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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Diabetes

About how often do you check your blood for glucose or sugar? Include times when checked by a family member or friend,
but do not include times when checked by a health professional.*

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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%)
TOTAL 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
GENDER
Male 771 450 58.6 53.9-63.2 186 26.0 22.1-30.3 51 5.4 3.9- 7.6 25 2.9 1.7- 4.7 59 7.0 5.2- 9.5
Female 1,168 788 68.7 65.0-72.3 224 17.4 14.8-20.3 54 5.0 3.4- 7.2 14 1.1 0.6- 2.2 88 7.8 5.9-10.2
RACE
White 1,346 844 63.6 60.1-67.0 297 22.5 19.7-25.6 72 4.9 3.7- 6.5 27 1.9 1.1- 3.0 106 7.2 5.7- 9.0
African American 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
Asian 2 1 28.8 2.5-86.6 1 71.2 13.4-97.5 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Native American 59 36 51.5 34.1-68.6 9 18.8 8.0-38.1 4 5.8 2.0-15.8 2 3.8 0.9-14.5 8 20.1 9.0-39.0
Other Minorities 42 20 46.2 26.3-67.4 14 36.7 19.8-57.6 2 3.1 0.7-12.2 2 7.6 1.8-26.6 4 6.5 1.5-24.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 45 29 59.9 39.1-77.7 12 30.4 15.3-51.5 1 1.3 0.2- 9.0 1 3.0 0.4-18.7 2 5.3 0.9-25.8
-English Speaking 20 17 87.0 61.2-96.6 3 13.0 3.4-38.8 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
-Spanish Speaking 25 12 51.2 26.5-75.3 9 36.1 16.4-61.9 1 1.7 0.2-11.9 1 3.9 0.5-24.0 2 7.1 1.2-32.6
Non-Hispanic 1,886 1,204 64.1 61.1-67.0 398 21.2 18.9-23.8 102 5.3 4.1- 6.8 38 1.9 1.3- 2.9 144 7.5 6.1- 9.1
AGE
25-34 32 22 80.0 63.2-90.3 4 9.9 3.5-25.1 2 3.2 0.7-12.4 0 0.0 . - . 4 6.9 2.3-18.8
35-44 111 68 64.3 52.6-74.5 21 19.1 11.4-30.0 9 6.3 2.9-13.3 0 0.0 . - . 13 10.3 5.3-19.0
45-54 305 204 66.5 59.2-73.1 52 18.7 13.6-25.2 17 6.3 3.3-11.7 6 2.4 0.9- 6.1 26 6.2 3.9- 9.7
55-64 546 323 59.3 53.8-64.6 126 23.3 19.1-28.1 35 4.6 3.1- 6.8 18 3.9 2.2- 6.8 44 8.9 6.2-12.6
65-74 538 363 65.2 59.9-70.2 116 23.9 19.6-28.7 25 5.1 3.1- 8.3 7 1.2 0.6- 2.7 27 4.6 2.8- 7.4
75+ 397 252 62.4 56.0-68.4 89 24.3 19.0-30.4 16 4.6 2.5- 8.2 8 1.2 0.6- 2.8 32 7.5 5.0-11.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 453 320 64.9 58.5-70.7 72 19.3 14.8-24.8 16 3.6 2.0- 6.4 8 2.7 1.2- 6.2 37 9.5 6.4-13.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 641 423 65.4 60.2-70.2 131 22.3 18.1-27.2 30 4.7 3.1- 7.1 12 2.3 1.1- 4.6 45 5.4 3.8- 7.5
Some Post-H.S. 473 283 61.7 55.4-67.6 107 22.0 17.4-27.4 33 6.0 3.6- 9.8 12 1.5 0.8- 2.8 38 8.9 6.0-13.0
College Graduate 368 210 63.5 56.8-69.7 99 21.9 17.2-27.6 25 6.4 3.8-10.7 7 1.3 0.6- 2.9 27 6.8 4.1-11.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 381 276 71.5 64.7-77.5 55 15.4 10.9-21.3 17 4.4 2.4- 7.9 7 1.3 0.5- 3.2 26 7.3 4.5-11.9
$15,000- 24,999 416 273 65.7 59.0-71.8 78 20.1 15.1-26.2 24 5.1 3.1- 8.3 9 1.8 0.8- 4.0 32 7.3 4.7-11.3
$25,000- 34,999 233 133 58.0 49.3-66.3 60 23.5 17.3-31.1 19 7.8 4.3-13.9 4 2.7 0.8- 9.0 17 8.0 4.6-13.5
$35,000- 49,999 239 140 59.0 50.2-67.2 69 27.3 20.7-35.1 13 7.0 3.2-14.8 1 0.3 0.0- 2.0 16 6.4 3.1-12.7
$50,000-74,999 179 105 59.4 50.3-67.9 36 22.5 15.6-31.2 10 5.2 2.4-11.0 8 4.2 1.8- 9.4 20 8.8 5.3-14.2
$75,000+ 189 114 63.5 54.4-71.7 44 22.2 15.6-30.5 11 3.6 1.9- 6.8 6 3.0 1.1- 7.7 14 7.8 4.1-14.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,178 802 67.9 64.1-71.5 219 19.0 16.1-22.2 50 4.4 2.9- 6.4 20 1.7 0.9- 3.1 87 7.1 5.4- 9.3
No 726 420 59.0 54.1-63.8 183 24.9 21.0-29.2 52 6.4 4.6- 8.9 19 2.5 1.4- 4.2 52 7.2 5.2-10.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 373 217 56.0 49.5-62.2 90 27.5 22.0-33.7 20 4.7 2.8- 7.7 16 4.3 2.2- 8.0 30 7.6 4.8-11.8
Non-Veteran 1,565 1,021 65.9 62.6-69.1 320 20.2 17.6-23.0 85 5.3 4.0- 7.1 22 1.2 0.7- 2.0 117 7.4 5.9- 9.2

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This question was asked of those who had been told they had diabetes by a doctor.

^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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