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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 1,353 740 55.7 52.3-59.0 25 1.6 0.9- 2.7 162 12.4 10.3-14.9 426 30.3 27.3-33.5
No 185 106 52.6 43.0-62.1 3 2.5 0.7- 8.8 20 12.9 6.9-22.9 56 31.9 23.7-41.3
Body Mass Index
Underweight 6 0 0.0 . - . 1 25.6 3.8-75.1 3 47.6 14.0-83.5 2 26.8 6.0-67.8
Recommended Range 251 42 16.4 11.7-22.6 10 3.3 1.5- 7.3 62 28.1 20.8-36.7 137 52.2 44.1-60.1
Overweight 471 208 45.1 39.5-50.8 6 1.0 0.4- 2.6 75 16.2 12.3-21.0 182 37.7 32.3-43.4
Obese 723 540 75.4 71.1-79.2 10 1.7 0.7- 3.9 35 4.8 3.2- 7.2 138 18.1 14.8-22.0
Current Smoker
No 1,281 712 55.9 52.4-59.3 19 1.3 0.7- 2.3 156 12.7 10.5-15.2 394 30.2 27.1-33.4
Yes 251 132 52.5 44.2-60.6 9 3.7 1.5- 8.7 26 11.7 6.5-20.1 84 32.1 25.1-40.1
Binge Drinker
No 1,497 828 55.6 52.3-58.7 28 1.8 1.1- 2.9 179 12.6 10.4-15.0 462 30.1 27.3-33.2
Yes 26 12 49.9 27.2-72.7 0 0.0 . - . 2 8.9 1.9-32.7 12 41.2 21.0-64.9
Heavy Drinker
No 1,514 836 55.6 52.3-58.7 28 1.7 1.1- 2.8 179 12.5 10.4-14.9 471 30.2 27.3-33.2
Yes 16 6 30.1 10.6-60.9 0 0.0 . - . 2 9.6 2.0-35.6 8 60.4 31.3-83.6
Fair/Poor Health Status
Yes 866 483 57.6 53.4-61.8 16 1.6 0.8- 3.2 93 11.5 8.8-14.7 274 29.3 25.5-33.3
No 667 361 52.7 47.9-57.4 12 1.8 0.9- 3.8 87 13.5 10.4-17.5 207 31.9 27.7-36.5
Current Asthma
Yes 176 124 73.1 64.5-80.2 2 0.2 0.0- 1.0 16 7.1 4.0-12.5 34 19.6 13.3-27.8
No 1,353 717 53.1 49.7-56.5 26 1.9 1.1- 3.1 165 13.1 10.8-15.8 445 31.9 28.8-35.1
Diabetes
Yes 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
Yes, During Pregnancy 0 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - .
No 0 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - . 0 . . - .
No, Bordeline Diabetes 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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