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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-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
GENDER
Male 70 43 56.2 42.7-68.9 17 28.5 17.6-42.8 7 10.8 5.0-21.8 0 0.0 . - . 3 4.4 1.1-15.8
Female 117 88 76.3 66.0-84.2 17 13.5 7.9-22.3 4 2.2 0.7- 6.5 1 2.1 0.3-13.4 7 5.9 2.6-13.0
RACE
White 167 118 67.9 58.7-75.9 27 18.3 12.0-26.9 11 6.9 3.6-12.9 1 1.2 0.2- 8.0 10 5.7 2.7-11.5
African American 7 3 49.5 16.4-83.1 4 50.5 16.9-83.6 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Other Minorities 13 10 56.9 21.2-86.6 3 43.1 13.4-78.8 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
HISPANIC
Hispanic 4 1 5.8 0.5-41.3 3 94.2 58.7-99.5 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Hispanic 182 129 67.9 59.0-75.6 31 19.1 12.9-27.3 11 6.5 3.4-12.3 1 1.1 0.2- 7.6 10 5.4 2.6-10.9
AGE
18-24 3 3 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
25-34 4 4 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
35-44 13 8 53.8 25.0-80.3 3 20.5 5.3-54.4 1 13.4 1.9-54.9 1 12.3 1.7-52.5 0 0.0 . - .
45-54 30 19 48.8 28.6-69.4 4 25.7 10.1-51.7 3 9.6 2.9-27.2 0 0.0 . - . 4 15.9 5.2-39.6
55-64 45 35 73.6 54.6-86.7 8 23.2 10.9-42.5 2 3.2 0.5-17.9 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
65-74 50 32 63.8 47.4-77.5 11 22.2 11.5-38.5 4 9.5 3.3-24.5 0 0.0 . - . 3 4.5 1.3-14.4
75+ 42 30 71.7 54.1-84.6 8 18.5 8.4-36.0 1 2.7 0.4-17.1 0 0.0 . - . 3 7.0 2.2-20.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 46 29 58.1 39.1-75.0 8 17.3 6.8-37.5 4 12.5 4.1-32.2 0 0.0 . - . 5 12.1 4.0-31.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 59 37 55.8 40.4-70.1 16 33.3 20.2-49.6 4 6.6 2.3-17.3 1 3.3 0.5-20.0 1 1.0 0.1- 6.6
Some Post-H.S. 49 38 76.2 60.3-87.1 5 11.5 4.5-26.4 2 4.0 1.0-14.7 0 0.0 . - . 4 8.3 2.9-21.7
College Graduate 33 27 83.7 64.8-93.5 5 14.9 5.6-34.1 1 1.5 0.2-10.0 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 52 38 74.0 56.4-86.3 8 17.7 7.3-36.9 2 1.9 0.3-10.3 0 0.0 . - . 4 6.4 2.3-16.7
$15,000- 24,999 39 27 67.8 47.5-83.1 8 17.4 7.2-36.4 2 5.3 1.3-19.3 0 0.0 . - . 2 9.4 2.0-34.2
$25,000- 34,999 28 19 57.2 34.5-77.3 6 27.2 10.8-53.4 1 5.5 0.8-30.4 1 6.9 1.0-35.7 1 3.2 0.4-19.8
$35,000- 49,999 26 16 61.4 40.2-79.0 7 28.3 13.5-50.0 3 10.3 3.2-28.4 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
$50,000-74,999 11 8 73.0 40.5-91.5 2 15.8 3.7-47.6 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 1 11.2 1.6-50.0
$75,000+ 7 6 77.6 28.4-96.8 1 22.4 3.2-71.6 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 131 91 63.3 52.6-72.9 23 21.7 13.9-32.2 8 6.7 3.0-14.1 1 1.6 0.2-10.8 8 6.6 2.9-14.4
No 56 40 73.5 57.9-84.8 11 18.6 9.1-34.2 3 5.5 1.6-17.1 0 0.0 . - . 2 2.4 0.6- 9.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 27 14 46.1 27.0-66.5 8 40.0 21.3-62.2 3 10.0 3.1-28.2 0 0.0 . - . 2 3.8 0.9-15.0
Non-Veteran 160 117 71.5 62.2-79.4 26 16.1 10.3-24.4 8 5.4 2.4-11.7 1 1.4 0.2- 9.0 8 5.5 2.4-12.1

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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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