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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: 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 Less than once a week Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,485 1,026 68.8 64.9-72.4 274 18.1 15.4-21.2 78 5.6 3.9- 8.0 107 7.5 5.6-10.0
GENDER
Male 588 387 68.3 62.6-73.5 120 18.3 14.3-23.0 41 6.5 4.3- 9.9 40 6.9 4.5-10.6
Female 897 639 69.2 63.9-74.0 154 18.0 14.4-22.2 37 4.8 2.7- 8.7 67 8.0 5.3-11.7
RACE
White 1,052 709 67.6 63.2-71.6 204 20.1 16.7-23.8 59 5.2 3.7- 7.2 80 7.2 5.3- 9.7
African American 340 249 73.2 65.0-80.1 56 15.5 10.4-22.3 11 3.2 1.5- 6.9 24 8.1 4.1-15.3
Native American 50 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other Minorities 36 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 40 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
-English Speaking 26 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
-Spanish Speaking 14 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,437 999 70.4 66.7-73.9 264 18.0 15.3-21.2 71 4.5 3.3- 6.2 103 7.0 5.2- 9.4
AGE
18-34 18 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 59 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 197 142 78.2 70.0-84.6 31 14.0 8.8-21.7 *** *** *** 14 4.9 2.5- 9.3
55-64 409 274 66.2 58.7-72.9 88 22.4 16.7-29.2 24 5.4 3.1- 9.2 23 6.1 3.3-11.0
65-74 443 313 66.6 59.7-72.9 84 23.0 17.5-29.6 21 4.1 2.1- 7.7 25 6.3 3.6-10.8
75+ 341 233 69.5 61.4-76.5 63 18.9 13.4-26.1 16 5.8 3.1-10.7 29 5.8 3.6- 9.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 312 222 72.5 65.1-78.9 57 15.5 11.1-21.4 *** *** *** 24 7.8 4.4-13.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 501 343 66.3 58.9-73.0 101 21.5 16.2-27.9 28 4.6 2.6- 7.8 29 7.7 3.9-14.5
Some Post-H.S. 365 248 67.7 60.1-74.4 59 18.0 13.1-24.3 28 8.1 4.3-14.9 30 6.2 3.9- 9.6
College Graduate 303 209 68.2 59.7-75.6 57 16.9 11.6-24.2 13 5.6 2.5-11.9 24 9.3 5.4-15.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 293 220 71.2 61.8-79.1 43 17.0 11.5-24.5 *** *** *** 22 9.8 4.7-19.6
$15,000- 24,999 291 203 68.3 59.1-76.2 53 18.3 12.4-26.2 12 4.9 2.1-10.9 23 8.6 4.7-15.2
$25,000- 34,999 172 *** *** *** 32 15.6 9.7-24.1 *** *** *** 14 10.9 5.3-21.1
$35,000- 49,999 171 *** *** *** 31 16.1 9.9-25.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000-74,999 131 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 145 *** *** *** 35 22.7 14.3-34.0 13 10.2 4.9-19.9 *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 770 562 69.5 64.0-74.5 128 19.2 15.2-24.0 33 5.3 2.9- 9.5 47 6.0 4.0- 8.8
No 650 421 67.7 61.9-73.0 134 17.4 13.7-21.8 44 6.3 4.1- 9.5 51 8.6 5.5-13.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 277 190 69.6 60.7-77.3 52 19.8 13.2-28.6 21 5.8 3.3- 9.7 14 4.8 2.3- 9.8
Non-Veteran 1,208 836 68.6 64.3-72.6 222 17.8 14.9-21.1 57 5.6 3.6- 8.4 93 8.1 5.9-11.0

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This question was asked of respondents with doctor-diagnosed diabetes

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2011 are NOT comparable to previous years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2011 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).

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