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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Diabetes

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  Total
Respond.^
Once a year 2-3/year 4 or more times/year Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 1,798 325 17.7 15.5-20.0 408 23.7 21.2-26.3 636 33.4 30.7-36.2 429 25.3 22.7-28.1
-Western NC 182 33 17.6 11.9-25.1 40 23.1 16.3-31.6 64 29.1 22.2-37.0 45 30.3 22.5-39.4
GENDER
Male 70 12 19.6 10.9-32.7 21 27.6 17.4-41.0 23 26.5 17.1-38.7 14 26.2 15.6-40.6
Female 112 21 15.7 9.4-24.9 19 18.9 11.0-30.7 41 31.4 22.3-42.2 31 34.0 23.7-46.1
RACE
White 161 30 17.7 11.8-25.8 37 23.0 16.0-31.8 53 27.5 20.5-35.8 41 31.8 23.5-41.4
African American 7 0 0.0 . - . 1 18.8 2.6-66.6 4 46.1 14.8-80.8 2 35.0 8.4-76.0
Other Minorities 14 3 23.6 5.9-60.4 2 27.0 4.8-73.0 7 43.5 16.1-75.6 2 5.9 1.0-27.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 4 2 28.4 3.6-80.7 1 65.8 15.5-95.3 0 0.0 . - . 1 5.8 0.5-41.3
Non-Hispanic 177 31 17.5 11.7-25.2 39 22.3 15.6-30.7 64 30.1 23.1-38.2 43 30.2 22.3-39.4
AGE
18-24 3 1 24.1 2.8-77.9 1 41.4 6.0-88.8 0 0.0 . - . 1 34.4 4.4-85.6
25-34 4 1 18.6 2.0-71.9 1 52.4 9.3-92.2 1 26.5 3.0-80.8 1 2.6 0.3-21.2
35-44 14 3 33.3 11.7-65.3 2 11.9 2.8-38.3 6 28.3 10.9-55.9 3 26.6 8.1-59.7
45-54 30 7 19.8 7.9-41.6 6 26.1 10.7-51.2 7 14.5 5.9-31.2 10 39.6 20.8-62.0
55-64 46 4 6.3 2.0-18.0 12 20.5 10.8-35.6 17 37.0 22.6-54.2 13 36.2 21.0-54.6
65-74 46 10 22.4 11.2-39.9 10 21.4 10.4-38.9 17 36.1 22.0-53.1 9 20.1 9.8-36.9
75+ 39 7 16.0 6.7-33.7 8 22.9 10.7-42.3 16 32.0 18.4-49.6 8 29.1 14.6-49.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 44 9 16.2 6.8-34.0 6 12.1 3.7-33.2 15 26.3 14.2-43.5 14 45.4 27.6-64.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 60 8 13.4 6.2-26.6 11 18.4 9.4-32.8 22 27.0 16.8-40.4 19 41.2 27.3-56.8
Some Post-H.S. 47 11 27.3 14.6-45.2 7 18.3 7.4-38.4 21 40.9 25.9-57.8 8 13.6 6.2-27.3
College Graduate 31 5 13.7 4.8-33.2 16 52.6 32.5-71.9 6 20.0 8.5-40.2 4 13.7 3.8-39.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 51 10 16.0 7.8-30.1 9 18.0 8.6-33.9 20 36.5 22.9-52.7 12 29.4 15.7-48.2
$15,000- 24,999 41 9 22.7 10.7-41.9 9 19.1 8.2-38.3 13 24.0 12.5-41.3 10 34.2 18.4-54.5
$25,000- 34,999 27 2 9.4 2.2-32.7 6 26.2 10.6-51.6 11 28.5 14.1-49.3 8 35.9 17.4-59.8
$35,000- 49,999 26 3 13.0 4.2-34.0 8 34.0 16.5-57.2 8 28.2 13.7-49.4 7 24.7 10.9-47.0
$50,000-74,999 11 2 23.1 5.8-59.4 2 14.2 3.3-44.1 4 33.7 12.3-64.9 3 29.0 9.5-61.2
$75,000+ 7 2 29.9 6.3-72.9 4 56.0 19.1-87.3 1 14.1 1.9-59.0 0 0.0 . - .
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 124 20 16.0 9.7-25.2 23 15.6 9.8-23.9 44 28.4 20.5-37.9 37 40.1 29.8-51.2
No 57 13 20.7 11.0-35.7 17 37.7 23.4-54.5 20 30.7 18.9-45.6 7 10.9 4.6-23.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 27 3 11.9 3.8-32.0 9 27.8 13.7-48.1 11 33.9 18.0-54.6 4 26.4 10.6-51.9
Non-Veteran 155 30 18.9 12.5-27.5 31 22.0 14.6-31.7 53 27.9 20.7-36.5 41 31.2 22.8-41.1

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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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