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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Diabetes-AFRICAN AMERICANS

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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
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 485 333 67.8 61.9-73.2 89 17.5 13.6-22.4 26 6.1 3.6-10.0 8 1.4 0.6- 3.0 29 7.3 4.7-11.2
GENDER
Males 148 91 62.8 52.6-71.9 34 22.8 15.6-32.1 12 6.5 3.2-12.7 3 1.1 0.3- 3.4 8 6.8 3.3-13.7
Females 337 242 71.5 64.3-77.7 55 13.6 9.7-18.7 14 5.7 2.7-11.7 5 1.6 0.6- 4.4 21 7.6 4.4-13.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 5 5 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Hispanic 478 327 67.8 61.8-73.2 89 17.7 13.7-22.6 25 5.8 3.4- 9.8 8 1.4 0.6- 3.0 29 7.4 4.7-11.3
AGE
25-34 8 5 75.3 39.5-93.4 2 17.4 3.8-53.3 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 1 7.3 0.9-40.4
35-44 40 31 73.9 54.2-87.2 3 9.1 2.5-28.4 3 8.9 2.6-26.3 0 0.0 . - . 3 8.0 2.1-26.4
45-54 96 67 70.2 55.9-81.4 17 15.7 8.5-27.1 4 7.5 2.0-24.6 2 1.9 0.3-10.2 6 4.7 1.9-11.3
55-64 130 80 62.3 50.5-72.9 24 16.3 10.0-25.6 11 5.5 2.7-10.7 6 3.9 1.7- 9.1 9 11.9 5.6-23.7
65-74 127 94 72.5 61.5-81.3 24 18.5 11.6-28.1 5 6.2 2.2-16.5 0 0.0 . - . 4 2.8 0.8- 9.5
75+ 80 54 62.0 47.6-74.6 18 27.0 15.9-42.0 2 2.6 0.7-10.1 0 0.0 . - . 6 8.3 3.4-18.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 142 99 61.6 51.3-71.0 25 21.3 13.9-31.2 4 2.2 0.7- 6.5 2 2.0 0.5- 7.6 12 12.9 7.1-22.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 167 120 71.4 61.4-79.6 28 18.7 11.9-28.2 9 5.4 2.5-11.4 3 1.6 0.4- 5.9 7 2.8 1.1- 7.0
Some Post-H.S. 93 61 64.4 50.1-76.6 19 17.1 9.5-29.0 7 10.1 3.7-25.1 2 1.3 0.3- 5.1 4 7.0 2.4-19.0
College Graduate 81 53 73.4 58.5-84.4 16 10.9 5.7-19.9 5 5.9 1.7-18.2 1 0.2 0.0- 1.7 6 9.6 3.3-24.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 127 97 72.7 60.9-82.1 15 12.8 6.5-23.7 7 5.3 2.0-13.3 1 1.1 0.2- 7.7 7 8.0 3.5-17.3
$15,000- 24,999 110 77 70.8 57.7-81.2 22 20.3 11.7-33.0 2 1.1 0.2- 5.5 3 2.9 0.8-10.3 6 4.9 1.8-12.4
$25,000- 34,999 54 31 59.0 42.4-73.8 15 22.0 11.9-36.9 5 13.7 4.9-32.6 1 1.0 0.1- 6.8 2 4.3 1.1-15.9
$35,000- 49,999 51 31 58.3 39.7-74.9 13 20.7 10.5-36.7 4 12.4 3.5-35.2 0 0.0 . - . 3 8.6 2.0-30.4
$50,000-74,999 27 19 72.1 47.7-88.0 5 19.8 6.7-45.7 1 2.3 0.3-14.8 1 0.8 0.1- 5.4 1 5.1 0.7-28.7
$75,000+ 34 19 60.1 39.0-78.0 7 21.6 9.4-42.5 4 6.8 2.3-18.1 2 3.1 0.7-12.2 2 8.4 1.8-31.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 295 215 70.7 62.8-77.5 48 16.0 11.1-22.5 12 4.9 2.1-11.0 4 1.1 0.4- 3.1 16 7.3 3.9-13.1
No 178 113 65.5 55.9-73.9 38 19.1 12.9-27.3 14 8.3 4.5-15.0 4 1.9 0.6- 5.9 9 5.2 2.4-10.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 51 29 55.1 38.3-70.8 13 29.2 16.3-46.7 4 5.2 1.7-14.7 1 0.8 0.1- 5.7 4 9.7 3.0-27.0
Non-Veteran 434 304 69.7 63.5-75.3 76 15.7 11.8-20.6 22 6.2 3.5-10.7 7 1.4 0.6- 3.3 25 6.9 4.3-11.0

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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.

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