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2012 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 1,522 1,034 66.3 63.1-69.3 249 16.7 14.4-19.3 78 6.0 4.6- 7.9 161 11.0 9.0-13.3
GENDER
Male 629 402 64.1 59.4-68.6 121 18.7 15.2-22.7 36 6.4 4.4- 9.2 70 10.8 8.3-14.1
Female 893 632 68.5 64.0-72.6 128 14.7 11.9-18.1 42 5.7 3.8- 8.5 91 11.1 8.3-14.7
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 975 642 64.7 60.7-68.5 171 17.2 14.5-20.3 53 6.8 5.0- 9.1 109 11.4 8.9-14.5
Non-Hispanic Black 383 276 68.9 62.3-74.8 62 18.6 13.8-24.5 *** *** *** 31 8.6 5.8-12.6
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 81 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 28 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 46 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 46 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 84 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 231 152 64.9 56.8-72.1 36 16.1 11.1-22.9 *** *** *** 27 10.8 7.1-16.3
55-64 389 253 63.2 57.0-69.0 74 20.5 15.9-26.0 22 5.9 3.6- 9.5 40 10.4 7.2-14.6
65-74 461 326 69.5 63.6-74.8 75 16.3 12.2-21.5 25 7.0 4.4-10.8 35 7.2 4.7-10.8
75+ 297 201 65.0 57.6-71.8 50 19.7 14.3-26.4 *** *** *** 38 11.7 7.6-17.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 300 216 71.2 64.1-77.3 36 11.4 7.6-16.8 14 5.1 2.9- 8.8 34 12.3 8.2-18.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 494 354 70.3 64.9-75.2 78 16.2 12.4-21.0 18 4.4 2.5- 7.6 44 9.1 6.5-12.6
Some Post-H.S. 398 255 59.6 53.0-65.8 69 19.0 14.4-24.6 25 8.0 4.9-12.9 49 13.4 9.2-19.0
College Graduate 324 205 63.3 56.6-69.6 65 21.4 16.4-27.4 20 6.8 3.8-11.9 34 8.5 5.7-12.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 268 195 70.5 62.8-77.2 28 9.5 6.0-14.7 *** *** *** 34 14.0 9.4-20.3
$15,000- 24,999 332 236 70.0 63.2-76.0 50 15.9 11.5-21.6 17 4.5 2.5- 7.9 29 9.6 6.0-15.0
$25,000- 34,999 183 123 64.0 54.4-72.5 30 17.4 11.0-26.5 *** *** *** 23 12.4 7.5-19.7
$35,000- 49,999 164 102 61.5 52.1-70.2 31 20.1 13.4-29.0 *** *** *** 18 10.1 5.9-16.8
$50,000-74,999 133 *** *** *** 27 21.5 13.8-31.8 *** *** *** 15 15.7 9.2-25.4
$75,000+ 157 89 58.0 48.1-67.4 40 23.7 16.8-32.3 *** *** *** 16 8.0 4.5-14.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 735 535 73.7 69.4-77.5 91 11.6 9.1-14.7 34 4.7 3.1- 7.0 75 10.0 7.6-13.2
No 769 489 60.0 55.3-64.5 151 20.8 17.3-24.8 43 7.1 4.9-10.1 86 12.1 9.2-15.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 268 168 62.4 55.0-69.3 61 22.5 17.0-29.1 *** *** *** 26 9.2 5.9-14.0
Non-Veteran 1,254 866 67.1 63.5-70.5 188 15.4 13.0-18.2 65 6.1 4.5- 8.1 135 11.4 9.2-14.1

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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 2012 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2012 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).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

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