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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Diabetes-FEMALES

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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
-FEMALES 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 766 504 67.6 63.1-71.8 158 19.6 16.3-23.4 38 4.9 3.2- 7.2 7 0.6 0.3- 1.3 59 7.4 5.3-10.2
African American 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
Other Minorities 62 39 63.9 44.2-79.9 11 17.2 7.8-34.0 2 2.7 0.7-10.8 2 4.2 0.8-18.6 8 11.9 4.3-28.9
AGE
25-34 25 17 71.3 49.0-86.5 3 13.4 4.2-35.5 2 5.3 1.3-19.9 0 0.0 . - . 3 9.9 3.0-28.3
35-44 70 47 74.0 60.0-84.4 11 11.6 5.6-22.4 3 3.1 0.8-11.2 0 0.0 . - . 9 11.3 5.0-23.7
45-54 178 127 73.0 63.0-81.0 20 8.5 4.9-14.4 11 9.5 4.2-20.2 2 1.3 0.2- 7.0 18 7.8 4.4-13.4
55-64 315 198 62.1 54.7-69.0 65 20.1 15.0-26.3 21 5.5 3.2- 9.3 7 2.7 1.1- 6.3 24 9.6 5.6-15.9
65-74 330 229 68.8 62.1-74.8 72 23.8 18.4-30.2 10 3.2 1.6- 6.5 2 0.6 0.1- 2.2 17 3.6 1.9- 6.8
75+ 243 164 69.1 61.5-75.8 52 20.9 15.2-27.9 7 2.9 1.2- 6.4 3 0.6 0.2- 2.2 17 6.5 3.8-10.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 294 220 72.3 64.5-79.0 39 15.5 10.5-22.2 7 1.8 0.8- 4.2 3 1.7 0.5- 6.1 25 8.6 5.2-14.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 399 277 71.9 66.0-77.2 75 17.3 13.1-22.4 17 4.8 2.7- 8.2 4 1.0 0.3- 3.6 26 5.0 3.1- 8.0
Some Post-H.S. 287 186 65.9 57.9-73.1 60 18.5 13.5-24.8 16 6.2 2.8-13.2 5 1.2 0.5- 3.0 20 8.2 4.7-13.8
College Graduate 187 104 61.4 51.2-70.6 50 18.6 13.1-25.7 14 8.1 4.0-15.5 2 0.5 0.1- 2.1 17 11.4 5.9-21.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 278 213 76.8 69.3-83.0 36 13.7 9.0-20.2 6 2.1 0.8- 5.4 4 1.2 0.4- 4.2 19 6.2 3.3-11.1
$15,000- 24,999 258 172 68.9 61.0-75.8 45 15.8 11.1-22.0 15 4.5 2.6- 7.8 4 1.8 0.5- 6.1 22 9.0 5.1-15.4
$25,000- 34,999 133 84 67.3 56.7-76.5 30 16.6 10.6-25.0 8 5.7 2.2-13.8 1 0.5 0.1- 3.5 10 9.9 4.8-19.2
$35,000- 49,999 122 74 63.0 49.4-74.8 31 17.3 10.7-26.7 7 9.6 3.3-24.9 0 0.0 . - . 10 10.1 4.2-22.3
$50,000-74,999 80 49 62.9 49.2-74.8 17 20.6 11.9-33.2 6 9.0 3.2-22.6 1 0.3 0.0- 2.3 7 7.2 3.0-16.5
$75,000+ 66 42 70.5 55.1-82.3 15 17.5 9.0-31.2 5 5.3 2.0-13.1 1 1.1 0.1- 7.2 3 5.7 1.4-20.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 733 524 72.4 67.7-76.6 123 14.7 11.9-18.1 27 4.7 2.7- 8.3 7 0.8 0.4- 1.9 52 7.3 5.0-10.5
No 418 253 63.1 56.6-69.2 99 21.4 16.8-26.9 27 5.6 3.6- 8.7 7 1.7 0.7- 4.3 32 8.1 5.2-12.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 13 7 64.0 35.1-85.3 2 15.0 3.6-45.8 1 2.9 0.4-18.8 1 6.2 0.8-34.1 2 12.0 2.6-41.0
Non-Veteran 1,155 781 68.8 65.0-72.3 222 17.4 14.8-20.3 53 5.0 3.4- 7.2 13 1.1 0.6- 2.2 86 7.7 5.8-10.2

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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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