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2009 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 1,688 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
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 56 38 70.4 55.7-81.8 14 20.4 11.6-33.3 2 5.8 1.5-20.6 2 3.3 0.7-14.0 0 0.0 . - .
Buncombe 34 25 81.9 66.6-91.1 4 8.5 2.9-22.1 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 5 9.7 3.7-22.7
Cabarrus 44 33 71.3 47.6-87.1 7 19.7 6.4-46.9 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 4 9.1 3.1-23.4
Catawba 37 23 65.0 45.5-80.5 8 17.9 8.1-34.9 2 11.0 2.5-36.9 1 0.9 0.1- 6.5 3 5.2 1.5-16.3
Cumberland 72 47 61.4 47.3-73.9 19 28.1 17.5-41.8 2 2.2 0.5- 8.6 1 2.1 0.3-13.4 3 6.3 1.8-19.4
Davidson 58 41 71.9 56.8-83.3 10 16.5 8.5-29.8 1 1.3 0.2- 9.0 0 0.0 . - . 6 10.2 3.6-25.4
Durham 50 25 42.3 27.0-59.2 17 43.2 27.1-60.9 3 5.2 1.4-17.3 1 0.5 0.1- 3.7 4 8.8 3.2-22.0
Forsyth 41 25 58.3 39.8-74.7 8 16.3 7.5-32.0 3 15.0 4.6-39.5 0 0.0 . - . 5 10.4 3.6-26.2
Gaston 46 35 81.7 67.9-90.4 7 11.2 5.0-23.1 1 2.1 0.3-13.8 0 0.0 . - . 3 4.9 1.5-15.2
Guilford 64 44 67.2 52.3-79.3 11 16.7 8.4-30.5 4 8.7 2.7-24.2 0 0.0 . - . 5 7.3 2.9-17.6
Iredell 43 30 71.6 55.6-83.5 8 17.2 8.4-32.1 2 5.5 1.3-19.6 0 0.0 . - . 3 5.7 1.7-17.9
Johnston 48 34 63.7 43.2-80.2 7 24.1 9.6-48.8 4 8.1 2.5-22.9 1 0.7 0.1- 4.8 2 3.4 0.8-13.0
Mecklenburg 57 31 48.4 33.8-63.3 15 26.5 15.5-41.3 2 8.3 2.0-28.1 2 4.2 1.0-15.3 7 12.7 5.9-25.2
New Hanover 69 47 60.8 46.6-73.4 12 24.4 14.0-39.0 0 0.0 . - . 1 3.1 0.4-18.6 9 11.7 5.8-22.4
Onslow 53 41 73.3 57.2-84.9 8 17.4 8.3-32.9 1 2.5 0.3-15.7 0 0.0 . - . 3 6.8 2.0-20.6
Orange 24 10 47.1 26.2-69.1 6 19.7 8.0-41.1 2 12.2 3.0-38.9 1 2.6 0.3-16.4 5 18.4 6.4-42.8
Pitt 39 27 74.1 57.3-85.9 10 22.9 11.8-39.7 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 2 3.1 0.8-11.8
Randolph 40 27 65.1 44.3-81.4 9 27.3 13.1-48.3 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 4 7.6 2.3-22.1
Robeson 58 43 61.4 44.2-76.1 7 13.9 5.9-29.1 3 7.2 2.3-20.3 1 1.8 0.3-11.8 4 15.7 5.4-37.8
Rowan 66 39 59.1 44.9-72.0 17 21.5 13.0-33.5 2 4.0 1.0-14.7 1 0.8 0.1- 5.7 7 14.5 6.6-29.0
Union 31 18 59.3 37.8-77.8 7 19.9 8.5-39.9 1 10.1 1.5-45.5 0 0.0 . - . 5 10.6 4.2-24.5
Wake 44 27 60.6 43.8-75.2 10 22.3 11.6-38.7 3 7.4 2.1-22.7 1 1.4 0.2- 9.5 3 8.2 2.5-24.0
Wayne 65 42 69.0 54.4-80.7 12 12.5 6.8-21.9 4 4.1 1.1-13.7 0 0.0 . - . 7 14.4 6.2-29.9
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 557 384 61.3 51.9-69.9 107 22.2 16.6-29.2 15 1.6 0.8- 3.1 6 1.4 0.5- 3.6 45 13.5 6.4-26.5
Piedmont 772 499 63.0 57.8-67.9 165 21.3 17.3-25.9 31 6.1 4.0- 9.2 10 2.1 0.6- 6.9 67 7.5 5.5-10.1
Western NC 359 242 66.6 60.2-72.3 66 19.9 15.2-25.5 14 4.0 2.0- 7.9 1 0.6 0.1- 4.4 36 8.9 6.2-12.7
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 240 171 69.7 62.1-76.4 32 16.0 11.0-22.7 11 4.7 2.0-10.2 0 0.0 . - . 26 9.6 6.2-14.6
Northwest 374 238 65.0 58.4-71.1 85 18.9 14.6-24.0 14 7.0 3.6-13.2 3 0.7 0.2- 3.0 34 8.4 5.6-12.5
Charlotte 197 132 63.3 53.1-72.4 39 22.6 14.9-32.6 5 5.1 2.0-12.7 2 1.4 0.4- 5.5 19 7.6 4.5-12.5
Greensboro 204 131 63.5 52.3-73.4 44 17.8 11.9-25.8 9 6.7 3.0-14.4 4 5.7 1.0-25.9 16 6.3 3.3-11.7
Southern Regional 188 132 67.4 56.7-76.7 36 21.1 13.5-31.5 5 1.8 0.7- 4.5 2 1.1 0.2- 5.1 13 8.5 4.3-16.2
Coastal 95 63 62.7 44.9-77.6 19 23.4 12.6-39.1 0 0.0 . - . 1 1.0 0.1- 7.0 12 12.9 4.7-30.9
Wake 161 101 60.0 49.5-69.6 37 26.8 18.4-37.4 10 5.0 2.3-10.8 3 0.7 0.2- 3.2 10 7.4 3.5-15.1
Area L 22 11 46.8 25.1-69.8 9 48.2 26.0-71.2 0 0.0 . - . 1 4.3 0.6-25.3 1 0.7 0.1- 4.9
Eastern 207 146 59.6 39.9-76.6 37 15.7 8.2-28.1 6 1.8 0.5- 6.3 1 0.9 0.1- 6.0 17 22.0 7.2-50.9

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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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