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2006 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 1,836 1,212 65.1 62.2-67.8 371 20.1 17.9-22.6 93 5.6 4.4- 7.1 28 1.6 1.0- 2.5 132 7.5 6.1- 9.3
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 49 27 47.0 31.3-63.2 14 26.3 14.9-42.1 3 15.8 4.8-41.4 1 3.3 0.5-19.9 4 7.6 2.8-19.3
Buncombe 32 21 66.0 44.1-82.7 8 26.1 11.2-49.7 1 2.8 0.4-17.6 0 0.0 . - . 2 5.1 1.2-18.7
Cabarrus 44 25 64.3 43.9-80.5 13 28.0 13.7-48.9 0 0.0 . - . 1 2.0 0.3-13.2 5 5.7 2.0-15.1
Catawba 47 31 69.4 52.6-82.3 9 21.7 10.8-38.9 1 1.5 0.2-10.4 1 0.9 0.1- 6.2 5 6.4 2.5-15.7
Cumberland 54 40 74.8 58.3-86.2 9 18.7 8.9-35.1 4 5.5 1.8-15.2 1 1.0 0.1- 7.2 0 0.0 . - .
Davidson 48 25 52.8 33.9-71.0 12 25.1 13.1-42.6 3 3.2 0.9-10.1 3 8.2 2.3-25.3 5 10.7 3.7-27.5
Durham 28 17 69.9 48.3-85.2 8 25.2 11.4-46.7 1 2.0 0.3-13.5 1 1.0 0.1- 7.1 1 1.9 0.3-13.0
Forsyth 39 23 52.6 34.0-70.5 10 31.8 16.5-52.4 3 5.4 1.7-16.5 0 0.0 . - . 3 10.2 2.8-30.9
Gaston 55 37 65.7 49.5-78.9 11 19.3 9.7-34.8 2 6.7 1.6-24.3 0 0.0 . - . 5 8.3 3.2-19.5
Guilford 48 34 71.9 55.9-83.8 9 16.6 8.2-30.9 0 0.0 . - . 2 4.7 1.1-18.2 3 6.8 2.0-20.4
Iredell 46 35 75.0 58.6-86.5 4 9.3 3.1-24.7 4 9.4 3.2-24.4 0 0.0 . - . 3 6.3 1.9-18.9
Johnston 45 24 43.2 26.3-61.8 12 34.7 16.9-58.1 4 13.2 4.6-32.7 1 2.3 0.3-14.9 4 6.6 2.2-18.3
Mecklenburg 67 44 61.5 47.3-73.9 8 11.1 5.4-21.5 4 8.4 2.9-22.3 2 1.8 0.4- 7.4 9 17.2 8.3-32.1
New Hanover 43 32 78.2 61.5-89.0 4 6.3 2.0-17.9 3 6.7 2.0-20.4 1 2.5 0.3-16.3 3 6.2 1.8-19.5
Onslow 44 35 78.3 62.3-88.7 5 13.2 5.5-28.6 1 2.4 0.3-15.5 0 0.0 . - . 3 6.0 1.9-17.8
Orange 32 19 57.9 38.6-75.0 5 17.8 7.1-37.8 3 10.6 3.2-29.9 1 1.6 0.2-10.7 4 12.2 4.1-31.2
Pitt 47 30 61.8 44.5-76.5 8 10.3 4.8-20.9 6 17.0 6.9-35.9 0 0.0 . - . 3 10.9 3.5-29.2
Randolph 37 22 53.2 34.7-70.8 12 34.4 19.6-53.0 1 9.0 1.3-42.2 0 0.0 . - . 2 3.4 0.8-13.3
Robeson 52 34 59.9 44.3-73.7 11 26.9 15.1-43.2 2 3.5 0.8-13.9 0 0.0 . - . 5 9.7 3.6-23.3
Rowan 68 46 65.0 50.7-77.0 12 17.6 9.3-30.7 3 7.4 2.1-22.3 0 0.0 . - . 7 10.1 4.6-20.7
Union 33 20 47.1 26.6-68.7 11 35.3 17.3-58.7 2 17.6 4.4-49.8 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Wake 47 28 59.9 43.5-74.4 8 16.8 8.1-31.8 3 5.4 1.6-16.3 2 2.4 0.6- 9.4 6 15.4 6.7-31.7
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 46 32 68.6 52.5-81.2 9 17.5 8.9-31.4 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 5 13.9 5.6-30.4
Northeast Partnership II*** 73 52 77.0 65.4-85.5 15 18.1 10.5-29.5 2 1.7 0.4- 7.2 2 1.7 0.4- 6.8 2 1.5 0.4- 5.9
Northeast Partnership I*** 95 66 71.0 60.0-79.9 19 18.8 11.6-28.9 5 6.3 2.6-14.3 0 0.0 . - . 5 4.0 1.6- 9.8
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 64 35 55.1 39.5-69.9 24 35.9 22.1-52.5 2 4.6 1.1-16.8 0 0.0 . - . 3 4.4 1.0-16.8
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 67 45 73.4 60.4-83.3 12 13.1 6.8-23.7 4 5.3 1.8-14.7 0 0.0 . - . 6 8.2 3.3-18.8
