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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern 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 1,939 1,238 63.9 60.9-66.8 410 21.5 19.1-24.1 105 5.2 4.0- 6.7 39 2.0 1.3- 2.9 147 7.4 6.0- 9.1
-Eastern NC 730 479 63.6 59.0-68.0 151 21.2 17.7-25.2 31 3.8 2.5- 5.7 15 2.6 1.3- 5.0 54 8.8 6.4-12.0
GENDER
Male 277 162 56.6 48.9-64.0 62 22.6 17.1-29.4 12 3.1 1.6- 5.8 12 4.8 2.4- 9.7 29 12.8 8.5-19.0
Female 453 317 70.1 64.8-74.9 89 19.9 15.8-24.7 19 4.5 2.7- 7.5 3 0.5 0.1- 1.9 25 5.0 3.2- 7.7
RACE
White 394 251 63.0 56.5-69.0 90 23.3 18.4-29.0 16 3.5 2.0- 6.1 8 2.6 1.1- 6.0 29 7.7 5.0-11.6
African American 277 194 68.0 60.7-74.5 46 16.8 12.0-23.0 12 4.2 2.2- 7.9 6 1.8 0.7- 4.2 19 9.3 5.4-15.5
Other Minorities 56 31 44.3 28.5-61.3 15 31.0 17.3-49.1 3 4.0 1.2-12.4 1 7.0 1.0-35.6 6 13.6 5.4-30.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 23 17 68.8 42.3-86.9 6 31.2 13.1-57.7 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Hispanic 703 459 63.4 58.7-67.9 145 20.8 17.3-24.8 31 4.0 2.7- 6.0 15 2.7 1.4- 5.2 53 9.0 6.5-12.4
AGE
25-34 10 9 93.4 62.3-99.2 1 6.6 0.8-37.7 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
35-44 38 27 65.7 45.8-81.3 4 11.7 4.3-28.3 2 3.7 0.8-15.1 0 0.0 . - . 5 18.9 7.0-41.8
45-54 120 79 61.1 49.7-71.5 29 30.3 20.6-42.1 4 3.7 1.3-10.3 1 0.2 0.0- 1.5 7 4.7 2.0-10.6
55-64 201 120 58.2 49.7-66.3 39 17.4 12.1-24.3 14 5.8 3.2-10.5 10 7.6 3.6-15.5 18 11.0 6.6-17.7
65-74 206 140 64.8 56.3-72.4 45 23.5 17.2-31.2 8 4.2 1.9- 9.3 1 0.4 0.1- 2.8 12 7.1 3.5-13.9
75+ 151 101 64.6 55.1-73.0 32 22.2 15.4-30.9 3 1.4 0.4- 4.3 3 2.0 0.6- 6.8 12 9.9 5.2-18.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 211 149 62.2 53.2-70.4 35 21.3 14.6-29.9 5 1.8 0.7- 4.7 4 3.5 1.0-11.2 18 11.3 6.7-18.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 224 157 67.2 59.1-74.3 41 19.2 13.6-26.5 8 3.7 1.6- 8.1 4 2.6 0.8- 8.7 14 7.3 4.1-12.5
Some Post-H.S. 168 103 62.7 52.1-72.3 39 19.4 13.3-27.5 11 6.6 3.3-12.6 5 2.6 1.0- 6.7 10 8.7 3.9-18.4
College Graduate 126 70 61.6 51.1-71.1 35 26.2 18.2-36.3 7 3.7 1.6- 8.3 2 1.2 0.2- 5.6 12 7.2 3.8-13.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 148 108 69.7 59.3-78.4 26 19.8 12.9-29.3 6 3.3 1.3- 8.0 0 0.0 . - . 8 7.2 3.0-16.5
$15,000- 24,999 156 103 63.7 53.6-72.6 27 18.3 11.4-28.2 7 3.7 1.7- 8.0 5 3.0 1.1- 7.9 14 11.3 6.1-19.8
$25,000- 34,999 95 58 60.8 47.8-72.4 25 26.2 16.8-38.3 6 3.8 1.6- 8.8 2 5.3 1.0-23.5 4 4.0 1.3-11.3
$35,000- 49,999 86 56 63.3 49.7-75.1 22 28.1 17.5-41.8 4 5.9 2.0-16.2 0 0.0 . - . 4 2.8 0.9- 8.1
$50,000-74,999 57 34 60.7 45.1-74.3 8 13.3 6.4-25.7 3 4.1 1.1-14.2 5 10.4 3.6-26.5 7 11.5 5.1-23.8
$75,000+ 67 35 54.4 40.1-68.0 18 22.9 13.5-36.1 3 3.8 1.1-11.9 3 3.4 1.0-10.4 8 15.6 6.9-31.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 464 320 65.6 59.7-71.1 88 20.4 16.0-25.7 14 2.7 1.5- 5.0 9 2.5 1.0- 6.0 33 8.7 5.7-13.1
No 250 151 60.7 52.5-68.3 60 23.1 17.4-30.1 16 5.6 3.2- 9.7 6 3.0 1.1- 7.8 17 7.6 4.4-12.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 141 79 52.0 41.8-62.1 31 23.4 15.7-33.2 8 4.7 2.1-10.3 8 6.4 2.7-14.2 15 13.6 7.2-24.2
Non-Veteran 588 400 67.1 62.0-71.8 120 20.8 16.9-25.3 23 3.6 2.2- 5.7 6 0.9 0.4- 2.1 39 7.6 5.3-10.8

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^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = 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.

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