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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: 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%)
TOTAL 1,688 1,125 62.8 58.4-67.1 338 21.5 18.4-24.9 60 4.1 2.9- 5.8 17 1.6 0.7- 3.8 148 9.9 6.6-14.7
GENDER
Male 676 397 59.7 53.9-65.3 165 23.9 19.4-29.0 39 6.2 4.1- 9.5 7 2.3 0.7- 7.6 68 7.8 5.8-10.5
Female 1,012 728 65.4 58.6-71.7 173 19.4 15.4-24.2 21 2.4 1.4- 4.1 10 1.1 0.4- 2.5 80 11.7 6.4-20.6
RACE
White 1,197 791 63.9 59.6-67.9 232 21.1 17.7-24.9 42 4.2 2.8- 6.2 12 1.1 0.5- 2.5 120 9.7 7.5-12.5
African American 372 260 63.2 52.0-73.2 78 19.3 13.8-26.5 11 3.6 1.6- 7.6 4 2.9 0.7-11.5 19 11.0 3.6-29.1
Asian 4 1 7.0 0.8-42.6 3 93.0 57.4-99.2 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Native American 69 49 59.3 38.4-77.4 10 25.2 9.4-52.3 4 4.6 1.2-15.5 1 1.2 0.2- 8.4 5 9.6 3.1-26.1
Other Minorities 32 13 43.9 18.7-72.8 12 38.0 15.7-66.9 3 9.9 2.5-32.3 0 0.0 . - . 4 8.2 2.5-23.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 32 14 26.6 12.1-48.8 12 40.8 18.2-68.1 3 9.8 2.5-31.7 1 17.5 2.7-61.7 2 5.3 1.2-20.4
-English Speaking 16 8 28.4 9.6-59.7 5 25.8 6.7-62.9 2 12.4 2.0-49.6 1 33.4 6.0-79.9 0 0.0 . - .
-Spanish Speaking 16 6 24.6 7.1-58.3 7 57.4 24.4-84.9 1 6.9 0.9-38.2 0 0.0 . - . 2 11.0 2.3-39.2
Non-Hispanic 1,649 1,105 64.1 59.6-68.3 325 20.8 17.8-24.1 57 3.9 2.8- 5.6 16 1.0 0.5- 1.9 146 10.1 6.7-15.1
AGE
18-24 4 3 37.6 5.2-86.9 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 1 62.4 13.1-94.8
25-34 29 17 56.4 32.2-77.9 6 30.7 11.8-59.4 2 2.7 0.6-10.8 0 0.0 . - . 4 10.2 3.4-26.9
35-44 89 52 53.9 40.0-67.2 18 27.9 16.2-43.7 8 8.6 3.8-18.1 2 1.0 0.2- 5.3 9 8.6 3.9-17.8
45-54 237 159 63.9 54.6-72.3 38 19.6 13.1-28.3 9 6.7 3.0-14.2 2 0.4 0.1- 1.7 29 9.3 5.8-14.7
55-64 487 317 61.6 54.7-68.1 106 24.1 18.9-30.2 18 3.4 1.9- 5.9 5 3.7 1.1-11.5 41 7.2 4.5-11.5
65-74 503 348 67.8 61.2-73.7 94 18.6 13.8-24.5 16 3.7 1.7- 7.5 7 1.6 0.6- 4.1 38 8.4 5.4-12.8
75+ 331 223 68.1 59.1-75.9 74 21.4 15.1-29.5 7 2.4 0.9- 6.5 1 0.1 0.0- 0.8 26 8.0 4.3-14.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 387 277 70.3 61.1-78.0 71 15.1 10.0-22.3 10 2.9 1.4- 6.1 4 3.6 0.7-16.1 25 8.1 4.7-13.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 575 381 58.4 49.5-66.8 113 22.2 16.8-28.7 23 3.8 2.1- 6.7 4 1.3 0.5- 3.7 54 14.3 6.8-27.5
Some Post-H.S. 410 277 65.5 58.5-72.0 84 22.4 16.9-29.0 15 4.4 2.3- 8.4 2 0.5 0.1- 2.7 32 7.2 4.5-11.2
College Graduate 308 184 58.3 50.1-66.0 70 27.0 20.1-35.4 12 6.1 2.9-12.4 7 1.4 0.5- 3.7 35 7.2 4.7-10.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 320 231 72.9 63.8-80.4 55 16.0 9.9-24.8 7 2.5 1.0- 6.0 0 0.0 . - . 27 8.7 5.3-13.9
$15,000- 24,999 343 253 68.0 59.3-75.6 53 20.9 14.0-29.9 9 4.0 1.7- 8.9 1 0.4 0.1- 3.1 27 6.7 4.1-10.7
$25,000- 34,999 175 110 59.9 47.7-71.0 38 21.7 14.6-31.0 6 1.9 0.7- 4.6 4 8.0 1.6-31.4 17 8.5 4.6-15.1
$35,000- 49,999 206 132 63.7 54.0-72.5 40 22.1 14.8-31.6 14 7.7 3.9-14.8 4 0.5 0.2- 1.6 16 5.9 3.1-11.1
$50,000-74,999 177 116 63.5 52.4-73.3 39 25.7 16.9-37.1 7 3.7 1.4- 9.4 2 2.2 0.5- 8.9 13 4.9 2.2-10.4
$75,000+ 180 92 50.0 39.8-60.2 51 30.2 21.7-40.4 9 6.8 3.0-14.9 3 1.5 0.4- 5.4 25 11.4 6.7-18.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,024 726 70.2 65.7-74.3 170 17.0 13.6-20.9 35 3.9 2.5- 6.0 8 1.0 0.4- 2.4 85 7.9 6.0-10.4
No 592 353 53.2 45.3-61.0 152 27.5 21.8-34.2 23 4.0 2.2- 7.1 7 2.4 0.6- 8.6 57 12.8 6.3-24.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 288 177 62.7 53.8-70.8 73 24.2 17.6-32.2 13 4.5 2.1- 9.2 3 1.2 0.3- 4.4 22 7.4 4.2-12.6
Non-Veteran 1,242 843 62.7 57.3-67.9 235 20.5 16.9-24.6 43 4.3 2.9- 6.4 12 1.8 0.6- 4.9 109 10.7 6.5-17.1

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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.

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