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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 1,826 1,390 73.6 70.8-76.2 255 15.0 12.9-17.3 39 2.6 1.8- 3.9 16 1.1 0.6- 1.9 126 7.7 6.1- 9.7
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 50 36 60.3 42.2-75.9 10 25.3 13.4-42.6 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 4 14.4 4.1-39.5
Buncombe 33 24 64.7 42.3-82.2 5 19.1 6.8-43.3 1 2.7 0.4-17.2 0 0.0 . - . 3 13.4 3.6-39.3
Cabarrus 44 36 79.4 56.5-92.0 5 9.9 3.4-25.3 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 3 10.7 2.2-39.0
Catawba 46 36 78.6 62.5-89.0 4 10.0 3.4-25.7 1 2.2 0.3-14.5 0 0.0 . - . 5 9.2 3.6-21.4
Cumberland 53 44 81.6 65.2-91.3 6 11.0 4.7-23.9 2 6.7 1.5-25.4 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.7 0.1- 5.0
Davidson 48 39 69.4 44.5-86.5 6 10.6 4.4-23.4 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 3 20.0 5.5-51.8
Durham 27 18 50.6 27.5-73.4 3 13.8 3.7-40.2 2 4.3 1.0-16.5 1 8.6 1.2-41.8 3 22.6 5.7-58.6
Forsyth 39 32 80.6 61.4-91.6 4 13.6 4.6-33.9 0 0.0 . - . 2 2.8 0.7-10.8 1 3.0 0.4-18.8
Gaston 53 38 70.5 54.4-82.7 11 19.7 10.0-35.0 2 4.7 1.0-18.7 0 0.0 . - . 2 5.1 1.2-18.7
Guilford 48 34 69.4 53.0-82.0 7 15.2 7.0-29.9 3 8.2 2.5-23.7 0 0.0 . - . 4 7.2 2.4-19.9
Iredell 46 41 90.4 78.0-96.2 3 5.6 1.7-17.1 1 1.5 0.2- 9.9 0 0.0 . - . 1 2.4 0.3-15.5
Johnston 44 30 61.9 39.2-80.4 8 16.4 7.4-32.3 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 6 21.8 6.5-52.6
Mecklenburg 65 53 78.8 65.2-88.0 5 8.4 3.4-19.3 1 1.3 0.2- 8.8 2 3.8 0.9-13.9 4 7.7 2.6-21.1
New Hanover 43 31 65.0 40.1-83.7 6 23.7 7.3-55.2 3 4.9 1.4-15.5 0 0.0 . - . 3 6.4 1.8-19.8
Onslow 42 31 76.8 60.8-87.6 7 13.8 6.3-27.6 1 3.4 0.5-20.5 0 0.0 . - . 3 6.0 1.7-19.3
Orange 30 18 59.7 39.6-76.9 8 26.7 12.6-48.0 1 4.1 0.6-23.9 0 0.0 . - . 3 9.5 2.8-27.6
Pitt 48 31 67.0 50.8-80.0 10 21.8 11.3-37.9 3 6.1 1.8-18.9 0 0.0 . - . 4 5.1 1.7-13.9
Randolph 37 29 82.3 66.2-91.7 7 14.1 6.2-28.9 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 1 3.6 0.5-21.5
Robeson 50 42 83.6 69.3-92.0 4 6.3 2.2-16.8 0 0.0 . - . 1 2.9 0.4-17.7 3 7.2 2.2-20.8
Rowan 66 51 77.8 64.4-87.1 12 15.2 8.3-26.3 1 2.2 0.3-13.9 0 0.0 . - . 2 4.8 1.0-20.5
Union 33 25 71.0 46.4-87.4 4 11.9 3.8-31.5 1 2.1 0.3-13.8 1 1.9 0.3-12.7 2 13.1 2.7-45.3
Wake 49 32 59.7 43.0-74.5 9 19.5 9.4-36.1 2 5.6 1.4-19.9 2 3.2 0.7-13.2 4 12.0 4.1-30.3
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 46 40 88.1 73.4-95.2 4 7.2 2.1-21.7 1 2.2 0.3-14.2 0 0.0 . - . 1 2.5 0.4-15.8
Northeast Partnership II*** 73 57 79.5 67.0-88.1 9 11.0 5.1-22.1 2 2.2 0.6- 8.5 2 2.6 0.6-10.0 3 4.6 1.1-17.1
Northeast Partnership I*** 95 72 71.3 58.4-81.4 14 17.3 10.1-27.8 3 7.4 1.9-24.9 0 0.0 . - . 6 4.1 1.7- 9.4
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 63 48 72.6 56.6-84.3 6 9.5 3.7-22.3 2 7.2 1.7-25.6 1 1.1 0.2- 7.4 6 9.7 4.0-21.8
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 68 54 78.8 64.6-88.3 7 13.8 6.1-28.4 0 0.0 . - . 1 2.4 0.3-15.2 6 5.0 2.0-11.7
