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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Diabetes-WHITES

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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
-WHITES 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
GENDER
Males 580 340 59.8 54.4-64.9 139 25.3 20.9-30.2 34 4.9 3.3- 7.3 20 3.1 1.8- 5.4 47 6.9 5.0- 9.6
Females 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
HISPANIC
Hispanic 12 9 77.9 42.8-94.3 3 22.1 5.7-57.2 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Hispanic 1,331 834 63.5 60.0-66.9 294 22.5 19.7-25.6 71 4.9 3.7- 6.5 27 1.9 1.2- 3.1 105 7.2 5.7- 9.0
AGE
25-34 21 15 81.7 60.4-92.8 2 8.1 1.9-28.7 2 4.4 1.0-17.3 0 0.0 . - . 2 5.8 1.3-22.5
35-44 53 26 58.3 42.2-72.8 16 27.0 15.2-43.3 4 4.7 1.5-13.5 0 0.0 . - . 7 10.1 4.0-23.1
45-54 186 125 66.2 57.2-74.2 27 17.9 11.6-26.5 13 6.2 3.2-11.5 4 2.8 0.9- 8.7 17 6.9 3.9-12.0
55-64 387 227 60.3 54.0-66.3 96 25.0 20.0-30.7 22 4.3 2.6- 7.1 9 2.3 1.0- 5.3 33 8.1 5.5-11.8
65-74 388 256 64.0 57.8-69.7 88 25.7 20.6-31.6 17 4.1 2.3- 7.3 7 1.8 0.8- 4.0 20 4.4 2.6- 7.5
75+ 306 192 62.9 55.9-69.4 67 22.4 17.1-28.9 14 5.7 2.9-10.6 7 1.6 0.7- 3.8 26 7.4 4.8-11.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 260 191 71.4 63.7-78.1 36 15.6 10.6-22.3 10 5.0 2.3-10.3 3 1.0 0.3- 3.2 20 7.0 4.1-11.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 443 285 64.1 58.0-69.8 97 23.0 18.2-28.6 20 4.4 2.6- 7.1 8 2.6 1.0- 6.2 33 6.0 4.0- 8.9
Some Post-H.S. 365 216 61.1 54.0-67.9 84 23.6 18.2-30.0 23 4.2 2.6- 6.8 10 1.6 0.8- 3.2 32 9.4 6.2-14.2
College Graduate 277 151 60.3 52.8-67.4 80 25.4 19.6-32.2 19 6.5 3.6-11.5 6 1.8 0.8- 4.1 21 6.0 3.6- 9.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 224 163 74.9 67.3-81.3 32 13.4 8.9-19.6 8 3.8 1.7- 8.4 5 1.2 0.4- 3.2 16 6.7 3.6-12.2
$15,000- 24,999 276 181 67.7 60.6-74.1 49 17.0 12.4-22.8 20 7.5 4.4-12.6 6 1.4 0.6- 3.5 20 6.4 3.7-10.7
$25,000- 34,999 165 93 58.5 47.8-68.5 43 24.7 17.1-34.4 13 5.5 2.8-10.4 2 1.2 0.3- 5.1 14 10.1 5.5-17.8
$35,000- 49,999 180 104 60.2 50.8-69.0 55 29.5 21.9-38.5 8 4.5 1.9-10.3 1 0.4 0.1- 3.0 12 5.3 2.8- 9.9
$50,000-74,999 148 84 57.4 47.5-66.8 29 21.9 14.6-31.4 9 6.0 2.6-13.1 7 5.0 2.1-11.4 19 9.7 5.8-15.9
$75,000+ 150 92 64.6 54.4-73.7 36 22.4 15.1-31.9 7 2.7 1.2- 6.2 4 3.1 0.9- 9.6 11 7.2 3.5-14.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 820 552 69.1 64.8-73.1 157 18.7 15.5-22.5 34 4.1 2.7- 6.2 14 1.6 0.8- 3.3 63 6.5 4.8- 8.8
No 507 283 56.0 50.1-61.7 136 27.8 22.9-33.2 36 6.0 4.0- 8.8 13 2.4 1.2- 4.5 39 7.9 5.4-11.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 307 181 57.0 50.1-63.7 72 26.1 20.4-32.7 14 4.3 2.3- 7.9 15 5.5 2.8-10.4 25 7.2 4.5-11.2
Non-Veteran 1,039 663 65.5 61.4-69.3 225 21.5 18.3-25.0 58 5.1 3.7- 6.9 12 0.8 0.5- 1.6 81 7.2 5.5- 9.3

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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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