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 49 34 71.2 56.2-82.7 8 15.8 7.6-30.2 1 2.2 0.3-13.9 1 2.4 0.3-15.3 5 8.4 3.5-18.9
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 48 31 63.2 42.8-79.7 8 12.4 5.6-25.4 3 5.3 1.3-18.6 0 0.0 . - . 6 19.2 7.0-43.0
Chatham/Lee/Moore 60 36 54.7 39.7-68.9 18 34.7 21.6-50.6 2 3.8 0.7-17.5 1 1.6 0.2-10.5 3 5.1 1.5-16.3
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 84 59 71.4 59.3-81.0 13 14.2 7.8-24.4 5 4.0 1.4-11.1 3 5.0 1.5-14.8 4 5.4 1.9-14.4
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 61 44 70.0 55.2-81.5 10 19.1 9.8-33.7 3 6.3 2.0-18.1 2 2.0 0.5- 8.0 2 2.6 0.6-10.6
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 47 34 69.7 52.5-82.8 7 13.5 5.7-28.6 3 10.8 3.5-29.0 0 0.0 . - . 3 5.9 1.7-19.0
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 71 48 60.9 46.8-73.4 13 22.6 12.7-37.0 6 9.7 4.1-21.1 1 2.1 0.3-13.6 3 4.7 1.3-15.8
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 66 47 65.9 51.1-78.1 12 21.8 12.1-36.1 3 3.1 0.7-12.2 1 2.6 0.4-16.3 3 6.6 2.0-19.7
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP***
Yes 181 127 73.5 66.0-79.9 37 18.3 13.0-25.2 7 3.7 1.7- 7.8 2 0.7 0.2- 3.0 8 3.7 1.6- 8.1
No 1,655 1,085 64.3 61.3-67.2 334 20.3 17.9-22.9 86 5.8 4.5- 7.4 26 1.7 1.1- 2.6 124 7.9 6.3- 9.8
NC REGIONS**
Eastern NC 685 464 69.1 64.8-73.1 132 18.1 14.9-21.8 36 5.2 3.6- 7.4 8 1.2 0.6- 2.6 45 6.4 4.6- 8.9
Piedmont 964 617 62.3 58.2-66.2 205 21.2 18.1-24.7 46 5.7 4.1- 7.9 19 2.0 1.2- 3.3 77 8.8 6.6-11.7
Western NC 187 131 66.7 57.9-74.5 34 20.7 14.2-29.0 11 6.3 3.3-11.9 1 1.1 0.2- 7.4 10 5.2 2.5-10.5
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)
Mountain AHEC*** 98 68 65.9 53.8-76.3 20 23.0 14.3-34.9 4 3.0 0.9- 9.4 1 1.9 0.3-12.2 5 6.2 2.3-15.4
Northwest 370 247 63.8 57.0-70.0 68 21.6 16.3-27.9 22 7.0 4.3-11.1 5 1.3 0.5- 3.6 28 6.4 3.9-10.4
Charlotte 261 174 63.7 55.9-70.8 51 18.1 12.9-24.6 11 7.2 3.9-13.0 4 1.7 0.5- 5.2 21 9.4 5.5-15.5
Greensboro 230 143 62.8 54.6-70.4 54 21.2 15.6-28.2 12 6.7 3.5-12.4 6 3.0 1.2- 7.6 15 6.2 3.4-11.2
Southern Regional 210 140 68.5 60.4-75.6 38 17.5 12.2-24.4 14 5.6 3.0-10.3 4 2.1 0.7- 5.7 14 6.3 3.4-11.6
Coastal 92 66 75.1 64.3-83.5 12 11.5 6.1-20.7 4 3.8 1.4-10.2 2 2.4 0.6- 9.2 8 7.2 3.5-14.2
Wake 204 121 58.4 49.2-67.0 48 23.1 16.4-31.7 11 4.9 2.5- 9.4 4 1.4 0.5- 4.0 20 12.3 7.1-20.4
Area L 109 68 63.9 53.0-73.5 31 27.0 18.5-37.7 4 5.1 1.9-13.2 1 0.7 0.1- 5.1 5 3.3 1.3- 8.0
Eastern 262 185 71.5 64.7-77.4 49 17.3 12.7-23.1 11 3.8 2.0- 7.3 1 0.2 0.0- 1.5 16 7.2 4.1-12.2

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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.

**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.

***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: 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.

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