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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

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
-Piedmont NC 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
GENDER
Male 341 199 60.7 53.7-67.2 92 28.2 22.4-34.9 23 5.5 3.4- 8.9 10 2.1 0.9- 4.5 17 3.5 2.0- 6.1
Female 509 338 68.8 63.1-74.1 97 15.2 11.8-19.4 27 5.6 3.3- 9.4 4 1.1 0.4- 3.2 43 9.2 6.3-13.3
RACE
White 632 395 64.7 59.6-69.4 144 22.1 18.2-26.6 35 5.1 3.4- 7.6 10 1.5 0.6- 3.3 48 6.6 4.7- 9.4
African American 190 127 68.1 58.9-76.0 38 17.8 12.0-25.5 13 6.9 3.3-13.7 2 1.1 0.3- 4.4 10 6.2 3.0-12.2
Other Minorities 27 14 51.4 27.8-74.4 7 32.8 14.7-58.0 2 3.8 0.9-15.2 2 5.1 1.1-21.0 2 6.8 1.2-30.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 17 9 54.0 24.1-81.2 5 30.2 10.0-62.8 1 2.3 0.3-15.8 1 5.2 0.7-30.5 1 8.3 1.1-42.2
Non-Hispanic 832 528 65.5 61.1-69.7 184 21.1 17.7-24.9 48 5.6 3.8- 8.0 13 1.4 0.7- 2.8 59 6.4 4.7- 8.8
AGE
25-34 12 8 85.0 61.3-95.3 1 4.1 0.5-25.8 1 2.7 0.3-18.4 0 0.0 . - . 2 8.1 1.8-30.3
35-44 61 37 65.7 50.8-78.0 12 19.6 10.2-34.2 7 7.5 3.1-17.0 0 0.0 . - . 5 7.2 2.7-17.8
45-54 127 88 70.5 59.2-79.7 13 10.8 5.5-20.2 8 7.4 2.9-18.0 5 4.3 1.6-11.2 13 6.9 3.7-12.8
55-64 245 140 59.7 51.4-67.4 65 26.3 19.9-33.9 14 3.7 2.0- 6.9 5 2.1 0.8- 5.5 21 8.2 4.6-14.1
65-74 241 163 65.9 58.1-72.9 58 26.4 20.0-34.0 9 3.4 1.7- 6.9 2 0.6 0.1- 2.6 9 3.6 1.6- 8.1
75+ 159 98 60.4 50.2-69.9 39 26.5 18.3-36.8 10 7.2 3.5-14.0 2 0.5 0.1- 2.4 10 5.4 2.6-10.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 165 118 67.4 56.8-76.5 25 17.4 10.9-26.5 8 4.7 2.1-10.4 4 2.9 0.9- 8.4 10 7.7 3.6-15.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 289 189 66.7 59.1-73.6 60 22.4 16.5-29.7 16 4.6 2.6- 7.9 5 2.4 0.9- 6.2 19 3.9 2.3- 6.7
Some Post-H.S. 207 122 61.3 52.0-69.8 52 24.1 17.3-32.5 11 5.0 1.9-12.1 3 0.5 0.1- 2.1 19 9.1 5.4-15.2
College Graduate 187 107 65.0 55.5-73.4 52 20.0 14.0-27.7 14 7.8 4.0-14.5 2 0.6 0.2- 2.4 12 6.6 3.1-13.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 143 111 76.4 65.5-84.7 15 12.7 6.5-23.1 4 2.3 0.8- 6.1 4 2.2 0.7- 6.2 9 6.5 2.9-13.8
$15,000- 24,999 187 125 69.2 59.1-77.7 37 19.5 12.6-29.0 12 4.8 2.4- 9.5 2 1.0 0.2- 6.3 11 5.4 2.4-11.7
$25,000- 34,999 95 49 55.5 41.7-68.4 27 21.8 13.3-33.6 9 11.1 5.0-22.9 1 1.0 0.1- 7.1 9 10.6 5.2-20.6
$35,000- 49,999 107 58 56.3 43.1-68.7 34 26.4 17.4-37.8 7 9.1 3.2-23.5 1 0.5 0.1- 3.6 7 7.7 2.8-19.6
$50,000-74,999 89 52 60.1 47.1-71.7 20 26.6 16.5-39.8 5 5.7 1.9-15.9 2 1.1 0.3- 4.5 10 6.6 3.0-13.8
$75,000+ 102 64 66.6 54.6-76.7 23 21.6 13.5-32.9 6 3.4 1.4- 7.7 3 3.1 0.9-10.8 6 5.3 2.0-13.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 490 333 69.9 64.0-75.2 94 18.0 13.9-23.1 26 5.2 3.0- 8.8 5 1.1 0.3- 3.4 32 5.8 3.7- 9.1
No 346 199 59.4 52.4-66.1 91 25.3 19.9-31.7 23 6.1 3.7- 9.8 9 2.3 1.1- 4.7 24 6.8 4.2-11.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 156 92 58.3 48.4-67.5 42 29.9 21.6-39.8 8 4.7 2.1-10.1 5 3.2 0.9-10.4 9 4.0 1.9- 8.2
Non-Veteran 694 445 66.3 61.4-70.9 147 19.7 16.0-23.9 42 5.8 3.9- 8.5 9 1.2 0.6- 2.5 51 7.0 5.0- 9.9

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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.

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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