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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Diabetes

About how often do you check your blood for glucose or sugar? Include times when checked by a family member or friend,
but do not include times when checked by a health professional.*

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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 1,667 1,069 64.0 60.5-67.3 338 19.0 16.4-21.9 75 5.0 3.8- 6.7 29 2.1 1.3- 3.2 156 9.9 8.0-12.2
-Eastern NC 503 338 64.9 58.1-71.1 88 16.5 12.1-22.2 20 5.5 3.2- 9.2 4 1.1 0.4- 3.2 53 12.0 8.1-17.5
GENDER
Male 169 111 65.1 54.2-74.7 35 18.1 11.3-27.7 11 6.6 3.3-12.8 1 0.9 0.1- 6.0 11 9.3 4.2-19.3
Female 334 227 64.7 56.0-72.4 53 15.2 9.9-22.5 9 4.6 2.0-10.1 3 1.2 0.3- 4.6 42 14.3 9.3-21.5
RACE
White 299 196 63.7 54.8-71.8 50 14.8 9.7-22.0 14 6.2 3.3-11.5 2 1.1 0.3- 4.3 37 14.1 8.8-22.0
African American 164 116 70.5 58.8-80.0 32 20.1 12.0-31.8 4 3.0 0.9- 9.7 1 1.2 0.2- 8.0 11 5.1 2.2-11.4
Other Minorities 37 24 44.7 23.8-67.7 5 10.0 3.1-27.4 2 13.5 2.9-44.5 1 0.5 0.1- 3.8 5 31.3 10.9-63.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 11 5 25.0 6.8-60.2 1 8.1 1.0-43.5 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 5 66.9 30.6-90.2
Non-Hispanic 489 331 66.1 59.3-72.4 87 16.9 12.3-22.7 19 5.1 2.9- 8.7 4 1.1 0.4- 3.3 48 10.8 7.1-16.1
AGE
18-44 34 18 56.0 34.8-75.3 6 10.2 3.7-25.2 2 3.9 0.9-15.7 1 3.0 0.4-19.0 7 26.8 12.0-49.4
45-54 68 45 60.8 42.8-76.3 11 18.5 7.9-37.6 3 5.0 1.3-17.4 0 0.0 . - . 9 15.7 6.5-33.4
55-64 146 99 67.9 55.2-78.4 26 15.9 9.2-26.2 7 7.1 2.9-16.3 1 1.3 0.2- 8.7 13 7.7 3.0-18.7
65+ 250 173 67.8 58.1-76.2 44 18.1 11.4-27.4 8 5.3 2.2-12.2 1 0.7 0.1- 4.7 24 8.2 4.5-14.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 118 91 78.9 63.5-88.9 17 10.3 3.8-25.0 1 2.4 0.3-15.3 0 0.0 . - . 9 8.5 3.0-21.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 177 117 56.5 44.7-67.6 33 22.5 13.7-34.7 8 6.4 2.7-14.3 1 0.1 0.0- 0.7 18 14.5 7.6-25.8
Some Post-H.S. 118 75 60.7 47.1-72.8 18 14.4 7.9-24.8 7 8.3 3.4-19.0 2 2.5 0.6- 9.7 16 14.2 6.8-27.2
College Graduate 88 53 65.3 50.3-77.8 20 18.2 10.2-30.2 4 4.5 1.6-12.6 1 2.4 0.3-15.3 10 9.6 3.6-23.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 94 68 65.5 47.3-80.1 15 20.7 8.9-41.0 2 8.7 2.3-28.4 0 0.0 . - . 9 5.1 2.0-12.1
$15,000- 24,999 125 84 66.5 52.7-77.9 20 14.9 8.1-25.9 7 6.6 2.7-15.3 2 1.2 0.2- 6.6 12 10.9 4.8-23.0
$25,000- 34,999 51 32 53.4 32.4-73.3 11 28.0 11.6-53.4 3 5.0 1.2-18.1 0 0.0 . - . 5 13.6 4.5-34.4
$35,000- 49,999 50 32 62.8 41.2-80.2 10 15.2 6.4-31.8 1 0.4 0.0- 2.6 0 0.0 . - . 7 21.7 8.1-46.4
$50,000-74,999 46 34 67.5 45.3-83.9 7 15.4 5.7-35.5 2 3.1 0.7-12.4 1 3.7 0.5-22.3 2 10.3 1.8-42.3
$75,000+ 51 28 54.7 34.8-73.2 8 9.7 4.3-20.3 5 15.4 5.7-35.4 1 3.8 0.5-22.6 9 16.4 6.6-35.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 329 234 70.2 61.9-77.4 55 15.0 10.0-22.0 11 5.7 2.8-11.2 2 0.7 0.1- 4.4 27 8.3 4.5-14.7
No 157 94 55.8 43.6-67.3 30 18.7 10.9-30.1 9 5.7 2.6-12.1 1 0.8 0.1- 5.3 23 19.1 11.1-30.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 82 55 70.4 54.9-82.3 18 12.6 6.5-22.9 6 11.3 4.5-25.8 0 0.0 . - . 3 5.7 1.1-24.3
Non-Veteran 421 283 63.5 55.9-70.6 70 17.5 12.3-24.2 14 4.1 2.2- 7.6 4 1.3 0.4- 4.0 50 13.5 9.0-19.8

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This question was asked of those who had been told they had diabetes by a doctor.

^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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