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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-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
GENDER
Male 153 89 55.0 45.4-64.3 32 24.7 17.1-34.1 16 10.5 5.7-18.8 3 1.6 0.4- 6.1 13 8.2 4.4-14.8
Female 206 133 65.1 56.0-73.3 38 20.8 14.0-29.8 8 3.4 1.4- 7.9 7 2.7 1.3- 5.9 20 7.9 4.6-13.3
RACE
White 320 198 61.3 54.3-67.8 63 22.6 17.1-29.3 21 5.9 3.5- 9.9 9 2.1 1.0- 4.5 29 8.1 5.2-12.3
African American 18 12 58.3 28.6-83.0 5 23.5 8.4-50.7 1 18.2 2.8-63.3 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Other Minorities 20 12 37.3 16.4-64.4 2 26.2 5.6-68.0 1 3.5 0.5-22.4 1 8.3 1.1-41.4 4 24.6 7.7-56.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 5 3 63.7 19.0-92.9 1 29.0 4.1-79.5 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 1 7.3 0.9-41.9
Non-Hispanic 351 217 60.2 53.4-66.6 69 22.7 17.4-29.1 23 6.8 4.0-11.4 10 2.3 1.1- 4.5 32 8.1 5.3-12.1
AGE
25-34 10 5 42.5 16.8-73.1 2 33.0 9.3-70.2 1 9.8 1.3-46.4 0 0.0 . - . 2 14.7 3.4-46.3
35-44 12 4 34.7 11.8-67.9 5 47.5 20.1-76.5 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 3 17.7 5.1-46.3
45-54 58 37 63.6 47.0-77.4 10 22.1 11.0-39.4 5 7.5 2.9-18.2 0 0.0 . - . 6 6.8 2.6-17.1
55-64 100 63 60.7 49.1-71.2 22 24.9 16.4-36.0 7 5.4 2.4-11.4 3 2.4 0.6- 8.6 5 6.6 2.7-15.1
65-74 91 60 64.1 49.7-76.3 13 16.4 8.5-29.4 8 12.1 4.7-28.1 4 4.9 1.7-13.4 6 2.5 1.0- 5.9
75+ 87 53 64.7 51.9-75.6 18 20.9 12.3-33.3 3 2.5 0.7- 8.0 3 2.4 0.7- 7.7 10 9.6 4.7-18.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 77 53 65.3 49.5-78.3 12 19.3 9.7-34.8 3 5.7 1.4-20.0 0 0.0 . - . 9 9.7 3.9-21.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 128 77 56.3 45.0-67.0 30 28.1 18.7-39.8 6 6.9 2.5-18.1 3 1.2 0.3- 4.3 12 7.5 3.9-13.9
Some Post-H.S. 98 58 61.1 48.4-72.5 16 18.8 10.9-30.5 11 8.8 4.3-17.3 4 3.0 1.1- 8.3 9 8.2 3.8-16.7
College Graduate 55 33 59.1 43.5-73.0 12 22.8 12.1-38.8 4 5.0 1.6-14.9 3 6.1 1.8-18.4 3 7.0 2.0-21.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 90 57 60.8 46.1-73.7 14 14.8 7.7-26.6 7 12.9 5.0-29.2 3 1.3 0.4- 4.4 9 10.2 4.2-22.8
$15,000- 24,999 73 45 55.3 41.8-68.0 14 25.9 15.4-40.2 5 9.5 3.3-24.2 2 2.1 0.5- 8.3 7 7.1 3.2-15.2
$25,000- 34,999 43 26 60.5 42.0-76.4 8 22.7 10.1-43.3 4 6.2 2.2-16.5 1 1.9 0.3-12.6 4 8.8 2.8-24.2
$35,000- 49,999 46 26 60.1 41.5-76.2 13 29.0 15.3-47.9 2 2.2 0.5- 9.8 0 0.0 . - . 5 8.6 3.0-22.4
$50,000-74,999 33 19 53.7 34.6-71.8 8 23.7 11.1-43.5 2 5.5 1.3-20.4 1 4.7 0.7-26.5 3 12.5 4.0-33.0
$75,000+ 20 15 69.5 35.3-90.5 3 25.6 6.5-62.9 2 4.9 0.8-24.5 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 224 149 65.5 56.9-73.2 37 19.2 13.0-27.5 10 4.9 2.0-11.3 6 2.4 0.9- 5.9 22 8.1 4.8-13.3
No 130 70 53.5 42.5-64.3 32 26.6 18.3-36.9 13 9.6 4.9-17.9 4 2.0 0.7- 5.4 11 8.3 4.2-15.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 76 46 57.0 43.4-69.6 17 28.6 17.7-42.8 4 4.6 1.6-12.2 3 3.2 0.8-12.5 6 6.6 2.6-15.7
Non-Veteran 283 176 61.1 53.4-68.3 53 21.0 15.3-28.2 20 7.5 4.2-13.1 7 1.9 0.9- 4.1 27 8.4 5.3-13.1

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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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