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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Diabetes--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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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%)
TOTAL 1,517 1,002 65.2 62.1-68.1 327 22.3 19.7-25.0 61 3.9 2.9- 5.3 33 1.9 1.3- 2.9 94 6.7 5.3- 8.6
Have Health Insurance
Yes 1,334 898 66.4 63.2-69.5 280 22.0 19.3-24.9 52 3.9 2.8- 5.4 29 2.0 1.3- 3.1 75 5.7 4.3- 7.4
No 181 102 56.5 47.1-65.4 47 24.3 17.3-33.0 9 4.3 2.0- 8.9 4 1.5 0.5- 3.9 19 13.5 7.8-22.2
Body Mass Index
Underweight 6 4 76.9 36.0-95.2 1 7.9 1.0-42.7 1 15.2 2.0-61.3 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Recommended Range 243 160 69.2 61.8-75.7 42 18.7 13.2-25.9 14 4.0 2.3- 7.1 6 1.9 0.8- 4.6 21 6.2 3.7-10.0
Overweight 471 292 60.0 54.3-65.3 123 27.0 22.4-32.2 22 4.9 3.0- 8.0 7 1.3 0.5- 3.1 27 6.8 4.3-10.6
Obese 711 490 67.0 62.5-71.3 140 20.7 17.1-24.8 23 3.2 2.0- 5.0 19 2.5 1.5- 4.2 39 6.7 4.5- 9.7
Current Smoker
No 1,265 834 64.7 61.3-67.9 280 22.5 19.8-25.5 48 4.0 2.9- 5.6 32 2.3 1.5- 3.4 71 6.5 4.9- 8.6
Yes 244 160 67.1 59.2-74.1 47 21.1 15.1-28.7 13 3.4 1.8- 6.3 1 0.3 0.0- 2.1 23 8.0 4.9-13.0
Binge Drinker
No 1,475 980 65.5 62.4-68.5 318 22.3 19.7-25.1 59 4.0 2.9- 5.4 32 1.9 1.3- 2.9 86 6.3 4.9- 8.2
Yes 26 13 49.0 26.5-71.9 4 11.2 3.8-28.5 2 3.3 0.8-13.2 1 4.1 0.6-24.5 6 32.4 12.6-61.4
Heavy Drinker
No 1,493 985 65.1 62.0-68.1 322 22.2 19.7-25.0 61 4.0 3.0- 5.4 33 1.9 1.3- 2.9 92 6.7 5.2- 8.6
Yes 14 10 75.2 44.7-92.0 3 15.0 3.9-43.5 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 1 9.7 1.3-45.9
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 860 617 70.7 66.8-74.4 143 16.8 13.9-20.1 36 4.5 3.1- 6.7 16 1.8 1.0- 3.3 48 6.1 4.3- 8.5
No 651 381 58.2 53.4-62.8 183 29.0 24.8-33.6 25 3.2 2.0- 5.1 17 2.0 1.2- 3.5 45 7.6 5.3-10.7
Current Asthma
Yes 171 128 73.6 64.2-81.2 22 13.5 8.2-21.3 13 7.0 3.6-13.0 1 0.5 0.1- 3.4 7 5.5 2.0-14.4
No 1,336 868 64.2 60.9-67.4 304 23.4 20.6-26.3 48 3.6 2.6- 5.0 30 1.9 1.3- 2.9 86 6.9 5.3- 8.8
Diabetes
Yes 1,517 1,002 65.2 62.1-68.1 327 22.3 19.7-25.0 61 3.9 2.9- 5.3 33 1.9 1.3- 2.9 94 6.7 5.3- 8.6
Yes, During Pregnancy 0 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - .
No 0 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - .
No, Bordeline Diabetes 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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