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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 51 31 53.9 38.0-69.1 13 24.2 13.4-39.8 1 4.7 0.7-26.6 1 4.9 0.7-27.1 5 12.2 4.6-29.0
Buncombe 30 17 54.2 34.4-72.7 4 19.5 6.6-45.2 0 0.0 . - . 2 6.0 1.4-22.5 7 20.3 9.2-39.1
Cabarrus 40 22 46.5 29.6-64.2 16 44.9 27.9-63.2 0 0.0 . - . 2 8.6 2.1-29.0 0 0.0 . - .
Catawba 48 25 49.1 33.3-65.1 15 34.4 20.1-52.1 4 6.6 2.4-17.2 0 0.0 . - . 4 9.9 3.4-25.5
Cumberland 77 48 60.6 47.1-72.6 16 20.8 12.1-33.3 1 1.7 0.2-10.9 3 5.2 1.4-17.8 9 11.7 5.7-22.8
Davidson 44 29 63.9 46.5-78.2 12 26.6 14.7-43.3 1 3.0 0.4-18.4 0 0.0 . - . 2 6.5 1.5-24.7
Durham 41 29 72.1 52.5-85.8 7 18.1 7.4-37.7 2 1.7 0.3- 7.5 1 5.5 0.8-29.8 2 2.7 0.7-10.6
Forsyth 40 26 65.6 48.3-79.6 12 29.6 16.8-46.7 0 0.0 . - . 1 1.3 0.2- 9.0 1 3.4 0.5-20.7
Gaston 40 30 67.5 47.4-82.7 5 11.3 4.0-28.0 2 8.9 2.2-29.9 0 0.0 . - . 3 12.3 3.5-35.0
Guilford 43 26 62.8 43.8-78.5 12 27.4 14.2-46.2 1 3.1 0.4-18.9 0 0.0 . - . 4 6.7 2.1-19.7
Iredell 47 28 51.1 34.8-67.2 8 18.2 8.7-34.1 3 7.7 2.5-21.6 2 3.2 0.6-15.5 6 19.8 7.9-41.5
Johnston 48 34 72.5 55.2-84.9 9 16.3 7.8-31.1 1 1.5 0.2- 9.8 2 3.5 0.8-13.1 2 6.3 1.1-27.9
Mecklenburg 65 42 65.3 50.5-77.6 12 20.1 10.7-34.3 5 7.3 2.7-18.7 1 2.8 0.4-17.6 5 4.5 1.7-11.2
New Hanover 52 32 61.5 40.0-79.3 9 16.8 7.5-33.4 5 9.0 3.1-23.4 1 2.0 0.3-13.3 5 10.7 3.9-25.9
Onslow 45 29 73.3 57.8-84.6 10 16.5 8.4-29.7 2 4.2 0.9-18.2 1 0.9 0.1- 6.0 3 5.2 1.2-19.3
Orange 27 14 58.4 37.7-76.5 8 25.3 12.3-45.0 1 7.0 1.0-36.0 0 0.0 . - . 4 9.3 3.0-25.7
Pitt 43 27 59.3 41.6-74.9 9 22.7 11.1-40.8 1 2.5 0.3-15.6 1 1.1 0.1- 7.4 5 14.4 5.2-34.4
Randolph 56 37 68.6 53.9-80.3 6 7.2 2.9-16.9 10 19.5 10.2-34.1 0 0.0 . - . 3 4.6 1.4-14.5
Robeson 68 47 58.4 42.5-72.7 8 17.1 6.8-37.1 6 6.2 2.6-14.2 0 0.0 . - . 7 18.2 8.9-33.9
Rowan 63 39 67.8 49.5-81.9 13 16.8 8.3-31.2 4 7.2 2.2-21.0 4 5.9 2.0-16.1 3 2.3 0.6- 8.2
Union 38 27 59.7 39.2-77.3 7 27.7 12.6-50.3 3 11.4 3.5-31.5 0 0.0 . - . 1 1.2 0.2- 8.1
Wake 66 43 67.5 53.8-78.8 13 20.9 12.0-33.9 4 3.3 1.1- 9.5 0 0.0 . - . 6 8.3 3.3-19.3
Wayne 58 38 59.9 43.8-74.1 14 24.4 13.2-40.5 3 9.5 2.7-28.5 1 1.9 0.3-12.4 2 4.4 1.0-16.7
NC REGIONS
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
Piedmont 850 537 65.0 60.5-69.2 189 21.4 18.0-25.3 50 5.6 3.9- 7.9 14 1.6 0.8- 2.9 60 6.5 4.7- 8.9
Western NC 359 222 60.2 53.5-66.6 70 22.7 17.4-29.0 24 6.9 4.1-11.3 10 2.2 1.1- 4.4 33 8.0 5.3-12.0
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 239 145 57.0 49.0-64.7 42 21.3 15.1-29.2 21 9.9 5.8-16.6 8 2.8 1.3- 6.2 23 8.9 5.5-14.0
Northwest 386 236 62.0 55.5-68.1 95 25.0 20.0-30.9 18 4.1 2.4- 6.9 9 1.7 0.8- 3.3 28 7.2 4.6-11.2
Charlotte 222 147 64.9 56.2-72.7 49 21.4 15.3-29.0 13 7.8 3.9-14.9 3 1.9 0.5- 6.7 10 4.0 2.0- 8.0
Greensboro 203 124 61.4 51.7-70.3 47 23.8 16.5-33.0 11 4.9 2.4- 9.7 1 0.7 0.1- 4.8 20 9.2 5.4-15.3
Southern Regional 235 158 64.5 56.0-72.2 42 18.7 13.2-25.7 9 3.9 1.5- 9.4 7 3.9 1.6- 8.8 19 9.1 5.5-14.7
Coastal 108 68 65.4 52.8-76.2 23 18.8 11.6-29.1 9 7.4 3.4-15.2 1 0.9 0.1- 6.0 7 7.5 3.2-16.6
Wake 194 131 69.1 60.3-76.6 34 18.6 12.6-26.6 11 3.7 1.8- 7.4 4 1.6 0.5- 4.9 14 7.1 3.7-13.2
Area L 77 50 61.6 47.8-73.8 17 24.8 14.6-38.9 1 0.6 0.1- 4.2 1 1.4 0.2- 9.1 8 11.6 5.2-23.9
Eastern 275 179 64.0 56.3-71.1 61 21.8 16.2-28.5 12 4.5 2.4- 8.3 5 2.8 0.7-10.0 18 7.0 3.6-13.1

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*Asked only of those with diabetes.

^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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