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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

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 1,819 1,162 62.2 59.3-65.0 411 22.7 20.3-25.2 92 5.8 4.5- 7.3 31 2.3 1.5- 3.4 123 7.1 5.7- 8.8
-Piedmont NC 972 622 63.7 59.8-67.4 216 21.1 18.1-24.4 58 7.3 5.4- 9.9 12 1.6 0.8- 3.0 64 6.2 4.7- 8.3
GENDER
Male 386 228 59.3 53.0-65.3 94 23.0 18.3-28.4 33 9.0 6.0-13.2 7 2.2 1.0- 4.7 24 6.7 4.2-10.3
Female 586 394 68.0 63.3-72.4 122 19.3 15.8-23.3 25 5.8 3.7- 9.0 5 1.0 0.4- 2.9 40 5.8 4.1- 8.2
RACE
White 711 449 61.9 57.4-66.3 162 22.6 19.1-26.6 44 7.1 5.1- 9.8 11 2.3 1.2- 4.3 45 6.1 4.3- 8.5
African American 232 159 69.9 61.6-77.0 46 17.9 12.4-25.0 11 7.1 3.4-14.0 1 0.1 0.0- 0.7 15 5.1 2.8- 9.1
Other Minorities 25 12 52.6 30.4-73.8 6 13.7 4.9-32.8 3 15.5 4.5-41.9 0 0.0 . - . 4 18.2 6.3-42.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 20 11 57.0 31.9-79.0 4 13.8 4.2-36.4 1 4.3 0.6-25.5 0 0.0 . - . 4 24.9 8.7-53.8
Non-Hispanic 950 610 63.9 60.0-67.7 211 21.2 18.2-24.6 57 7.5 5.5-10.0 12 1.6 0.9- 3.1 60 5.7 4.3- 7.6
AGE
18-24 3 1 20.2 2.2-74.0 2 79.8 26.0-97.8 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
25-34 25 12 62.2 36.9-82.2 4 11.5 3.5-31.3 2 7.3 1.5-28.5 0 0.0 . - . 7 19.0 7.4-40.7
35-44 62 34 59.6 43.6-73.7 14 19.2 9.6-34.9 7 10.9 4.9-22.5 1 1.9 0.3-12.3 6 8.4 3.2-20.2
45-54 168 95 59.9 50.3-68.8 43 22.6 16.0-31.0 15 8.9 5.0-15.2 2 1.6 0.4- 6.2 13 7.0 3.7-12.9
55-64 289 188 64.7 57.7-71.1 67 21.3 16.2-27.5 13 6.5 3.5-11.7 4 1.9 0.6- 6.2 17 5.6 3.3- 9.4
65-74 256 185 70.2 62.7-76.7 48 19.1 14.0-25.4 12 6.1 2.8-12.8 3 1.6 0.5- 5.1 8 3.1 1.3- 7.2
75+ 167 105 61.8 52.2-70.5 38 23.3 16.2-32.4 9 7.0 3.1-15.0 2 1.3 0.3- 6.6 13 6.5 3.5-11.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 241 170 69.6 61.4-76.7 40 15.5 10.8-21.7 8 5.5 2.4-12.4 3 0.9 0.3- 3.1 20 8.5 5.0-14.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 312 203 66.0 59.3-72.1 71 20.4 15.7-26.2 16 6.3 3.6-10.5 5 2.7 1.1- 6.7 17 4.6 2.7- 7.8
Some Post-H.S. 211 127 58.6 50.2-66.6 54 25.8 18.9-34.1 15 8.2 4.7-14.0 2 0.9 0.2- 5.1 13 6.4 3.6-11.3
College Graduate 205 121 59.0 50.5-67.0 49 23.5 17.2-31.2 19 10.3 6.1-16.9 2 1.5 0.4- 5.9 14 5.7 3.2-10.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 183 136 76.8 68.9-83.2 26 11.5 7.3-17.5 6 3.0 1.2- 7.4 0 0.0 . - . 15 8.8 4.9-15.3
$15,000- 24,999 205 131 63.0 54.1-71.0 48 22.7 16.4-30.5 12 6.9 3.6-12.8 1 0.3 0.0- 2.4 13 7.1 3.7-13.2
$25,000- 34,999 121 79 71.4 61.1-79.9 28 18.1 11.9-26.7 2 0.8 0.2- 3.3 5 5.2 1.8-13.7 7 4.5 2.0- 9.5
$35,000- 49,999 104 65 64.1 52.8-74.0 26 21.1 13.7-31.1 9 11.3 5.7-21.3 1 1.6 0.2-10.3 3 1.9 0.5- 7.2
$50,000-74,999 96 51 56.2 43.9-67.8 23 23.8 15.2-35.3 12 11.3 5.9-20.6 1 1.1 0.2- 7.4 9 7.6 3.6-15.3
$75,000+ 82 51 61.9 48.8-73.4 19 23.4 14.3-35.9 6 6.2 2.5-14.7 1 1.8 0.2-11.4 5 6.8 2.7-16.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 556 379 68.3 63.3-72.8 104 17.0 13.7-20.9 31 7.6 5.0-11.3 7 1.9 0.8- 4.1 35 5.3 3.7- 7.6
No 401 237 57.9 51.6-63.9 106 26.0 20.9-31.8 27 7.4 4.8-11.3 5 1.3 0.5- 3.7 26 7.4 4.7-11.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 181 116 63.3 54.4-71.3 41 25.2 18.1-33.9 14 5.7 3.1-10.0 3 2.9 0.9- 8.7 7 3.0 1.4- 6.4
Non-Veteran 791 506 63.8 59.5-68.0 175 20.0 16.9-23.5 44 7.8 5.5-10.9 9 1.2 0.6- 2.6 57 7.1 5.3- 9.6

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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: Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, Warren, and Washington.
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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