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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Diabetes--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 1,356 930 67.2 63.8-70.5 229 17.4 15.0-20.2 62 5.5 4.0- 7.5 135 9.8 7.9-12.2
No 163 101 60.3 50.8-69.1 20 12.3 7.4-19.8 16 9.3 5.4-15.7 26 18.0 11.8-26.5
Body Mass Index
Underweight 9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 213 141 65.0 55.8-73.2 44 23.4 16.6-32.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Overweight 425 296 68.2 62.3-73.6 64 14.1 10.6-18.5 28 8.0 5.2-12.2 37 9.7 6.6-13.9
Obese 794 535 65.9 61.5-70.1 130 16.8 13.6-20.4 39 5.9 3.9- 8.7 90 11.5 9.0-14.5
Current Smoker
No 1,272 863 65.6 62.1-68.9 219 18.1 15.5-21.0 61 6.2 4.5- 8.4 129 10.1 8.2-12.4
Yes 229 154 68.3 59.3-76.0 26 10.1 6.2-16.2 17 6.0 3.4-10.4 32 15.6 9.7-24.2
History of CVD**
Yes 433 312 68.9 62.7-74.4 58 15.4 11.3-20.7 15 4.2 2.3- 7.4 48 11.6 8.0-16.5
No 1,066 702 65.2 61.3-68.9 189 17.3 14.6-20.4 63 6.8 5.0- 9.2 112 10.7 8.4-13.4
Binge Drinker
No 1,416 970 66.9 63.5-70.1 228 16.3 14.0-19.0 70 6.0 4.5- 8.0 148 10.8 8.8-13.2
Yes 51 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Heavy Drinker
No 1,441 984 66.4 63.1-69.6 233 16.3 14.0-18.9 72 6.2 4.6- 8.1 152 11.1 9.1-13.5
Yes 21 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
COPD
Yes 220 164 78.6 71.4-84.4 27 9.6 6.1-14.8 *** *** *** 20 7.0 4.0-12.0
No 1,286 860 64.4 60.9-67.8 220 17.9 15.3-20.8 67 6.1 4.6- 8.2 139 11.5 9.4-14.2
Current Asthma
Yes 185 140 76.1 67.4-83.0 23 12.3 7.6-19.5 *** *** *** 20 9.1 5.1-15.6
No 1,325 886 65.0 61.5-68.3 225 17.3 14.8-20.1 76 6.5 4.9- 8.6 138 11.1 9.0-13.7
Disability
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
Housing Stress***
Yes 275 206 75.2 68.3-81.1 26 9.3 5.9-14.3 *** *** *** 28 11.4 7.4-17.2
No 1,247 828 63.8 60.2-67.3 223 18.7 16.1-21.7 63 6.6 4.8- 8.8 133 10.9 8.7-13.5

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*This question was asked of respondents with doctor-diagnosed diabetes.

**History of cardiovascular disease includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

***Housing stress includes those who report always or usually worried about rent or mortgage payment.

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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