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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Diabetes Control

During the past 12 months, was there any time that you did not have testing supplies (strips, lancets, meter)
or diabetes medicine due to lack of money?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes, only testing/supplies Yes, only medicines Yes testing supplies/and medicinces No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,007 124 8.5 6.9-10.6 50 3.0 2.1- 4.3 158 9.0 7.3-10.9 1,675 79.5 76.8-81.9
-Western NC 210 24 14.0 8.9-21.2 7 4.4 1.8-10.4 14 9.2 5.0-16.4 165 72.4 63.8-79.6
GENDER
Male 80 5 6.5 2.4-16.6 3 6.4 1.9-19.3 7 12.8 5.6-26.4 65 74.3 60.2-84.7
Female 130 19 20.6 12.7-31.7 4 2.7 1.0- 7.1 7 6.0 2.6-13.4 100 70.7 59.6-79.8
RACE
White 184 20 13.1 7.9-20.9 7 5.0 2.1-11.6 13 8.3 4.5-15.0 144 73.5 64.6-80.9
African American 9 1 16.6 2.4-62.3 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 8 83.4 37.7-97.6
Other Minorities 17 3 22.2 6.4-54.1 0 0.0 . - . 1 22.6 3.6-69.8 13 55.3 23.3-83.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 4 1 20.1 1.9-76.4 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 3 79.9 23.6-98.1
Non-Hispanic 205 23 13.9 8.8-21.3 7 4.6 1.9-10.7 14 9.5 5.1-16.9 161 72.0 63.3-79.3
AGE
18-24 3 2 58.6 11.2-94.0 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 1 41.4 6.0-88.8
25-34 5 1 30.8 4.1-82.3 0 0.0 . - . 2 52.1 11.4-90.3 2 17.1 2.3-64.6
35-44 16 4 29.5 11.0-58.5 1 11.3 1.6-49.6 0 0.0 . - . 11 59.2 31.4-82.1
45-54 34 6 16.5 6.0-37.9 1 2.5 0.3-16.1 5 19.8 7.6-42.7 22 61.1 39.9-78.8
55-64 57 8 15.1 7.5-28.1 3 7.6 1.8-26.8 3 5.9 1.6-19.4 43 71.5 55.3-83.5
65-74 54 2 1.9 0.5- 7.5 1 1.7 0.2-11.3 3 4.6 1.4-13.7 48 91.8 82.1-96.5
75+ 41 1 0.5 0.1- 3.6 1 2.8 0.4-17.4 1 5.5 0.8-30.0 38 91.2 71.3-97.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 49 3 4.7 1.1-18.0 3 9.1 2.6-27.5 3 11.8 3.5-33.3 40 74.4 54.6-87.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 71 8 15.4 7.4-29.3 3 6.2 1.5-21.8 5 8.9 3.3-21.6 55 69.6 54.6-81.3
Some Post-H.S. 54 6 11.8 4.9-25.9 1 1.3 0.2- 9.1 6 13.9 5.0-33.1 41 72.9 55.4-85.4
College Graduate 36 7 25.1 11.0-47.6 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 29 74.9 52.4-89.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 56 10 19.8 10.3-34.7 2 8.6 1.7-33.2 5 11.7 4.3-28.0 39 59.9 43.0-74.7
$15,000- 24,999 50 3 6.1 1.7-20.0 2 3.5 0.9-13.5 7 26.1 12.1-47.3 38 64.3 45.0-79.8
$25,000- 34,999 29 5 24.5 9.7-49.7 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 24 75.5 50.3-90.3
$35,000- 49,999 28 5 23.5 9.5-47.4 1 2.4 0.3-15.3 0 0.0 . - . 22 74.2 50.9-88.8
$50,000-74,999 13 0 0.0 . - . 1 2.8 0.4-18.3 0 0.0 . - . 12 97.2 81.7-99.6
$75,000+ 8 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 8 100 . - .
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 144 18 14.9 8.8-24.0 6 6.3 2.5-15.0 13 12.5 6.6-22.4 107 66.3 55.6-75.6
No 65 6 12.2 5.1-26.5 1 0.7 0.1- 5.0 1 2.8 0.4-17.1 57 84.3 69.7-92.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 31 1 7.3 1.0-36.7 1 8.2 1.2-39.7 1 2.2 0.3-14.4 28 82.4 55.8-94.5
Non-Veteran 179 23 15.4 9.8-23.5 6 3.6 1.4- 8.7 13 10.8 5.7-19.3 137 70.2 60.8-78.1

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*Asked of all respondents with doctor-diagnosed diabetes

^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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