7 1.2-22.7 7 23.9 11.0-44.5 15 54.7 34.6-73.3 1 1.4 0.2- 9.3 3 14.3 4.3-38.7
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 39 9 22.6 11.7-39.4 8 24.8 12.4-43.3 18 45.3 29.1-62.6 1 2.0 0.3-13.3 3 5.2 1.4-17.4
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 62 12 25.7 13.1-44.3 15 19.1 10.0-33.4 26 44.1 28.4-61.0 4 2.7 0.7- 9.6 5 8.4 2.9-21.8
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 112 10 12.2 6.3-22.1 28 24.7 16.8-34.7 59 46.0 35.7-56.7 6 5.8 2.4-13.1 9 11.3 5.5-21.9
No 1,147 164 15.2 12.6-18.1 274 24.4 21.3-27.7 540 45.5 41.9-49.2 71 6.0 4.6- 7.9 98 8.9 7.0-11.2
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 463 65 14.4 11.1-18.6 109 24.7 19.8-30.3 219 43.3 37.8-48.9 30 7.1 4.7-10.8 40 10.5 7.3-14.8
Piedmont 649 82 12.7 9.9-16.2 158 25.4 21.5-29.8 314 47.6 42.8-52.4 40 6.2 4.3- 8.8 55 8.1 5.9-11.0
Western NC 147 27 22.5 14.6-33.2 35 20.9 14.3-29.6 66 44.3 34.4-54.7 7 3.2 1.2- 8.3 12 9.0 4.7-16.5
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 95 19 25.8 15.3-40.2 24 21.4 13.2-32.8 40 40.8 28.5-54.4 5 3.7 1.2-11.3 7 8.2 3.4-18.5
Northwest 222 27 12.7 8.4-18.8 54 24.7 18.4-32.3 107 47.6 39.8-55.5 12 3.8 2.1- 7.0 22 11.1 6.9-17.6
Charlotte 183 26 14.9 9.7-22.2 43 25.1 18.2-33.5 92 50.7 41.9-59.5 8 3.9 1.8- 8.3 14 5.4 3.0- 9.5
Greensboro 142 13 6.8 3.1-14.2 35 26.7 18.3-37.2 68 47.0 36.7-57.5 13 9.9 5.3-17.6 13 9.6 5.1-17.4
Southern Regional 150 25 15.2 9.9-22.7 26 19.1 12.8-27.5 73 48.2 38.9-57.7 14 11.3 6.3-19.5 12 6.2 3.2-11.3
Coastal 51 6 14.8 6.4-30.6 12 24.9 13.4-41.3 22 38.4 25.0-53.9 3 4.9 1.4-16.1 8 17.0 7.4-34.4
Wake 160 23 15.6 9.8-24.0 38 22.0 15.1-31.0 79 47.7 38.0-57.7 7 5.1 2.1-11.8 13 9.5 5.1-17.2
Area L 63 8 17.6 8.6-32.6 10 19.4 9.6-35.3 32 42.6 29.0-57.5 8 15.0 6.4-31.3 5 5.4 2.2-12.8
Eastern 179 27 15.1 9.9-22.3 56 28.8 21.7-37.1 78 41.2 32.9-50.0 7 3.5 1.5- 7.9 11 11.5 6.1-20.7

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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, Edgecombe, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.

*** 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.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (AHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

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