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 48 31 65.8 50.0-78.7 7 18.0 8.6-33.7 3 3.6 1.1-11.2 1 3.7 0.5-22.0 6 9.0 3.8-19.7
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 49 38 70.5 45.6-87.2 7 11.5 5.0-24.0 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 4 18.0 4.5-50.8
Chatham/Lee/Moore 61 49 78.2 63.6-88.0 8 13.6 6.2-27.3 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 4 8.2 2.9-21.2
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 82 65 81.2 70.0-88.9 8 6.4 2.9-13.3 1 1.5 0.2- 9.9 1 0.7 0.1- 4.6 7 10.3 4.6-21.3
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 62 48 78.2 63.6-88.1 8 15.4 6.9-30.8 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 6 6.3 2.7-14.3
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 48 33 68.0 51.7-80.8 10 23.0 12.2-39.2 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 5 9.0 3.5-21.3
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 70 51 71.2 58.0-81.6 12 19.9 11.3-32.8 2 3.6 0.9-13.6 0 0.0 . - . 5 5.2 2.1-12.7
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 67 53 75.3 60.8-85.7 11 21.6 11.8-36.1 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.9 0.1- 6.0 2 2.2 0.4-12.2
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP***
Yes 181 141 76.8 68.5-83.4 23 12.9 8.4-19.5 6 5.2 1.9-13.3 2 1.2 0.3- 4.5 9 4.0 1.7- 8.9
No 1,645 1,249 73.3 70.3-76.1 232 15.1 13.0-17.6 33 2.4 1.6- 3.6 14 1.1 0.6- 2.0 117 8.1 6.3-10.2
NC REGIONS**
Eastern NC 678 513 75.3 70.9-79.3 93 14.4 11.2-18.3 18 3.0 1.7- 5.3 7 1.3 0.6- 3.1 47 5.9 4.1- 8.4
Piedmont 958 737 73.2 69.1-76.8 129 13.6 11.0-16.7 19 2.7 1.6- 4.7 8 1.1 0.5- 2.4 65 9.3 6.8-12.7
Western NC 190 140 71.2 62.7-78.4 33 21.3 14.9-29.5 2 1.4 0.3- 5.7 1 0.4 0.1- 2.6 14 5.8 3.0-10.9
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)
Mountain AHEC*** 100 77 72.4 60.3-81.9 16 20.9 12.5-32.8 1 0.8 0.1- 5.2 1 0.6 0.1- 4.3 5 5.3 1.8-14.7
Northwest 369 288 75.6 69.3-81.1 51 15.1 10.9-20.5 5 1.7 0.6- 4.8 2 0.5 0.1- 2.0 23 7.0 4.0-12.1
Charlotte 255 198 76.3 69.3-82.1 32 12.1 8.1-17.7 5 1.7 0.7- 4.4 3 1.4 0.4- 4.7 17 8.5 4.9-14.2
Greensboro 229 169 69.2 60.2-77.0 38 16.4 11.1-23.5 4 3.3 1.1- 9.3 0 0.0 . - . 18 11.1 5.9-20.1
Southern Regional 207 170 82.0 74.1-87.8 23 11.8 7.0-19.2 2 2.1 0.5- 8.7 2 0.6 0.1- 2.5 10 3.6 1.8- 6.9
Coastal 91 59 60.8 47.3-72.9 15 23.0 12.6-38.2 6 3.9 1.7- 9.0 2 4.7 1.2-16.8 9 7.6 3.7-14.7
Wake 204 145 65.2 55.6-73.7 30 14.9 9.4-22.7 6 4.8 1.9-11.8 3 2.3 0.7- 7.4 20 12.8 7.2-21.9
Area L 110 85 70.5 59.0-80.0 15 16.2 9.6-26.1 2 4.8 1.2-18.1 2 1.6 0.4- 6.2 6 6.9 2.8-15.8
Eastern 261 199 80.6 74.7-85.4 35 11.6 7.8-16.9 8 2.7 1.3- 5.5 1 0.5 0.1- 3.2 18 4.7 2.7- 8.0

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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.

**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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