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2006 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 1,836 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
-Piedmont NC 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
GENDER
Male 372 213 58.3 51.9-64.4 94 23.5 18.6-29.2 28 8.1 5.3-12.2 10 2.4 1.1- 5.0 27 7.7 4.9-12.0
Female 592 404 65.8 60.6-70.7 111 19.2 15.4-23.7 18 3.6 2.1- 6.0 9 1.6 0.8- 3.2 50 9.8 6.8-14.0
RACE
White 717 454 61.2 56.3-65.8 158 22.1 18.4-26.3 34 5.9 4.0- 8.6 15 2.2 1.2- 4.1 56 8.7 6.1-12.2
African American 208 140 66.5 58.0-74.0 41 21.5 15.2-29.5 8 3.0 1.3- 6.4 4 1.8 0.7- 4.8 15 7.3 3.9-13.2
Other Minorities 35 20 59.6 39.9-76.6 6 12.3 5.0-27.3 3 10.5 3.0-31.0 0 0.0 . - . 6 17.6 7.2-37.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 32 18 56.5 36.3-74.7 4 8.5 2.8-23.0 4 14.1 5.0-33.7 0 0.0 . - . 6 21.0 8.9-42.0
Non-Hispanic 928 598 62.8 58.6-66.7 200 22.1 18.8-25.7 41 5.1 3.6- 7.2 19 2.1 1.2- 3.6 70 8.0 5.9-10.7
AGE
18-24 9 7 81.2 46.0-95.6 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 2 18.8 4.4-54.0
25-34 22 14 55.2 31.4-76.9 6 38.5 17.8-64.3 1 3.0 0.4-18.7 1 3.3 0.5-20.6 0 0.0 . - .
35-44 77 43 58.1 43.9-71.1 18 22.2 12.4-36.6 7 10.2 4.7-20.7 1 0.6 0.1- 4.1 8 8.9 3.7-19.9
45-54 155 93 54.8 45.0-64.3 33 20.8 14.1-29.4 5 4.8 1.8-12.5 5 5.0 2.0-12.2 19 14.5 8.4-24.0
55-64 250 160 66.0 58.5-72.8 58 21.5 16.0-28.1 13 4.7 2.5- 8.6 2 0.8 0.2- 3.2 17 7.0 3.8-12.4
65-74 273 184 65.9 58.8-72.4 57 21.7 16.4-28.1 11 5.4 2.7-10.3 5 1.7 0.6- 4.2 16 5.4 2.9- 9.7
75+ 175 115 61.8 52.6-70.2 31 19.6 13.3-27.8 9 7.0 3.2-14.6 5 1.8 0.7- 4.6 15 9.8 5.2-17.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 231 153 64.6 56.1-72.2 39 16.0 11.3-22.1 12 5.7 2.9-10.8 5 2.0 0.6- 6.3 22 11.8 6.7-19.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 336 211 62.1 55.3-68.5 86 25.3 19.8-31.8 12 4.3 2.3- 8.0 6 2.6 1.1- 6.2 21 5.6 3.4- 9.0
Some Post-H.S. 221 155 66.0 57.7-73.5 38 17.5 12.2-24.4 10 6.3 3.2-12.2 5 2.0 0.8- 4.9 13 8.1 4.3-14.8
College Graduate 172 95 55.1 45.2-64.5 41 25.3 17.4-35.2 12 7.1 3.5-13.9 3 0.9 0.3- 2.9 21 11.6 6.5-19.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 201 140 68.6 59.1-76.7 30 13.3 8.7-20.0 8 4.2 1.9- 9.0 3 2.6 0.7- 9.3 20 11.3 6.0-20.2
$15,000- 24,999 211 142 68.1 59.5-75.7 39 14.6 10.1-20.8 7 4.6 1.8-11.5 5 2.3 0.9- 5.7 18 10.3 5.7-17.8
$25,000- 34,999 110 69 56.8 44.7-68.2 30 31.6 21.0-44.5 4 3.4 1.1- 9.9 0 0.0 . - . 7 8.1 3.6-17.5
$35,000- 49,999 110 71 63.5 52.3-73.4 28 24.1 16.3-34.1 2 1.9 0.4- 7.5 1 1.8 0.3-11.6 8 8.8 4.0-18.4
$50,000-74,999 89 53 56.2 43.2-68.3 18 28.6 17.6-42.9 6 7.2 3.0-16.2 2 1.0 0.2- 4.7 10 7.0 3.3-14.2
$75,000+ 85 42 50.4 37.5-63.3 22 20.8 12.5-32.4 12 13.5 7.1-24.1 2 3.0 0.7-12.4 7 12.4 5.2-26.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 580 387 65.2 60.1-70.0 112 20.7 16.8-25.2 21 3.6 2.2- 6.0 10 1.8 0.8- 3.6 50 8.7 6.1-12.3
No 357 214 59.3 52.5-65.9 86 22.1 17.1-28.1 23 7.7 4.8-12.1 8 2.1 0.9- 4.7 26 8.7 5.4-13.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 185 110 59.7 50.8-67.9 46 22.9 16.6-30.8 11 6.7 3.4-12.5 3 0.7 0.2- 2.2 15 10.1 5.4-18.2
Non-Veteran 778 506 62.9 58.3-67.3 159 20.8 17.3-24.8 35 5.5 3.7- 8.0 16 2.3 1.3- 4.0 62 8.5 6.2-11.7

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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, 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.

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