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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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%)
North Carolina 1,513 1,210 78.3 75.5-80.9 125 8.9 7.1-11.1 32 2.0 1.3- 3.1 18 1.2 0.7- 2.2 128 9.5 7.8-11.6
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 40 35 90.6 76.9-96.5 2 4.2 0.9-17.6 2 4.1 0.9-17.2 0 0.0 . - . 1 1.1 0.2- 7.7
Buncombe 39 27 72.5 54.7-85.2 5 11.2 4.0-27.5 1 5.1 0.7-28.4 1 3.3 0.5-20.1 5 7.9 3.0-19.1
Cabarrus 38 30 80.2 63.7-90.3 3 7.3 2.2-21.7 0 0.0 . - . 1 1.9 0.3-12.2 4 10.7 3.9-26.1
Catawba 37 26 73.6 54.8-86.5 4 11.8 3.8-30.7 1 1.3 0.2- 9.1 1 1.3 0.2- 9.1 5 12.0 4.3-29.0
Cumberland 55 48 85.9 72.9-93.2 2 4.0 1.0-14.7 1 2.3 0.3-14.8 0 0.0 . - . 4 7.8 2.9-19.4
Davidson 35 33 93.5 77.3-98.4 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 2 6.5 1.6-22.7
Durham 26 25 98.1 87.5-99.7 0 0.0 . - . 1 1.9 0.3-12.5 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Forsyth 32 26 84.3 67.3-93.3 4 11.7 4.2-28.8 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 2 4.0 1.0-15.4
Gaston 47 39 82.8 67.8-91.7 6 13.7 5.9-28.7 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 2 3.5 0.8-13.4
Guilford 40 27 68.0 50.2-81.8 2 5.4 1.3-20.2 4 9.5 2.9-27.1 0 0.0 . - . 7 17.1 7.8-33.5
Iredell 44 34 76.8 60.3-87.9 6 12.4 5.1-27.2 1 1.9 0.3-12.4 2 6.9 1.7-24.3 1 1.9 0.3-12.4
Johnston 52 48 93.8 83.0-97.9 1 0.8 0.1- 5.6 0 0.0 . - . 1 1.2 0.2- 8.3 2 4.2 1.0-16.0
Mecklenburg 45 33 69.9 50.0-84.3 3 12.6 3.0-40.0 1 2.9 0.4-18.2 1 2.9 0.4-18.2 7 11.7 5.2-24.3
New Hanover 32 24 77.3 58.3-89.2 1 3.9 0.5-23.1 2 3.3 0.8-12.8 0 0.0 . - . 5 15.5 6.1-34.3
Onslow 34 30 88.4 71.6-95.8 1 3.9 0.5-23.1 0 0.0 . - . 1 1.8 0.2-11.7 2 6.0 1.4-21.5
Orange 32 24 68.1 44.9-84.9 4 15.7 4.5-42.4 2 12.4 3.1-38.2 1 2.5 0.3-15.9 1 1.3 0.2- 9.0
Pitt 28 23 80.6 59.5-92.2 0 0.0 . - . 2 4.6 1.1-17.4 1 5.6 0.8-30.5 2 9.2 2.3-30.6
Randolph 30 27 91.0 74.5-97.2 3 9.0 2.8-25.5 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Robeson 51 38 76.4 61.8-86.6 5 10.5 4.3-23.2 1 1.2 0.2- 8.4 0 0.0 . - . 7 11.9 5.2-25.0
Rowan 44 36 81.6 62.9-92.1 5 8.6 3.4-20.3 1 7.1 1.0-35.7 0 0.0 . - . 2 2.7 0.6-10.6
Union 36 29 81.7 64.0-91.8 3 7.5 1.9-25.6 2 4.4 1.1-16.3 0 0.0 . - . 2 6.4 1.6-22.6
Wake 42 32 81.8 66.8-90.9 5 9.6 3.6-23.1 2 1.8 0.4- 7.8 0 0.0 . - . 3 6.8 2.0-20.8
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 32 24 72.5 52.5-86.3 4 13.9 5.0-33.1 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 4 13.6 4.8-33.0
Northeast Partnership II 76 58 75.7 62.8-85.2 8 11.3 5.2-22.7 1 0.6 0.1- 4.3 2 2.0 0.5- 8.4 7 10.4 4.4-22.4
Northeast Partnership I 55 46 79.6 63.4-89.8 4 6.5 2.2-17.4 0 0.0 . - . 1 1.8 0.3-11.9 4 12.1 4.3-29.3
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 50 38 69.8 52.3-83.0 7 14.2 6.3-28.9 1 2.7 0.4-16.7 0 0.0 . - . 4 13.4 4.6-33.0
