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2013 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 1,272 876 69.7 66.2-72.9 206 15.8 13.3-18.6 73 5.2 3.9- 6.9 117 9.4 7.4-11.8
GENDER
Male 515 341 67.9 62.5-72.8 83 15.0 11.5-19.4 37 6.2 4.1- 9.2 54 10.9 7.9-14.7
Female 757 535 71.4 66.7-75.6 123 16.5 13.2-20.5 36 4.2 2.8- 6.2 63 7.9 5.6-11.2
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 773 514 68.1 63.7-72.2 133 17.2 14.0-20.9 52 6.5 4.7- 9.0 74 8.2 6.3-10.8
Non-Hispanic Black 344 262 73.5 66.5-79.6 44 13.3 9.1-18.9 11 2.7 1.3- 5.3 27 10.5 6.4-16.7
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 83 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 31 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 32 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 20 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 68 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 174 115 64.6 54.5-73.6 30 16.7 10.8-25.1 11 4.4 2.2- 8.8 18 14.2 8.3-23.2
55-64 337 243 73.6 67.2-79.2 49 12.9 9.1-18.1 17 5.5 3.1- 9.7 28 7.9 5.0-12.2
65-74 377 255 66.9 60.2-73.1 67 21.0 15.9-27.3 26 6.1 3.6-10.3 29 5.9 3.8- 9.2
75+ 285 194 66.8 59.1-73.8 49 19.5 13.7-27.0 15 5.2 3.0- 8.9 27 8.4 5.1-13.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 272 210 76.6 69.3-82.6 26 9.9 6.1-15.6 *** *** *** 28 10.5 6.6-16.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 416 278 66.8 60.6-72.5 79 19.9 15.3-25.5 22 4.3 2.5- 7.4 37 9.0 6.0-13.2
Some Post-H.S. 342 241 70.0 63.1-76.1 52 15.7 11.3-21.5 22 6.2 3.8-10.2 27 8.0 4.8-13.1
College Graduate 240 145 62.6 54.2-70.3 49 17.7 12.3-24.7 21 8.6 4.9-14.9 25 11.1 6.7-17.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 254 188 76.5 68.3-83.0 28 11.8 7.0-19.0 *** *** *** 29 9.5 5.6-15.9
$15,000- 24,999 282 193 70.6 63.1-77.1 42 12.8 8.7-18.4 14 3.6 1.8- 6.9 33 13.0 8.6-19.3
$25,000- 34,999 133 94 70.5 59.1-79.9 19 9.2 4.5-17.8 *** *** *** 12 12.6 6.6-22.6
$35,000- 49,999 132 *** *** *** 35 24.1 15.8-35.1 12 11.8 6.0-22.0 *** *** ***
$50,000-74,999 90 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 110 *** *** *** 23 22.0 13.9-32.9 *** *** *** 11 7.9 4.0-15.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 655 472 73.6 68.8-77.8 92 14.4 11.1-18.5 31 4.1 2.6- 6.4 60 7.9 5.7-10.9
No 603 396 66.0 60.8-70.9 110 17.1 13.6-21.2 40 6.0 4.1- 8.8 57 10.9 7.9-14.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 225 140 64.8 56.6-72.2 45 17.5 12.3-24.3 16 6.2 3.2-11.5 24 11.5 7.1-18.0
Non-Veteran 1,046 736 70.8 66.9-74.5 160 15.4 12.6-18.6 57 4.9 3.6- 6.8 93 8.9 6.8-11.5
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 739 515 72.3 67.8-76.4 119 14.4 11.4-18.0 40 4.4 2.9- 6.6 65 8.9 6.5-11.9
No 533 361 65.9 60.3-71.1 87 17.8 13.8-22.6 33 6.2 4.1- 9.3 52 10.1 7.0-14.3

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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 2013 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2013 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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