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 60 43 59.4 43.4-73.7 7 17.3 7.4-35.3 0 0.0 . - . 1 2.8 0.4-17.2 9 20.5 10.3-36.7
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 45 37 85.3 70.8-93.3 3 3.7 1.1-11.2 2 3.8 0.9-14.5 0 0.0 . - . 3 7.2 1.9-23.4
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 53 45 87.2 75.6-93.8 4 6.8 2.5-17.3 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 4 6.0 2.1-15.8
Chatham/Lee/Moore 38 29 75.4 56.0-88.1 1 3.4 0.5-20.7 0 0.0 . - . 2 3.4 0.8-13.7 6 17.7 7.0-38.0
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 69 55 81.5 70.0-89.2 6 7.1 3.0-15.9 1 1.9 0.3-12.0 1 1.3 0.2- 8.5 6 8.3 3.6-17.9
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 34 29 84.3 66.1-93.7 2 6.7 1.5-24.8 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 3 9.1 2.8-25.6
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 31 24 75.6 56.0-88.3 3 11.5 3.7-30.3 2 4.9 1.0-20.2 0 0.0 . - . 2 8.0 2.0-27.0
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 44 33 74.3 57.3-86.2 7 20.2 9.5-38.0 1 1.2 0.2- 8.2 0 0.0 . - . 3 4.3 1.3-13.0
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 67 55 78.9 63.0-89.1 4 4.9 1.4-16.1 0 0.0 . - . 1 2.9 0.4-17.8 7 13.3 5.5-28.8
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 140 111 77.5 68.3-84.7 13 9.7 5.4-17.1 1 0.3 0.0- 2.4 3 1.8 0.6- 5.7 12 10.6 5.6-19.0
No 1,373 1,099 78.4 75.4-81.1 112 8.8 7.0-11.2 31 2.2 1.4- 3.4 15 1.2 0.6- 2.2 116 9.5 7.6-11.7
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 584 470 76.3 71.2-80.8 46 10.3 6.9-15.0 10 1.4 0.7- 2.8 7 1.1 0.4- 2.7 51 10.9 8.0-14.8
Piedmont 766 617 81.2 77.6-84.3 62 7.3 5.4- 9.7 19 2.6 1.4- 4.5 9 1.0 0.4- 2.3 59 8.0 5.9-10.6
Western NC 163 123 73.7 64.5-81.3 17 10.9 6.3-18.1 3 1.9 0.5- 6.4 2 2.0 0.5- 8.4 18 11.5 6.5-19.3
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 105 81 76.5 64.5-85.4 9 6.9 3.0-14.9 1 1.6 0.2-10.3 2 3.1 0.7-12.3 12 11.9 5.8-23.1
Northwest 262 207 77.9 71.1-83.4 29 12.8 8.3-19.1 5 1.8 0.7- 4.7 3 1.0 0.3- 3.3 18 6.6 3.9-10.9
Charlotte 211 168 81.1 74.2-86.5 18 6.9 4.1-11.5 3 1.5 0.3- 6.7 2 1.4 0.2- 7.1 20 9.1 5.6-14.5
Greensboro 167 137 79.8 70.6-86.7 12 6.3 3.1-12.2 8 5.9 2.5-13.7 1 0.2 0.0- 1.7 9 7.7 3.6-15.6
Southern Regional 196 153 76.0 67.6-82.7 14 9.9 5.2-18.1 4 2.0 0.7- 5.8 2 0.8 0.2- 3.3 23 11.3 7.1-17.5
Coastal 70 55 79.7 66.3-88.7 4 4.1 1.4-11.2 3 2.9 0.8- 9.5 0 0.0 . - . 8 13.3 5.9-27.4
Wake 194 166 86.0 79.0-91.0 9 5.0 2.3-10.9 3 1.0 0.3- 3.4 2 0.4 0.1- 1.6 14 7.5 4.1-13.4
Area L 82 63 72.4 58.6-82.9 13 15.7 8.6-26.9 2 2.4 0.5-10.9 1 1.0 0.1- 6.7 3 8.5 2.5-25.0
Eastern 208 168 77.0 69.0-83.5 14 7.9 4.5-13.5 2 0.4 0.1- 1.6 5 2.7 0.9- 7.6 19 12.0 7.2-19.4

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Respondents who reported having no feet excluded for this table.

^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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